The Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC) provided two "mini-grants" to graduate students for work related to the Big Cities Health Inventory (BCHI) Data Platform. The data platform is an innovative tool that allows the user to easily explore, compare and share 30,000 public health data points from 30 cities. These students were asked to analyze data from the platform and present their findings at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Annual Conference in 2018.

What is the relationship between obesity and income? Insights from the Big Cities Health Inventory

Michael Benusic, MD, CCFP is a Master of Public Health student at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He analyzed data from the BCHI data platform to determine the relationship between obesity prevalence and income in big cities. 

Key Data Visualizations:

 Scatter matrix of obesity prevalence (obesity), log median household income (logincome10k), adult physical activity attainment (adultphys), and precent of population with an educational attainment of a bachelor's degree or higher (bach).

Scatter matrix of obesity prevalence (obesity), log median household income (logincome10k), adult physical activity attainment (adultphys), and precent of population with an educational attainment of a bachelor's degree or higher (bach).

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