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Denver’s Kids: The Link Between Neighborhoods and Obesity

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.

This new 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.

View the interactive story-map below. 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.

The Link Between Neighborhoods and Obesity