News Most Obese States In America

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  1. dawg

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hawaii residents were the least likely to be obese in 2014, and Hawaii was the only state where fewer than one in five residents are obese. Mississippi had the highest obesity rate in the nation for the second year in a row, at 35.2%.

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    Mississippi and West Virginia have had the two highest obesity rates in the nation since 2012. Five states on the list have had consistently high obesity rates -- Mississippi, West Virginia, Louisiana, Arkansas and Kentucky. These states have been among the 10 states with the highest obesity rates every year since Gallup and Healthways began tracking obesity in 2008.

    On the other end of the scale, Colorado has consistently had one of the two lowest obesity rates each year since 2008. In addition to Colorado, three states -- California, Massachusetts and Connecticut -- have been among the 10 states with the lowest obesity rates since 2008.

    The national obesity rate continued to rise in 2014 to 27.7%, up from 27.1% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 25.5% recorded in 2008. Since 2013, four states -- Nevada, New Mexico, Alabama and Minnesota -- have had statistically significant increases in obesity, while only one state, Tennessee, has had a statistically significant decline in obesity.

    These data, collected as part of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, are based on respondents' self-reported height and weight, which are used to calculate Body Mass Index (BMI) scores. Americans who have a body mass index of 30 or higher are classified as obese.

    Obesity rates continue to be highest in Southern and Midwestern states and lowest in Western and Northeastern states, a pattern that has persisted since Gallup and Healthways began tracking the obesity rate in 2008.

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  2. Jayla

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    I knew it was Mississippi before I even opened the thread. One of my best vacas ever was an adventure all over the southeast and I was shocked by how heavy the ppl there are.
     
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    I'm doing as much as i can, but i cannot keep our numbers up there all by myself.
     
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    these studies are always far too siimplistic. if they considered where people carry their fat, NYC would win hands down since most here keep their fat between their ears.
     
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    The South bringing home the gold again.
     
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    C'mon, Wisconsin. What happened? Start eatin'!
     
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    I live in Florida and AMAZED that we weren't on the fat list. These chicks are gross down here.
     
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    Hugh Blowmont Just be funny

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    Thread devolves into a liberal vs. conservative post rant in 3..2..1...
     
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    I'm wondering where Texas is? Texas has some damn good BBQ and some pretty big good ole boys.
     
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    yes, Ohio not on the list :yes:
     
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    States that kinda suck are fat. States that kinda don't, aren't
     
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    The headline here is that 41 states have obesity rates over 25%. That is a national fucking disgrace.
     
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    Deep fried twinkies, deep fried snickers

    Fat fuckers
     
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    Hawaii's on the NOT obese list? Huh....

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    Which makes for the best food.
     
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    I keep my weight down. Why do bitches get so fat?
     
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