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    Obesity among people 60 and older higher among White men and Black men or Mexican-American men


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    Wednesday, May 19, 2004 4:20 am Email this article
    Obesity among people 60-years-old and older affects 34 percent of White men, compared to 26 percent of Black men, and 30 percent of Mexican-American men.                                                              

    The Prevalence of Obesity in the U.S. by Race among Men and Women 60-years-old and older (1999-2000)

    (BMI greater than or equal to 30)
    RACE
    MEN
    WOMEN
    Whites
    34.3%
    33.3%
    Blacks
    26.4%

    50.2%

     
    Mexican-Americans
    29.7%
    41.0%
    Average of All Races
    31.8%
    35.0%

    REFERENCE

    Ogden C, Carroll M, Flegal K. Epidemiologic trends in overweight and obesity. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 2003 Dec, 32(4):741-60, vii.

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