Top 10 Obese Metro Areas in the USA 2009 by Gallup-Healthways

Gallup has good list of percentage of obese people in America’s Most Obese Metro Areas.

01. Montgomery, AL : 34.6%
02. Stockton, CA : 34.6%
03. Visalia/Porterville, CA : 34.1%
04. York/Hanover, PA : 34%
05. Flint, MI : 33.9%
06. McAllen,/Edinburg/Mission, TX : 33.7%
07. Bakersfield, CA : 33.6%
08. Lynchburg, VA : 33%
09. Huntington/Ashland, WV/KY/OH : 33%
10. Kingsport/Bristol, TN/VA : 32.9%
(( National Average : 26.5% Obese))

What America’s Most Obese Metro Areas Have in Common
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Montgomery, Ala., and Stockton Calif., tie for the most obese metro areas in the U.S., with adult obesity rates of 34.6% — substantially surpassing the national average obesity rate of 26.5%. More than one-third of adults are classified as obese in the 10 metro areas found to be most obese according to Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index collected in 2009.

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