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Clay County getting fatter, but fewer smokers, pregnant teens - Clay Center Dispatch On-Line: Local News

Clay County getting fatter, but fewer smokers, pregnant teens

Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013 2:22 pm

Clay County dropping in CDC health rankings when compared to other Kansas counties doesn’t mean Clay County is getting less healthy. For most of the rankings it means that other Kansas Counties are getting healthier, except that the county is getting fatter, County Health administrator Dana Rickley told those at Wednesday’s Chamber Coffee forum.

The worsening  health statistic that county residents should be concerned with is that residents have gotten fatter in the last year. In 2011, 30 percent were considered obese, where that increased to 31 percent in 2012, Rickley said.

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