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Four Factors That Distinguish the Diabetes Belt From the Rest of the Country

Submitted by Marshall Riddle on Fri, 03/11/2011 - 13:08

  1. The proportion of people with a college degree was smaller in the diabetes belt.
  2. Sedentary lifestyle was greater in the diabetes belt than in the rest of the U.S.: 30.6% vs. 24.8% for the rest of the nation.
  3. Prevalence of obesity was greater in the diabetes belt than in the rest of the U.S: 32.9% vs. 26.1%.
  4. Population of the diabetes belt counties contained substantially more non-Hispanic African Americans compared with the rest of the country; about 23.8% for the diabetes belt, while the rest of the cou

Notes: The belt includes portions of the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia, as well as the entire state of Mississippi.
Source: CNN
Source URL: http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/07/u-s-diabetes-belt-i...

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