Obesity Rate is at Least 30% in 12 U.S. States Led by the South, CDC Says

July 19, 2011
by Elizabeth Loppatto
Bloomberg News

At least 30 percent of people in 12 states were obese in 2010, an increase of three states from a year earlier, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

No state reported that less than 20 percent of adults were obese, the Atlanta-based agency said today in a statement. That means no state met the national Healthy People 2010 goal to lower the prevalence to 15 percent.



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