Pin It

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Georgia not nearly as obese as Mississippi

The Atlanta Regional Commission's "Regional Snapshot" this month focuses on Southerners' giant bellies.

Surprisingly, metro Atlantans — where approximately one out of every four or five people say they're obese — look to be much healthier when compared to residents of the great state of Mississippi. (Don't be fooled though, we're still pretty huge.)

Also, note the correlation between socioeconomic status — counties with the black dots have household incomes in the bottom 20 percent of all southeastern counties — and obesity. For all the stats (including county-by-county info), download the full report here.

  • Atlanta Regional Commission

Tags: , , ,

Comments (7)

Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

Latest in Fresh Loaf

More by Thomas Wheatley

Rap Attack
Rap Attack

Search Events

Search Fresh Loaf

Recent Comments

© 2015 Creative Loafing Atlanta
Powered by Foundation