A Descriptive Study with Recommendations Regarding Adult Obesity in Benton & Franklin Counties based on 2003-2010 BRFSS Data
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This descriptive study explored obesity rates among adult sub-population(s) when aggregated with different demographic factors in Benton and Franklin Counties in the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS) between 2003 and -2010. Demographic factors included were: age, gender, ethnicity, income, and education. Correlations between these demographic factors and Body Mass Index (BMI), a calculated measure of height and weight to determine physical health, were examined. Additionally, potential contributing factors which are known to be associated with BMI, specifically fruit and vegetable consumption and level of physical activity, were examined through useing of data available through the BRFSS. Findings from this analysis will help to identify sub-population group(s) with the highest obesity prevalence.
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