America's most obese states by 2030

Published On: Sep 19 2012 03:47:36 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 07 2013 09:46:50 AM CDT

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control suggests we've made some progress in the fight against childhood obesity in the nation's youngest children. Take a look at the states with the highest projected adult obesity rates for 2030.

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Researchers calculated projections using a model published in The Lancet in 2011 and data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, which is an annual phone survey conducted by the CDC and state health departments. The data were adjusted for self-reporting bias. Adults are considered obese if their BMI is 30 or higher.

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