By Neil Kelly - email
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) – Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana rank among nation's most obese states.
In a report published Thursday by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana are among the top in obesity, diabetes, physical inactivity and hypertension among adults in the years 2008-2010.
Ohio ranked 13 in obesity, a 0.6 percent increase from 2007-2009. According to the report, 29.6 percent of adults in Ohio are reported to be obese. The state also ranks ninth in diabetes, 14 in physical inactivity and 13 in hypertension.
Indiana was voted as the 15th most obese state in the nation, a 0.9 percent increase with 29.1 percent of adults classified as obese. Indiana also ranks 13, 11 and 18 in diabetes, physical inactivity and hypertension, respectively.
Kentucky was named the sixth most obese state in the country, an increase of one percent with 31.5 percent being obese. They also ranked sixth in diabetes and physical activity, while ranking seventh in hypertension.
Mississippi was ranked as the most obese state, with 34.4 percent of the population being obese.
Colorado was ranked as the least obese state, with 19.8 percent being obese.