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Percent of obese adults age 20 and over who had been told by a doctor or health professional that they were overweighta, United States, 1999-2004
|65 and over
|Education, age 25 and over
||Less than high school
|High school graduate
|At least some college
a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population using 3 age groups: 20-44, 44-64, 65+ for total, ethnicity, gender, family income, and 25-44, 45-64, 65+ for education.
b Negative/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.
Key: SE: standard error.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.