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Arizona has second lowest child obesity rate in America, study says

Confirmed through Baby Sense
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Posted at 10:04 AM, May 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-05 13:37:15-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Arizona is ranking as the state with the second lowest child obesity rate in America.

Baby Sense has released a new study, revealing the Grand Canyon state's child obesity rate as 10.2%

Researchers found the following about Arizona:

  • Average life expectancy is 78.8 years
  • Air Quality Index score is 45.4
  • School quality rank is 50 (based off 33 relevant metrics)
  • Homicide rates per 100,000 people is 5.9
  • Firearms deaths per 100,000 people is 15.2

"10.2% of children in Arizona are classified as obese, which is amongst the top 10 lowest in the whole of the U.S.," shared a spokesperson. "The state has also been named the 28th best to raise a family in the US, scoring a ‘family score of 4.75/10."

The baby-monitor company also discovered Arizona has an adult obesity rate of just under 31%.

Mississippi had the highest adult and child obesity rates at 39.7 and 22.3%, respectively.

Baby Sense says it collected data from the CDC, State of Childhood Obesity and World Population Review.

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