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Indiana’s Obesity Rate Among The Nation’s Worst

In a new report from the CDC, Indiana ranks eighth in the country for obesity.

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Nearly 31-percent of Hoosiers identify themselves as obese.

The latest obesity study by the Centers for Disease Control ranks Indiana eighth in the nation for obese residents, up from 15th last year.

From the survey, which is based on a 2011 telephone survey conducted across the nation, nearly 31 percent of Hoosiers identified themselves as obese. In the previous year, a little more than 29 percent of Hoosiers identified themselves as obese.

The survey indicated women of a low-income are more likely to be obese than high-income women, while non-Hispanic black men and Mexican-American men of a high income are more likely to be obese than their low income counterparts.

Colorado had the lowest obesity rate at about 20 percent.  Mississippi had the highest rate at nearly 35 percent.

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