ATLANTA (AP) -- A new report found that Georgia has the nation's 18th-highest adult obesity rate.<br />
The ranking was part of a report released Thursday by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.<br />
The annual report found that Georgia's adult obesity rate is 30.3 percent.<br />
The organization said that for the first time ever, adult obesity rates are above 35 percent in two states -- Mississippi and West Virginia.<br />
The study found that 20 states topped 30 percent obesity in 2013 -- up from 12 states in 2010. Officials said that most of the 10 states with the highest obesity rates are in the South.<br />
Colorado continued to be the thinnest state at 21.3 percent.
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