The 10 Fattest States In The Country for 2008

Submitted by: eugenius 9 years ago in Science

Why you so fat, America?
There are 133 comments:
Female 901
about 38 states are too "fat". this is really sad that only 8 are in the "lean" catigory.
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Female 901
i`m suprised California is one of the near lean ones... I live there and all I see is way overweight or too skinny o.0
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Male 341
Hell ya Colorado!!!
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Female 66
im surprisedtexas wasnt bumber one....

im also surprised montana was leaner than california.... my dads from there and he said its a bunch of fat racist white folks...

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Female 681
I liiive in CALIFORNIA (:
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Male 1,024
hmmm. fat states are also red states.
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Male 39
Davymind, just to let you know, America sends more supplies to Africa than the rest of the world combined. So I don`t really want to hear that poo from you.
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Male 592
wow, I feel like throwing up my breakfast. Thanks IAB.
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Female 109
YES! Florida FTW
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Female 1,231
Colorado`s freezing balls.

[email protected]

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Male 418
"Fat people disgust me. Their cankles, and jelly rolls, and the way some of them wear clothes way too tight, and of course how the belly fat just oozes out of the shirt line. Don`t forget how most of the time they smell because they can`t clean in between all their cracks. Go to a gym America! For god sakes, it`s embarrassing."

/agree.

I like fat people, because it impresses the ladies when i squat the fattest kid [265 lbs] on my team with ease.

"xD I live in PA, it`s not that bad really :]"

Dude! me too!

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Male 425
East of Colorado, West of New York, and North of Florida = fat

Northwest and Alaska also = fat

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Female 464
xD I live in PA, it`s not that bad really :]
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Male 67
How is Hawaii not the fattest state? All they eat is Spam. When they get a cut they don`t bleed, they just smell of canned, heavily salted, pork by product. Yummmmm...
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Male 161
Mississippi Queen, If you know what i mean.
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Female 173
[email protected] Mississippi xD
fattayyss
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Male 5,094
Damnit, you beat me to it kairobert.
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Male 772
Either it was before this or it`s more current, but I thought Oklahoma was the fattest state...

But you know something`s wrong with your country when 1/5 of your state population being obese is considered good (Green).

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Male 265
you go america...and go celebrate 4th of july with some sugar and fat plz! Happy fatday America!
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Female 859
lol it kinda looks like its spreading from mississippi haha
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Female 173
Pony:

Please tell me you weren`t serious when you said you only at 400/500 calories a day o.o;.
Even if America`s fat, that`s waaaay too low... like right down to the point where it becomes unhealthy.
A regular person uses about 2000 a day you know o.o...

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Female 526
its comforting knowing montanans arent fatties.
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Male 426
what happened houston?? we used to be #1!!! this is a disgrace!!
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Female 119
28!!! WOO GO FAT PEOPLE IN KY!!!! :P
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Male 10
Anglefan, I am one of the said people that claimed not to be obese. I can not prove to you that I am not obese unless I meet you in person, because any pictures or video uploaded as proof could easily be edited and therefor could not be trusted.I seriously doubt that I will ever meet you so all I can give you is my word, and the last time I checked 5`9` and 145 lbs. isn`t obese.I might be mistaken though.

Also, I do not sit on the computer all day. I sit in a chair facing the monitor. I spend maybe 1-3 hours on the internet a day. If you spend all day sitting on the computer, then I would suggest that you go outside and socialize with people. believe me. It can be fun, and you might even make some of these things called "friends."

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Male 27
yea Mass third skinniest REPRESENT
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Male 976
wait, I though this was BMI not percentage of obese people.
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Male 976
wow, Colorado is on average underweight, wasn`t expecting that.
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Male 80
I realise alot of people are making fun of the said obese, and making claim that theyre not obese. But I would love to challenge all these posters otherwise. FOR CHRIST SAKES YOURE ON I AM BORD.COM YOU OBVIOUSLY SIT ON THE COMPUTER ALL FREAKIN DAY!! YES I CALLED ALL YOU MORONS OUT!!!
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Female 74
Every Tuesday at 6:00PM at Jack Quinn`s Tavern in Colorado Springs, around 600 runners get together to do a 5k on a trail near downtown... for fun. It`s events like this that keep us Coloradans thin! Probably a combination of culture, sunshine and great outdoor activities.
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Female 145
texas has the top fattest cities
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Male 9,305
California, land of binging and purging.

