Adult Obesity Rates

A new report shows that Alabama has the eighth highest adult obesity rate in the nation. The report released today by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that 32.4 percent of Alabama's adults are obese. The two groups found that the obesity rate for white adults was 29.8 percent. It was 27.3 percent for Latino adults and 41.8 percent for black adults. Mississippi and West Virginia share the highest adult obesity rates at 35.1 percent. Colorado had the lowest rate at 21.3 percent.


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