Gee…Looks like if things keep on like they are now we progressives won’t have to worry about Southron ‘Conservatives’

They’ll all keel over from heart attacks. Here’s the chart the map was based on from the CDC and
you can clik on the picture for a better view.

2006
Rank
2007
Rank
State % Obese
2006
% Obese or
Overweight
2006
3-year
Obesity
Average
% Obesity
Change
Ranking
Change
1 1 Mississippi 31.4 66.7 30.6 1.1 0
3 2 West Virginia 31.0 67.0 29.7 1.1 1
2 3 Alabama 30.5 65.0 29.4 0.7 -1
4 4 Louisiana 27.1 63.0 28.3 0.8 0
9 5 South Carolina 29.4 65.4 27.9 1.6 4
6 6 Tennessee 28.8 65.3 27.8 1.3 0
5 7 Kentucky 28.0 66.4 27.5 0.8 -2
7 8 Arkansas 26.9 63.8 27.0 0.6 -1
8 9 Indiana 27.8 62.8 26.8 0.6 -1
13 Oklahoma 28.8 64.8 26.8 1.5 3
11 Michigan 28.8 64.8 26.8 1.2 0
14 12 Missouri 27.2 62.9 26.3 1.2 2
10 Texas 26.1 62.4 26.3 0.5 -3
12 14 Georgia 27.1 61.7 26.1 0.6 -2
16 15 Ohio 28.4 63.9 26.0 1.2 1
15 16 Alaska 26.2 64.2 25.8 0.9 -1
17 17 North Carolina 26.6 62.8 25.6 0.9 0
20 18 Nebraska 26.9 63.9 25.4 1.0 2
18 19 North Dakota 25.4 64.5 25.1 0.6 -1
22 20 South Dakota 25.4 64.1 24.9 0.8 2
21 Iowa 25.7 62.9 24.9 0.6 0
29 22 Wisconsin 26.6 63.4 24.7 1.9 7
19 23 Pennsylvania 24.0 61.3 24.5 0.1 -4
25 24 Virginia 25.1 61.8 24.4 1.1 1
23 Illinois 25.1 61.7 24.4 0.5 -2
24 Maryland 24.9 60.7 24.4 1.0 -2
26 27 Kansas 25.9 62.3 24.3 1.1 -1
27 28 Minnesota 24.7 62.7 23.7 0.6 -1
28 29 Delaware 26.0 63.8 23.5 0.7 -1
33 30 Oregon 24.8 60.7 23.3 1.1 3
31 31 Washington 24.2 60.7 23.2 0.8 0
32 32 Idaho 24.1 59.7 23.1 0.8 0
34 Maine 23.1 59.7 23.1 1.1 1
35 34 Florida 23.1 59.6 22.9 1.1 1
37 35 Wyoming 23.3 61.4 22.8 1.1 2
30 36 California 23.3 58.8 22.7 0.0 -6
41 37 Nevada 25.0 63.6 22.4 1.3 4
36 New York 22.9 58.3 22.4 0.7 -2
38 New Hampshire 22.4 60.7 22.4 0.7 -1
39 40 District of Columbia 22.5 54.6 22.2 0.7 -1
40 New Jersey 22.6 59.9 22.2 0.8 -1
42 42 New Mexico 22.9 59.8 22.0 0.9 0
43 43 Arizona 22.9 59.6 21.7 0.9 0
44 44 Utah 21.9 54.9 21.2 0.4 0
45 45 Montana 21.2 59.3 20.7 0.8 0
48 46 Rhode Island 21.4 61.0 20.5 1.0 2
46 47 Connecticut 20.6 58.8 20.1 0.5 -1
47 48 Vermont 21.2 56.0 20.0 0.5 -1
49 49 Massachusetts 20.3 55.5 19.8 1.2 0
50 50 Colorado 18.2 54.9 17.6 0.7 0
NA N.A. Hawaii 20.6 56.1 N.A. N.A. N.A.
Rankings were computed by CalorieLab based on a three-year average of state-by-state

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2 Responses to Gee…Looks like if things keep on like they are now we progressives won’t have to worry about Southron ‘Conservatives’

  1. Duncan D'Nuts says:

    “They’ll all keel over from heart attacks.”

    No, they’ll all get diabetes, and overtax public health facilities and budgets while at the same time fight against ‘big government’ (the same government that will have to bail out their fat asses when they no longer contribute to society.) As it is now, the states at the bottom of the list already pay more into the federal tax pool so that the states at the top can drain it with their self-inflicted problems.

    ‘Willful ignorance’ is funny in TV sitcoms. It’s devastating in the real world.

  2. Jb says:

    Wow…. the most remarkable bit about all of this information is not only the regional trending, but that THERE ISN’T ANY PLACE WHERE AT LEAST ONE OUT OF FIVE INDIVIDUALS IS OBESE!!!

    Truly unbelievable. Though I have read and heard about the obesity epidemic, this is rather alarming. Europe apparently has the same problem, but in my travels to other locations, I haven’t ever seen such a thing. In many places obesity is a rarity. As it should be!

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