God I hate life behind the Orange Curtain...

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Female 118
wow
I would have thought NY would be up there
huh
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Female 662
There`s a lot of fat people in Washington state.
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Male 2,781
OH I WANNA KNOW, OH BABY I NEED TO KNOW
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Female 17
Thought Arizona would be a little higher. hmm.
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Male 561
The 20.9 in Mass. is Ted Kennedy.
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Male 724
That`s it.
I`m moving to Mississippi.
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Male 128
Why would Texas be considered the fattest state? have you ever lived here? I don`t think so.
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Male 267
I think its unfair as the states that have the least people will come out better.
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Female 406
Wow. My state isn`t fat. Cool
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Male 612
GO COLORADO...i dont even live there...or in the US for that matter...but the Avs rule
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Male 12,138
^^Crapple, I`m pretty sure a starving child in Africa could handle a McNuggets Happy Meal pretty much OK, should they be offered one...
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Female 348
haha i live in the fattest state
thats.....horrible
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Male 10
I`m from Mississippi, and it doesn`t surprise me that it is the fattest state. There are a lot of fat people here, I`m just glad I`m not one of them.

I can`t wait to get out of here, not because of the fat people but because it sucks here. Ponyrunswild, small towns aren`t less boring than cities.

Also, davymid, most of those starving children from other countries can`t eat the things we do over here in America. Their stomachs can`t handle the fat, greasy fast food.

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Male 1,204
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huh... i would have thought NY was the leanest because of all the walking"

sry it`s all the mcdonalds :P

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Male 2,958
It`s just: America, F*CK YEAH!

Get it right, commie.

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Male 12,138
In other news, 15 million children die each year from starvation and malnutrition...

TEAM AMERICA, F*CK YEAH!

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Female 505
Funny, I`m watching a show about the states right now.

And even though I don`t live in Colorado, GO COLORADO!!!!!

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Male 1,623
Oh my god, your leanest state is almost fatter than the fattest country in Europe (Britain, at 23%).

Stop stealing food from 3rd world countries.

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Female 3
Colorado may be the thinnest, but the rate of obesity is still pretty high there. If 3 out of 10 people being obese is a high rate (about what Mississippi has), then how is 2 out of 10 people much better (about what Colorado has)?
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Female 82
Aw darn, my state`s 29% :/
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Male 670
Oh guys, don`t worry. This is just the ADULTS.
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Female 375
hooray for 23.1! thats not terrible =]
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Female 850
YAY! PA isent as fat as i thought. That makes me feel good about living there..... :-)
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Female 192
hmm, are any of the americans on this site fat? just wondering xD

i`m definately not...no kidding.

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Male 686
Woo! Go RI! I live there.
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Male 741
shaboinkin

no, it jsut has the first and second fattest cities in america.

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Male 7,933
I thought Utah would be the thinnest state.
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Male 10,440
I dont mind fat people, so long as they dont get in my way...
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Female 509
Yeah Colorada!!
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Male 1,788
Fat people disgust me. Their cankles, and jelly rolls, and the way some of them wear clothes way too tight, and of course how the belly fat just oozes out of the shirt line. Don`t forget how most of the time they smell because they can`t clean in between all their cracks. Go to a gym America! For god sakes, it`s embarrassing.
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Male 383
nice
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Female 1,002
Well done Colorado!
-clapclapclap-
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Male 1
It`s because of the money. Poorer people eat food that is higher in sugar or corn syrup. Empty calories means fatter people.
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Female 1,134
woot go new hampshire!!!^-^
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Female 1,407
I was kinda surprised Cali wasn`t among the fattest...

