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Almost all African American women rate living a healthy lifestyle as a very important priority, higher than for white women. But two-thirds say they eat fast food at least once a week and almost half describe themselves as overweight. Read related article.

Source: This Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll was conducted by telephone Oct. 6 to Nov. 2, 2011, among a random national sample of 1,936 adults, including users of both conventional and cellular phones. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points; error margins are five points for African American women, eight points for African American men, 5.5 points for white women and 6.5 points for white men. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Social Science Research Solutions (SSRS) of Media, Pa | The Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll February 27, 2012
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