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Overweight and Obesity* Among Women Aged 18 and Older, by Race/Ethnicity, 2007

Overweight and Obesity* Among Women Aged 18 and Older, by Race/Ethnicity, 2007
Race/Ethnicity Percent of Women
Neither Overweight Nor Obese Overweight Obese

*Overweight is defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25.0-29.9; obesity is defined as having a BMI of 30.0 or more. Results are based on survey responses from 9 counties representing 89.1 percent of the Border population.

**Includes non-Hispanic Blacks, Asian/Pacific Islanders, American Indian/Alaska Natives, persons of more than one race, and persons of other races not specified.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data. Atlanta, Georgia: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2007.

Total 45.1 28.5 26.4
Non-Hispanic White 48.9 27.8 23.3
Hispanic 40.3 28.1 31.6
Non-Hispanic Other Races** 51.3 31.5 17.2

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