Why USA is fat? Could be that we are the home of the fast food chains. ~_~

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Male 490
NYAAN, come on, that`s exaggeration. What part of Louisiana are you from, no one I know has never done that.
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Male 526
woop woop, im from CO!!!
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Male 533
"Mississippi also has the highest rate of child abuse, and the highest infant mortality rate, and the lowest life expectancy, and the lowest income. I think we should just give Mississippi to Mexico."

Hey at least we take care of each other when there is a hurricane... NEW ORELANS

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Male 533
"misissippi is so random. theres prolly nothing to do there but eat."

You have no idea what its like here do you? Here you are either a redneck, emo, or druggie. Me and my friends are the rare Straight Edge Metalheads in the south.

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Male 20
I know theres been alot of posts against America lately, but i still love you America.
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Male 446
I have a hard time believing that New York and California are one of the less obese states when compared to others.
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why? people are very active in california. there are a lot of crazy health nuts over here.
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Male 1,725
HEY, problems getting better :P
good to know my state is `average`
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Female 993
I have a hard time believing that New York and California are one of the less obese states when compared to others.
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Male 391
YAY go oregon....yea.... oh and "just for fun i would like to see these numbers lined up with numbers for meth and coke abuse", bet you anything oregon would be pretty up there cause we have a huge meth problem...not say i...do...meth...but...i...uh...hm...
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Male 102
There have been quite a few links on IAB lately saying things about America lately :S

And yes.. why ARE you so fat America?

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Male 288
27% fattage in me state.
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Female 316
if you want to lose weight and you blame cajun food, look into the preparation of what you`re eating. it will scare you from eating anything other than prepackaged food again, at least while you`re in louisiana. my cousin ran over a gator and took it home to make stew.
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Male 928
Mississippi also has the highest rate of child abuse, and the highest infant mortality rate, and the lowest life expectancy, and the lowest income. I think we should just give Mississippi to Mexico.
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Male 4,014
Why so fat? PROSPERITY.
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Male 56
I hate how everyone thinks that if you live in the state of New York you live in New York City >.< I actually live in the "country part" of the state so there`s not much to do here which is why I`m not surprised about NY.
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Female 192
mmhmm, yeah. i live in south carolina, so i`m fat. i don`t eat bbq, or eat at shoneys, i`m lean dammit! 92 :)
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Female 1,142
Wait, is Michigan the tenth fattest?
Is it? Is it?
WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
GO MICHIGAAAN!
We has a lot of fat people here.
I`m actually surprised it isn`t in the top 5. XP
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Female 67
well if there was stuff to do in louisiana we wouldnt be so fat
Dang yummy cajun food
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Male 954
Eh not bad I live in Massachusetts. I think obese is bad, but it`s ok for someone to have extra body fat if it doesn`t endanger there health.
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Female 58
^^That was to neoretro, my last message that is.
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Female 58
I<- don`t eat a lot, because I`m bored. It just seems as if a majority in my state of TN does. I`m not even fat, I eat about 400-500 calories on weekdays, because I drink these shakes, and walk 4 miles every day. I don`t want to get fat! :|
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Male 14,331
On the bright side if you`ve ever had German food you can also feel your heart slowing down while eating it.
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Female 316
good for you, florida! we`re not even a quarter up the list! hold on... 50/4=...12.5, yeah we`re good.

and, yeah, crap in colorado is expensive. although, while vacationing in telluride, i was somehow able to buy a product that i like that seems to be discontinued everywhere else. holy crap! colorado is magic! it`s not shipping costs! grocers in colorado are f*cking wizards!

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Male 2,958
Us fat coloradans are a scare few indeed.

But seriously, there`s a lot of fat people here. I never thought we were high up, but I never would have imagined we were the lowest.

If colorado is the skinniest state, sidewalks must be twice as wide in mississippi.

