Factbox: Most and least obese states

July 7, 2011
by Lisa Baertlein

The number of U.S. adults who tipped the scale into obesity rose in 16 states the last year, helping to push obesity rates in a dozen states above 30 percent. Obesity rates did not decline in any state.

Here is a list of the five most and least obese states (including the District of Columbia), according to "F as in Fat," an annual report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which was released on Thursday.


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