Overview Obesity is a growing problem in the state of New York as well as the whole nation. With obesity in the rise there is also a rise seen in diabetes and heart related diseases. Obesity is a growing epidemic that has already affected a large percentage of the population.
“Obesity”Deals with the amount of bodyfat one possess oppose to beingoverweight which mainly dealswith the weight of ones overallbody mass.
When broken down by county the percentages of obese adults ranges from 16.1% to 29.9%The top three lowest percentages include New York County Westchester Countyand Nassau CountyThe top three highest percentages for obesity are Seneca County, St. LawrenceCounty, and Chautauqua county.
County Percentage of Obese Income per capita AdultsNew York County 16.1% $47,030Westchester County 18.7% $63,582Nassau County 20.7% 72,030Seneca county 29.7% 37,140St. Lawrence County 29.5% 32,356Chautauqua 29.9% 33, 458
Why are there differences in obesity percentagesamongst counties?• When viewing the table on the previous slide there is a clear correlation between yearly salaries and obesity percentages?What do dollars have to do with it?• The more money someone makes, they are more likely to focus on their health.• Money allows one to buy the finest healthy foods and also allows them to afford gym memberships.• People who pull in a high income are more likely to have free time for recreation.
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Summary Obesity is a problem across the entire state of New York. It is clear that the poorer counties have higher obesity rates because of limited means to acquire healthy foods and recreational outlets. This is growing issue that people should be aware of.
Sources "Obesity and Overweight: Topics | DNPAO | CDC." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Web. 17 Feb. 2012. <http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/>. "New York Locations by per Capita Income." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 17 Feb. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_locations_by_ per_capita_income>.