Watch the U.S. get fatter on CDC’s animated map!

Amber waves of gain: The Centers for Disease Control has mapped the dramatic increase in obesity state by state on a U.S. map covering 1985 to 2007. Who’s the skinniest of them all? Nope, not California (we blame Fresno): Colorado. In 2007, only one state (Colorado) had a prevalence of obesity less than 20%. Thirty states had a prevalence equal to or greater than 25%. ( (hat tip to @jambutter)

One Responseto “Watch the U.S. get fatter on CDC’s animated map!”

  1. limesarah says:

    It should be remembered that part of that rise is due to the bar for “obese” being lowered several times, such that a significant portion of the population has been reclassified as “fat” without actually gaining any weight.