Adult overweight & physical activity

Updated 1/21/19

The Healthy People 2020 target is to reduce the proportion of adults who are obese to ≤30.6%.  Although Washoe County and Nevada are below the target, the proportion of adults reporting both obesity or overweight in Nevada continues to rise annually.

Both Washoe County and Nevada meet the following Healthy People 2020 targets to:

  • Reduce the proportion of adults who engage in no leisure time physical activity to ≤ 32.6%
  • Increase the proportion of adults who engage in aerobic physical activity of at least moderate intensity (at least 150-minutes/week or 75-minutes/week of vigorous intensity or an equivalent combination to ≥ 47.9%.


  • Prior to 2011,  the aerobic exercise question was moderate 30+ minutes ≥ 5-days/week or vigorous 20+ minutes ≥ 3-days/week


CDC, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System;

Nevada BRFSS

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