Guess Who's Fat? New CDC Data Says There's MO of Us to Love

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In an announcement that should surprise no one who mingles with the general public, Missouri has been classified by the Center for Disease Control as one of the heaviest states in the nation.

No, don't clap, Shamu. This is bad news.

Missouri finished in the top twelve of the heavy-weight states, with 30.3 percent of the population qualifying as obese. Mississippi finished first, with 34.9 percent of its population in the obese category. None of the 50 states in the union had a percentage lower than 20 percent, which means Americans on the whole continue to pack on the pounds.

The CDC used new methodology to gather the data this year, which makes comparisons to previous years' data impossible. Information for the study was collected via phone survey, with cell-phone only homes being included in the polling for the first time in history. In theory, this should give the CDC a more accurate picture of the country's weight, since a broader base of the population was included (no pun intended).

We can glean some interesting comparison's from the study, however. The southern U.S. led the league in obesity, with 29.5 percent of the population self-reporting as obese. The midwest was second, incidentally, with 29.0 percent. The western U.S. is the sveltest of all, but even 24.3 percent of the healthy end of the country is overweight.
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11 comments
Bubbe Myers
Bubbe Myers

So freaking what? We fat-asses keep the RFT in business.

Tim Horch
Tim Horch

damn we aren't number one in this...

Matt Madden
Matt Madden

I believe those are mostly Missour-uh-ans

AJ Wilkes
AJ Wilkes

I didn't read the headline. Is that a map of the SEC conference?

Jon Woodrome
Jon Woodrome

Everytime I go past a Golden Corral, that place is packed! Doesn't suprise me.

Brian Larson
Brian Larson

its because they like to party! alcohol = calories

Mark Bland
Mark Bland

NOPE...i calk out fatty conservative missourians on my show. Too many listeners nationally to be wrong... www.theqnow.com

Marisela Rivas
Marisela Rivas

Must be the provel! Lol Or pork steaks or beer or weird casseroles or..

Drago N Hide
Drago N Hide

I was skinny until I moved to Missouri. True story.

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