Friday, June 7, 2013

America's Number One Obesity Ranking With Mexico Coming In Second

I am currently located in Texas. Texas is in the American South. The American South is the most obese region of America.

When I exit Texas and head North and West the population begins noticeably shrinking by the time I get to Colorado and remains shrunk all the way to the West Coast.

The Wikipedia article titled Epidemiology of obesity contains the following blurb about the overweight American South....

As of 2007, 33% of men and 36% of women are obese. Rates of obesity vary between social groups, with minorities and low-income individuals more likely to be overweight. The rates are as high as 50% among African American women.

Geography is a major factor. The American South has been described alternatively as "Stroke belt", "Obesity belt", or "Diabetes belt", to reflect the fact that all residents of the region have high incidences of these three conditions, compared to people of the same race/ethnicity elsewhere in the country. 

The American South is the most obese region of America. Can you guess what is the most obese developed country on the planet? If you guessed America, you guessed correctly....

Developed Nation Obesity Ranking

Rank  Countries  Amount  
# 1    United States:30.6% 
# 2    Mexico:24.2% 
# 3    United Kingdom:23% 
# 4    Slovakia:22.4% 
# 5    Greece:21.9% 
# 6    Australia:21.7% 
# 7    New Zealand:20.9% 
# 8    Hungary:18.8% 
# 9    Luxembourg:18.4% 
# 10    Czech Republic:14.8% 
# 11    Canada:14.3% 
# 12    Spain:13.1% 
# 13    Ireland:13% 
# 14    Germany:12.9% 
= 15    Portugal:12.8% 
= 15    Finland:12.8% 
# 17    Iceland:12.4% 
# 18    Turkey:12% 
# 19    Belgium:11.7% 
# 20    Netherlands:10% 
# 21    Sweden:9.7% 
# 22    Denmark:9.5% 
# 23    France:9.4% 
# 24    Austria:9.1% 
# 25    Italy:8.5% 
# 26    Norway:8.3% 
# 27    Switzerland:7.7% 
= 28    Korea, South:3.2% 
= 28    Japan:3.2% 

1 comment:

Fat Bastardo said...

Tragic. Americans need to waddle to the buffet and eat eat eat.

This is an example of food for peace. Skinny Muslims are all fired up about something but if they are fat the will be more lazy, slothful and content.


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