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Report ranks states by highest adult obesity rate

(WMBF) – The State of Obesity, an annual report that tracks obesity rates and trends state-by-state, was released recently, and shows that in three states, more than 35 percent of adults are now considered obese.

View a slideshow of the 20 states with the highest rates of adult obesity here.

An adult is considered obese if they have a body mass index of over 30. BMI is a common measure of expressed the ratio of height to weight. Adults with a BMI of 25 to 29.9 are considered overweight.

In total, 34.9 percent of American adults are obese, according to the report, and 68.9 percent are obese or overweight.

The report tracked obesity rates in 2014 in all 50 states and found that 23 of the 25 most-obese states are in the South and Midwest.

The State of Obesity is a project by the non-profit, non-partisan organization Trust for America’s Health, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

View the complete report and more in-depth data and charts here: http://stateofobesity.org/adult-obesity/

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