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Overweight and Obesity* Among Children Aged 10-17 Years, by Poverty Level, 2007**

Overweight and Obesity Among Children Aged 10-17 Years, by Poverty Level, 2007
BMI Status Percent of Children
<100% of Poverty 100-199% of Poverty 200-200% of Poverty 400% or More of Poverty

*Overweight is a BMI-for-age between the 85th and 94th percentile, and obesity is a BMI-for-age in the 95th percentile or above; based on parent-reported height and weight.

**The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services establishes poverty guidelines for determining financial eligibility for Federal programs; the poverty level for a family of four was $20,650 in 2007.

Source I.7: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Survey of Children’s Health

Overweight 17.6 17.0 15.9 12.3
Obese 27.2 20.9 14.9 9.8

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