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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%).
  • Comparing results prior to CT SIM pre-implementation (2015) to the latest CT SIM implementation data available (2018), the age groups with the largest percentage increase in obesity were the 35 to 44 age group (5.0%) and 45 to 54 age group (4.7%).