Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Local Area Health Statistics

Want to know how many people in your city are fat, or go to the dentist, or drink alcohol? Find out by visiting the CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) City and County Data site, where a variety of health information is available by metropolitan and micropolitan statistical area. Most obese is Wauchula, Florida, where 42 percent of the population has a body mass index of 30 or higher (the definition of obese). In Key West, only 17 percent of residents are obese--one of the lowest levels in the nation.

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