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Americans Fatter in 37 States

August 20, 2008
by Daniel J. DeNoon
WebMD

The latest annual state-by-state obesity rankings don't paint a pretty picture: Number of states in which adult obesity rates went up: 37 Number of states in which adult obesity rates went down: 0 Number of states in which adult obesity rates went up for the third year in a row: 19 Percentage of population that is obese in Colorado, this year's least obese state: 18.4 Percentage of population that was obese in the four most obese states in 1991: 15% to 20% Number of states in which at least 1 in 4 adults is obese: 28 Number of states in which at least 1 in 5 adults was obese in 1991: 0 These are just a few of the shocking numbers in the fifth annual "F as in Fat" report from the nonprofit Trust for America's Health, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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