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Adults who are obese

The data about adults who are obese come from a state-based telephone surveillance system called the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). BRFSS is the nation’s premier system of health-related telephone surveys that collect state data about U.S. residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services. Florida is one of 50 states conducting the BRFSS with financial and technical assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In Florida, the BRFSS data is collected at the state level each year, and it is collected at the county level every three years.

Since behaviors impact health, this knowledge is a powerful tool for targeting and building health promotion activities. It also provides a way to see change in population health behaviors before morbidity or disease is apparent.

In 2019, in Alachua County, 29.8% of adults who are obese (Overall) can be compared to 27% statewide. The line graph shows change over time when there are at least three years of data.

Alachua County is in the second quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, the situation occurs more often in about half of the counties, and it occurs less often in about one quarter of the counties. The map illustrates county data by quartile. It is shown when there are at least 51 counties with data for this measure.

Links:   Healthy People 2030| Florida Health Resources | CDC Resources

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Adults who are obese, Overall
YearAlachuaFlorida
2002 16.8%
(13.0 - 20.6)
22.3%
(21.3 - 23.3)
2007 25.4%
(20.7 - 30.8)
24.1%
(23.1 - 25.1)
2010 21.6%
(16.7 - 26.5)
27.2%
(26.1 - 28.4)
2013 24.4%
(19.5 - 29.3)
26.4%
(25.3 - 27.4)
2016 24.8%
(20.3 - 29.4)
27.4%
(26.4 - 28.5)
2019 29.8%
(25.0 - 34.6)
27.0%
(25.6 - 28.5)
Adults who are obese, Overall, 2019
CountyPercent (%)
Alachua 29.8
Baker 36.4
Bay 29.9
Bradford 36.4
Brevard 30.7
Broward 27.1
Calhoun 35.0
Charlotte 27.4
Citrus 31.2
Clay 34.6
Collier 23.1
Columbia 35.2
Miami-Dade 27.3
DeSoto 30.6
Dixie 34.2
Duval 33.0
Escambia 31.6
Flagler 28.6
Franklin 34.6
Gadsden 48.1
Gilchrist 41.6
Glades 35.0
Gulf 29.7
Hamilton 43.7
Hardee 35.2
Hendry 43.4
Hernando 30.7
Highlands 29.1
Hillsborough 30.2
Holmes 43.6
Indian River 25.6
Jackson 40.3
Jefferson 29.1
Lafayette 38.6
Lake 30.3
Lee 24.8
Leon 27.5
Levy 35.8
Liberty 34.2
Madison 44.5
Manatee 25.8
Marion 35.0
Martin 18.2
Monroe 24.7
Nassau 32.2
Okaloosa 26.4
Okeechobee 35.8
Orange 31.2
Osceola 32.5
Palm Beach 24.3
Pasco 26.1
Pinellas 28.4
Polk 36.3
Putnam 39.5
St. Johns 24.0
St. Lucie 32.4
Santa Rosa 32.2
Sarasota 22.1
Seminole 22.7
Sumter 27.5
Suwannee 37.6
Taylor 37.6
Union 38.9
Volusia 35.5
Wakulla 37.9
Walton 34.3
Washington 38.6
State Total 27.0
9/27/2021 5:26 PM

FLHealthCharts.com is provided by the Florida Department of Health, Division of Public Health Statistics & Performance Management.

Data Source: Florida Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System telephone survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Florida Department of Health Division of Community Health Promotion.

Data Note(s)
  • County-level surveys were previously conducted in 2002, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016. In 2017, the Florida Department of Health began using a three-year rolling rate methodology to provide annual county-level data. Rolling rates are calculated by combining data across several consecutive years into one measure. Survey completes from each of the 67 counties were combined across the 2017-2019 survey period in order to produce statistically valid county-level estimates. This new methodology was designed in collaboration with the county health departments (CHDs) to better meet programmatic needs for local-level data.
  • Caution should be taken when comparing 2013 data with previous years due to changes in survey methodology.
  • Prevalence is excluded (blank cells) from the tables for any subpopulation with a sample size less than 30, which would yield statistically unreliable estimates.
  • Confidence intervals - Because the BRFSS is a random survey and all estimates of prevalence are subject to random sample errors, we include 95% confidence intervals (CI) with each prevalence (%) in the tables. The confidence interval ranges appear below the prevalence estimates in parentheses.
  • Chart will display if there are at least three years of data.
  • Quartiles are calculated when data is available for at least 51 counties.
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