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.
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