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Obesity and socioeconomic status in adults: United States, 2005-2008

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Ogden, Cynthia L
Lamb, Molly M.
Carroll, Margaret D.
Flegal, Katherine M.
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December 2010
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December 2010
NCHS Data Brief
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Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005-2008. Among men, obesity prevalence is generally similar at all income levels, however, among non-Hispanic black and Mexican-American men those with higher income are more likely to be obese than those with low income. Higher income women are less likely to be obese than low income women, but most obese women are not low income. There is no significant trend between obesity and education among men. Among women, however, there is a trend, those with college degrees are less likely to be obese compared with less educated women. Between 1988-1994 and 2007-2008 the prevalence of obesity increased in adults at all income and education levels. (Author introduction)

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