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Male 14,331
I`ve noticed down south every place serves just about everything fried so it`s not a big suprise. I`ve never seen a waffle with steak and gravy until I went to a Waffle House.
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Female 731
Ya, California?
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Male 446
Only one in every four in Illinois is obese? Then why are they the only people I see?
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The fat ones are obscuring your line of sight

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Male 446
Pony, living in a small town and having nothing to do is NOT an excuse to stuff your face. Eating because you`re bored is one of the lamest excuses ever.
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Male 534
Only one in every four in Illinois is obese? Then why are they the only people I see?
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Female 58
Give me a beach, or amusement park? Please? ha
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Male 446
Well at least Alaska has an excuse. More body fat = more warmth
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Female 58
I live in TN. hm I`m not that surprised, although I had once read my county..city was one of the fittest in the nation. It seems as if the states that had the higher percentage were in the south. Southern food isn`t everything we eat here. We have a large number of people from different countries moving in here, and we eat their food as well. Maybe it becomes "fun" sometimes, because there is definitely not as much to do in the southern states most of the time. I`m a 17 year old living in Nashville and, unless you`re a local, there`s not an abundance of things to do. It`s not as if most have to work land, or cattle, soo. ? Living in the suburbs is confusing here. It`s like, we live in a "big" city, so people are often busy with their work and leisure, but it`s definitely not a small town people where it`s easy to form relationships with other people and do things with them. Downtown consists of museums and bars, it seems, and shopping gets old. Someone give me a bea
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Male 418
I`m not shocked about Colorado...you see all the people that live there biking, hiking, skiing, or just plain old being a dirty hippie (which makes you skinny I guess). There`s a lot activities to keep you in shape here
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Female 1,545
LOL @ Missouri1988.

I was surprised to see Texas isn`t the first. And I was surprised to see that Minnesota isn`t the leanest! I thought Minnesota was the healthiest state? Maybe I`m getting biased facts...

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Female 660
aww I`m hungry. I was thinking about all the tasty stuff people from mississippi eat..*drool*

but alas,my empty fridge has nothing near that though

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Female 102
Michigan`s up there nicely. x_x
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Male 9
Wow, I think this is the only time Mississippi has actually finished first in something.
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Male 1,078
new york is sort of pushing the way fat mark.
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Male 39
contrary to popular belief, there is more to ny state than ny city.
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Male 28
Woot Louisiana represent! We can beat Mississippi come on guys
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Female 168
@gerbear

go figure =)

see? see what I did there?

<3 nj

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Female 122
Ha. More like cost of living in anywhere nice in Colorado is so high that you can`t afford food if you`re paying your bills.
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Male 1,109
woo! we arent the fattest! even after all that BBQ. mmm...im gettin some tomorrow.
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Male 128
Nice one colorado, I would have sworn texas would have been the fattest state too.
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Male 117
just for fun i would like to see these numbers lined up with numbers for meth and coke abuse..
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Female 1,186
jersey ain`t that bad
phew! ;D
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Female 317
Ooh, I am in the third leanest state.
Yay for not being fat.
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Male 162
It`s because we can afford food. Get a job third-world countries!
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Male 1,718
Who would go to the length of doing this?
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Male 215
true dat liquidglass
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Male 1,220
awww we came in third :( i knew vermont would be right up there though!
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Male 1,111
mmmm good food in the south ;)
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Male 54
Houston was the fattest city for awhile, but that changed a while back. I don`t know if Texas was actually the fattest state. Mississippi was still the fattest last year and Colorado was still the skinniest.
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Male 65
My state is tied for the 4th fattest. D:
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Male 762
*yawn*
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Male 493
California isn`t so bad, but I`m surprised Colorado is the leanest.
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Male 629
Isn`t it that in the south, curves are the conventional beauty? Unlike the skinny models elsewhere.
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Male 18
Woot! Colorado represent!
And a little secret - people out here are not fat out of necessity. If you`re fat, you can`t breathe! :)
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Male 475
huh... i would have thought NY was the leanest because of all the walking
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Male 358
*there
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Male 456
wasnt texas the `fattest` before?
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Male 358
Feck...North Carolina is way up thers
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Male 608
misissippi is so random. theres prolly nothing to do there but eat.
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Male 221
I`m pretty surprised that Texas is not the fattest state.
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Male 3
1/4th of my state is obese. saD face
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Male 1,620
Link: The 10 Fattest States In The Country for 2008 [Rate Link] - Why you so fat, America?
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