Skip to comments.Obesity map reveals more than 35 percent of people in seven US states are dangerously overweigh
Posted on 09/12/2018 3:14:05 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and West Virginia all have adult obesity rates of at least 35 percent
Prevalence ranged from 22.6 percent in Colorado to 38.1 percent in West Virginia
Middle-age adults between ages 45 and 54 are twice as likely to be obese as young adults between ages 18 and 24
Data came from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, which is a survey conducted via telephone by the CDC and state health departments.
In addition to having the highest obesity prevalence, West Virginia also led the nation in the percentage of adults with diabetes at 15.2.
West Virginia had the nation's highest drug-overdose death rate in 2015 and was named in a Wallethub study as the least happy state in America.
The CDC report revealed the obesity rates increased as level of education decreased.
Adults without a high school degree had an obesity rate of 35.6 percent in comparison to 32.9 percent of adults with a high school degree, 31.9 percent of adults with some college and 22.7 percent of college graduates.
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Perhaps people are overweight, but I don’t grant any credibility to most of these weight charts. A guy with a big build might be classed as “obese” when he’s not.
A one-size-fits-all criteria is a scam.
Well 4 of those: Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas and Mississipi have some dang good food!!!
I believe this map is accurate. I see more obesity on a trip to the Middletown Walmart than a week out in Colorado..
“West Virginia had the nation’s highest drug-overdose death rate in 2015 and was named in a Wallethub study as the least happy state in America.”
“Wild, Wonderful, West Virginia” is being replaced by the “Fat Unhappy Junkies of West Virginia.
And the nannystate is ready to take care of that?
Nobodys business but the individuals
As many fat people as there are in California, this chart is hard to believe anyway.
That was when we learned that “people in Louisiana don't eat to live but live to eat!”
How do they know about Colorado? Everybody is stoned.
I’m in TN now, but I grew up in Louisiana, and we definitely enjoy food.
The price of food in Europe is staggeringly high.
$13 for a little watermelon in Finland.
$64 for soup and salad in Denmark.
No wonder the Euros are thin.
Another bitchy article from the UK about our “weight” or our “guns”. Yawn.
Damned “central planning socialists”.
Result: everyone was "obese" except four-- the QB, two back-up QBs and the kicker.
They were merely classified as overweight. My own BMI was identical to Troy Polumalu, the great defensive lineman.
Apparently eating a lot of Doritos doesn’t put on a lot of weight.
There are an awful lot of chunky, square-built low center of gravity women in Massachusetts. Matter of fact, all of New England is filled with them, the women just seem to metamorphose into that at age 50, then cut their hair short, stop wearing makeup and start sprouting hair on their faces.
So, I disbelieve that particular stat. Unless, that is, their poor long-suffering husbands getting skinny due to stress and having their food snatched away from them isn’t causing a statistical wash. They’re as a group a mean bunch, those chunky plain old women of New England.
They forget to weigh.
Apparently, all of these people insist on sitting next to me on a flight...
“Perhaps people are overweight, but I dont grant any credibility to most of these weight charts. A guy with a big build might be classed as obese when hes not.
A one-size-fits-all criteria is a scam.”
You are right about that mate. By these assholes criteria Jim Brown in his prime would be overweight.
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