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Based on BRFSS indicators (baseline data from 1989-94)
[see definition]

PERCENTAGE classed as OVERWEIGHT based on body-mass index
by race/ethnicity, gender & age,
Oregon BRFSS, 1989-1994

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                          OVERWEIGHT****        TOTAL
                          wgt percent       Respondents
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ALL RACES/ETHNIC GROUPS
  Total                       23%               17427
  Male                        24%                7453
  Female                      23%                9974
  18-34 years                 16%                5155
  35-64 years                 28%                8714
Race/Ethnicity
WHITE***
  Total                       23%               16272
  Male                        24%                6929
  Female                      22%                9343
  18-34 years                 16%                4622
  35-64 years                 28%                8178
ASIAN***
  Total                       16%                 248
  Male                        16%                 110
  Female                      17%                 138
  18-34 years                 14%                 132
  35-64 years                 19%                 102
AFRICAN AMERICAN***
  Total                       26%                 160
  Male                        26%                  71
  Female                      25%                  89
  18-34 years                 25%                  70
  35-64 years                 23%                  77
AMERICAN INDIAN***
  Total                       31%                 231
  Male                        29%                 111
  Female                      33%                 120
  18-34 years                 23%                  92
  35-64 years                 39%                 119
HISPANIC***
  Total                       24%                 516
  Male                        21%                 232
  Female                      27%                 284
  18-34 years                 16%                 239
  35-64 years                 35%                 238
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   *Estimate may be unreliable: <5 resp. with condition.
  **Estimate may be unreliable: <50 respondents.
 ***Hispanics include all races; other groups
    are non-Hispanic only.
****Weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared
    (Males: BMI => 27.8; Females: BMI => 27.3).