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Overweight and Obesity in the United States, 1960–2000

 Overweight1
and obesity
Obesity2
1960–
1962
1988–
1994
1999–
2000
1960–
1962
1988–
1994
1999–
2000
Both sexes44.8%56.0%64.5%13.3%23.3%30.9%
Men49.561.067.010.720.627.7
Women40.251.262.015.726.034.0
White men50.262.310.521.0
White women37.549.414.224.3
Black men43.958.014.021.1
Black women59.268.526.839.0
Men      
20–34 yrs42.747.558.09.214.124.1
35–44 yrs53.565.567.612.121.525.2
45–54 yrs53.9%66.1%71.3%12.5%23.2%30.1%
55–64 yrs52.270.572.59.227.232.9
65–74 yrs47.868.577.210.424.133.4
75 and over56.566.413.220.4
Women      
20–34 yrs21.237.051.57.218.525.8
35–44 yrs37.249.663.614.725.533.9
45–54 yrs49.360.364.720.332.438.1
55–64 yrs59.966.373.124.433.743.1
65–74 yrs60.960.370.123.226.938.8
75 and over52.359.619.225.1
Note: (—) = not available.
1. Body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 25.
2. BMI greater than or equal to 30.
Source: Health, United States, 2002, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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