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  1. Introduction
  2. Obesity in San Antonio
  3. Causes of obesity
  4. Leading a sedentary lifestyle
  5. Control measure for obesity
  6. Healthy kids healthy community grant
  7. Conclusion

San Antonio is in the state of Texas. It occupies an area of 7.07miles of land area and 0.13miles of water area (USA.com, 2013). The total population of the area is 45,307 which is a reduction of 4.39% of the 2000 statistics. This is much lower than the national average of 9.71% and the 20.59% of the state average (SanAntonioSports, 2010). The population density of the area zip code 78201 is 6,291.37 people per square mile which is much higher compared to 93.62 people per square mile of the state average (USA.com, 2013). This is also higher than 81.32 people per square mile of the national average. The per capita income of 78201 zip codes is $13,398 which is much lower than $19,617 of the state average (SanAntonioSports, 2010). Children below the age of five are the majority constituting 7.2% of the total population (FactFinder, 2010).

The average lifetime of people in this area is 35.6 years. The females are the majority representing 50.3% of the total population (Medilexicon, 2013). The male population is 49.7% of the total population. The average life of females is 37.3 years compared with that of males which is 33.9% (USA.com, 2013). The whites 76.3% represents majority of the population. African Americans are 2.2% while the other races represent 16.8% of the total population (USA.com, 2013).

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