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Title:
   Trends in Adult Obesity in the United States, 1987 and 2001: Estimates for the Noninstitutionalized Population, Age 20 to 64
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 37
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   January 30, 2004
Description:
   This Statistical Brief presents data from the 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) and the 2001 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) concerning the prevalence of obesity in the U.S. adult (age 20 to 64) population. Emphasis is placed on whether the relationships between obesity and various socioeconomic and demographic characteristics (sex, race/ethnicity, education level, and poverty and health insurance status) of the population remained stable over that period.
Author(s):
   Jeffrey A. Rhoades, Ph.D., Barbara M. Altman, Ph.D., and Llewellyn J. Cornelius, Ph.D.
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only Publication
MEPS Topics:
   Medical Conditions, Obesity
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st37/stat37.pdf (116 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st37/stat37.shtml
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