Table 2.

EBW, alcohol consumption, and physical inactivity, NHANES 2015–16 and NHIS 2017

Overweight (BMI 25.0–29.9 kg/m2), ≥20 yrs, NHANESObese (BMI ≥30.0 kg/m2), ≥20 yrs, NHANESAlcohol consumption (heavier)a, ≥18 yrs, NHISNo physical activity, ≥18 yrs, NHIS
MalesFemalesOverallMalesFemalesOverallMalesFemalesOverallMalesFemalesOverall
Wgt %Wgt %Wgt %Wgt %Wgt %Wgt %Wgt %Wgt %Wgt %Wgt %Wgt %Wgt %
Overall36.526.931.637.941.139.65.15.55.324.327.826.2
Age category
 18–244.04.34.218.425.021.7
 20–2432.822.627.827.930.729.3
 25–4434.623.228.740.941.641.25.45.95.719.522.521.0
 45–6435.327.131.241.945.643.85.66.05.826.727.327.0
 65–7443.730.436.438.847.743.75.36.15.728.534.831.9
 75+47.734.039.529.733.532.02.23.02.644.653.149.5
Race/ethnicity
 Hispanic40.029.434.743.150.647.04.12.43.234.337.235.9
 White36.527.531.937.938.037.95.97.06.521.022.922.0
 Black34.023.628.336.954.946.84.04.04.031.338.335.0
 Asian38.423.530.710.114.812.7c2.52.121.228.625.1
 AI/ANccc14.736.527.0
 Other22.220.821.953.150.051.9ccccc27.4
Educational attainment (≥25 years)
 <HS38.630.134.533.247.239.96.02.64.349.747.548.7
 HS39.628.934.241.148.444.66.44.55.534.638.836.7
 Some college31.125.827.948.548.748.75.65.85.723.527.425.6
 College graduate40.227.033.033.231.432.24.07.35.712.616.114.4
Health insurance
 Uninsured37.428.232.935.743.239.37.13.95.438.040.039.2
 Private36.426.931.637.938.838.44.86.15.519.622.120.9
 Medicaid/public30.523.926.336.042.840.35.04.24.536.339.938.7
 Medicare29.326.127.547.252.550.04.44.84.635.844.040.4
 Medicare + Medicaid23.2cc56.753.654.8ccc54.559.057.5
 Other39.836.837.440.835.938.94.84.24.527.433.430.3
Usual source of care
 Yes35.627.030.840.240.640.44.35.44.923.127.025.2
 No44.529.838.627.742.033.09.45.67.731.134.032.2
Visited a physician in the past year
 Yes36.826.731.238.841.640.44.45.85.122.226.124.3
 No39.526.834.430.237.333.36.64.75.727.832.730.3
Income
 Poor <100% FPL32.528.230.238.547.443.44.93.94.338.642.741.0
 Near poor 100%–199% FPL37.423.530.138.544.441.55.33.34.239.538.539.1
 Non-poor ≥200% FPL36.027.231.638.938.338.65.06.55.819.321.820.6
Immigration status
 Born in the USAb34.926.230.440.143.141.75.86.46.122.826.424.7
 In USA, fewer than 10 years43.925.934.924.131.828.3ccc40.339.039.7
 In USA, 10+ years41.632.437.030.632.931.92.72.52.628.934.031.7
Region
 Northeast3.55.34.524.928.326.8
 Midwest6.66.56.621.924.823.4
 South5.35.05.128.732.530.7
 West4.45.75.119.922.621.3
  • NOTE: Estimates are age-adjusted to 2000 standard US population. Estimates for white, black, AI/AN, Asian, and other are among non-Hispanics. Estimate for Asian does not include Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders.

  • Abbreviations: AI/AN, American Indian/Alaska Native; BMI, body mass index; FPL, federal poverty level; HS, high school; wgt, weight.

  • a12+ drinks in lifetime, and (male) >14 drinks per week in past year OR (female) >7 drinks per week in the past year.

  • bIncludes 50 states and the District of Columbia.

  • cEstimate not provided due to instability.

  • Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2015–16. National Health Interview Survey, 2017.