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Obesity Rates in Americans aged 20 and older

November 16, 2015 Leave a comment

1. This graph shows the increasing rate of obesity in American adults. Recently, health officials have declared obesity an epidemic. These numbers seem to suggest so, showing over a third of American adults being obese.

2. The Center for Disease Control compiled data from surveys conducted by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys between 1999-2014.

3. There is a 2.8% increase in obesity from 34.9% in 2011-2012 to 37.7% in 2013-2014. This is the biggest increase in the data. Why was there such a big increase?

Categories: BLOG 8, Uncategorized

Blog 7: NCAA Schools Athletic Revenue

November 9, 2015 Leave a comment
  1. This article ranks NCAA schools based on their athletic revenue. Given the situation that unfolded on campus this past weekend, it’s important to note how schools depend on their athletic programs, not just football programs, to bring in a profit.
  2. The data was compiled by USA Today and includes 230 Division 1 schools. The data was collected from revenue and expense reports that schools are obligated to release upon request, since the NCAA does not release them. Some private schools weren’t included as were schools under a state exemption.
  3. How much in revenue and profit did Mizzou’s football team generate last fiscal year? Seeing this figures would be interesting considering their involvement catalyzing the resignment of Tim Wolfe and Chancellor Loftin.


Categories: BLOG 7

Percentage of Missouri Residents with Earthquake Insurance Decreasing

October 26, 2015 1 comment
  1. This article shows statistics for the number of households that have Earthquake Insurance Coverage in counties ranging from New Madrid, where the New Madrid seismic zone is located, to high risk, medium risk, and low risk counties. I thought this article was interesting because the threat of an earthquake is most prominent along the West Coast, not in Missouri. However, there is a fault line named the New Madrid fault because it is located in New Madrid county. The most recent earthquake there occured this year in April.
  2. The data was collected by the Missouri Department of Insurance. It wasn’t collected through surveys or questionaires, but rather the data is based on “market trends over the past 15 years” for earthquake insurance.
  3. The data suggests that earthquake coverage throughout the state has decreased significantly. Why is this?


Categories: BLOG 6

Sexual Assaults on MU Campus

October 19, 2015 Leave a comment
  1. The article covers the Association of American Universities survey about sexual assault. I chose this because at Mizzou, sexual assault has been very prevalent in recent years.
  2. The data was collected from the AAU’s survey sent to more than 150,000 students at 27 universities.
  3. Were the students selected just undergrad students or all students? Were the universities all public? Were private universities included in the data?


Categories: BLOG 5, Uncategorized

How To Engage Tech Site Visitors

  1. This tweet illustrates the most popular topics millennials and those 35 years and older seek when visiting technology websites. I chose this because I think there may be a discrepancy between the two generations in what subjects they are interested in and how they access this information, since technology is playing a bigger role in our society than those who may be older.
  2. The data was collected from a survey conducted in 2013 by the International Data Group (IDG). They surveyed technology website visitors 18-34 years old (millennials) and over 35 years old.
  3. The IDG website states they operate 460 websites. Did they use their own websites to collect the data or incorporate other technology websites not operated by them? How would this affect the datas significance?


Categories: BLOG 4

Planned Parenthood Funding

September 28, 2015 1 comment


  1. This tweet shows the amount of Americans who are for maintaining or eliminating federal funding for Planned Parenthood services. I think it is very relevant because this issue may be responsible for the second government shutdown in as many years.
  2. The data was collected through a survey conducted during September 22-27, 2015 by the Pew Research Center. 1,506 adults responded.
  3. Planned Parenthood is a very divisive issue in America today. I want to know exactly how many people that identify as “Democrat” or “Republican” voted to maintain or eliminate Planned Parenthood.
Categories: BLOG 3

Blog 2- Increasing Amount of Affluent New York 3rd-8th Graders Opting Out of Testing

September 14, 2015 1 comment


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