One-third of American adults and one in six children are now obese, although an annual report released by two nonprofit groups found that rates could be stabilizing.
The report, released by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, found that West Virginia had the highest obesity rate at 37.7 percent.
Mississippi was second at 37.3 percent and Alabama third. Ohio ranked 19th with an obesity rate of 31-and-a-half percent.
Among other neighboring states Kentucky was 7th, Michigan 10th, Indiana 11th, and Pennsylvania ranked 25th.