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Table 1.87
Percent of overweight children and teens ages 2-19 who had been told by a doctor or health professional that they were overweight, United States, 1999-2004
Population group Percent Standard error
Total   38.8 1.6
Age 2-5 19.8 2.8
6-11 35.0 2.9
12-19 47.6 2.5
Ethnicity Mexican American 39.7 2.2
Non-Hispanic, Black 43.3 2.0
Non-Hispanic, White 37.7 2.3
Gender Male 37.6 2.3
Female 40.1 2.1
Family incomea Negative/poor 44.9 3.2
Near poor/low 38.5 3.0
Middle 36.1 3.1
High 35.4 5.1

a 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.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

 

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