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Report ranks Indiana 11th fattest among states

August 19, 2008
by STEVE HERMAN
Chicago Tribune

Indiana is still getting fatter, just not as much as some other states. In an annual report released Tuesday by the Trust for America's Health, obesity in Indiana continued to climb as a percentage of adults but once again dropped in its ranking among all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The new report found 27.5 percent of Hoosier adults are obese, up from 26.8 percent in last year's report. The Indiana rates were 26.2 percent in the 2006 report and 25.2 percent in 2005.

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