Obesity and Hypertension Ranking by State
A recent study ranking obesity by state written by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation showed that Mississippi is number 1,with 33% of the population classified as obese . They also ranked number 1 in the percentage of the population being treated for hypertension at 34%. These numbers and their health implications are staggering.
California, which many people consider to be a health conscious state came in with 24% of the population considered obese. That is almost one in every four people!
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