Statistics on TN Obesity

The Associated Press
Here are some statistics about Tennessee from the annual obesity report by the Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which measured obesity rates and related health problems in the 50 states.
Obesity ranking: 4, with 31.9 percent of adults. Tennessee ranks No. 3 for fastest growth in obesity, increasing from 16.4 percent in 1995 to 31.9 percent in 2010.
Diabetes ranking: 5, with 10.6 percent of adults.
Hypertension ranking: 5, with 32.2 percent of adults.
Physical inactivity ranking: 5, with 29.9 percent of adults not engaging in exercise or physical activity in the past 30 days.
Obese children ranking: 6, with 20.6 percent of children ages 10-17.
Poverty ranking: 9th (tied with Arkansas, Arizona, West Virginia).
Gender breakdown of obese adults: 31.9 percent of men, 32.3 percent of women.
Overweight or obese adults: 68.3 percent.

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