Map of the Day: Obesity Rates and Income Level

Data Source: USDA Food Environment Atlaspercent of obese all percent of low-income preschool obese children

The first map details the age-adjusted obesity rates in the United States in 2013. The second map describes the obesity rates of preschoolers who are of low socioeconomic status from 2009-2011. The first map seems to have the highest rates concentrated in the middle-southern region of the United States, while the distribution of low- income preschool obesity rates in the second map seems to be random.