Friday, September 5, 2014

Utah Ranks Among Ten States with the Lowest Rates of Adult Obesity

According to the most recent data released in September 2014, two states have adult obesity rates above 35 percent, 20 states have rates at or above 30 percent, 43 states have rates of at least 25 percent and every state is above 20 percent. Between 2012 and 2013, six states had increases. Mississippi and West Virginia have the highest rates of obesity at 35.1 percent, while Colorado has the lowest rate at 21.3 percent. All 10 states with the highest rates of obesity are in the South and Midwest. Northeastern and Western states comprise most of the states with the lowest rates of obesity.

Ten States with the Lowest Rates of Adult Obesity (2013)

RankStateAdult Obesity Rate
51FColorado21.3% ±0.9
50KHawaii21.8% ±1.4
49yDistrict of Columbia22.9% ±1.9
48SMassachusetts23.6% ±1.1
46rUtah24.1% ±1.0
46ECalifornia24.1% ±1.1
45ZMontana24.6% ±1.2
44tVermont24.7% ±1.4
43GConnecticut25.0% ±1.5
42hNew York25.4% ±1.2
http://stateofobesity.org/

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