California Has Nation’s 11th Lowest Obesity Rate
A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America's Health finds that California has the nation's 11th lowest rate of obesity at 25%. The report finds that obesity rates generally are higher in the South and the Midwest, while Northeastern and Western states have lower rates. Louisiana had the highest obesity rate at 34.7%, while Colorado had the lowest at 20.5%.
- "Californians Rated as Being Nation's 11th Least Obese" (Walters, "Capitol Alert," Sacramento Bee, 8/16).