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Obesity Prevalence in 2015

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity still exists in 20% of the U.S. population.

The highest area of obesity is in the Southern states with 31.2%. The lowest area is in the West with 25.2%. Colorado has the lowest rate by state at 20.2%.

Kansas ranks at 31.0% among non-Hispanic whites; 42.7% among non-Hispanic blacks; and 35.4% among Hispanics.

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About Karen Blakeslee

The Rapid Response Center was formed in 1995 as a resource for Kansas State University Research & Extension Agents. Resource topics included Food Science, Human Nutrition, Food Service, Textiles, Home Care and other consumer topics. Since that time, the Center has grown to be of valuable assistance to Kansas State University Extension Specialists in those areas.

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