Data on obesity, nutrition, and physical activity come from a variety of sources. Many of the national databases are from self-reported data. Those are less reliable than data collected through physical measurements. However, self-reported methods are the easiest way to collect data on a large scale.
Standardized data exists for all states. Most of the reports below are from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Some of these links allow you to compare Wisconsin data to other states.
National obesity data
Map of Percentage of Population with Obesity by State: 2021
Wisconsin obesity data
The graphs in this section show Wisconsin's relative ranking for obesity and physical activity data. An explanation of the data and link to each graph can be accessed on this page.
- Age-Adjusted Adult Prevalence by County, P-01947 (PDF)
- Comparison to national values—Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity: Wisconsin Data
- Overweight and Obesity in Wisconsin, P-01274 (PDF)