An Analysis of Obesity and Associated Health Implications in Colorado and Mississippi States in U.S.A.

  •  Saman Janaranjana Herath Bandara    
  •  Asitha Kodippili    


The study tries to investigate the obesity and obesity related health implications of Colorado and Mississippi States to see the significant factors affecting obesity in each state to propose effective and doable policy suggestions to the states, especially to Mississippi state. The study follows logit analysis using Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance Systems (BRFSS) survey data of 2018. The individual data reported for the states were used for the analysis. The statistical package of STATA was used for the analysis. The analytical results show that physical exercise (EXER), number of sleeping hours (SLEP), and education (EDUC) play a major role in combatting obesity. Also, the impact of smoking (SMOK), alcohol consumption (DRNK), and obesity -related diseases ((DISE). The large differences in value between Colorado and Mississippi indicate the significance of these variables and how they could be used in Mississippi. Thus, Mississippi needs to go for efficient and effective policy implications to facilitate more for physical exercises, and education. Both states report that obesity-related illnesses have a significant impact on obesity. Thus, health programs on these diseases would be required to reduce obesity.

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