The State of Obesity: Obesity data trends and policy analysis

January 10, 2015
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About State of Obesity

For 11 years, the annual report, The State of Obesity (formerly F as in Fat) has raised awareness about the seriousness of the obesity epidemic, encouraged the creation of a national obesity prevention strategy and highlighted promising approaches for reversing the epidemic at the state and local level. The State of Obesity is a collaborative project of the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is supported by a grant from the Foundation.

According to the latest data, adult obesity rates increased in six states over the last year. Mississippi and West Virginia have the highest rates of obesity at 35.1 percent, while Colorado has the lowest rate at 21.3 percent. Twenty states have rates at or above 30 percent, 43 states have rates of at least 25 percent and every state is above 20 percent. All obesity rates

About Trust for America’s Health

Trust for America’s Health is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority. For more information, visit healthyamericans.org.

About the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

For more than 40 years the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to improve the health and health care of all Americans. We are striving to build a national Culture of Health that will enable all Americans to live longer, healthier lives now and for generations to come. For more information, visit rwjf.org. Follow the Foundation on Twitter or on Facebook.