Georgia’s obesity rate for adults ticks upward | The Augusta Chronicle

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Georgia’s obesity rate for adults ticks upward | The Augusta Chronicle

A new report ranks Georgia the 20th most obese state, with a 29.1 percent rate for adults in the state.

That 2012 figure is slightly higher than the previous year’s 28 percent for Georgia adults, according to the report from Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Georgia was ranked the 24th most obese state in 2011.

Currently, 13 states have adult obesity rates topping 30 percent, 41 states have rates above 25 percent, and every state is above 20 percent. Thirty years ago, the highest adult obesity rate for any state was still lower than the lowest obesity rates today, the report noted.

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