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Figure 43.

Percentage of persons ages 18 to 24 who were at a healthy weight, by race/ethnicity: 1999 and 2008


Percentage of persons ages 18 to 24 who were at a healthy weight, by race/ethnicity: 1999 and 2008

‡ Reporting standards not met (too few cases).
1 Includes Pacific Islanders.
NOTE: The National Health Interview Survey asked young adults ages 18 to 24 to report their height and weight. Body mass indices (BMI) were calculated from these self-reports and respondents were sorted into categories of underweight, healthy weight, overweight, and obese. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 1999 and 2008.