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Title:
   Obesity in America: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population Age 20 and Older, 2009
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 364
MEPS component:
   Household Component
Publication date:
   March 19, 2012
Description:
   In 2009, there were significant differences by gender, race, age, and geographic region in the proportion of adults who were overweight or obese. Men were less likely to have a healthy weight than women (27.4 percent versus 38.6 percent) and more likely to be overweight (42.6 percent versus 29.4 percent, respectively).
Author(s):
   William Carroll, MA and Jeffrey Rhoades, PhD
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web only
MEPS Topics:
   Obesity
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st364/stat364.pdf (1.0 MB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st364/stat364.shtml
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