A recent report from a health concerns study indicated that there is strong evidence of a nation's overall health decay if the percent of obese adults exceeds 28%. In addition, if the low-income preschool obesity rate exceeds 13%, there is great concern about long-term health. You are asked to conduct an analysis to determine if there is a difference in these two obesity rates in metro versus nonmetro counties. Your analysis is restricted to counties in the following states; California, Michigan, Minnesota, and Florida. Conduct your analysis for each state. Use the data file Food Nutrition Atlas-described in the Chapter 9 appendix-as the basis for your statistical analysis. You will first need to obtain a subset of the data file using the capabilities of your statistical analysis computer program.
Prepare a rigorous analysis and a short statement that reports your statistical results and your conclusions.