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Report Finds Surging Obesity Epidemic Has Socioeconomic Dimensions

June 29, 2010: 01:58 AM EST
Twenty-eight U.S. states experienced significant increases in obesity rates 2009, according to a report from two nonprofit organizations that sheds light on the racial, ethnic, regional and income disparities in the nation's obesity epidemic. Adult obesity rates for blacks and Latinos, for example, were higher than for whites in 40 states and the District of Columbia. Geographically, ten of the 11 states with the highest obesity rates were in the South – with Mississippi the highest at 33.8 percent of adults. Income-wise, 35.3 percent of adults earning less than $15,000 annually were obese, as opposed to 24.5 percent earning $50,000 or more. The report acknowledges efforts at the local, state and federal levels to combat obesity, and makes several recommendations for intensifying the battle.
Trust for America's Health, "F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2010", Trust for America's Health, June 29, 2010, © Trust for America's Health
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