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Old 09-20-2015, 08:13 AM
 
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So much for the theory that folks in the suburbs are a bunch of fatties who don't exercise.

Neighborhood Map of U.S. Obesity

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Old 09-20-2015, 08:36 AM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU
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No surprise. Correlates pretty strongly with wealth.
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Old 09-20-2015, 09:15 AM
 
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No surprise. Correlates pretty strongly with wealth.
This graph doesn't really give a good idea. The lowest color covers from 0-24.4%. I as a healthy and fit person find that minimum value to be ridiculous. I don't consider a community where up to 1 in 4 are obese a healthy community. They should have more colors in that area to give a better idea of the truly healthy communities.
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Old 09-20-2015, 01:03 PM
 
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It's not just about exercise and the infrastructure that supports physical activity (parks, greenways, sidewalks, trails, fitness clubs, etc.), but it's also about having access to a variety of healthy foods as well which includes supermarkets, farmers markets, etc. There's a big correlation between health indicators and socioeconomic status, and we all know the latter intersects with race to a large degree. To that end, I'm glad to see an initiative like this happening in Atlanta: Research To Focus On Healthiest In African-American Community | WABE 90.1 FM
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Old 09-20-2015, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Vinings/Cumberland in the evil county of Cobb
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more wealth = good health.
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Old 09-20-2015, 01:16 PM
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No surprise. Correlates pretty strongly with wealth.
Yes. That's why a lot of these policies are ridiculous. They need to teach healthier eating habits to lower income people instead of Orwellian measures to impact everyone.

I was thinking about all this talk of youth obesity when my child graduated from 5th grade in an upper middle income neighborhood. I would say 2 of around 105 were obese. 15 were medium and the other 90 or so were thin.
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Old 09-20-2015, 01:18 PM
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There was a National Geographic article on hunger in America. And it was pointing out the things like fast food choices that were less healthy and didn't make the money go as far. But they were quick and easy.
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Old 09-20-2015, 01:32 PM
 
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I guess all that walkability and transit aren't having much of an effect.
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Old 09-20-2015, 02:03 PM
 
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So the poor areas with lots of fast food are more fat? Who would have thought
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Old 09-20-2015, 02:53 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.
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