September 4th, 2014
The CDC released its new state obesity map today, and shows that obesity prevalence in 2013 varies across states and regions.
A summary of the prevalence statistics is below.
No state had a prevalence of obesity less than 20%.
7 states and the District of Columbia had a prevalence of obesity between 20% and <25%.
23 states had a prevalence of obesity between 25% and <30%.
18 states had a prevalence of obesity between 30% and <35%.
2 states (Mississippi and West Virginia) had a prevalence of obesity of 35% or greater.
The South had the highest prevalence of obesity (30.2%), followed by the Midwest (30.1%), the Northeast (26.5%), and the West (24.9%).
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