Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Driving Is Why You’re Fat

By all infographic standards, this graph fails except for one.  I can barely read the data and it isn’t clear what they’re trying to show at first glance.  But the message is key. It shows that states where people bike and walk more to work and commute by car less have healthier less obese populations.  Little blue people are more obese than little white people.  Little white squares mean biking, walking and taking the bus, little blue squares mean driving.


  1. Wow, Maine has a really high obesity rate compared to the rest of New England...

  2. Can we get any good, clear graphics on the prevalence of obesity in populations that smoke? I'm particularly interested in the subset of smokers whose primary exercise is walking to the bus stop.