Data, Statistics

One month into 2014…have you kept your resolution?

By Michelle Jones, GIS Analyst, The Polis Center

We’re one month into the New Year. Have you kept your resolution(s)? If not, you’re not alone. 36% of people give up on their resolutions by February, and only 8% go on to successfully fulfill their resolutions.

Let’s take a look at four of the most commonly made (and broken) resolutions of 2014.

  • #4 – Enjoy Life to the Fullest
  • #3 – Spend less, Save More
  • #2 – Get Organized
  • #1 – Lose Weight

Was your resolution to lose weight in 2014? The percentage of adults reporting a BMI greater than or equal to 30 (classifying them as obese) ranges from 22 to 37 percent for Indiana counties, while Indiana’s overall rate is 31%. The national benchmark is 25%. Find the percentage for your county in the map below.

Source: County Health Rankings

Source: County Health Rankings

All of the general New Year resolution statics obtained for this blog were collected from: http://www.statisticbrain.com/new-years-resolution-statistics/

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