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Are Michiganders Obese?

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Michigan is the fifth most obese state in the United States.

Data gathered by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says Michigan is one of 12 states with an obesity rate of over 30%.  Michigan’s obesity rate is reported at 31.3%.

Do you think the numbers are correct?  Are Michiganders obese?

Obesity is a national problem.  Even our least obese state, Colorado, has an obesity rate of 20%.  Mississippi ranks the worst at 35%.

The definition of obesity can change over time.  That means rates and rankings can change too.  Do you think the current rankings are accurate?

The CDC data was analyzed by Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  View the complete report and full list of state obesity rankings.

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