The Obesity Rankings are Out

Fred Bodimer, KMOX Health Editor

ST. LOUIS, Mo (KMOX) – Ever wonder which part of town has the hardest time with obesity?

It’s Jefferson County — according to numbers supplied online by — which finds 36 percent of Jefferson County residents report a body mass index of greater than thirty — making them obese.

St. Louis City isn’t far behind at 34 percent. Franklin County has a 31 percent obesity rate — while St. Clair, Madison and St. Charles counties come in at 30 percent.

The two slimmest counties — St. Louis and Monroe counties — with an obesity rate of 29 percent.

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