Metadata: Obesity Rate - Adults

Obesity Rate - Adults

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Section 1: Overview

Originator:Natural Resources Research Institute & Minnesota Compass

Title: Obesity Rate - Adults

Abstract: Obesity rate of adults (18+).
By county, 2015. Tabular data acquired from Minnesota Compass and appended to shapefile by NRRI.

Purpose: Obesity increases the likelihood of diabetes, some forms of cancer, hypertension, and other chronic diseases. Concern has mounted in all developing countries of the world that obesity poses a major threat.

Major causes of obesity fall into the categories of behavior and environment. Behaviorally, the consumption of more calories than a person uses leads to overweight. This can be corrected through an increase in physical activity and/or a decrease in calorie consumption. Environmentally, the layouts of our homes, neighborhoods, and workplaces promote or inhibit physical activity which affects obesity.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

Time Period of Content Date: 2015

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Maintenance and Update Frequency: Annually

Spatial Extent of Data: Minnesota

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Contact Person Information: Catalog Manager,
Natural Resources Research Institute
5013 Miller Trunk Hwy
Duluth, MN  55803
Phone: 218-788-2767

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Section 3: Spatial Data Organization (not used in this metadata)

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Horizontal Coordinate Scheme: Universal Transverse Mercator

UTM Zone Number: 15

Horizontal Datum: NAD83

Horizontal Units: meters

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Section 6: Distribution

Publisher: Natural Resources Research Institute

Publication Date: 06/07/2019

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