The 20 Fattest States In The World’s Fattest Country

Fat Texas

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Everyone’s talking about a new age of austerity and productivity.But that won’t be easy for a country that prefers lazy consumption: America is the world’s fattest country, getting fatter every year, according to a report from Trust for America’s Health.

Costs of an obese workforce for employers include:

  • lower productivity costing $506 per obese worker annually
  • over seven times higher medical claims for obese workers
  • obesity related absenteeism worth $4.3 billion annually

The costs for state and federal government are also startling, with obesity costing nearly $150 billion in annual health care costs.

Large Americans are a major problem, especially for these poor states.

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Kids who don’t exercise: 66%

Adolescent obesity: 18%

Source: Trust For America’s Health

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Kids who don’t exercise : 69%

Adolescent obesity: 15%

Source: Trust For America’s Health

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Kids who don’t exercise : 71%

Adolescent obesity: 18%

Source: Trust For America’s Health

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Kids who don’t exercise: 70%

Adolescent obesity: 14%

Source: Trust For America’s Health

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Kids who don’t exercise: 65%

Adolescent obesity: 15%

Source: Trust For America’s Health

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Kids who don’t exercise: 75%

Adolescent obesity: 16%

Source: Trust For America’s Health

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Kids who don’t exercise: 69%

Adolescent obesity: 15%

Source: Trust For America’s Health

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content=”Adult obesity: 27%

Kids who don’t exercise: 74%

Adolescent obesity: 21%

Source: Trust For America’s Health

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Kids who don’t exercise: 68%

Adolescent obesity: 19%

Source: Trust For America’s Health

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Kids who don’t exercise: 70%

Adolescent obesity: 16%

Source: Trust For America’s Health

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Kids who don’t exercise: 61%

Adolescent obesity: 19%

Source: Trust For America’s Health

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title=”#9 Texas”
content=”Adult obesity: 29%

Kids who don’t exercise: 71%

Adolescent obesity: 20%

Source: Trust For America’s Health

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title=”#8 Georgia”
content=”Adult obesity: 28%

Kids who don’t exercise: 71%

Adolescent obesity: 21%

Source: Trust For America’s Health

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title=”#7 Alabama”
content=”Adult obesity: 32%

Kids who don’t exercise: 63%

Adolescent obesity: 18%

Source: Trust For America’s Health

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title=”#6 Arkansas”
content=”Adult obesity: 30%

Kids who don’t exercise: 69%

Adolescent obesity: 20%

Source: Trust For America’s Health

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title=”#5 West Virginia”
content=”Adult obesity: 31%

Kids who don’t exercise: 67%

Adolescent obesity: 19%

Source: Trust For America’s Health

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title=”#4 Kentucky”
content=”Adult obesity: 31%

Kids who don’t exercise: 74%

Adolescent obesity: 21%

Source: Trust For America’s Health

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title=”#3 Louisiana”
content=”Adult obesity: 31%

Kids who don’t exercise: 66%

Adolescent obesity: 21%

Source: Trust For America’s Health

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title=”#2 Tennessee”
content=”Adult obesity: 32%

Kids who don’t exercise: 70%

Adolescent obesity: 21%

Source: Trust For America’s Health

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title=”#1 Mississippi”
content=”Adult obesity: 34%

Kids who don’t exercise: 71%

Adolescent obesity: 22%

Source: Trust For America’s Health

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content=”The 25 Laziest Cities In America
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