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10 States With the Deadliest Eating Habits

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Here’s an article I found on Yahoo that has the 10 states with the deadliest eating habits:

http://finance.yahoo.com/family-home/article/112083/10-states-with-the-deadliest-eating-habits

It looks like Mississippi made it to the top:

“1. Mississippi

Grocery Stores Per 1,000 Residents: 0.21 (34th)
Amount Spent on Fast Food Per Capita: $588 (17th least)
Gallons of Soft Drinks Purchased Per Capita: 82 (most)
Pounds of Sweet Snacks Purchased Per Capita: 113 (17th least)

Mississippi has the worst eating habits in the country. Only 8.8% of the adult population eats the recommended amount of daily fruits and vegetables, the lowest rate in the country. Residents consumed just under 82 gallons of soft drinks per capita in 2006, the greatest amount reported. Furthermore, the state has the third-highest rate of household-level food insecurity, with 17.1% of households being affected. It is perhaps unsurprising, then, that the state has the highest rates of both adult diabetes (12.8%) and adult obesity (34.4%).”

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Written by keywoodblog

February 11, 2011 at 12:43 pm

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