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Diabetes in the USA

We’ve been told before that more and more Americans are getting Type
2 diabetes
(which is brought upon by obesity), but you may be surprised
that the geographical distribution of the disease is actually quite striking*.

Healthline compiled data from CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance
system and the US Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program to create
an interactive map where you can see the relationship between average
household income, food
desert
(no, not "dessert" – food desert is an area where
healthy and affordable food like fresh fruits and vegetables are not easily
obtainable), and type 2 diabetes.

Link
Thanks Tracy!

*As you can see, diabetes is far more prevalent in the Southern United
States (the red areas in Arizona are the Navajo and Apache Indian reservations)


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