Top Ten States by Percentage of Obese & Overweight Children

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Pennsylvania: 29.7%

State Percent of Obese & Overweight Children
1) Mississippi 44.4%
2) Arkansas 37.5%
3) Georgia 37.3%
4) Kentucky 37.1.%
5) Tennessee 36.5%
6) Alabama 36.1%
7) Louisiana 35.9%
8) West Virginia 35.5%
8) Washington, D.C. 35.4%
9) Illinois 34.9%
10) Nevada 34.2%
Sources:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Childhood Obesity Facts.”
Childhood Obesity Action Network. State Obesity Profiles, 2009.
National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality, Child Policy Research Center, and Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative.
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