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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 229a
Obese persons in community health centers who were asked about their diet and eating habits in the past 12 months, by race, 2002
Population group Total White Black
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
               
Total   52.7 5.6 52.2 7.8 51.0 11.6
               
Age 18-44 52.4 7.2 53.3 10.4 48.1 13.3
45-64 56.0 7.5 52.0 11.0 * *
65 and over * * * * * *
               
Gender Male 48.8 10.3 * * * *
Female 54.8 7.2 49.4 10.4 61.8 10.0
               
Family incomea Negative or poor 54.7 7.4 54.2 10.6 * *
Near poor/low 54.1 7.4 52.7 10.4 * *
Middle * * * * * *
High * * * * * *
               
Educationb (age 18 and over) Less than high school graduate 57.9 8.1 63.1 10.0 * *
High school graduate 42.2 10.0 * * * *
At least some college 54.0 9.3 52.5 11.9 * *
               
Health insurance, under age 65 Any private 45.5 11.1 * * * *
Public only 55.5 7.8 * * * *
Uninsured 56.6 8.3 57.4 10.6 * *
               
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only * * * * * *
Medicare and private * * * * * *
Medicare and other public * * * * * *
               
Residence location MSA 59.7 8.0 55.8 12.4 65.0 12.9
Non-MSA 43.7 7.5 47.9 8.8 * *
               

a Negative or poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

b Less than high school graduate refers to fewer than 12 years of education or up to 12th grade but no diploma; high school graduate, 12 years of education or equivalent; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

* Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: MSA: Metropolitan Statistical Area; SE: Standard error.

Source: Health Resources and Services Administration, 2002 Community Health Center User Survey.

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