8/24/2005

Oregon was the only state that didn't see a jump in obesity rates in 2004, according to the advocacy group Trust for America's Health. Citing data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the group said the percentage of obese adults was 22.7% nationally between 2002 and 2004, up from 22% in the period from 2001 to 2003. While the greatest increase was in Alabama, with the obesity rate rising 1.5 percentage points to 27.7%, Oregon's rate held steady at 21%. Click here to see Trust for America's Health report.

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