Socioeconomic Causes Of Obesity

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The Socioeconomic Causes of Obesity Obesity is a serious epidemic in the United States that affects an estimated 35% of the population of the United States. (CDC, 2011) People with less than a high school degree are most likely to have the highest obesity rate, followed by high school graduates and college dropouts. College graduates have the lowest obesity rate. The population of the United States that lives at or below poverty level tends to be more obese than the population that lives above the poverty line. Another key factor that affects the obesity rate in America is the geographic region a population lives in and a particular population’s access to energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods along with the individuals’ cultural…show more content…
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