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Friday, March 28, 2014

Geography and Body Mass Index (BMI)

A new study out of the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) and the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) found location has an effect on body mass index (BMI), which is used to classify people's weight. In short, data from Geneva revealed

adults' and children's BMI values are "not distributed randomly" on a map of the canton. Rather, the map was divided into regions with predominantly high or low BMI, and a larger region where "neither trend prevailed." 

The study was published in Nature Nutrition and Diabetes.

Tobacco Sales Focused in Poor and Latino Communities

Research published in GIScience and Remote Sensing by Andrew Peterson, an associate professor in the Rutgers School of Social Work suggests tobacco products are more likely to be sold in pharmacies located in poor and Latino communities.

Map: uninsured are and life expectancy in King County, WA

The Seattle Times offers a pair of maps of King County (Seattle) based on ArcGIS Online: one shows where the uninsured are and the other life expectancy. It helps illustrate an editorial from two days before.

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