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America's Most Obese States

America's Most Obese States

A new government survey shows 12 states now have very high obesity rates.

Overall, more than a third of adults are obese but rates vary by state. The latest figures are based on a 2011 telephone survey that asked adults their height and weight. For the first time, households with only cell phones were included.

State rates remained about the same although states with very high rates went from nine to 12. At least 30 percent of adults are obese in those 12 states.

Here are the top 12 states with obesity over the 30 percent mark, as revealed in a survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Aug. 13.

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