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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: August 3, 2010
Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media, Office of Communication
(404) 639-3286

CDC Vital Signs Report: State-Specific Obesity Prevalence for U.S. Adults


CDC will host a telephone-only media briefing to discuss the new Vital Signs report on state-specific obesity prevalence among adults.


  • Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Director, CDC
  • William Dietz, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity
  • Heidi Blanck, Ph.D., Chief, Obesity Branch, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity


Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 12:00pm ET


  • Media: 888-795-0855
  • Non-Media: 800-779-8692
  • International: 1-517-308-9106
  • Passcode: CDC Media

Important Instructions: If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question. You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.


A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at the CDC web site at


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