Hennepin County reports fewer smokers, more fat people

Hennepin County health officials say only 12 percent of the people responding to the new survey report themselves as smokers.

By contrast the report says the overall rate for Minnesota is 16 percent and for the nation is 20 percent.

Not such good news is the survey finding that, “more than half of the county’s adults are classified as obese (20 percent) or overweight (33 percent).”

The concentration of obesity by location is highest in north Minneapolis.