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NEW YORK (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — New government data shows that in most states, the rate of adult obesity is not moving.READ MORE: Crowley ISD Dropping Mask Mandate As COVID-19 Case Numbers In School District Drop
Results from a telephone survey show obesity rates stayed about the same in 45 states last year. There were small increases in Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Utah.
Some experts said they are glad, overall, that obesity rates aren’t getting worse.
The 2014 survey found that in 22 states, 30 percent or more of the population was obese. They were mostly in the South and Midwest. Texas was close to making the Top 10, with an adult obesity rate of 31.9-percent and ranking No. 11 in the country.READ MORE: Mavericks Fans Must Bring COVID-19 Vaccine Card Or Proof Of Negative Test To Attend Dallas' Home Opener
Three states — Arkansas, Mississippi and West Virginia — had obesity rates over 35 percent.
Apparently all 50 U.S. states have a problem, since every state in the union had an adult obesity rate above 20-percent.
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