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United Health Foundation, the American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention: Based on research by Kenneth E. Thorpe, Ph.D. of Emory University.
Data is state spending per adult on obesity in the United States for the year 2008. Figures are in U.S. dollars. Estimated Spending is if current trends continue.
Obesity is defined as having a very high amount of body fat in relation to lean body mass, or Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of an adult's weight in relation to his or her height, specifically the adult's weight in kilograms divided by the square of his or her height in meters.