Exploring Obesity in the United States
Above is an interactive visualization of data from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Behaviorial Risk Factor Surveillance System. The data represents the percent
of people in each state that are considered to be obese. Obese is defined as having a
Body Mass Index of 30
In the lower left is a bar chart where the height of each bar is the percentage of people considered to be obese
in that state. In the lower right is a histogram showing the distribution of states in different percentage bins.
The year is set to 2010. Drag the slider at the top to explore changes over the years.
As you move from 1985 to 2010, you'll see the distribution moving from the lower percentage bins, to the higher percentage bins.
You can mouse around to explore and click on index measures to explore other index measures. Drag to select.