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Oklahoma - 2011



  • Outcomes Rank 46
  • Determinants Rank 47
  • Overall Rank 46
  • Diabetes Rank 43
  • Smoking Rank 48
  • Obesity Rank 40
OK Obesity (1990-2013) see more
  • Percentage of the population estimated to be obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher.
  • Percentage of adults who are obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher. (2011 BRFSS Methodology)


  • High per capita public health funding
  • Low incidence of infectious disease
  • Low prevalence of binge drinking



  • High prevalence of smoking and obesity
  • Limited access to early prenatal care
  • Limited availability of primary care physicians



  • In the past five years, diabetes increased from 8.9 percent to 10.4 percent of adults. Now 387,000 Oklahoma adults have diabetes.
  • In the past ten years, obesity increased from 19.7 percent to 31.3 percent of adults, with 1.2 million obese adults in Oklahoma.
  • In the past year, the percentage of children in poverty increased from 20.3 percent to 25.0 percent of persons under age 18.
  • In the past year, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased from 88.7 to 81.8 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • Smoking is virtually unchanged in the past ten years at 23.7 percent of adults; 883,000 adults still smoke in Oklahoma.



  • In Oklahoma, obesity is more prevalent among non-Hispanic American Indians at 40.0 percent and non-Hispanic blacks at 41.3 percent than among non-Hispanic whites at 29.7 percent and Hispanics at 30.3 percent. Diabetes also varies by race and ethnicity in the state; 15.1 percent of non-Hispanic American Indians have diabetes compared to 9.4 percent of non-Hispanic whites.


State Health Department Web Site: www.ok.gov/health

Oklahoma - 2011



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