The Ecology Of Disadvantage: Obesity Is Not Randomly Distributed Across The U.S.
According to data published by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, more than two in three adults in the United States are considered to be overweight or obese. However, this problem is not randomly distributed across the country. In fact, according to a new University of Arkansas study, obesity is particularly prevalent in certain areas; areas with socio-economic factors that create an “ecology of disadvantage,” as the researchers put it. This includes various social and demographic components.