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Childhood Overweight and Obesity Trends

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Childhood Overweight and Obesity Trends
2003
2007
White: 0
Light Pink: 1
Dark Pink: 27
Red: 15
Burgundy: 8

2011
The National Conference of State Legislatures website shows statistics from the years 2003, 2007 and 2011, documenting childhood obesity throughout the United States for children ages 10- 17.



The states are color coded by obesity percentages;
Those who have a childhood obesity rate of 0-5% (no state) are coded white.
Those which have a rate of 5.1-10% are light pink.
10.1-15% dark pink.
15.1-20% are coded red.
20.1% or more are coded burgundy.
By Taylor Trahan and Jessica Pizzeck
Obesity Rates Within Each State
The number per state are listed as follows:
The number per state are listed as follows:
White: 0
Light Pink: 3
Dark Pink:31
Red: 15
Burgundy: 2
The number per states are listed as follows:
White: 0
Light Pink: 2
Dark Pink: 27
Red: 17
Burgundy: 5

Nationally
Lousiana
1 in 5 children suffer with obesity in our state. From 2003 to 2011, there has been a 3.9% increase in childhood obesity.
Around 13 million American Children are obese which puts them at a high risk for health conditions such as:
Type 2 diabetes
Heart Disease
Cancer
Stroke
High Blood Pressure
These health conditions have increased health expenses to $14 billion annually.
Children have an 80% chance of becoming obese adults.
Critique
The websites information per table came from 3 different sources
The ages in the data set may be varied rather than being specific
Through the years of 2003 to 2007 there was a dramatic increase in childhood obesity within the south eastern region of the US.
We have also concluded that the states with the least amount of childhood obesity are located within the north western part of the country with the exception of New Jersey in the year of 2011.
National Conference of State Legislatures. (2016).
Childhood Overweight and Obesity Trends
. Retrieved from http://www.ncsl.ord
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