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Location: Texas
Topic: Obesity among women of childbearing age
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Obesity among women of childbearing age: Texas, 2007-2017

Note: Data after 2010 are not comparable to earlier years due to methodological changes. Details: see calculations page.
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• In Texas in 2017, 29.4% of women ages 18-44 were obese. 


  • The following states did not conduct BRFSS surveillance every year and are not included in U.S. rates for the respective years: AK(1990), AR(1990,1992), DC(1995), KS(1990,1991), HI(2004), NV(1990,1991), NJ(1990), WY(1990-1993).
  • Obesity is defined as a Body Mass Index of 30 or more. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. Percent reported is among women ages 18-44.


  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Retrieved August 18, 2019, from www.marchofdimes.org/peristats.