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Ohio 10th fattest state, according to obesity report

28.6% of adult Ohioans are obese; a third of state’s youth are overweight

November 22, 2009
by Tiffany Y. Latta
Hamilton Journal-News

Ohio is the 10th fattest state in the nation, according to a recent report.

The state is tied with Arkansas with 28.6 percent of adults obese, joining a top 10 list that included three states that border Ohio - West Virginia, Michigan and Kentucky.

The annual report, "F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America" by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, ranked Ohio 17th fattest last year.

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