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Ranking the fattest states

Updated: July 8, 2011 5:01AM



1. Mississippi (34.4%)

2. Alabama (32.3%)

3. West Virginia* (32.2%)

4. Tennessee (31.9%)

5. Louisiana (31.6%)

6. Kentucky* (31.5%)

7. Oklahoma* (31.4%)

8. South Carolina* (30.9%)

9. Arkansas (30.6%)

10. Michigan* (30.5%)

11. Missouri* (30.3%)

12. Texas* (30.1%)

13. Ohio (29.6%)

14. North Carolina (29.4%)

15. Indiana* (29.1%)

16. Kansas* (29.0%)

17. (tie) Georgia (28.7%) and South Dakota (28.7%)

19. Pennsylvania (28.5%)

20. Iowa (28.1%)

21. (tie) Delaware (28.0%) and North Dakota (28.0%)

23. Illinois (27.7%)

24. Nebraska (27.6%)

25. Wisconsin (27.4%)

26. Maryland (27.1%)

27. Maine* (26.5%)

28. Washington (26.4%)

29. Florida* (26.1%)

30. (tie) Alaska (25.9%) and Virginia (25.9%)

32. Idaho (25.7%)

33. (tie) New Hampshire (25.6%) and New Mexico (25.6%)

35. (tie) Arizona (25.4%) and Oregon (25.4%) and Wyoming (25.4%)

38. Minnesota (25.3%)

39. Nevada (25.0%)

40. California (24.8%)

41. New York (24.7%)

42. Rhode Island* (24.3%)

43. New Jersey (24.1%)

44. Montana (23.8%)

45. Vermont* (23.5%)

46. Utah (23.4%)

47. Hawaii (23.1%)

48. Massachusetts* (22.3%)

49. Connecticut (21.8%)

50. District of Columbia (21.7%)

51. Colorado* (19.8%)

* States that have seen an increase in obesity

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



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