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    Obesity trends in the U.S. - 1985 to 2008


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    Tuesday, March 09, 2010 8:47 am Email this article
    "In 1990, among states participating in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, ten states had a prevalence of obesity less than 10% and no states had prevalence equal to or greater than 15%," according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    "By 1999, no state had prevalence less than 10%, eighteen states had a prevalence of obesity between 20-24%, and no state had prevalence equal to or greater than 25%."

    "In 2008, only one state (Colorado) had a prevalence of obesity less than 20%. Thirty-two states had a prevalence equal to or greater than 25%; six of these states (Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia ) had a prevalence of obesity equal to or greater than 30%."

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    COMMENTS

    On Mar 15, 2010 at 7:41 am Tim Adams wrote:

    . . . . .

    That's a really a very revealing way of presenting the images, Mr. Hobbs. We get to see the changes in the US' health for over 2 decades.

    Having a healthy lifestyle is starting to be main stream so its interesting to see the results for the next 10 years.

    Cheers!
    Tim Adams

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