I ran across some interesting US data from the CDC recently.
- Among men, obesity prevalence is generally similar at all income levels, with a tendency to be slightly higher at higher income levels.
- Among women, obesity prevalence increases as income decreases.
- Most obese adults are not low income (below 130% of the poverty level).
- Among men, there is no significant trend between education level and obesity prevalence. Among women, obesity prevalence increases as education decreases.
It might add some illumination to the assumption that fat people are all poor.
- Discussion of BMI as a definition of “obese” is here. Most USians who are officially obese are on the low end of the charts.
- Discussion of CDC data on height, weight (and other measurements) is here.