In the OHSU Healthy Talks for Jan 10, 2004, Robert O'Rourke, M.D, presented this series of maps is his discussion of obesity and cancer.
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Percentage of population with BMI over 30


Obesity:

having a very high amount of body fat in relation to lean body mass, or Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher
 

Obesity is growing
in
America
Body Mass Index (BMI):

a measure of an adultís weight in relation to his or her height, specifically the adultís weight in kilograms divided by the square of his or her height in meters

The data shown in these maps were collected through CDCís Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Each year, state health departments use standard procedures to collect data through a series of monthly telephone interviews with U.S. adults 
SOURCE OF DATA
 

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