Americans say health care access is the nation's most urgenthealth problem, according to a new Gallup poll. That's followedclosely by the cost of health care and obesity.

About a quarter (23 percent) cited access to health care as themost urgent health problem, while 19 percent said cost and 16percent said obesity. The number of people citing obesity is at anall-time high. In 1999, just 1 percent of Americans citedobesity.

Increasing concerns about obesity mirror the rising rates of theissue in the United States. According to the U.S. Centers forDisease Control and Prevention, the percentage of adults who areobese doubled from 1980 to 2008. And Gallup and Healthways findobesity remains high as of the third quarter of 2012, at 26percent.

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