Midwest states exhibit hefty obesity rates

08/19/2013 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The CDC's obesity data for 2012 ranked Missouri at No. 17, with an obesity rate among adults of 29.6%, and Illinois at No. 24 with 28.1%. Louisiana and Mississippi topped the list with obesity rates of almost 35%, while states with rates of at least 30% included Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Oklahoma.

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