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Overweight and Obesity Among Persons 20–74 Years of Age

(percent of population)

The following table lists the percentage of overweight and obese Americans ages 20-74 years old from 1976-2004, as reported by Health, United States, 2007, and according to poverty status and sex.

Sex and poverty status 1976–80 1988–94 1999–2002 2001–2004
Overweight        
Both sexes 47.4% 56.0% 65.2% 66.0%
 Male 52.9 61.0 68.8 70.7
 Female 42.0 51.2 61.7 61.4
Poverty status:        
 Poor 50.0 59.8 65.2 63.9
 Near poor 49.0 58.2 68.0 66.2
 Nonpoor 46.6 54.5 64.9 66.1
Obesity        
Both sexes 15.1% 23.3% 31.1% 32.1%
 Male 12.8 20.6 28.1 30.2
 Female 17.1 26.0 34.0 34.0
Poverty status:        
 Poor 21.9 29.2 36.0 34.9
 Near poor 18.7 26.6 35.4 34.6
 Nonpoor 12.9 21.4 29.2 30.6
Source: Health, United States, 2007.

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