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Obesity Rates Stop Increasing But Still Worrisome

September 22, 2015
by Mattie Quinn
Governing

The annual ‘State of Obesity’ report, put together by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, finds that roughly 30 percent of adults and 17 percent of children are obese across the nation. Twenty-two states have an obesity rate of 30 percent or more.

“Twenty years ago, no state had a rate above 20 percent. Now no state is below 21 percent,” said Jeff Levi, executive director of the Trust for America’s Health in a press conference.

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