Friday, September 25, 2015

New obesity data: How does Utah rank?

Infographic showing the State of Obesity 2015
The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America, provides an in depth overview of obesity rates across the country over the past year. Findings underscore the need to continue promoting good nutrition and physical activity for all, especially starting in early childhood.


2014 STATE-BY-STATE ADULT OBESITY RATES

Based on an analysis of new state-by-state data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, adult obesity rates by state from highest to lowest were:
Note: 1 = Highest rate of adult obesity, 51 = lowest rate of adult obesity.
1. Arkansas (35.9%); 2. West Virginia (35.7%); 3. Mississippi (35.5%); 4. Louisiana (34.9%); 5. Alabama (33.5%); 6. Oklahoma (33.0%); 7. Indiana (32.7%); 8. Ohio (32.6)%; 9. North Dakota (32.2%); 10. South Carolina (32.1%); 11. Texas (31.9%); 12. Kentucky (31.6%); 13. Kansas (31.3%); 14. (tie) Tennessee (31.2%) and Wisconsin (31.2%); 16. Iowa (30.9%); 17. (tie) Delaware (30.7%) and Michigan (30.7%); 19. Georgia (30.5%); 20. (tie) Missouri (30.2%) and Nebraska (30.2%) and Pennsylvania (30.2%); 23. South Dakota (29.8%); 24. (tie) Alaska (29.7%) and North Carolina (29.7%); 26. Maryland (29.6%); 27. Wyoming (29.5%); 28. Illinois (29.3%); 29. (tie) Arizona (28.9%) and Idaho (28.9%); 31. Virginia (28.5%); 32. New Mexico (28.4%); 33. Maine (28.2%); 34. Oregon (27.9%); 35. Nevada (27.7%); 36. Minnesota (27.6%); 37. New Hampshire (27.4%); 38. Washington (27.3%); 39. (tie) New York (27.0%) and Rhode Island (27.0%); 41. New Jersey (26.9%); 42. Montana (26.4%); 43. Connecticut (26.3%); 44. Florida (26.2%); 45. Utah (25.7%); 46. Vermont (24.8%); 47. California (24.7%); 48. Massachusetts (23.3%); 49. Hawaii (22.1%); 50. District of Columbia (21.7%); 51. Colorado (21.3%).

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