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Now Available - The State of Obesity 2015

 

 

The obesity epidemic remains one of the nation's most serious health crises — putting millions of Americans at increased risk for a range of chronic diseases and costing the country billions of dollars in preventable healthcare spending.

According to the most recent data, rates of obesity now exceed 35 percent in three states (Arkansas, West Virginia and Mississippi), 22 states have rates above 30 percent, 45 states are above 25 percent, and every state is above 20 percent. Arkansas has the highest adult obesity rate at 35.9 percent, while Colorado has the lowest at 21.3 percent. The data show that 23 of 25 states with the highest rates of obesity are in the South and Midwest.

To download a copy of The State of Obesity 2015, visit http://stateofobesity.org/resources/

Published on 09/28/2015