CDC Study: Indiana Ranks 8th for Obesity
Hoosiers are apparently getting heavier in terms of obesity.
The latest obesity study by the Centers for Disease Control rank Indiana 8th in the nation for obese residents, up from 15th last year. The report is based on a 2011 telephone survey conducted across the nation. From the survey, nearly 31-percent of Hoosiers identified themselves as obese. In the previous year, a little over 29-percent of Hoosiers identified themselves as obese.
Overall, 35.7 percent of Americans identify themselves as obese. The survey indicated women of a low-income are more likely to be obese than high-income women, while non-Hispanic black men and Mexican-American men of a high income are more likely to be obese than their low income counterparts.
Colorado had the lowest obesity rate at 20.7 percent. Mississippi had the highest rate at 34.9 percent.