Yes, a lot of us DO want "fries with that." And an ice cream cone. And a soft drink.
Call it whatever you want, but there are a lot of fat people in Summit County. According to combined data from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and the United States Census Bureau, there are an estimated 99,624 obese females in Summit County, along with 93,708 males.
And that doesn't include the people who are simply "overweight."
The prevalence of obesity is up; so is hypertension as well as the percentage of people who are getting "sufficient" amounts of physical activity. They add up to increased life expectancy: Women in Summit County now have a life expectancy of 80 years - up from 77.1 in 1985. Men still aren't living as long as women, but there has been a more dramatic gain, from 70.9 to 72.3 years.
IHME released an interactive map, allowing users to look up data results for any county in the nation. In Summit County, the life expectancy is closely in line with state and national numbers. According to the data, Summit County females are above the state and national averages and men are at or below those averages. Neither sex is ahead of Ohio or the nation in terms of hypertension rates. Men are below state and national averages for getting sufficient physical activity, while women around here are at or above those numbers, even though the numbers show an increase since 2001.