Children from poor families more likely to be
overweight or obese
According to the 2011-12 National Survey of Children's Health, families with the lowest incomes have the highest percentage of children who are overweight or obese. Read related article.
Percentage of overweight or obese children in low-income families
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Percentage of overweight or obese children in families by income level
NOTE: Highest-income families represent households 400 percent or more above the federal poverty level (FPL). Lowest-income families represent households below the FPL. Some samples in Colorado, District of Columbia, Idaho, Nevada and New Jersey are too small to be statistically significant.
SOURCE: Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health