New York: Obesity rates in 16 US states climbed over the past year, and not a single state reported a decline in the proportion of excessively overweight people, says a new report.
Mississippi, where 34.4 percent of the people are obese, has the highest obesity rate.Other states with obesity rates above 30 percent include Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.Colorado, with an obesity rate of 19.8 percent, is the only state where the rate is less than 20 percent, the report found.IANS
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