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Volume 7: No. 4, July 2010

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Surveillance of Obesity-Related Policies in Multiple Environments: The Missouri Obesity, Nutrition, and Activity Policy Database, 2007-2009

In the central region, the number of obesity-related policies in each county were 7 for Marion; 6 for Boone, Ralls, and Randolph; 5 for Adair, Audrain, Camden, Clark, Linn, Macon, Putnam, and Shelby; 4 for Callaway, Chariton, Lewis, Montgomery, Schuyler, and Sullivan; 3 for Howard, Knox, and Monroe; and 2 for Gasconade. The following counties were not sampled: Cole, Cooper, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage, and Scotland.

In the eastern region, the number of obesity-related policies in each county were 7 for St. Louis; 6 for Franklin and St. Charles; 5 for Jefferson, and Washington; and 4 for Pike, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, and Warren. The following counties were not sampled: Lincoln, Perry, and Saint Louis City.

In the northwest region, the number of obesity-related policies in each county were 7 for Jackson; 6 for Buchanan, Cass, and Johnson; 5 for Caldwell, Carroll, Lafayette, Pettis, and Ray; 4 for Andrew, Benton, Clay, Grundy, Harrison, Mercer, and Saline; 3 for Clinton and DeKalb; 2 for Daviess and Worth, and 1 for Atchison and Bates. The following counties were not sampled: Gentry, Henry, Holt, Livingston, Nodaway, and Platte.

In the southeast region, the number of obesity-related policies in each county were 7 for Cape Girardeau; 6 for Douglas; 5 for Bollinger and Stoddard; 4 for Carter, Dunklin, Howell, Madison, Pemiscot, Reynolds, Scott, Shannon, Wayne, and Wright; 3 for Butler and Iron; and 2 for Texas. The following counties were not sampled: Mississippi, New Madrid, Oregon, Ozark, and Ripley.

In the southwest region, the number of obesity-related policies in each county were 7 for Greene and Polk; 6 for Jasper; 5 for Christian, Crawford, McDonald, Phelps, Pulaski, Stone, and Taney; 4 for Dent, Laclede, Maries, Newton, St. Clair, and Webster; 3 for Vernon, and 2 for Cedar and Hickory. The following counties were not sampled: Barry, Barton, Dade, Dallas, and Lawrence.

Figure. Environments with obesity policies, Missouri counties by region.

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