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Obesity Prevalence in US by State from 2014
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 11:59 am Email this article
Here is a summary and map of obesity prevalence in the US by state as of 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
They found that:
- No state had a prevalence of obesity less than 20%.
- 5 states and the District of Columbia had a prevalence of obesity between 20% and <25%.
- 23 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam had a prevalence of obesity between 25% and <30%.
- 19 states had a prevalence of obesity between 30% and <35%.
- 3 states (Arkansas, Mississippi and West Virginia) had a prevalence of obesity of 35% or greater.
Source of the Data
The data were collected through the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), an ongoing, state-based, telephone interview survey conducted by state health departments with assistance from CDC.
Height and weight data used in the BMI calculations were self-reported.
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