|The nation’s counties continue to show wide disparities in health status owing in large part to income gaps, according to the annual county health rankings from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.|
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Montana claimed the title of least obese state in 2013, bumping Colorado out of the top spot, while Mississippi ranked as the most obese state, pushing out West Virginia, according to a Gallup-Healthways survey that questioned 178,000 adults about their height, weight and other issues related to personal health.
In 2013, Mississippi had an obesity rate of 35.4 percent, while the rate in Montana was 19.6 percent, the poll found. Montana was the only state with an obesity rate of less than 20 percent.