Adult obesity increases in 16 states

July 7, 2011
by Lena Sun
Washington Post

Adult obesity rates increased in 16 states in the past year and did not decline in any state, according to an annual report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

An average of 2008 through 2010 data showed that in 38 states, or more than two out of three, more than 25 percent of the population is obese. Only one, Colorado, has a rate of less than 20 percent.

According to the report, “F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future,” the District was the second-least obese of the jurisdictions studied, with an adult obesity rate of 21.7 percent, up from 21.5 percent the year before.


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