Mississippi fattest, Colorado thinnest in new federal obesity statistics

August 13, 2012
by Mary MacVean
Los Angeles Times/McClatchy


Ready for this one? Americans are fat. More accurate, Americans are still fat.

The federal government released its “obesity map” on Monday, outlining the rates of obesity and how rates in the states compare. Colorado gets the svelte bragging rights, with 20.7% of its adults obese. At the other end of the scale is Mississippi, with a rate of 34.9%.

California had a rate of 23.8%. The CDC has published all the states’ figures.

Overall, the rate for the South was 29.5%, followed by the Midwest at 29%, the Northeast at 25.3% and the West at 24.3%.


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