The States With The Highest Rates Of Obesity

September 1, 2017
by Niall McCarthy

One third of U.S. adults are obese along with one in six children, according to a new reportreleased by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Back in 2000, no state had an obesity rate higher then 25 percent. According to the report, the adult obesity rate in 2016 exceeded 35 percent in five states, 30 percent in 25 states and 25 percent in 46 states, though the trend is starting to stabilize and actually decline in some places. Obesity levels increased in Colorado, Minnesota, Washington and West Virginia and decreased in Kansas, while remaining stable everywhere else.

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