Diabetes america health centers: Adult obesity rates rise in 6 states, exceed 35% in 7


Six states—Iowa, Massachusetts, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and South Carolina —saw statistically significant increases in their adult obesity rates between 2016 and 2017, according to the obesity report. The annual report is from Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and based on data from Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey (BRFSS) and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

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