Report finds nation's obesity rate has stabilized

September 21, 2015
by Mark Huffman
Consumer Affairs

The annual report from the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) finds obesity rates increased in Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, and Utah but held mostly steady in the rest of the country.

Arkansas has the highest adult obesity rate at 35.9%, while Colorado has the lowest at 21.3%. In three states – Arkansas, West Virginia, and Mississippi – 35% or more of adults are clinically obese, meaning they have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher.

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