St. Clair County named most obese in Ill.

St. Clair County named most obese in Ill.

St. Clair County named most obese in Ill.

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 7, 2014 at 4:53 AM

St. Clair County, Illinois (KMOV) – The centers for disease control and prevention has ranked St. Clair County the most obese county in Illinois.

The statistics show 40 percent of adults in St. Clair County are considered obese. The report comes at the same time the county is losing federal grant money to promote healthy eating and living.

The CDC says their statistics are created by using a person’s height and weight to determine body fat. If the body fat calculation is 30 or higher on the body mass index scale, that person is considered obese.

The Belleville News Democrat reported the new numbers from St. Clair County are significantly higher than earlier reports. 

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