Thursday, July 11, 2013

Interactive, county-by-county map shows data on obesity, exercise, hypertension, life expectancy

Want to see in a few glimpses how your county stands in obesity, physical activity, high blood pressure and life expectancy? Check out the new interactive map from the Seattle-based Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, which gives data from 2001 through 2011. Here's a screen grab showing the worst areas (the Black Belt, Indian Country and Central Appalachia) for obesity among women:
For a larger version of this map, click on it, or better yet, use the interactive version, available here.

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