April 13, 2013

Just More Honest About It

1 Southern States Not the Fattest After All

CDC surveys that have consistently found Southern states to have the highest percentage of obese residents may be wrong. The CDC data is based on telephone interviews, and people invariably understate their weight in such polls. But when data is based on actually weighing a population sample, a University of Alabama study found that the most obese sector of the US is the region made up of Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota and the Dakotas at 41 percent obese. In the CDC survey, this group ranked fourth out of nine regions. By contrast, the CDC’s fattest sector, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Kentucky, only ranks fifth in terms of scale-weight at 31 percent. Researchers' conclusion: Southerners lie about their height and weight less than other Americans.

More at Blog.al.com | Posted 5 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Tags: Fattest U.S. States, Obesity by State, Ranking the States for Obesity, Fattest Region of the U.S.

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