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Table 1.64
Percent of obese adults age 18 and over who were ever given advice about eating fewer high fat or high cholesterol foods, United States, 2002 and 2004
Population group 2004 2002
Total population (in thousands)e Percent obese Percent with advicef Standard error Total population (in thousands)e Percent obese Percent with advicef Standard error
Total   218,271 25.9 49.1 0.9 213,242 24.3 48.9 0.8
Race White, single race 178,146 25.1 50.4 1.0 175,673 23.5 49.6 0.9
Black, single race 25,133 37.1 44.4 2.2 24,065 35.7 45.9 1.7
AI/AN, single race 1,579 40.2 DSU DSU 1,749 31.3 DSU DSU
Asian, single race 9,513 7.1 DSU DSU 8,828 5.4 DSU DSU
NHOPI, single race DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Multiple races 3,155 32.5 54.7 5.4 2,337 29.0 DSU DSU
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 27,564 28.1 37.6 1.9 25,975 27.0 35.6 1.6
Non-Hispanic, all races 190,706 25.6 50.9 1.0 187,266 23.9 51.0 0.8
Non-Hispanic, White 151,940 24.6 52.8 1.1 150,650 23.0 52.3 0.9
Non-Hispanic, Black 24,427 37.3 44.5 2.2 23,717 35.8 45.8 1.7
Non-Hispanic, other 41,904 23.9 39.4 1.8 12,899 12.8 49.3 4.1
Gender Male 105,367 25.7 47.1 1.2 102,503 23.9 48.4 1.0
Female 112,903 26.2 51.0 1.1 110,739 24.6 49.4 1.0
Age 18-44 110,475 23.3 35.4 1.3 110,621 22.2 35.9 1.0
45-64 71,789 31.0 59.4 1.3 67,868 28.9 59.9 1.1
65 and over 36,006 23.8 63.8 2.1 34,753 21.8 63.2 1.9
Educationa Less than high school 42,130 28.6 46.9 1.5 45,699 26.1 44.1 1.3
High school graduate 69,763 29.0 47.1 1.4 69,044 27.3 47.9 1.2
At least some college 105,038 22.7 52.1 1.4 97,284 21.3 52.7 1.3
Employment statusb Employed 144,925 25.7 45.2 1.0 141,728 24.1 45.4 1.0
Not employed 37,297 28.5 51.1 1.8 36,729 27.3 50.4 1.6
Health insurance, ages 18-64 Any private 135,779 25.2 50.4 1.1 135,781 23.8 49.4 1.0
Public only 16,288 35.7 48.9 2.2 14,881 33.7 46.8 2.1
Uninsured 30,198 26.2 27.2 1.8 27,827 24.5 32.5 1.9
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 10,281 22.7 61.4 3.9 9,940 21.0 61.9 3.3
Medicare and private 21,127 23.6 66.6 2.8 20,705 21.1 65.9 2.6
Medicare and other public 4,155 27.8 57.8 5.0 3,692 27.9 52.8 4.4
Family incomec Negative/poor 23,513 30.8 40.4 1.9 22,506 28.4 41.8 1.9
Near poor/low 37,869 28.4 44.7 1.6 36,471 26.2 44.3 1.7
Middle 69,213 27.9 49.2 1.5 65,448 25.2 47.7 1.4
High 87,676 22.0 54.7 1.5 88,816 21.8 54.5 1.4
Residence locationd Metropolitan-large 118,769 24.7 47.9 1.3 116,266 23.3 50.6 1.2
Metropolitan-small 61,750 26.6 51.5 1.5 61,668 24.4 46.2 1.4
Micropolitan 24,108 28.5 50.1 2.8 23,590 26.9 47.9 2.1
Noncore-adjacent 9,397 29.1 44.9 4.1 7,942 28.0 49.0 2.9
Noncore-not adjacent 4,247 27.8 49.2 6.0 3,776 28.5 50.6 4.1
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 188,953 23.9 45.6 1.0 184,952 22.4 45.7 0.8
Fair/poor 29,311 39.3 62.9 1.6 28,289 36.8 62.3 1.7

a Less than high school 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 ages 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 For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

e Numbers may not add to total due to missing data or rounding.

f Denominator is adults with obesity, excluding missing values.

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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