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    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.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Places famous for barbecue and fried foods so no surprise here.
    If yankees knew how to cook, they'd be just as fat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel Yell View Post
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    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
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