Overweight and obesity* in women aged 18 and older, by race/ethnicity, 1999-2002 (vertical bar chart): Total: overweight, 27.3%; obese, 31.6%. Non-Hispanic White: overweight, 26.0%; obese, 29.7%. Non-Hispanic Black: overweight, 27.3%; obese, 45.3%. Hispanic: overweight, 32.7%; obese, 34.5%. Other races:** overweight, 31.7%; obese, 14.5%.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2002. Analysis conducted by the Maternal and Child Health Information Resource Center.

*Obesity was defined as a body mass index of 30.0 or higher; overweight was defined as a body mass index of 25.0 to 29.9.

**Includes Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native and those of more than one race.