Evansville Ranked #1 in America for Obesity

Meal or appetizer??

Boulder Colorado is the leanest

Today the Gallup Organization and Healthways released the findings of a 2010 study of the shape of the 188 official Metropolitan Areas in the United States. The study found that in 174 of the 188 MSA’s that over 20% of the population is considered obese. The Evansville/IN-KY MSA was fingered as being the most obese MSA in America with a whopping 37.8% obesity rate. The top 10 MSA’s for obesity are as follows:

1. Evansville, IN-KY 37.8%
2. Hagerstown MD-WV 36.5%
3. Huntington-Ashland WV-KY-OH 34.6%
4. McAllen, TX 34.5%
5. Reading, PA 33.8%
6. Montgomery, AL 33.4%
7. Harrisburg, PA 33.0%
8. Cedar Rapids, IA 32.9%
9. Shreveport, LA 32.5%
10. Beaumont, TX 32.4%

On the other end of the scale (no pun intended) the leanest 10 MSA’s are as follows:

1. Boulder, CO 12.9%
2. Fort Collins, CO 16.5%
3. Provo, UT 17.0%
4. Honolulu, HA 17.6%
5. Thousand Oaks, CA 17.8%
6. Bradenton, FL 18.0%
7. Naples, FL 18.1%
8. San Francisco, CA 18.2%
9. Santa Barbara, CA 18.6%
10. Bridgeport, CT 19.3%

Some other findings in the report are that diabetes, heart attacks, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol are significantly higher in obese states, that healthy lifestyles are less prevalent in obese states, that healthcare costs are higher, workplace productivity is lower, and that the population is less happy.

The entire report is available on the following link.

Obesity Study

2 Responses to Evansville Ranked #1 in America for Obesity

  1. beerguy Reply

    April 29, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Hey, that looks like The Big Texan Steak Ranch, Amarillo, TX. Litigation sure to follow this blatant theft of image.

  2. Mike arnold Reply

    May 17, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Well, proves something about outdoor activity, inside gyms produce fitness, outdoor activity produces health and fitness! Yeah, have you ever been to Golden Corral, or the Feed Mill, named for a reason! Also, we need to keep all our regional hospitals in biz somehow! I do see some efforts for change, but it must start at home as well as in the schools! Comeon Evansville, we’ll better than this!

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