Population Health

Adult Obesity by Insurance Type

  • The percent of adult Connecticut residents who are obese varies by insurance type. In 2018, of adult Connecticut residents who were considered obese, 27.0 percent were covered by Other/Unknown insurance, 26.3 percent had private insurance, 27.8 percent were covered by Medicare, 26.2 percent had no insurance coverage, and 34.0 percent were covered by Medicaid.
  • Individuals with private insurance saw the largest increase (4.4%) between 2015 (21.9%) and 2018 (26.3%).