States with the Highest Obesity Rates
According to the most recent data released in September 2015, rates of obesity now exceed 35 percent in three states (Arkansas, West Virginia and Mississippi), 22 states have rates above 30 percent, 45 states are above 25 percent, and every state is above 20 percent. Arkansas has the highest adult obesity rate at 35.9 percent, while Colorado has the lowest at 21.3 percent. The data show that 23 of 25 states with the highest rates of obesity are in the South and Midwest.
Top 10 Highest Rates of Adult Obesity (2014)
|Rank||State||Adult Obesity Rate|
|2||w||West Virginia||35.7% ±1.5|
|9||b||North Dakota||32.2% ±1.8|
|10||n||South Carolina||32.1% ±1.2|