7 states have obesity rates above 35 percent, report finds

(Photo: M. Spencer Green, AP)Seven states boast adult obesity rates above 35 percent, a new report finds, while other states have seen their rates balloon rapidly.

According to The State of Obesity 2018 report, no state showed significant statistical improvement in their obesity rates from a year earlier.

Only two states — Hawaii and Colorado — and the District of Columbia had obesity rates below 25 percent.

Seven states — Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and West Virginia — had adult obesity rates above 35 percent.

The report released by nonprofit organizations Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation also found 22 states had obesity rates between 30 and 35 percent, while an additional 19 states had rates between 25 and 30 percent.

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