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Old 09-20-2015, 04:56 PM
 
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This is like the 5th map now where all of the negative characteristics of the metro area correlate strongly with the southern part of the metro. It's really odd. I think people can understand why all of the job growth and wealth gains are occurring in the north part.
It's a chicken/egg situation where higher socioeconomic status and better health outcomes somewhat reinforce each other.
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Old 09-20-2015, 06:27 PM
 
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I would assume this map uses BMI as the measure.

Consider that the BMI index used today doesn't consider ethnic or genetic differences or body fat percentage and is basically a bogus.

Top 10 Reasons Why The BMI Is Bogus : NPR

So the supposed "fatties" that people refer to actually may be doing fine, and in fact may be more athletic and engage in more physical occupations and activity on a daily basis. Yet, we still use an obsolete measure from nearly a century ago to determine fitness, which is total you...know...what. There is a such thing as "fat and fit" or "overweight and fit" just as there is "skinny fat."
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:45 PM
 
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I would assume this map uses BMI as the measure.

Consider that the BMI index used today doesn't consider ethnic or genetic differences or body fat percentage and is basically a bogus.

Top 10 Reasons Why The BMI Is Bogus : NPR

So the supposed "fatties" that people refer to actually may be doing fine, and in fact may be more athletic and engage in more physical occupations and activity on a daily basis. Yet, we still use an obsolete measure from nearly a century ago to determine fitness, which is total you...know...what. There is a such thing as "fat and fit" or "overweight and fit" just as there is "skinny fat."
BMI actually underestimates obesity.
Here is an article about this 30% of people with a “healthy” BMI are actually obese

It references the published medical paper: Reference: Gomez-Ambrosi et al. Body mass index classification misses subjects with increased cardiometabolic risk factors related to elevated adiposity. International Journal of Obesity (2012) 36, 286–294; doi:10.1038/ijo.2011.100; published online 17 May 2011
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Old 09-21-2015, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Duluth, GA
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I guess all that walkability and transit aren't having much of an effect.
Actually, it correlates pretty well with walkable neighborhoods in town.

https://www.walkscore.com/GA/Atlanta
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