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26.4% of US men and 24.8% of US women are obese according to 2007 survey
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As of 2007, 26.4 percent of US men and 24.8 percent of US women are obese for a total of 25.6 percent of US adults. This 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.”
Galuska D, Gillespie C, Kuester S, Mokdad A, Cogswell M, Philip C. State-specific prevalence of obesity among adults in the united states, 2007. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2008 Jul 18, 57(28):765-8. http://cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5728a1.htm
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