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Overall, 33 percent of adults were overweight but not obese, versus about 15 percent of children and teens.
Rates of overweight or obese adults and children were generally higher in blacks and Hispanics than in whites.
The government says a healthy weight is a BMI of between 18 and 25. The index is a ratio of height to weight.
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