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U.S. adult obesity by annual income 2010-2012

This survey depicts the levels of obesity in the United States, with a breakdown by annual income, in the period between January 2010 and May 2012. In that period, some 18 percent of those with an annual income of less than 36,000 U.S. dollars fell into the category of obese class I.

Percentage of U.S. adults who are obese 2010-2012, by annual income

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Release date

July 2012


United States

Survey time period

January 1, 2010 - May 31, 2012

Number of respondents

808,660 respondents

Age group

8-19 years

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The World Health Organization defines a normal Body Mass Index (BMI) range as being 18.50 to 24.99. It labels BMIs of 25.00 to less than 30.00 as overweight/pre-obese. BMIs of 30.00 or higher fall into one of three classes of obesity: class I = 30.00 to 34.99, class II = 35.00 to 39.99, class III = 40.00 or higher.

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