And the Fattest State in America Is...
A new Gallup poll has found that the obesity rate in the United States is climbing.
America's obesity rate increased to 27.7 percent in 2014, which is up from 27.1 percent from the previous year.
Mississippi continues to remain the most obese state in the country with a 35.2 obesity rate in 2014.
Meanwhile, the island of Hawaii is reclaiming its title of the nation's least obese state with a 19 percent obesity rate. It's the only state with a rate below 20 percent.
The results are based on interviews with more than 176,000 U.S. adults who reported their own heights and weights. The researchers then calculated the adults' body mass index (BMI). Anyone with a BMI over 30 is considered obese.
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