Tuesday, August 20, 2013

RWJF & Trust for America's Health release comprehensive report about obesity in US

After three decades of increases, adult obesity rates remained level in every state except for one, Arkansas, in the past year, according to F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2013, a report released by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. A new website—fasinfat.org—features the full report, infographics, interactive maps tracking state obesity trends from 1990, an obesity policy series highlighting strategies to prevent and reduce the epidemic, and expert commentaries.
Rank
State
2012 obesity rate
1
Louisiana
34.7%
2
Mississippi
34.6%
3
Arkansas
34.5%
4
West Virginia
33.8%
5
Alabama
33.0%
6
Oklahoma
32.2%
7
South Carolina
31.6%
8
Indiana
31.4%
9
Kentucky
31.3%
10
Tennessee
31.1%
10
Michigan
31.1%
12
Iowa
30.4%
13
Ohio
30.1%
14
Kansas
29.9%
15
Wisconsin
29.7%
15
North Dakota
29.7%
17
North Carolina
29.6%
17
Missouri
29.6%
19
Texas
29.2%
20
Georgia
29.1%
20
Pennsylvania
29.1%
22
Nebraska
28.6%
23
Maine
28.4%
24
Illinois
28.1%
24
South Dakota
28.1%
26
Maryland
27.6%
27
Virginia
27.4%
28
New Hampshire
27.3%
28
Oregon
27.3%
30
New Mexico
27.1%
31
Delaware
26.9%
32
Idaho
26.8%
32
Washington
26.8%
34
Nevada
26.2%
35
Arizona
26.0%
36
Alaska
25.7%
36
Minnesota
25.7%
36
Rhode Island
25.7%
39
Connecticut
25.6%
40
Florida
25.2%
41
California
25.0%
42
New Jersey
24.6%
42
Wyoming
24.6%
44
Montana
24.3%
44
Utah
24.3%
46
Vermont
23.7%
47
Hawaii
23.6%
47
New York
23.6%
49
Massachusetts
22.9%
50
District of Columbia
21.9%
51
Colorado
20.5%
RWJF.org

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