The Myth Of Fat Southerners

April 13, 2013 in Daily Bulletin

In the United States it is commonly believed that southern States are the most obese. It turns out that’s a myth:

  • The data that indicates that southerners are the fattest comes from a periodic nationwide survey done by the CDC asking respondents about their height and weight.
  • However this relies on self-reported data. When southerners are actually weighed then they no longer top the charts.
  • The reason why the CDC survey shows them to be the fattest then may simply be because southerners are the most willing to be honest about their weight.

Read more about the study, its findings, and its methodology over here.

Source: All Alabama

Via: Marginal Revolution