Nearly 40% Of Adult Mississippians Are Obese

THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana are among nine states with at least 35% of adults are obese. Those findings are in a new report from the nonpartisan Trust for America’s Health. Mississippi tied with West Virginia in 2018 for highest level of adult obesity in the nation, 39.5%. Louisiana ranked fourth with 36.8% and Alabama was in sixth place with a 36.2% adult obesity rate. Other U.S. states with adult obesity rates topping 35% include Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri and North Dakota. Nationwide, 30.9% of adults are obese. Colorado’s rate is lowest, at 23%. The numbers are rising nationally. In 2012 no state had an adult obesity rate above 35%.


2 Comments on "Nearly 40% Of Adult Mississippians Are Obese"

  1. Wonder why,they don’t have to work and get food stamps!

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