On August 16, 2013 the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation published a new report on national obesity prevalence. The publication entitled “F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2013” is the newest in a series of annual reports with latest trends in obesity statistics.
According to the most recent report, Colorado is the state with lowest adult obesity (20.5 percent) while Louisiana displaces Mississippi as leader with 35 percent prevalence. Though the report shows obesity incidence to be associated with education, age and income, prevalence is still considered very high overall. On a more positive note, rates of incidence are leveling off, according to the report, implying that a peak may be reached soon.
F as in fat: How obesity threatens America’s future 2013. Adult obesity rates hold steady but remain high. Trust for America’s Health/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. August 16, 2013.