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Volume 4: No. 3, July 2007

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Patterns of Childhood Obesity Prevention Legislation in the United States

Bills and Resolution Introduced, 2003–2005

No. Bills and Resolutions Introduced No. States
0-5 13
6-13 13
14-19 12
21-63 12

Topic Areas Covered by Introduced Legislation, 2003–2005

No. Topic Areas Covered No. States
0-4 11
5-7 12
8-9 16
10-13 11

Adult Obesity Prevalence, 2004

Percent Obese No. States
16.8-21.1 12
21.2-23.1 12
23.2-24.7 12
24.8-29.5 14

Figure. Number of bills and resolutions introduced and number of topic areas covered by introduced legislation, 2003–2005, and prevalence of adult obesity, 2004, United States.

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