Estimating Disability Prevalence Among Adults by Body Mass Index: 2003–2009 National Health Intervi

Obesity is associated with adverse health outcomes in people with and without disabilities; however, little is known about disability prevalence among people who are obese. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and type of disability among obese adults in the United States.

Our findings show that more than 40% of obese adults in our sample had at least 1 disability.