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Table 1 Prevalence of underestimation by gender and race/ethnicity, NHANES 1999–2002

From: Satisfied or unaware? Racial differences in perceived weight status

  Men (n = 3115) Women (n = 3437)
  All Overweight Obese All Overweight Obese
White 29.5 43.2 8.9 11.3 20.6 3.1
Black 48.8 66.4 26.2 22.3 40.9 11.2
Hispanic 48.0 63.5 16.8 17.7 29.3 6.7
Other 35.6 50.2 13.0 19.3 23.4 10.4