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Poverty and Obesity as Political Indicators
Obesity in the US is treated as a medical condition, while its socioeconomic roots are all but ignored. Yet obesity was a univariate predictor of voting patterns in the 2016 presidential election at both state and county level. Health indicators, linked to socioeconomic variables, may be the new political force.