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Table 9 Carpenter (2006) Nationwide BRFSS estimates compared to the First Circuit BRFSS estimates

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

  Men Women
Nationwide: Carpenter (2006) First Circuit: author’s estimates Nationwide: Carpenter (2006) First Circuit: author’s estimates
(1) (2) (3) (4)
Post-1993 0.013** −0.018 −0.007 0.001
(0.005) (0.019) (0.005) (0.013)
Overweight 0.018** 0.011 −0.003 −0.004
(0.005) (0.008) (0.006) (0.005)
Obese −0.008 0.006 −0.024** −0.024
(0.007) (0.018) (0.007) (0.022)
Morbidly obese −0.093** 0.086 −0.069 0.037
(0.028) (0.122) (0.022) (0.084)
Post*overweight −0.001 0.019 0.021* 0.028**
(0.006) (0.018) (0.007) (0.007)
Post*obese 0.021* 0.017 0.048** 0.041
(0.009) (0.036) (0.009) (0.038)
Post*morbidlyobese 0.024 −0.030 0.013 −0.117
(0.037) (0.101) (0.024) (0.090)
N 292,469 22,199 314,914 26,338
R 2 0.065 0.069 0.054 0.077
  1. Notes: Reported estimates are effects from a linear probability model using respondents in the labor market ages 18 to 45 (the ages studied by Carpenter) from the 1988–1999 BRFSS data. The estimates in columns 1 and 3 come from Carpenter (2006). Because the estimates in columns 2 and 4 are replications of Carpenter (2006) using only data from the First Circuit, the dependent variable employed counts respondents who are employed for wages as employed and counts all others as unemployed (but drops the self-employed). Heteroscedasticity-robust standard errors clustered by state are below in parentheses for columns 2 and 4. All estimates are weighted using the BRFSS sample weights. These difference-in-differences estimates are estimated for underweight, overweight, obese, and morbidly obese individuals (with normal-weight individuals as the omitted BMI category), but only the estimates for overweight, obese, and morbidly obese individuals are reported here. All regressions include controls for education level, age, age squared, marital status, black, Hispanic, and other races. Sample excludes pregnant women
  2. **p < 0.01; *p < 0.05; *p < 0.1