The Latest Obesity Map

Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its latest analysis of a nationwide phone survey data of Americans reporting their own height and weight. Colorado is the only state with an obesity rate under 20 percent and Alabama, Mississippi, and West Virginia have the most overweight populations. “In the map below, the darker the color, the larger the proportion of the population that is obese. In the darkest brown counties, more than 30 percent of people are obese, according to 2008 data”: