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« on: November 22, 2007, 01:41:06 am »



1. Mississippi
2. Alabama
3. West Virginia
4. Louisiana
5. South Carolina (tie)
5. Tennessee (tie)
7. Kentucky
8. Arkansas
9. Indiana (tie)
9. Michigan (tie)
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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2007, 01:55:31 am »

I'm not very surprised. People especially in the West Coast have a strong social stigma against obesity. It can be discriminatory at times, but mostly it pressures people to not eat. I see it a lot at school, and all of the Hollywood stars affect it in California too.
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2007, 02:09:20 am »

Wow, I had a feeling it'd be localized, but I had no idea it'd be that extreme.

Insert obligatory "LOL DEEP SOUTH" comment here.
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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2007, 02:39:45 am »

Well now we know what happened to StatesRights. He moved to Mississippi!
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2007, 03:17:52 am »

Nearly every fried food you can think of was created in the South so this should come as no surprise.
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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2007, 03:26:47 am »

It's really hard to stay in shape in the South. Cities are very sprawled out and not walkable. Plus, it's too hot and humid for a lot of activity.
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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2007, 06:25:12 am »

The top 10 dumbest states is quite similar isn't' it?  I'm guessing that isn't a coincidence.
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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2007, 02:17:40 pm »

The top 10 dumbest states is quite similar isn't' it?  I'm guessing that isn't a coincidence.

That list was fake.
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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2007, 02:31:18 pm »
« Edited: November 22, 2007, 03:20:47 pm by Verily »

Obesity rate by state:



Red
70%: >27% obese (Mississippi, Alabama, West Virginia and Louisiana)
60%: >25% obese
50%: >23% obese

Blue
50%: >21% obese
60%: >19% obese
70%: >17% obese
80%: <17% obese (only Colorado, at 16.9%)
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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2007, 02:52:27 pm »

lol..... oh the south....
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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2007, 04:39:50 pm »

And Minnesotans are relatively fat for participating the most in physical activities... it's all the hot dish and Cool Whip infused jello salad
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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2007, 07:48:31 pm »

Looking at the map, the link between class and obesity is pretty obvious, though nowhere near perfect (Wisconsin? Maryland?)
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« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2007, 08:10:23 pm »

Looking at the map, the link between class and obesity is pretty obvious, though nowhere near perfect (Wisconsin? Maryland?)

It's much more complex than that.

Class, culture, traditional foods, availability of physical activities, location all factor in.

Colorado is skinnier than the rest of us because a lot of active people move there since they have so many outdoor activities.
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« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2007, 08:12:23 pm »

Poor Michigan. It got lumped in with the hillbilly belt.
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« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2007, 08:21:53 pm »

Arkansas has been making progress in this field.
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« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2007, 08:57:33 pm »

I'm suprised Oklahoma is not in the top 10, considering we have the most fast food joints per capita in the United States.  Not a statistic to be proud of.  I know we have to be 11, 12, or 13.
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« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2007, 10:25:32 pm »

I'm surprised Wisconsin isn't fatter with its cheese, brats, and beer.
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« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2007, 10:33:20 pm »

Glad to see Massachusetts clocking in as one of the least fat states.
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« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2007, 12:14:05 pm »

Montana is interesting.
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« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2007, 01:10:47 pm »


"Nowhere near perfect" always indicates that something is complicated Smiley

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It's also one of the most midd... ah no that means something different in the U.S... ah... bourgeois, yes, that ought to do, bourgeois parts of North America.
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« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2007, 01:51:57 pm »


I have relatives who are cattle ranchers and they're all super skinny.  Their meals are always well balanced and they spend their entire day doing manual labor to keep the ranch running.  Also, there aren't that many fast food places out in ranch country.
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« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2007, 02:11:19 pm »

Looking at the map, the link between class and obesity is pretty obvious, though nowhere near perfect (Wisconsin? Maryland?)

Agreed.  The irony of our age (and in the first world) is that poor people are the most likely to be fat.

I'm surprised that PA wasn't higher acctually.
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« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2007, 02:28:08 pm »

Looking at the map, the link between class and obesity is pretty obvious, though nowhere near perfect (Wisconsin? Maryland?)

Agreed.  The irony of our age (and in the first world) is that poor people are the most likely to be fat.

I'm surprised that PA wasn't higher acctually.


My guess...given how the map looks, eastern pa is probably very much like NY/NJ, and that balances out (somewhat, save philadelphia itself) the heavier trend shown in the west...

I wonder if theres also some correlation between %African American and placement on the chart...I wonder because of the higher rates of heart disease and lower rates of income (the poor as a whole might be eating in a less healthy fashion)
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« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2007, 02:31:27 pm »

Well...not because of higher rates of heart disease, but in correlation to...
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« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2007, 03:04:49 pm »

Well...not because of higher rates of heart disease, but in correlation to...

Rates of death caused by heart disease in the U.K correlate very closely to class. For what it's worth.
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