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Obesity* Among Adults Aged 18 and Older, by Level of Education and Sex, 2007

Obesity* Among Adults Aged 18 and Older, by Level of Education and Sex, 2007
Education Level Percent of Adults
Female Male

*Defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30.0 or more. Results are based on survey responses from 9 counties representing 89.1 percent of the Border population.

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 26.4 25.9
Less Than High School 38.9 24.3
High School Graduate 25.3 31.4
Some College/Technical School 32.0 28.5
College/Technical School Graduate 15.9 21.3

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