Most Obese States! Where Does ND Fall?
America has long dealt with the issue of obesity. The condition affected 93.3 million adults in the country from 2015 to 2016, per the CDC.
“In 1990, obese adults made up less than 15 percent of the population in most U.S. states. By 2010, 36 states had obesity rates of 25 percent or higher, and 12 of those had obesity rates of 30 percent or higher,” according to Harvard University’s School of Public Health.
“While U.S. obesity rates have, overall, stayed steady since 2003, the rates are still rising in some groups, and disparities persist: Non-Hispanic black, Hispanic, and Mexican American adults have higher rates of obesity than non-Hispanic white adults,” the school added.
Mississippi (37.3 percent) and Oklahoma (36.5 percent) claimed the No. 2 and No. 3 spots on Consumer Protect's list in terms of percentage of obese adults in the area.
So who's number one? West Virginia with a whopping 38.1 % of the population considered obese. How about North Dakota? We finished just outside the top 10. To get the complete story CLICK HERE! Minnesota and Montana did a little better, while South Dakota is struggling as well.