The 10 states with the highest adult obesity rates are all in the South and Midwest.
22 states have an adult obesity rate of 30% or higher.
Arkansas, West Virginia and Mississippi have the highest adult obesity rates - over 35%.
Most of the states with the lowest obesity rates are in the Northeast or in the West.
Nine of the 10 states with the highest rates of type 2 diabetes are in the South.
34.9% of American adults are obese and 68.6% are obese or overweight.
Nearly 40% of American adults ages 40 to 59 are obese.
Colorado has the lowest obesity rate (21.3%) and the lowest rate of physical inactivity (16.4%).
All 12 of the states with the highest rates of hypertension are in the South.
Five states had increases in adult obesity in the last year #KS, #MN, #NM, #OH and #UT
40.7% of Latino boys are obese or overweight compared with 27.8% of White boys.
Kentucky high school students have the worst obesity rate in US at 18%. Utah the best at 6.4%.
18 states show declining obesity rates for young kids from low-income families.
7 of the 10 states with the highest obesity rates for ages 10-17 are in the South.
7 of the 10 states with the lowest obesity rates for ages 10-17 are in the West.
16.9% of children in the U.S. are obese and 31.8% are either obese or overweight.
#Childhood #obesity rates are stabilizing in the U.S. after many years on the rise.
The 4 states with highest obesity rates also have the most adults who don't exercise.
Oregon has the highest percentage of physically active adults in the US at 83.7%.
Mississippi has the most adults in US not eating 1 fruit/day. New Hampshire has the fewest.
84% of kid-targeted food ads on Spanish-language TV promote food with low nutritional value.
Black kids see twice as many calories advertised in fast food commercials as White kids.
82% of Black women are overweight or obese compared to 63.2% of White women.
77.2% of Latino women are overweight or obese compared to 63.2% of White women.
47.8% of Black adults are obese compared to 32.6% of White adults.
42.5% of Latino adults are obese compared to 32.6% of White adults.
Today 56.6% of Black women are obese compared with 29.7% of Black women in 1974.
Black adult obesity rates have gone up by 8+ percentage points since 2002.
Latino adult obesity rates have gone up by 10 percentage points since 2002.
The obesity rate for Latino men has gone up from 15.7% in 1980 to 40.1% today.
In the U.S., 20.2% of Black, 22.4% of Latino and 14.3% of White children are obese.
In the U.S., 37% of Hispanic girls are obese or overweight compared to 29.2% of White girls.
10.1% of African-American boys are severely obese compared with 3.3% of White boys.