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Mississippi Most Obese State

Obesity Ratings
Obesity Ratings

Mississippi has kept its U.S. heavyweight title for a fifth straight year, among both adults and children.

The percentage of adults classified as obese went up in 23 states, but Mississippi, with 32.5 percent, stayed atop the latest annual rankings by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Trust for America’s Health. The same survey put the state’s adult obesity rate at 31.7 percent in 2008.

In addition, 44.4 percent of Mississippi children ages 10 to 17 are classified as overweight or obese, the study found.

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Rank State % Obese
1 Mississippi 32.6
2 West Virginia 30.3
3 Alabama 30.9
4 Louisiana 30.7
5 South Carolina 29.0
6 Tennessee 30.7
7 Kentucky 28.7
8 Oklahoma 28.8
9 Arkansas 29.3
10 Michigan 28.2
11 Indiana 27.4
12 Georgia 28.7
13 Missouri 28.2
14 Alaska 28.2
15 Texas 28.6
16 North Carolina 28.7
17 Ohio 28.1
18 Nebraska 26.5
19 Iowa 27.7
20 South Dakota 27.2
21 North Dakota 27.0
22 Delaware 28.2
23 Kansas 27.7
24 Pennsylvania 27.8
25 Virginia 26.3
26 Wisconsin 25.3
27 Illinois 25.6
28 Maryland 26.3
29 Oregon 26.3
30 Minnesota 26.0
31 Idaho 25.1
32 Washington 25.9
33 Wyoming 24.5
34 Maine 25.2
35 Nevada 24.6
36 New York 25.5
37 New Hampshire25.1
38 Florida 24.1
39 Arizona 25.8
40 New Mexico 25.1
41 California 23.3
42 New Jersey 24.1
43 D.Columbia 22.2
44 Utah 22.4
45 Montana 22.6
46 Rhode Island 21.7
47 Vermont 21.9
48 Massachusetts 21.7
49 Connecticut 21.7
50 Hawaii 21.7
51 Colorado 19.3

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