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Study shows Sullivan, Hawkins, Washington counties have high percentage of obese adults

Staff Report • Dec 9, 2009 at 12:00 AM

Sullivan, Hawkins and Washington Counties didn't fare very well in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Diabetes latest report.The report showed that 30.2 percent of the adults in Sullivan are obese. Hawkins County's obesity data weighted in a little heavier at 32.2 percent of the adults in the county and 29 percent of the adults in Washington County are obese.Hawkins also had the highest percentage of adults with diagnosed diabetes - 12.8 percent.In Sullivan County the number is 11.9 percent, a 10 percent of Washington County's adults have diagnosed diabetes.Tennessee was ranked as the 4th fattest state in the nation. Tennessee Surveillance Data.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Diabetes Data and Trends

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