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bijou
07-21-2011, 09:23 AM
Southern states average 29.4%
Obese population above 30% in 11 states
Mississippi still ranks highest at 34%; Colorado lowest at 21%

Not one state met Department of Health goal to reduce obesity rates to below 20 per cent in last decade

Healthy People 2020 includes target obesity rate of 30

By Daily Mail Reporter

America's obesity epidemic shows no signs of slowing down, new findings show, as research reveals obesity rates have risen to 30 per cent or more in at least 12 states.

A 2010 survey conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows not a single state has reported a rate of obesity below 20 per cent.

The findings are in stark contrast to a 2000 study, which showed no state had an obesity rate above 25 per cent.

Four hundred thousand adults were surveyed by phone for the analysis.

Mississippi maintained its title as the heaviest state; 34 per cent of its population were reported as obese.

The epidemic was particularly pronounced across the south.


Obesity rates were above 30 per cent in 11 other states, including West Virginia, Texas, Tennessee, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Missouri, Michigan, Louisiana, Kentucky, Arkansas and Alabama.

Overall the region came in at 29.4 per cent, followed by the Midwest at 28.7 per cent and the Northwast at 24.9 per cent. The West had the lowest rate with 24.1 per cent.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2017115/U-S-obesity-rates-rise-36-states-25-cent-climb-year.html#ixzz1SkJ1moJM

SaintLouieWoman
07-21-2011, 09:36 AM
I guess they're not listening to Mrs O. :p

NJCardFan
07-21-2011, 11:55 AM
Obesity rates were above 30 per cent in 11 other states, including West Virginia, Texas, Tennessee, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Missouri, Michigan, Louisiana, Kentucky, Arkansas and Alabama.

Places famous for barbecue and fried foods so no surprise here.

Rebel Yell
07-21-2011, 12:12 PM
Places famous for barbecue and fried foods so no surprise here.

If yankees knew how to cook, they'd be just as fat.

Rockntractor
07-21-2011, 01:10 PM
If yankees knew how to cook, they'd be just as fat.

I don't think NJ has ever had any trouble finding a good meal.:D

Ranger Rick
07-21-2011, 01:21 PM
What do you want their all unemployed. Sitting at home eating cheap food.

NJCardFan
07-21-2011, 06:16 PM
I don't think NJ has ever had any trouble finding a good meal.:D

You think I got to 300lbs not knowing how to cook? :p

Rockntractor
07-21-2011, 06:22 PM
You think I got to 300lbs not knowing how to cook? :p

I love to cook and if I didn't have to work my ass off outside I would be right there with you!:pig::D

fettpett
07-21-2011, 06:50 PM
um...10% unemployment....increase in fat people....correlation?

Hawkgirl
07-21-2011, 09:40 PM
um...10% unemployment....increase in fat people....correlation?

I think they are inversely proportional: Job=money=buy more food :pig:

fettpett
07-22-2011, 08:59 AM
I think they are inversely proportional: Job=money=buy more food :pig:

no job+food stamps+=crap food one wouldn't normally buy+sitting on ones ass= Fat