How heavy is your state?

In 1995, no state had an obesity rate above 20 percent. Now, all but one does.

An annual obesity report by two public health groups looked for the first time at state-by-state statistics over the last two decades. The number of obese U.S. adults rose in 16 states in the last year, helping to push obesity rates in a dozen states above 30 percent, according to a report released on Thursday.

How heavy is your state?

Percentage of obese adults in all 50 states

  • Mississippi: 34.4
  • Alabama: 32.3
  • West Virginia: 32.
  • Tennessee: 31.9
  • Louisiana: 31.6
  • Kentucky: 31.5
  • Oklahoma: 31.4
  • South Carolina: 30.9
  • Arkansas: 30.6
  • Michigan: 30.5
  • Missouri: 30.3
  • Texas: 30.1
  • Ohio: 29.6
  • North Carolina: 29.4
  • Indiana: 29.1
  • Kansas: 29.0
  • Georgia: 28.7
  • South Dakota: 28.7
  • Pennsylvania: 28.5
  • Iowa: 28.1
  • Delaware: 28.0
  • North Dakota: 28.0
  • Illinois: 27.7
  • Nebraska: 27.6
  • Wisconsin: 27.4
  • Maryland: 27.1
  • Maine: 26.5
  • Washington: 26.4
  • Florida: 26.1
  • Alaska: 25.9
  • Virginia: 25.9
  • Idaho: 25.7
  • New Hampshire: 25.6
  • New Mexico: 25.6
  • Arizona: 25.4
  • Oregon: 25.4
  • Wyoming: 25.4
  • Minnesota: 25.3
  • Nevada: 25.0
  • California: 24.8
  • New York: 24.7
  • Rhode Island: 24.3
  • New Jersey: 24.1
  • Montana: 23.8
  • Vermont: 23.5
  • Utah: 23.4
  • Hawaii: 23.1
  • Massachusetts: 22.3
  • Connecticut: 21.8
  • District of Columbia: 21.7
  • Colorado: 19.8

Source: The Associated Press

Mississippi is the fattest state in the union with an adult obesity rate of 34.4 percent. Colorado is the least obese — with a rate of 19.8 percent — and the only state with an adult obesity rate below 20 percent, according to “F as in Fat,” an annual report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

via How heavy is your state? America getting fatter – Health –Diet and nutrition – msnbc.com.

Where are you in this statistic? Obesity rates are alarmingly high and the results of obesity are many, including, diabetes, heart disease, kidney failure to name a few.

If you want to calculate your BMI link here. http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/

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