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Old 05-13-2014, 01:34 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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North Carolina health ratings are out rating the state 100 counties. 29% of North Carolians are obese.

100 - Orange 21%
99 - Henderson 22%
98 - Ashe 23%
97 - Polk 23%
96 - Buncombe 24%
95 - Transylvania 24%
94 - Macon 25%
93 - Alleghany 25%
92 - Wake 25%
91 - New Hanover 26%
90 - Mecklenburg 26%
89 - Stokes 26%
88 - Chatham 26%
87 - Clay 26%
86 - Haywood 26%
85 - Forsyth 26%
84 - Stanley 27%
83 - Alexander 27%
82 - Gaston 27%
81 - Guildford 27%
80 - Union 27%
79 - Cherokee 28%
78 - Watauga 28%
77 - Onslow 28%
76 - Lincoln 28%
75 - Iredell 28%
74 - Dare 28%
73 - Catawba 28%
72 - Davie 28%
71 - Moore 29%
70 - Randolph 29%
69 - Yancey 29%
68 - Burke 29%
67 - Avery 29%
66 - Cateret 29%
65 - Davidson 29%
64 - Mitchell 29%
63 - Pender 29%
62 - Currituck 29%
61 - Lee 29%
60 - Wilkes 29%
59 - Durham 29%
58 - Graham 30%
57 - Caldwell 30%
56 - Brunswick 30%
55 - Yadkin 30%
54 - Madison 30%
53 - Rutherford 30%
52 - Chowan 30%
51 - Granville 30%
50 - Camden 30%
49 - Pamilco 30%
48 - Cleveland 30%
47 - Richmond 31%
46 - Surry 31%
45 - Northampton 31%
44 - Cabarrus 31%
43 - Montgomery 31%
42 - Tyrell 31%
41 - Hyde 32%
40 - Greene 32%
39 - Perquiman 32%
38 - Craven 32%
37 - Columbus 32%
36 - Rockingham 32%
35 - Caswell 32%
34 - Pasquotank 33%
33 - Person 33%
32 - Gates 33%
31 - Jackson 33%
30 - Vance 30%
29 - Washington 33%
28 - Rowan 33%
27 - Hoke 33%
26 - Harnett 33%
25 - Nash 33%
24 - Johnston 33%
23 - Franklin 33%
22 - Cumberland 34%
21 - McDowell 34%
20 - Swain 34%
19 - Martin 34%
18 - Hertford 34%
17 - Jones 34%
16 - Wayne 34%
15 - Alamance 34%
14 - Lenoir 34%
13 - Beaufort 34%
12 - Anson 35%
11 - Warren 35%

Ten most obese counties
10 - Wilson 35% (Coastal Plain)
9 - Bertie 35% (Coastal Plain)
8 - Pitt 36% (Coastal Plain
7 - Duplin 36% (Coastal Plain)
6 - Bladen 36% (Coastal Plain)
5 - Scotland 36% (Sand Hills)
4- Sampson 37% ((Sand Hills)
3 - Edgecombe 37% (Coastal Plain)
2 - Halifax 38% (Sand Hills)

The most obese county goes to Robeson at 41%
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:39 PM
 
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Urbanity decreases corpulence. Walkable cities are not just nice to live in, but good for your health.
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Old 05-13-2014, 02:17 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Urbanity decreases corpulence. Walkable cities are not just nice to live in, but good for your health.
Education and wealth affect this metric too. Good, healthy food costs more than bad, unhealthy food.

I'd also think that where the traditional Southern diet is more the norm that obesity rates are higher.
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Old 05-13-2014, 03:21 PM
 
Location: River's Edge Inn, Todd NC, and Lorgues France
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North Carolina health ratings are out rating the state 100 counties. 29% of North Carolians are obese.

Ten most obese counties
10 - Wilson 35% (Coastal Plain)
9 - Bertie 35% (Coastal Plain)
8 - Pitt 36% (Coastal Plain
7 - Duplin 36% (Coastal Plain)
6 - Bladen 36% (Coastal Plain)
5 - Scotland 36% (Sand Hills)
4- Sampson 37% ((Sand Hills)
3 - Edgecombe 37% (Coastal Plain)
2 - Halifax 38% (Sand Hills)

The most obese county goes to Robeson at 41%
Just curious,

How do these obtain these percentages, especially from people who do not see doctors?
--- and there of lots of them in the rural areas.
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:42 PM
 
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These outlying areas love their deep friend southern food and pork fat in the various sauces. Eating is one of the simpler pleasures available in the small towns. Otherwise, it's booze to ease your boredom...
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:24 PM
 
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Education and wealth affect this metric too. Good, healthy food costs more than bad, unhealthy food.

I'd also think that where the traditional Southern diet is more the norm that obesity rates are higher.
You're pretty spot on about this. The whole mentality of those smaller counties is just different. I remember when I lived in Kinston (Lenoir County) for a few months back in 2009 and used to go out jogging every morning, people would look at me as if I were crazy. In Charlotte it's just normal. No big deal.

That Eastern NC barbecue doesn't help things either. In addition to how boring it is in those parts, people seem to drink more alcohol too as a result.
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:33 PM
 
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Yeah, it's no problem finding "organic / gluten free / soy free / no trans fat" food in Charlotte. In the outlying counties your choices are Food Lion or Dollar General.
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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Interesting to note how the top ten are all in eastern NC, too. The mountain counties seem to score a lot better. Maybe it's walking up all those hills. Doesn't surprise me at all that Orange is the best.
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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Where did this data come from? Linky, please?

Halifax county is not in the Sandhills.

I wouldn't place Sampson there, either, but I could see that a little better. Traditionally the Sandhills is Moore Co, maybe Lee, Hoke, possibly Harnett, Richmond, some of Scotland Co. Sometimes people put Cumberland in there, but we never did growing up.

Halifax County is in NE NC and not really near the Sandhills at all.

Here's a map with county names if anyone else needs help placing a few:
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:51 PM
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I think if you lay that data out with the counties with the most "Q joints" it would be pretty similar. Long Live BBQ!!! Or, probably not!
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