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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.60
Percent of adults age 18 and over who were obese who were given advice about eating fewer high fat or high cholesterol foods, United States, 2003
    2003
Population group Total population (in thousands) Percent Standard error
Total 52,111 49.7 0.9
Race White only 41,092 50.3 1.0
Black only 9,025 46.7 1.9
AI/AN only DSU DSU DSU
Asian only DSU DSU DSU
NHOPI only DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races 852 58.8 6.2
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 7,045 40.0 1.8
Non-Hispanic, all races 45,067 51.2 1.0
Non-Hispanic, White 34,397 52.3 1.1
Non-Hispanic, Black 8,847 46.7 1.8
Non-Hispanic, other 8,868 42.4 1.8
Gender Male 24,621 47.9 1.3
Female 27,490 51.3 1.1
Age 18-44 24,403 37.3 1.3
45-64 20,329 60.3 1.3
65 and over 7,379 61.6 2.1
Educationa Less than high school 11,277 46.9 1.6
High school graduate 18,745 46.7 1.4
At least some college 21,803 53.6 1.4
Employment statusb Employed 34,501 45.9 1.1
Not employed 10,231 53.6 1.6
Health insurance, age 18-64 Any private 32,324 50.5 1.1
Public only 5,623 48.0 1.9
Uninsured 6,785 34.1 2.0
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 1,837 54.6 4.3
Medicare and private 4,458 64.2 2.8
Medicare and other public 1,047 62.4 4.7
Family incomec Negative/poor 6,342 45.3 2.0
Near poor/low income 9,912 44.4 1.8
Middle income 16,688 47.2 1.5
High income 19,168 56.1 1.4
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 27,089 51.0 1.1
Metropolitan-small 15,663 48.4 1.5
Micropolitan 5,879 47.7 3.0
Noncore-adjacent 2,199 46.8 2.8
Noncore-not adjacent 1,282 51.2 3.1
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 41,850 46.2 1.0
Fair/poor 10,262 63.8 1.6

a 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 Employment status for persons age 18-64 only.

c 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.

d See the MEPS entry in the Data Sources section of the Measures Specifications Appendix for more information.

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

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.

Source:Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.

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