CDC Report States 26% Of U.S. Adults Now Considered Obese

July 18, 2008

A report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that 26% of all U.S. adults are now obese...Washington (ChattahBox) – A report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that 26% of all U.S. adults are now obese.

The CDC put out their Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, showing the increase in obesity prevalence in the U.S.

The report stated that 26% of U.S. adults were obese in 2007, up 2% from 2005.

They found that none of the states in the U.S. have managed to follow the Healthy People 2010 goals either, aimed to reduce obesity prevalence to 15% in the U.S.

The most obese states were Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee, all over 30%. Colorado was lowest at 19%.

The CDC received all data for these figures from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.


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