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Obesity Rankings-Alabama
3:15 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Alabama Ranks 8th In National Obesity Study

A new report by two public health groups says Alabama has the eighth highest adult obesity rate in the nation.
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A new report by two public health groups says Alabama has the eighth highest adult obesity rate in the nation.

The report released Thursday by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that 32.4 percent of Alabama's adults are obese.

Mississippi and West Virginia tied for first place at 35.1 percent. Colorado had the lowest rate at 21.3 percent.

In Alabama, the two groups found that the obesity rate for white adults was 29.8 percent. It was 27.3 percent for Latino adults and 41.8 percent for black adults.

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Obesity Study
4:39 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Report: Alabama Is 6th-Fattest State In Country

A new survey finds that Alabama is the sixth-fattest state in the nation.

A new survey by a group campaigning against obesity finds that Alabama is the sixth-fattest state in the nation.


A study by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that 32 percent of Alabama's adult residents are obese. It says 63 percent of the state's residents will be obese by 2030.


The survey found that neighboring Mississippi is the fattest state in the nation, with a current obesity rate of 35 percent. The report predicts 67 percent of Mississippi's adult population would be obese by 2030.

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Alabama Obesity
4:45 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Ala. Ranks 4th Nationally For Obesity

Alabamian's tip the scale as the nation's 4th most obese state.
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A new study says Alabama is the nation's fourth-fattest state.

The report released Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 32 percent of Alabama's adults are obese. That's slightly better than the obesity rates in Mississippi, Louisiana and West Virginia.

The state obesity rate for 2011 is a little less than the number from 2010, but the CDC says the two numbers can't be compared because it changed statistical methods. So it's hard to gauge whether there's been any real improvement in fighting obesity.