Prevalence of Obesity Among Adults, by Household Income and Education — United States, 2011–2014

CDC MORIBIDITY & MORTALITY REPORT | on Thu, Dec 21, 1:00 PM

Studies have suggested that obesity prevalence varies by income and educational level, although patterns might differ between high-income and low-income countries (1–3). Previous analyses of U.S. data have shown that the prevalence of obesity varied by income and education, but results were not consistent by sex and race/Hispanic origin (4). Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), CDC analyzed obesity prevalence among adults (aged ≥20 years) by three lev...

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