Table III.A.3.ePercentage of Medicare Beneficiaries who are Overweight*, by Race, Gender, and Education, 1991

Gender/AgeBlackWhite
<HSHS>HSTotal<HSHS>HSTotal
Males
 65–7432.133.9**47.5**34.034.030.125.529.8
 75+20.114.9**16.6**21.818.111.111.115.0
 All ages27.426.535.5**28.927.822.719.923.8
Females
 65–7461.845.745.0**54.140.634.527.934.6
 75+44.712.343.940.229.221.919.624.7
 All ages55.232.744.648.736.229.624.630.9
*

Overweight is defined as a BMI ≥ 27.8 kg/m2 for males and ≥ 27.3 kg/m2 for females.

**

Based on samples of fewer than 30 persons.

Source: Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey: 1991, Non-Institutionalized Persons only (N=9,721) [630].

From: III., Special Populations

Cover of Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults
Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: The Evidence Report.
NHLBI Obesity Education Initiative Expert Panel on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Obesity in Adults (US).

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