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How overweight is your county?

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No doubt, we all think about our weight, but have you ever thought about the weight of other people where you live?

The Florida Department of Health has created a "healthiest weight" profile for each of the state's 67 counties.

The healthiest weight snapshots features information designed to help Floridians achieve a healthy weight.

"This new tool provides an important view of the progress in each of our counties as we work to become the healthiest state in the nation," said State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong.

Here are the "healthiest weight" profiles for a few Tampa Bay counties-
  • In Pinellas, about 42 percent of adults are overweight and 24 percent are obese.
  • In Hillsborough, 39 percent of adults are overweight and 25 percent are obese.
  • Pasco's rate of overweight residents is 36 percent, with 31 percent of adults classified as obese.
To see the Healthiest Weight Snapshots for each county, go to: www.floridacharts.com/charts/SpecReport.aspx?RepID=1235&tn=31

To learn more about the Healthiest Weight Florida initiative, go to: www.HealthiestWeightFL.com.

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