National Rate: 35.7%
Pennsylvania: 28.6% (#15)
|State||Percent of Obese Adults|
|2) West Virginia||32.5%|
|4) South Carolina||31.5%|
For adults, overweight and obesity ranges are determined by using weight and height to calculate a number called the “body mass index” (BMI). BMI is used because, for most people, it correlates with their amount of body fat.
• An adult who has a BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight.
• An adult who has a BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese.
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