From: pautrey on 17 May 2010 11:44
Mississippi Has Highest Rate Of Childhood Obesity
May 4, 2010
The state of Oregon is home to the lowest rate of childhood obesity in
America, according to the findings of a new report.
In 2007, the most recent year that data is available for as many as 16
percent of all American children between 10 and 17 years of age were
considered obese, a shocking statistic that bodes poorly for our
The report, published in the May issue of the Archives of Pediatrics
and Adolescent Medicine found huge gaps from state to state when it
comes to childhood obesity rates.
The state of Mississippi scored the worst ranking with one in five
kids between 10 and 17 considered obese, a number that works out to 22
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