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  • Online Atlases Illustrate Prevalence of Diabetes, Obesity, and Physical Inactivity

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has introduced a new online tool, Diabetes Interactive Atlases, which provides data for diagnosed diabetes, obesity, and leisure-time physical inactivity at the national, state, and county levels. The new tool also includes interactive motion charts showing trends in the growth of diabetes and obesity throughout the United States and within states.

    The tool was launched with the release of CDC's November 15  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, which highlights a study that found that the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes increased in all US states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico between 1995 and 2010. During that time, the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes increased by 50% or more in 42 states, and by 100% or more in 18 states.

    The states with the largest increases are Oklahoma (226%), Kentucky (158%), Georgia (145%), Alabama (140%), and Washington (135%).

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