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Obesity Rate

  • What We Expect: Lower the obesity rate.
  • Baseline: 23.8%
  • Target: 18.7%
  • Target Date: 2020
  • Reporting Agency: DOH

The obesity rate is measured annually and can not be calculated on a quarterly basis. The baseline in 2011 was 23.8 percent.  In 2012, we saw a reduction in the obesity rate to 21.9 percent. The Healthy People 2020 Target has been set at 18.7 percent for the city.