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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 229d
Obese persons in community health centers who were asked about their diet and eating habits in the past 12 months, by educationa, 2002
Population group Total Less than high school graduate High school graduate At least some college
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   52.7 5.6 57.9 8.1 42.2 10.0 54.0 9.3
Age 18-44 52.4 7.2 57.6 10.9 * * 54.1 11.4
45-64 56.0 7.5 * * * * * *
65 and over * * * * * * * *
Gender Male 48.8 10.3 * * * * * *
Female 54.8 7.2 62.0 10.2 58.3 9.2 46.5 11.1
Race White 52.2 7.8 63.1 10.0 * * 52.5 11.9
Black 51.0 11.6 * * * * * *
Asian or Pacific Islander * * * * * * * *
American Indian or Alaska Native * * * * * * * *
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, White 53.8 8.5 * * * * 52.6 12.0
Non-Hispanic, Black 51.5 11.7 * * * * * *
Hispanic (all races) 46.7 10.4 * * * * * *
Family incomeb Negative or poor 54.7 7.4 61.0 9.9 * * * *
Near poor/low 54.1 7.4 * * * * * *
Middle * * * * * * * *
High * * * * * * * *
Health insurance, under age 65 Any private 45.5 11.1 * * * * * *
Public only 55.5 7.8 66.9 7.9 * * * *
Uninsured 56.6 8.3 * * * * * *
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only * * * * * * * *
Medicare and private * * * * * * * *
Medicare and other public * * * * * * * *
Residence location MSA 59.7 8.0 62.6 10.9 * * 62.9 13.2
Non-MSA 43.7 7.5 51.7 11.6 * * 37.1 11.3

a Persons age 18 and over. Less than high school graduate refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

b 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.

* 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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