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Obesity and Severe Obesity* Among Women Aged 25 and Older, by Level of Education, and Sex, 2005-2008

Obesity and Severe Obesity* Among Women Aged 25 and Older, by Level of Education, and Sex, 2005-2008
Level of Education Percent of Adults
Obese, Not Severely Severely Obese Total

*Obesity is defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30.0 or more; severe obesity is defined as having a BMI of 40.0 or more.

Source II.2: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Total 28.7 7.4 36.1
Less Than HS Diploma 35.6 6.3 41.9
HS Diploma or GED 30.5 8.8 39.3
Some College 31.6 8.9 40.5
4-Year Degree or More 19.0 5.1 24.1

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