• One powerful argument for Walkable, Bikeable Delaware

    by  • October 26, 2011 • Education • 0 Comments

    The numbers are staggering.

    According to the Center for Disease Control, the past 20 years has seen a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States. In 2010, no state had a prevalence of obesity less than 20%. Thirty-six states had a prevalence of 25% or more; 12 of these states (Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia) had a prevalence of 30% or more.

    The data shown in these maps were collected through the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), on the basis of self-reported weight and height. Each year, state health departments use standard procedures to collect data through a series of monthly telephone interviews with U.S. adults.

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