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Obesity Defined

 

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Obesity is a chronic condition defined by an excess amount of body fat. It indicates a weight greater than what is considered healthy. 

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Most and Least Obese U.S. States

The following lists, derived from an analysis of the report by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, show the most and least obese states.

How does your state stack up?

Most Obese:

State % Obese
1. Mississippi 34.9%
2. Louisiana 33.4%
3. West Virginia 32.4%
4. Alabama 32.0%
5. Michigan 31.3%
6. Oklahoma 31.1%
7. Arkansas 30.9%
8. Indiana 30.8%
8. South Carolina 30.8%
10. Kentucky 30.4%
10. Texas 30.4%

Source: Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Least Obese:

State % Obese
1. Colorado 20.7%
2. Hawaii 21.8%
3. Massachussetts 22.7%
4. New Jersey 23.7%
4. Washington, D.C. 23.7%
6. California 23.8%
7. Utah 24.4%
8. New York 24.5%
8. Nevada 24.5%
8. Connecticut 24.5%
Source: Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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