Do You Live in a FAT State?

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    Jul 15, 2010 3:29 PM GMT
    State Obesity Rates for Adults

    1. Mississippi 33.8%
    2. Alabama 31.6%
    3. Tennessee 31.6%
    4. West Virginia 31.3%
    5. Louisiana 31.2%
    6. Oklahoma 30.6%
    7. Kentucky 30.5%
    8. Arkansas 30.1%
    9. South Carolina 29.9%
    10. North Carolina 29.4%
    10. Michigan 29.4%
    12. Missouri 29.3%
    13. Ohio 29.0%
    13. Texas 29.0%
    15. South Dakota 28.5%
    16. Kansas 28.2%
    17. Pennsylvania 28.1%
    17. Georgia 28.1%
    17. Indiana 28.1%
    20. Delaware 27.9%
    21. North Dakota 27.7%
    22. Iowa 27.6%
    23. Nebraska 27.3%
    24. Alaska 26.9%
    24. Wisconsin 26.9%
    26. Illinois 26.6%
    26. Maryland 26.6%
    28. Washington 26.3%
    29. Maine 25.8%
    29. Arizona 25.8%
    31. Nevada 25.6%
    32. Virginia 25.5%
    32. Minnesota 25.5%
    32. New Mexico 25.5%
    35. New Hampshire 25.4%
    36. New York 25.1%
    36. Florida 25.1%
    36. Idaho 25.1%
    39. Oregon 25.0%
    39. Wyoming 25.0%
    41. California 24.4%
    42. New Jersey 23.9%
    43. Montana 23.5%
    44. Utah 23.2%
    45. Rhode Island 22.9%
    46. Vermont 22.8%
    47. Hawaii 22.6%
    48. Massachusetts 21.7%
    49. D.C. 21.5%
    50. Connecticut 21.4%
    51. Colorado 19.1%


    The report revealed these key findings:

    For the sixth year in a row, Mississippi topped the scales. A 33.8 percent rate of adult obesity made the Magnolia state the worst in the nation.
    Tied for second were Alabama and Tennessee, followed respectively by West Virginia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arkansas and South Carolina.
    North Carolina tied the only Northern state to make the top ten—Michigan—for tenth place in terms of highest levels of adult obesity, with a rate of 29.4 percent.
    Mississippi was also worst for obesity among children aged 10-17, with a whopping 21.9 percent of children being seriously overweight.
    Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia and Arkansas were all in the top ten for childhood as well as adult obesity—but Oklahoma, Michigan, and the Carolinas were replaced here by Illinois, Texas, Georgia and, oddly, Washington, D.C.


    Adds Marion Nestle, Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University “States with the highest obesity rates are in the rural south where poverty, especially rural poverty, is a huge problem.”

    “The states with lowest rates are in areas with lots of outdoor recreation areas but also where the population is better educated and wealthier,” says Nestle.

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    Jul 15, 2010 3:44 PM GMT
    KissingPro said“The states with lowest rates are in areas with lots of outdoor recreation areas but also where the population is better educated and wealthier,” says Nestle.

    Obviously, according to the numbers, this report was made by someone from Mississippi.
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    Jul 15, 2010 3:55 PM GMT
    wooooohoooooo #36 Florida..... where i live there arent that many "big" people but ehhh i dont really pay much attention to that
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    Jul 15, 2010 3:57 PM GMT
    Bigy11 saidwooooohoooooo #36 Florida..... where i live there arent that many "big" people but ehhh i dont really pay much attention to that
    Also rolling in at #36:
    36. New York 25.1%
    36. Florida 25.1%
    36. Idaho 25.1%
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    Jul 15, 2010 4:03 PM GMT
    true.. well id think that texas has the largest abundance of over weight people since texas has 2 out of the five most populated cities in terms of obesity which is Houston. and Dallas
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    Jul 15, 2010 4:04 PM GMT
    if new orleans was surveyed separately; i'm shurrrrrr it would be number 1. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 15, 2010 4:10 PM GMT
    rnch saidif new orleans was surveyed separately; i'm shurrrrrr it would be number 1. icon_lol.gif
    It would have been, but they couldn't squeeze past all the participants in the survey.
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    Jul 15, 2010 4:13 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    rnch saidif new orleans was surveyed separately; i'm shurrrrrr it would be number 1. icon_lol.gif
    It would have been, but they couldn't squeeze past all the participants in the survey.
    great food and 24/7 open bars DOES have it's consequences... icon_cry.gif
  • Midas426

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    Jul 15, 2010 4:16 PM GMT
    rnch said
    paulflexes said
    rnch saidif new orleans was surveyed separately; i'm shurrrrrr it would be number 1. icon_lol.gif
    It would have been, but they couldn't squeeze past all the participants in the survey.
    great food and 24/7 open bars DOES have it's consequences... icon_cry.gif
    I better watch what I eat if I go visit. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 15, 2010 4:19 PM GMT
    Midas426 said
    rnch said
    paulflexes said
    rnch saidif new orleans was surveyed separately; i'm shurrrrrr it would be number 1. icon_lol.gif
    It would have been, but they couldn't squeeze past all the participants in the survey.
    great food and 24/7 open bars DOES have it's consequences... icon_cry.gif
    I better watch what I eat if I go visit. icon_biggrin.gif
    I always watch what I eat. I especially like watching gumbo as it slowly disappears off my plate. icon_twisted.gif
  • Midas426

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    Jul 15, 2010 4:22 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Midas426 said
    rnch said
    paulflexes said
    rnch saidif new orleans was surveyed separately; i'm shurrrrrr it would be number 1. icon_lol.gif
    It would have been, but they couldn't squeeze past all the participants in the survey.
    great food and 24/7 open bars DOES have it's consequences... icon_cry.gif
    I better watch what I eat if I go visit. icon_biggrin.gif
    I always watch what I eat. I especially like watching gumbo as it slowly disappears off my plate. icon_twisted.gif


    Yum. That is a nice image...but I imagine it's a sad feeling when the gumbo's all gone. icon_smile.gif