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  • 19.1% of US men and 19.1% of US women who are 18-28 years-old are obese according to 2007 survey

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    Friday, July 18, 2008 5:47 am Email this article
    Among US adults who are 18- to 29-years-old, 19.1 percent of men and women are obese according to data from the 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey analyzed by the US Centers for Disease Control. Survery

    Survey is ongoing telephone survey

    The BRFSS “is an ongoing, state-based, random-digit—dialed telephone survey of the noninstitutionalized U.S. civilian population aged 18 years [or older].”

    “To maintain consistency with previous analyses, respondents with self-reported weight 500 pounds [or more] or height 7 feet [or more] were excluded.”


    Anon. State-specific prevalence of obesity among adults in the united states, 2007. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2008 Jul 18, 57(28):765-68. http://cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5728a1.htm

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