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Health Statistics > Overweight and Obesity Rate (most recent) by state

DEFINITION: Overweight and Obesity Rate, 2002
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Rank   States  Amount 
# 1     West Virginia: 61.2 %  
# 2     Alabama: 61 %  
# 3     Mississippi: 60.8 %  
# 4     Michigan: 60.2 %  
# 5     Alaska: 59.5 %  
# 6     Kentucky: 59.4 %  
= 7     North Dakota: 59.3 %  
= 7     South Carolina: 59.3 %  
# 9     Tennessee: 59 %  
# 10     Arkansas: 58.9 %  
= 11     Iowa: 58.8 %  
= 11     Texas: 58.8 %  
# 13     Indiana: 58.7 %  
= 14     Louisiana: 58.4 %  
= 14     Missouri: 58.4 %  
# 16     South Dakota: 58.2 %  
# 17     Minnesota: 57.6 %  
# 18     Kansas: 57.5 %  
= 19     Pennsylvania: 57 %  
= 19     Nebraska: 57 %  
# 21     Washington: 56.7 %  
# 22     Virginia: 56.4 %  
# 23     Oklahoma: 56.2 %  
# 24     Georgia: 56.1 %  
# 25     Maine: 55.9 %  
# 26     Illinois: 55.8 %  
= 27     Delaware: 55.6 %  
= 27     Ohio: 55.6 %  
# 29     Wisconsin: 55.5 %  
# 30     Maryland: 55.2 %  
# 31     Idaho: 55 %  
# 32     Nevada: 54.8 %  
# 33     California: 54.6 %  
= 34     Wyoming: 54.5 %  
= 34     North Carolina: 54.5 %  
= 36     Oregon: 54.4 %  
= 36     New York: 54.4 %  
= 36     New Mexico: 54.4 %  
= 39     Montana: 54.1 %  
= 39     Arizona: 54.1 %  
# 41     Florida: 53.9 %  
# 42     New Hampshire: 53.5 %  
= 43     Rhode Island: 52.9 %  
= 43     New Jersey: 52.9 %  
= 45     Utah: 52.1 %  
= 45     Vermont: 52.1 %  
# 47     Hawaii: 51.6 %  
# 48     Colorado: 51.5 %  
# 49     Connecticut: 51.4 %  
# 50     Massachusetts: 51.3 %  
# 51     District of Columbia: 50.2 %  
Weighted average: 56.0 %  

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MisfitXmas
17th November 2010
The source is listed, and provides information as to where the data came from:

Data based on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, an ongoing, state-based, random-digit-dialed telephone survey of noninstitutionalized civilian adults aged 18 years and older.

Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, 2009, unpublished data. Information about the BRFSS is available at http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/index.htm.
MisfitXmas
17th November 2010
If you followed the source listed, it tells you how the data was gathered:

Data based on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, an ongoing, state-based, random-digit-dialed telephone survey of noninstitutionalized civilian adults aged 18 years and older.

Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Data, 2009, unpublished data. Information about the BRFSS is available at http://www.cdc.gov/brfss/index.htm.
How was study done
17th October 2010
If this study was done by data from medical clinics then is likely in error. Data from a medical clinic reflects those who go into the medical clinic. Overweight people naturally go to the clinic more than those of more ideal weight.
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