Obesity Rates in all US States

Obesity Rates in all US States
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Below is a list of the US states ordered by the percentage of residents who are considered obese. It is important to know that the results are based on interviews with 177,237 Americans over 18 years of age. The interviews were conducted in January through June and the participants were asked their height and weight. From this information given, the researchers calculated the body mass index (BMI) of all participants. Any BMI score at or above 30  is considered obese.

  • Colorado: 20.1 percent
  • Utah: 21.6 percent
  • Connecticut: 21.7 percent
  • California: 22.1 percent
  • Rhode Island: 22.1 percent
  • Massachusetts: 22.6 percent
  • New Jersey: 22.6 percent
  • Nevada: 23.6 percent
  • Minnesota: 23.8 percent
  • Florida: 24.2 percent
  • New Hampshire: 24.4 percent
  • New Mexico: 24.4 percent (22.9)
  • Montana: 24.8 percent
  • Hawaii: 24.8 percent
  • Washington: 25.1 percent
  • Vermont: 25.2 percent
  • Arizona: 25.5 percent
  • Oregon: 25.6 percent
  • Wyoming: 25.7 percent
  • Maine: 25.8 percent
  • New York: 25.8 percent
  • Illinois: 26.5 percent
  • North Carolina: 26.7 percent
  • South Dakota: 26.8 percent
  • Wisconsin: 27.1 percent
  • Alaska: 27.1 percent
  • Georgia: 27.1 percent
  • Maryland: 27.2 percent
  • Virginia: 27.7 percent
  • Alabama: 27.8 percent
  • Tennessee: 27.8 percent
  • Missouri: 27.8 percent
  • Nebraska: 28.1 percent
  • Idaho: 28.1 percent
  • Michigan: 28.2 percent
  • Pennsylvania: 28.2 percent
  • Iowa: 28.3 percent
  • Kansas: 28.3 percent
  • Texas: 28.7 percent
  • Arkansas: 28.8 percent
  • Ohio: 29.0 percent
  • Kentucky: 29.9 percent
  • Oklahoma: 30.2 percent
  • North Dakota: 30.2 percent
  • Indiana: 30.5 percent
  • South Carolina: 30.6 percent
  • Louisiana: 31.2 percent
  • Mississippi: 32.1 percent
  • Delaware: 33.6 percent
  • West Virginia: 34.3 percent

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