Table 1

Characteristics of Overweight and Obese U.S. adults aged ≥ 20, NHANES 2003-2006

Weight Loss Attitudes and Behaviors Sample % (n)

Dietary Behaviors Sample % (n)

Physical Activity Behaviors Sample % (n)


Total

n = 4,784

n = 4,894

n = 5,401


Weight Misperception (%)

23.7 (1389)

22.9 (1296)

22.5 (1503)


Weight Status


Overweight

51.5 (2487)

50.2 (2442)

50.1 (2729)


Obese

48.5 (2297)

49.8 (2452)

49.9 (2672)


BMI (kg/m2, mean, SE)

31.3 (0.13)

31.4 (0.16)

31.4 (0.12)


Age (years, mean, SE)

48.2 (0.52)

48.5 (0.51)

47.7 (0.50)


Gender


Men

53.4 (2537)

52.2 (2543)

53.1 (2866)


Women

46.6 (2247)

47.8 (2351)

46.9 (2535)


Race/Ethnicity


Non-Hispanic White

73.9 (2426)

75.1 (2562)

74.1 (2737)


Non-Hispanic Black

13.4 (1161)

13.3 (1155)

13.4 (1331)


Hispanic

12.8 (1197)

11.7 (1177)

12.5 (1333)


Education


High School or Less

18.1 (1402)

16.4 (1114)

17.2 (1508)


High School Graduate

27.8 (1233)

19.4 (1141)

27.7 (1387)


Some College

32.3 (1343)

35.4 (1595)

32.6 (1564)


College Graduate

21.7 (806)

28.8 (1044)

22.5 (942)


Income


$<20,000

16.9 (1170)

16.6 (1340)

15.8 (1250)


$20,000-35,000

19.0 (1099)

28.0 (1267)

18.8 (1230)


$35,000-75,000

36.7 (1553)

32.9 (1425)

36.8 (1780)


$>75,000

27.5 (962)

22.6 (862)

28.7 (1141)


Marital Status


Married

67.4 (2998)

66.2 (3119)

67.2 (3389)


Widowed/Divorced

19.4 (1125)

19.8 (1127)

18.9 (1223)


Never Married

13.3 (661)

14.0 (648)

13.9 (789)


Self-reported Health Status


Fair or Poor

18.7 (1205)

18.3 (1194)

17.8 (1290)


Good

35.2 (1709)

34.1 (1737)

34.9 (1918)


Excellent or Very Good

46.0 (1870)

47.6 (1963)

47.3 (2193)


Physician Diagnosis for Overweight (%)

40.0 (1869)

43.8 (2130)

43.5 (2282)


Note. Weighted proportions are shown. These weighted data adjust for unequal probabilities of selection. Percentages may not total 100 due to rounding. Totals may not sum to final sample size due to missing data.

Duncan et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011 8:20   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-8-20

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