U.S. adult obesity by education level 2010-2012

This survey depicts the levels of obesity in the United States, with a breakdown by level of education attained, in the period between January 2010 and May 2012. In that period, some 18.8 percent of those with a high school education or less fall into the category of obese class I.

Percentage of U.S. adults who are obese 2010-2012, by level of education

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Source

Release date

July 2012

Region

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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