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The U.S.'s obesity hotspots

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Systems, CDC

The U.S.'s obesity hotspots

Mississippi and West Virginia reign as the obesity hotspots in the United States, according to a new map from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Based on self-reported weight and height data from a 2013 survey, the map shows that at least 35% of residents of these two states are obese. By region, the South has the biggest weight problem while those in the West are on the slimmer side. Among ethnic groups, non-Hispanic blacks are most obese—38% compared with 27% for non-Hispanic whites.

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