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Virginia Obesity Rates - CDC graph


These graphs reflect growing trends in the "obesity epidemic" taking place in Virginia and other areas of the United States. The data was compiled by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, a government department.

What are some of the possible causes of the dramatic increase in obesity? What are the potential costs to government health care programs resulting from these health issues? What role should the government take in addressing this issue, which involves peoples' private lives and eating habits?

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data," Atlanta, Georgia: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1995-2006, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Accessed August 10, 2009).

How to Cite This Source
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "Virginia Obesity Rates - CDC graph," in Virginia Civics, Item #625, (accessed December 3, 2021).
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