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Obesity is a national health and labeling problem, expert tells statewide conference

December 5, 2014
by Tim Darragh
Star Ledger

A report by Trust for America’s Health and the foundation said New Jersey’s overall obesity rate was 26.3 percent of all adults in 2013. Among all African-Americans, the obesity rate was 34.5 percent, seven percentage points higher than the rate for Latinos and about 10 percentage points higher than the rate for whites.

Among 10-to-17 year-olds, however, the rate was 10 percent, one of the best rates for any state nationwide, they said.

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