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U.S. Obesity Rates Continue to Rise

Obesity rates across the country continue to rise in both adults and children. The following images are from the 8th annual F as in FAT: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2011 report by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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States with the highest adult obesity rates:

1. Mississippi – 34.4 %

2. Alabama – 32.3 %

3. West Virginia – 32.2 %

4. Tennessee – 31.9 %

5. Louisiana – 31.9 %

41 – New York – 24.7 % 

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States with the highest childhood obesity rates:

1. Mississippi – 21.9 %

2. Georgia – 21.3 %

3. Kentucky – 21.0 %

4. Illinois – 20.7 %

4. Louisiana – 20.7 %

16 – New York – 17.1 % 

For more data please visit : http://healthyamericans.org/report/88

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