BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is one of the fittest states in the country.
A report published last week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America’s Health found Massachusetts is the third least obese state with an adult obesity rate of just under 24 percent.READ MORE: Phoenix Police Say Foul Play Not Suspected In Death Of Hiker Angela Tramonte Of Saugus
The report isn’t all good news. It reveals a racial and ethnic divide in Massachusetts that’s reflected nationally.
In Massachusetts, the obesity rate for whites is just under 23 percent while for Hispanics the rate is more than 31 percent and for blacks, the obesity rate approaches 37 percent.READ MORE: Will Massachusetts Require Face Masks In Schools This Fall? Here's The Latest State Guidance
The rate is also higher among men— nearly 25 percent —than women— just over 21 percent.
Nationally, Colorado had the lowest adult obesity rate at 22 percent and West Virginia had the highest at nearly 38 percent.MORE NEWS: Lawmaker Proposes Universal Mask Mandate In All Massachusetts Schools
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