According to the Centers for Disease Control, the deep south has the highest rate of obesity. Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee all have state obesity rates of over 30%. Joining them in this illustrious category are South Carolina, West Virginia, and Oklahoma.
The deep south region of the US has the highest rates of obesity in 2009. The state with the highest rate of obesity is Mississippi with a 32.5 percent adult obesity rate. The childhood obesity rate is 44.4% in Mississippi ! Mississippi is closely followed by Alabama and Tennessee which both have rates above 30% adult obesity. In a link provided below there is a state by state break down on both adult and childhood obesity.
This cause of this is due to their lifestyle, naturally. There are lots of fast food restaurants, and lots of cars. Though sports are big in the south, it seems a lot are inactive. And sadly, parents pass on these attitudes to children.
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