Report: Kentucky, Indiana among states with highest rates of adult obesity

Posted at 11:43 AM, Sep 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-04 11:43:34-04

Kentucky and Indiana are within the top 10 states with the highest rates of adult obesity, according to a recent report.

Forbes reported one third of U.S. adults and one in six children are obese, according to the study from Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The adult obesity rate in 2016 exceeded 35 percent in five states, the report said.

West Virginia has the highest adult obesity rate of 37.7 percent in 2016. Mississippi follows with 37.3 percent, followed by Arkansas and Alabama with 35.7 percent.

Kentucky comes in seventh place, with an obesity rate of 34.2 percent. Indiana rounds out the top 10 with 32.5 percent.

No state had an obesity rate higher than 25 percent in 2000, according to the report.