This map shows the prevalence of obesity in the United States by county in 2013. According to the Centers for Disease Control, a person with a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 is considered obese. There is a higher prevalence of obesity in the southeast and midwest regions as well as the state of Oklahoma. Graphic:  Michael J. Paul / GIS Use in Public Health

By Michael J. Paul
7 November 2017

(GIS Use in Public Health) – Today’s map of the day shows the prevalence of obesity in the United States by county. According to the Centers for Disease Control, a person with a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 is considered obese. From the map, we can see there is a higher prevalence of obesity in the southeast and midwest regions as well as the state of Oklahoma.

Obesity Prevalence by County- 2013

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