WGU VPT2 Task 2 Essay

3047 Words Jun 7th, 2015 13 Pages
A. Summary of Situation
The situation that will be evaluated in this analysis will be; is there a region of the United States in which childhood obesity tends to be more prominent? This will be done to show areas in which the Government, insurance companies and healthcare institutions should focus campaigns for healthy living to reduce future healthcare cost. The data that will be utilized to answer this business question will be the percent of children ages ten to seventeen that are overweight or obese in each of the fifty states. The states will then be categorized into their respective regions of East, South, Midwest, and West. It is important to look into the regions to see if there is a trend of obesity within a region, as this
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This information was gathered from the Kaiser Family Foundation to be the data the help answer they presented question (Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2015).
B3. Advantages and Disadvantages of the Data Gathering Methodology
When gathering data there is inevitably advantages and disadvantages to the data that is collected. That statement hold true in this instance as well. One advantage of the methodology for collecting this data was how user friendly the information is. The table that is above is provided along with several other ways to view the data. For instance, the data can be looked at high to low as presented in this report, but also low to high. The table can also be looked at alphabetically for ease in being able to locate a certain State. These features are both an advantage to the gathering of this data. Looking at them in high to low ascending order as presented allows hypotheses to be made about the information before formally utilizing the Cluster analysis. Also since this information is not about individual state but is however about regions of the Country, having the states in alphabetical order was advantages to completion of the analysis. One disadvantage for the methodology of gathering this data is its simplicity, meaning it is a hard percentage of overweight of obese children by state. It does not take into account socioeconomic standing of individuals, the means to live healthy, or the lifestyles of the individuals. All of which can

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