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Obesity* Among Adults Aged 18 and Older, by Poverty Status** and Sex, 2005-2006

Adults Aged 18 and Older with Asthma, by Poverty Status and Sex, 2007
Poverty Status Percent of Adults
Female Male

*Defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30.0 or more.

**Poverty, defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, was $20,444 for a family of four in 2006.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005-2006. Analysis conducted by the Maternal and Child Health Information Resource Center.

Total 35.0 32.4
Less Than 100% of Poverty 40.3 27.0
100-199% of Poverty 43.2 31.4
200-299% of Poverty 33.6 34.9
300% or More of Poverty 31.6 33.3

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