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Old 05-08-2017, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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What are the demographics for the obese areas? I know what they are for the Baltimore area.
Of all the cities I'm familiar, it seems the majority AA neighborhoods are the most obese, even when economics are similar.
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Old 05-08-2017, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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I was actually surprised how much blue Austin had for being largely car-dependent sunbelt city. San Antonio is looking much worse.
Austin is known for its outdoor activities. Probably doesn't hurt that is has college graduates moving there in droves or lots of gentrification.
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Old 05-09-2017, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Good God America, put down the soda cans, and drink more water... or beer.
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Old 05-12-2017, 07:33 PM
 
Location: SE Pennsylvania
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What are the demographics for the obese areas? I know what they are for the Baltimore area.
seems to me predominately black (& to a lesser extant hispanic) ghettos. The areas with higher obesity rates are in line with areas of high percentages of blacks. fits into the stereotype of thick volumptious big booty black women lol
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Old 05-12-2017, 07:42 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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seems to me predominately black (& to a lesser extant hispanic) ghettos. The areas with higher obesity rates are in line with areas of high percentages of blacks. fits into the stereotype of thick volumptious big booty black women lol
Apparently, it isn't just a "ghetto" thing. Some of the areas in red around Baltimore are decent black middle class areas. I do agree that, particularly in certain melanated communities, being overweight, or "thick" or "healthy" is considered as a good thing.
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:30 PM
 
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Oh DC metro.. Notably PG County.
Never realized PG county was that obese. Even the wealthier areas are still pretty bad.
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:49 PM
 
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Also interesting that areas with a decent Asian population are mostly all blue.
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Old 05-12-2017, 11:38 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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Austin is known for its outdoor activities. Probably doesn't hurt that is has college graduates moving there in droves or lots of gentrification.
Both Austin and San Antonio are in the same geographic region (Hill Country). The reason for the difference is simply demographics, nothing more.
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Old 05-13-2017, 02:21 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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It's more expensive to eat healthy.
It's really not. Lack of information on nutrition and health is the real issue that effects poor people the most because they're spending what little money they have on the wrong types of foods.
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Old 05-13-2017, 03:40 AM
 
Location: Yakima WA
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It's really not. Lack of information on nutrition and health is the real issue that effects poor people the most because they're spending what little money they have on the wrong types of foods.
and some poor people get a lot of food stamps and buy mostly junk food with it. Here's a thought that might be uncomfortable to many health conscious middle class and upper class people. Perhaps many poor people would ignore any information you gave them on nutrition. Perhaps they have a whole different set of values including living for immediate gratification.
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