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In 2015, 86% of North Dakota High School students graduated on time. However, when we specifically examine graduate breakdowns (such as by race, ethnicity, special populations, and income), we see achievement gaps exist within these groups.
Looking particularly at graduation rates by income, what is the gap (percentage point difference) between higher-income and lower-income students?
Obesity increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, yet one third of adults in North Dakota are obese (32.2%, 2014). Nationally over the last 4 years, North Dakota went from middle of the pack (ranking 24th, where 1=highest obesity rate) to ranking ninth highest among all 50 states in regards to the adult obesity rate in 2014.Read more.