Population Health

Adult Obesity by Age

  • Obesity increases with age up to about 54 years old.
  • In 2018, Connecticut adults ages 18 to 34 had the lowest percentage of obesity (20.3%), followed by 65+ age group (26.6%), and 35-44 age group (31.0%).
  • The age groups with the largest percentage increase since the CT SIM implementation (2015) were the 45 to 54 year olds (7.6%) and 55 to 64 year olds (2.5%).
  • Percentages increased from 2017 to 2018 for all age groups except for ages 18 to 34 years.