Thursday, August 31, 2006

Not Quite the Mississippi of the North

Indiana is not quite the Mississippi of the North, but apparently it is southern in almost everything but geography. A recent study by Trust for America's Health showed Indiana as tied for the 8th most obese state. Indiana was the only non-southern state in the top ten.

1. Mississippi ..........29.5 percent
2. Alabama ..............28.7 percent
3. West Virginia ........28.6 percent
4. Louisiana ............27.4 percent
5. Kentucky..............26.7 percent
6. Tennessee ............26.6 percent
7. Arkansas..............26.4 percent
8. (tie) Indiana ........26.2 percent
8. (tie) South Carolina..26.2 percent
10. Texas................25.8 percent

Not surprisingly, Indiana is above the national average in adult hypertension, asthma and diabetes as well.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Nölff said...

I guess they have good food in IN as well.

August 31, 2006  
Blogger torporific said...

Yeah, the south carolina food is different though. When I was there I noticed a lot of sugar in the food, but it was awesome. I had some terrific meals in both traditional and "new southern" styles.

In Indiana, we like to deep fry too much.

August 31, 2006  
Blogger Smartypants said...

::whew::

Thank heavens. Texas barely made it into the Top Ten.

Yay.

(We like our Tex Mex too much.)

August 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The article assumes that healthy is good and unhealthy is bad - maybe not everyone sees it that way.

August 31, 2006  
Blogger lemming said...

Must be all of the fried brain sandwiches.

September 01, 2006  
Blogger Butchieboy said...

Anonymous said...
The article assumes that healthy is good and unhealthy is bad - maybe not everyone sees it that way.

I don't understand this.

September 01, 2006  
Blogger torporific said...

You know they say everything is bigger in Texas.

I didn't understand it either, butchie.

Lemming, I think only the nutty evansville people eat those.

September 01, 2006  

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