Prevalence of Adults who are overweight or obese in San Francisco by ethnics

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Summary

San Francisco is a heath-concerned city. The percentage of adults who are overweight or obese in San Francisco can reflect the health or lifestyle. Moreover obesity can increase the likelihood of a lot of other diseases, which is a big concern of people. Showing prevalence of overweight or obese adults by ethnics will capture readers’ attention. San Francisco is a diverse city with several major ethnic groups. People from different ethnics have different lifestyles. Hence, people will concern that whether their own lifestyles are healthy or not, compared to other ethnic groups.

In the chart above, the red bars indicate the percentage of adults who are obese. While the blue ones indicate the percentage of adults who are overweight.

For adults, overweight and obesity ranges are determined by using weight and height to calculate a number called the “body mass index” (BMI). BMI is used because, for most people, it correlates with their amount of body fat. An adult who has a BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight. An adult who has a BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese.

From the chart, it is obvious that the American India and Alaska native has the highest total percentage of adults who are overweight or obese. However, Latino has the highest percentage of adults who are overweight. On the contrary, Asian and Pacific Islander enjoys the lowest percentage of adults who are overweight or obese. The chart indicates the ranking of percentages of overweigh or obesity among different ethnics. And it shows the percentage of adults who are obese or overweight in the region overall.

A good follow-up story can be the analysis of the major reasons contributing to overweigh and obesity in San Francisco.

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