Mississippi and West Virginia are the most obese states

September 4, 2014
by Niraj Chokshi
Washington Post

Both Mississippi and West Virginia now have rates of 35.1 percent, while 20 states have rates at or above 30 percent. Colorado has the lowest at 21.3 percent. The findings of the 11th annual report from health-focused nonprofits the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are based on data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and released last month.

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