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Use of Small-Area Estimates to Describe County-Level Geographic Variation in Prevalence of Extreme Obesity Among US Adults

Study examining the variability in prevalence of extreme obesity at the county level, using small-area estimation to pinpoint specific areas of high and low prevalence. Uses data from the 2012 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and the U.S. Census Bureau to create county-level estimates for adults over 18 years of age. Discusses contrasting pictures of extreme obesity at a broad state level and at the county level, highlighting ranges of prevalence in select states and noting some areas of rural prevalence.
Carrie W. Mills, Glen Johnson, Terry T. K. Huang, et al.
JAMA Network Open, 3(5), e204289
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Obesity and weight control · Research methods and resources · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention