How Does the Childhood Obesity Rates Compare in Wales and Usa

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How Does The Childhood Obesity Rates Compare in Wales and USA

Intro

I have chosen the issue of childhood obesity in Wales and America. I have chosen this issue as obesity is a main problem in today’s society, and I want to see how Wales compares to what is known as the ‘Fattest’ country, America. Also I hope to find out the main reasons behind the high or low rates in obesity. This topic interests me as it has a big impact on today’s youth, and I as a rugby player would prefer to see more people out exercising than sitting in the house eating.

Aims

For my investigation I have found both secondary and primary information. My secondary information is from various sources off the internet. This will help me find out the
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Primary Research

For my primary research I decide to produce 50 questionnaires to hand out, twenty five went to children aged eleven to sixteen and twenty five to adults. I have done this to try give a balanced view on what people of the area believe the main cause of obesity could be. However I know with questionnaire that you do not always get all of them back completed fully and appropriately, but I cannot let this effect me as it happens to everyone. Fourteen of the adults I asked to complete my questionnaire had children while eleven didn’t, but I found this did not affect my findings significantly.
Below I will show you a few results of my questionnaire in graph form, and also a copy of the questionnaire I gave out.

Who do you think is responsible for the wellbeing of obese children?
(Adults)

Who do you think is responsible for the wellbeing of obese children?
(Children)

As you can see from the graphs, there is a slight trend in who people believe to be responsibility, this is the parents. However from the adult graph you can see that parents come second behind cheap foods, but this could be that the parents asked did not feel it was their fault and felt it was someone else’s.

What do you believe the main cause for child obesity is?
(Adults)

What do you believe the main cause for

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