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Old 12-01-2011, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Macao
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http://www.wbaltv.com/2005/0205/4167948_320X240.jpg (broken link)

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Some Maryland Counties Have High Obesity Rates - Health News Story - WBAL Baltimore
(http://www.wbaltv.com/health/4167664/detail.html - broken link)

Over 25% obese people in St. Mary's, Somerset, Cecil and Kent counties, and Baltimore City.

Looks like Howard and MoCo are at 10-15%.
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:03 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Some Maryland Counties Have High Obesity Rates - Health News Story - WBAL Baltimore
(http://www.wbaltv.com/health/4167664/detail.html - broken link)

Over 25% obese people in St. Mary's, Somerset, Cecil and Kent counties, and Baltimore City.

Looks like Howard and MoCo are at 10-15%.
Yup that's about what I'd expect.
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:45 AM
 
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I'm not too surprised either.
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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I'll take it. For once Allegany County isn't the lowest ranked juristiction when compared to the rest of the state.
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:03 PM
 
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I'll take it. For once Allegany County isn't the lowest ranked juristiction when compared to the rest of the state.
Y'all beat Somerset in household income, right? Or has that changed?

From my time in Somerset last weekend I'd be surprised if it has.
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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As of the 2009 census estimate we edge out Somerset in median household income 37,151 to 35,621. I can't find any 2010 census data on median income yet.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Macao
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Just to get a sense how that compares with the rest of the nation by county...

UNITED STATES by COUNTY:



Source: American Obesity Treatment Association - Obesity in America.

Same website, BY STATE:

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Old 12-01-2011, 08:53 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Very cool maps. I'd love to overlay income data. The relation would be pretty obvious I'd think.

Interesting that what appears to be appalachia, or at least the i 81 corridor, fares pretty well, but the piedmont does not.

A lot of the most obese areas in the west are reservations.

And with the exception of a county in northern maine, it appears Baltimore is the northernmost obese place among the I-95 states!
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Hmmm... interesting. I wonder how "obesity" correlates to overall health, as the data from this map is a little different from the one you posted:

Maryland | County Health Rankings

It also appears that this map has been updated since the last time I saw it. We're still second from the bottom, but last I checked Garrett was fourth healthiest in the state. Doesn't look like they're health has worsened, so much as more counties in the middle of the state got healthier.
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Old 12-02-2011, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Very cool maps. I'd love to overlay income data. The relation would be pretty obvious I'd think.

Interesting that what appears to be appalachia, or at least the i 81 corridor, fares pretty well, but the piedmont does not.

A lot of the most obese areas in the west are reservations.

And with the exception of a county in northern maine, it appears Baltimore is the northernmost obese place among the I-95 states!
The I-81 corridor fares better than nearly all of the Allegheny and Cumberland Mountain ranges. You can see much of the boundary between the Potomac Highlands of WV, SW Virginia and Eastern Kentucky from the Virginia Counties that make up the Valley.

It is also important to note that the range from the high point of the white color to the low point of the black color is only about 4 percentage points 26.2% versus 30.9% That isn't a very big spread. When map makers do this they are able to create a sense of vast difference (4 different colors ranging from white to nearly black) with very little actual variation in results.
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