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231. Percent of U.S. Adults Who Were Overweight and Percent Who Were Obese: 1997

[Percent who are overweight includes those who are obese and represent those who have a body mass index (BMI) equal to or above 25. Percent who are obese represent those who have a BMI equal to or above 30. BMI is a measure that adjusts body weight for height. It is calculated as weight in kilograms divdied by height in meters squared. These estimates are based on definitions provided in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, published by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Based on the National Health Interview Survey; for details, see Appendix III]

 
Characteristic Overweight Obese
 
Both sexes
All ages (age-adjusted) 1 54.3 19.1
All ages (unadjusted) 1 54.1 19.0
 
18-24 years old 37.4 13.0
25-44 years old 53.3 18.7
45-64 years old 62.7 23.8
65 years old and over 54.5 16.5
 
Hispanic 61.0 20.5
White, Non-Hispanic 52.6 18.0
Black, Non-Hispanic 64.4 28.6
Asian/Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic 29.8 6.0
 
Men
All ages (age-adjusted) 1 62.3 18.8
All ages (unadjusted) 1 62.2 18.9
 
18-24 years old 41.5 13.9
25-44 years old 63.7 19.2
45-64 years old 70.7 23.0
65 years old and over 59.8 14.4
 
Hispanic 64.7 19.5
White, Non-Hispanic 62.4 18.6
Black, Non-Hispanic 64.1 22.7
Asian/Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic 35.2 5.8
 
Women
All ages (age-adjusted) 1 46.6 19.3
All ages (unadjusted) 1 46.4 19.2
 
18-24 years old 33.3 12.1
25-44 years old 42.9 18.2
45-64 years old 55.0 24.6
65 years old and over 50.5 18.0
 
Hispanic 56.8 21.2
White, Non-Hispanic 43.0 17.3
Black, Non-Hispanic 64.5 33.2
Asian/Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic 25.2 5.9
 
Education:
 
Both sexes
Fewer than 9 grades 61.8 24.1
Grades 9 - 11 59.0 24.3
GED 60.1 23.8
High school graduate 56.6 20.8
Some college - no degree 54.9 19.1
Associate of Arts - Technical 56.6 20.3
Associate of Arts - Academic 55.2 18.8
Bachelor of Arts or Science 46.8 12.9
Graduate degree (MA, PhD, MD, etc.) 42.5 10.5
 
Men
Fewer than 9 grades 62.7 21.7
Grades 9 - 11 61.1 21.7
GED 61.8 23.3
High school graduate 65.1 20.8
Some college - no degree 65.8 19.7
Associate of Arts - Technical 66.6 21.5
Associate of Arts - Academic 69.0 19.7
Bachelor of Arts or Science 57.6 14.1
Graduate degree (MA, PhD, MD, etc.) 53.7 11.0
 
Women
Fewer than 9 grades 60.6 26.6
Grades 9 - 11 57.2 26.4
GED 58.1 24.1
High school graduate 49.1 20.7
Some college - no degree 44.7 18.5
Associate of Arts - Technical 47.9 19.4
Associate of Arts - Academic 45.3 17.9
Bachelor of Arts or Science 35.9 11.8
Graduate degree (MA, PhD, MD, etc.) 29.2 10.0



1 Age-specific rates are unadjusted; all other estimates were adjusted to the 2000 projected population.

Source: U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, Percent of U.S. adults who were overweight (including obese) (BMI >= 25) and percent who were obese (BMI >= 30), by selected characteristics, 1997; ; (accessed: 2 May 2000).

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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