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Table 1 Summary statistics for 2004–2013 BRFSS respondents in the labor market, ages 18 to 65

From: What happens when the definition of disability changes? The case of obesity

  Full sample Underweight Normal weight Overweight Obese Morbidly obese
Men
 Employed 0.899 0.791* 0.885 0.912* 0.897* 0.847*
 In the labor market 0.808 0.647* 0.805 0.831* 0.794* 0.687*
 Married 0.600 0.325* 0.504 0.640* 0.643* 0.550*
 Child present 0.369 0.313* 0.360 0.381* 0.364* 0.323*
 Age 46.228 39.617* 43.293 47.035* 47.817* 47.517*
 Black 0.071 0.100* 0.069 0.064* 0.081* 0.099*
 Hispanic 0.079 0.105* 0.075 0.081* 0.081* 0.080*
 No high school diploma 0.079 0.175* 0.086 0.069* 0.082* 0.113*
 High school graduate 0.291 0.366* 0.279 0.276* 0.317* 0.350*
 Some college 0.261 0.248* 0.241 0.257* 0.284* 0.293*
 College graduate 0.369 0.211* 0.394 0.398* 0.317* 0.244*
N 1,168,553 8,972 303,355 511,128 306,961 38,137
Women
 Employed 0.899 0.859* 0.912 0.903* 0.886* 0.847*
 In the labor market 0.691 0.612* 0.711 0.703* 0.671* 0.587*
 Married 0.567 0.480* 0.600 0.587* 0.529* 0.423*
 Child present 0.415 0.429* 0.444 0.399* 0.394* 0.379*
 Age 46.681 42.561* 44.948 47.850* 48.195* 47.920*
 Black 0.100 0.057 0.055 0.104* 0.152* 0.203*
 Hispanic 0.084 0.070 0.072 0.094* 0.094* 0.079*
 No high school diploma 0.074 0.092* 0.052 0.073* 0.098* 0.126*
 High school graduate 0.271 0.269* 0.230 0.283* 0.312* 0.325*
 Some college 0.291 0.277 0.272 0.297* 0.312* 0.322*
 College graduate 0.364 0.362* 0.446 0.347* 0.278* 0.227*
N 1,642,813 33,056 649,220 487,175 384,977 57,486
  1. Notes: Reported estimates use respondents in the labor market ages 18 to 65 from the 2004–2013 BRFSS data. The employed variable counts respondents who are employed for wages as employed, counts respondents who are out of work as unemployed, and drops all other respondents. The labor market variable counts workers who are employed for wages, self-employed, or out of work as being in the labor market and workers who are a homemaker, a student, retired, or unable to work as being out of the labor market. An * indicates a significant difference in the sample mean at the 5 % level between the normal-weight group and the BMI classification group of interest