The Most Obese U.S. States, Ranked

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A new report by NiceRX shows significant differences in obesity rates between states. Obesity puts people at a higher risk of several illnesses and diseases. A healthy weight is an essential factor to overall health.

Mississippi Ranked Most Obese

The Magnolia State comes in dead last, with 39.7% of individuals self-reporting they are obese. Mississippi also ranks last in life expectancy among adults at 74.4 years. The next obese states are West Virginia, Alabama and Louisiana.

Most Obese States

  1. Mississippi | 39.7%
  2. West Virginia | 39.1%
  3. Alabama | 39.0%
  4. Louisiana | 38.1%
  5. Indiana | 36.8%
  6. Kentucky | 36.6%
  7. Deleware | 36.5%
  8. Iowa | 36.5%
  9. Arkansas | 36.4%
  10. Oklahoma | 36.4%

Least Obese States

There are many states with sub 30% population that is obese. Let's take a look at those healthy states.

  1. Colorado | 24.2%
  2. Massachusetts | 24.4%
  3. Hawaii | 24.5%
  4. New York | 26.3%
  5. Vermont | 26.3%
  6. Washington | 28.0%
  7. Oregon | 28.1%
  8. Florida | 28.4%
  9. Montana | 28.5%
  10. Utah | 28.6%
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