ATLANTA (AP) — A new government survey shows 12 states now
have very high obesity rates.
than a third of adults are obese but rates vary by state. The latest
figures are based on a 2011 telephone survey that asked adults their
height and weight. For the first time, households with only cell phones
remained about the same although states with very high rates went from
nine to 12. At least 30 percent of adults are obese in Alabama, Arkansas,
Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma,
South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia.
lowest, at just under 21 percent, and Mississippi was highest at nearly 36
for Disease Control and Prevention released the figures Monday.