Health & Obesity in the U.S.

Calculated using the Body Mass Index (BMI) scale, obesity is a weight that is described as highly above what is considered a healthy weight for a given height. Obesity results from a combination of causes including dietary patterns, medication use, and a lack of psychical activity. It is a serious concern as it is associated with diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Below are the obesity, exercise, and diabetes trends across the United States from 2011 to 2014 using data released by the CDC.

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Created by: Yuzhao Shen, Julia Joseph, & Melissa Avila