Adult obesity increases in 16 states
July 7, 2011
by Lena Sun
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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