Our Obese America

The list below, from the Report F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future, shows the percentage of obese adults in all 50 states:

State %   State %
Mississippi 34.4   Maine 26.5
Alabama 32.3   Washington 26.4
West Virginia 32.2   Florida 26.1
Tennessee 31.9   Alaska 25.9
Louisiana 31.6   Virginia 25.9
Kentucky 31.5   Idaho 25.7
Oklahoma 31.4   New Hampshire 25.6
South Carolina 30.9   New Mexico 25.6
Arkansas 30.6   Arizona 25.4
Michigan 30.5   Oregon 25.4
Missouri 30.3   Wyoming 25.4
Texas 30.1   Minnesota 25.3
Ohio 29.6   Nevada 25.0
North Carolina 29.4   California 24.8
Indiana 29.1   New York 24.7
Kansas 29.0   Rhode Island 24.3
Georgia 28.7   New Jersey 24.1
South Dakota 28.7   Montana 23.8
Pennsylvania 28.5   Vermont 23.5
Iowa 28.1   Utah 23.4
Delaware 28.0   Hawaii 23.1
North Dakota 28.0   Massachusetts 22.3
Illinois 27.7   Connecticut 21.8
Nebraska 27.6   District of Columbia 21.7
Wisconsin 27.4   Colorado 19.8
Maryland 27.1      

Report finds South with highest rates, but no state showed a decline over the last year. My Louisiana is 5th.

I’m leaving for a road trip and I don’t know where it will take me. No reservations, no expectations.¬†Hopefully, I will have lots of pictures to share when I return.

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One Response to Our Obese America

  1. Marcia says:

    Nickey said isn’t it ironic that the states with the most welfare(food stamp) recipients are at the top of the list

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