CDC Study Shows Adults Living in Rural Counties More Likely to be Obese than Adults Living in Urban Counties
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) is pleased to share an article by DNPAO authors titled, “Obesity Prevalence Among Adults Living in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties—United States, 2016”. The report identifies differences in obesity prevalence by metropolitan status within states and US Census regions.
Findings in this article are consistent with those previously reported using 2005–2008 NHANES data, which documented higher overall obesity prevalence among people living in rural vs. urban counties of the United States, and expand the understanding of these health differences.
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