Obesity in Rhode Island jumps 10%, study says

This is a file photo of a gym. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — A new study of physical activity and obesity rates in the U.S. shows the Ocean State has seen a 10% rise in obesity since 2018.

In the report published by analyst Nick VinZant, data shows that 76% of Rhode Islanders exercise at least once a month.

This number has remained the same since 2018, according to VinZant.

The study also showed that 30% of Rhode Island residents identified as obese.

Colorado and Vermont are reported as the most physically active states, while Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas are the least.




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