September 4, 2014

Obesity Remains High in State

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Oklahoma has the sixth highest rate of obesity in the nation, with 32.5% of adults reporting they are obese in 2013, according to newly released survey data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Obesity continues to be a common, serious, and costly public health problem,” the CDC reported. No state had an obesity rate of less than 20 percent. Most states with the highest obesity rates are in the South.

StatePercent of Adults Reporting Obesity
Mississippi35.1%
West Virginia35.1%
Arkansas34.6%
Tennessee33.7&
Kentucky33.2%
Louisiana33.1%
Oklahoma32.5%
Alabama32.4%
Indiana31.8%
South Carolina31.7%
Michigan31.5%
Iowa31.3%
Delaware31.1%
North Dakota31.0%
Texas30.9%
Missouri30.4%
Ohio30.4%
Georgia30.3%
Kansas30.0%
Pennsylvania30.0%
South Dakota29.9%
Wisconsin29.8%
Idaho29.6%
Nebraska29.6%
Illinois29.4%
North Carolina29.4%
Maine28.9%
Alaska28.4%
Maryland28.3%
Wyoming27.8%
Rhode Island27.3%
Virginia27.2%
Washington27.2%
Arizona26.8%
New Hampshire26.7%
Oregon26.5%
Florida26.4%
New Mexico26.4%
New Jersey26.3%
Nevada26.2%
Minnesota25.5%
New York25.4%
Connecticut25.0%
Vermont24.7%
Montana24.6%
California24.1%
Utah24.1%
Massachusetts23.6%
District of Columbia22.9%
Hawaii21.8%
Colorado21.3%