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Denver’s Kids: The Link Between Neighborhoods and Obesity

July 28, 2016

A first-of-its-kind analysis of children living in the city of Denver finds certain neighborhood characteristics are more often associated with whether a child is obese.

The analysis shows that Denver neighborhoods with high rates of Hispanic residents are more likely to be home to children with higher body mass index (BMI) scores. Other neighborhood traits associated with unhealthy weights include low educational attainment, family income and home values.

Click on the image below to view the interactive story-map. Click on the tabs across the top to view maps for each of the factors. You can click on different Census tracts to see the data for that community.

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