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American Obesity Report

Posted by medliorator on August 28, 2007

Compiling data from 2004 to 2006, pages 5 and 6 summarize the report.

States with Highest Obesity Rates

1 Mississippi 30.6%

2 West Virginia 29.8%

3 Alabama 29.4%

4 Louisiana 28.2%

5 (tie) South Carolina 27.8%

5 (tie) Tennessee 27.8%

7 Kentucky 27.5%

8 Arkansas 27.0%

9 (tie) Indiana 26.8%

9 (tie) Michigan 26.8%

9 (tie) Oklahoma 26.8%

12 (tie) Missouri 26.3%

12 (tie) Texas 26.3%

14 Georgia 26.1%

15 Ohio 26.0%

F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2007 (PDF) [Trust for America’s Health]

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