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MEPS Topics: Obesity
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Obesity
Description: In 2002, the MEPS-HC started providing information on the body mass index (BMI) for both children and adults. Using this measure, analyses can be performed on obesity issues.
Data tables: No obesity-related items are available in the HC Summary Data Tables at this time.
Analytic tools: No obesity-related items are available with the MEPSnet query tool at this time.
Audioicon AHRQ Podcasts: Healthcare 411 Series: Rising Health Care Costs Related to Obesity 01:02 (MM:SS)
Healthcare 411 Series: Rising Obesity Rates 01:01 (MM:SS)
Publications: Publications are listed in reverse chronological order (most recent first).
Heart Disease among Elderly Americans: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2010 
Statistical Brief #409 
Heart Disease among Near Elderly Americans: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2010 
Statistical Brief #408 
Obesity in America: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Age 20 and Older, 2009 
Statistical Brief #364 
Trends in Health Care Expenditures by Body Mass Index (BMI) Category for Adults in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2001 and 2006 
Statistical Brief #247 
Overweight and Obese Elderly and Near Elderly in the United States, 2002: Estimates for the Noninstitutionalized Population Age 55 and Older 
Statistical Brief #68 
Trends in Adult Obesity in the United States, 1987 and 2001: Estimates for the Noninstitutionalized Population, Age 20 to 64 
Statistical Brief #37 
The Prevalence of Obesity and Other Chronic Health Conditions among Diabetic Adults in the U.S. Community Population, 2001 
Statistical Brief #34 
 
   Page last revised:  October 5, 2009