State obesity rates could skyrocket by 2030

September 18, 2012
by Nanci Hellmich
USA Today


About two-thirds of adults in Mississippi and several other states will be obese by 2030 if obesity rates continue to climb as they are now, an analysis reports today.

The levels of obesity, defined as being roughly 30 or more pounds over a healthy weight, will be highest in these five states: Mississippi with 66.7%; Oklahoma, 66.4%; Delaware, 64.7%; Tennessee, 63.4%; and South Carolina, 62.9%.Mississippi has the USA's highest obesity rate at 34.9%.


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