DALLAS (AP) - A new report says Texas is the 12th most obese
state in the nation.
About 30 percent of the state's adults are obese. That's
according to a report released Thursday by the Trust for America's
Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Mississippi is listed No. 1 for percentage of obese adults, at
more than 34 percent. Colorado was listed last, with just under 20
percent of adults considered obese.
The annual obesity report by two public health groups looked for
the first time at state-by-state statistics over the last two
decades. Fifteen years ago the Texas obesity rate was 16 percent
and the state was ranked the 16th most obese in the nation.
Texas has a combined obesity and overweight rate of about 67