State Briefs

Ranked by Highest Obesity Rate among Adults (2015)

  • Rank by Highest Obesity Rate among:
  • Adults 2015
  • High Schoolers 2015
  • 10-17 yr-olds 2011
  • WIC 2-4s 2014
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Alabama

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults35.6%2
High Schoolers16.1%9
10-17 yr-olds18.6%11
WIC 2-4s16.3%10

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Alaska

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults29.8%26
High Schoolers14.0%14
10-17 yr-olds14.0%32
WIC 2-4s19.1%2

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Arizona

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults28.4%34
High Schoolers10.9%36
10-17 yr-olds19.8%7
WIC 2-4s13.3%32

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Arkansas

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults34.5%6
High Schoolers18.0%4
10-17 yr-olds20.0%6
WIC 2-4s14.4%24

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California

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults24.2%47
High Schoolers13.9%17
10-17 yr-olds15.1%21
WIC 2-4s16.6%6

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Colorado

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults20.2%51
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds10.9%47
WIC 2-4s8.5%50

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Connecticut

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults25.3%42
High Schoolers12.3%27
10-17 yr-olds15.0%23
WIC 2-4s15.3%12

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Delaware

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults29.7%28
High Schoolers15.8%10
10-17 yr-olds16.9%16
WIC 2-4s17.2%3

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District of Columbia

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults22.1%50
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds21.4%3
WIC 2-4s13.0%36

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Florida

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults26.8%35
High Schoolers12.3%27
10-17 yr-olds13.4%38
WIC 2-4s12.7%41

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Georgia

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults30.7%19
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds16.5%17
WIC 2-4s13.0%36

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Hawaii

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults22.7%49
High Schoolers12.9%24
10-17 yr-olds11.5%44
WIC 2-4s10.3%48

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Idaho

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults28.6%33
High Schoolers11.1%33
10-17 yr-olds10.6%49
WIC 2-4s11.6%47

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Illinois

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults30.8%18
High Schoolers12.6%25
10-17 yr-olds19.3%9
WIC 2-4s15.2%14

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Indiana

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults31.3%15
High Schoolers13.6%18
10-17 yr-olds14.3%28
WIC 2-4s14.3%26

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Iowa

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults32.1%12
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds13.6%35
WIC 2-4s14.7%21

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Kansas

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults34.2%7
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds14.2%31
WIC 2-4s12.8%40

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Kentucky

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults34.6%5
High Schoolers18.5%3
10-17 yr-olds19.7%8
WIC 2-4s13.3%32

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Louisiana

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults36.2%1
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds21.1%4
WIC 2-4s13.2%34

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Maine

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults30.0%24
High Schoolers13.3%19
10-17 yr-olds12.5%42
WIC 2-4s15.1%15

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Maryland

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults28.9%31
High Schoolers11.5%32
10-17 yr-olds15.1%21
WIC 2-4s16.5%8

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Massachusetts

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults24.3%46
High Schoolers11.0%34
10-17 yr-olds14.5%25
WIC 2-4s16.6%6

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Michigan

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults31.2%16
High Schoolers14.3%13
10-17 yr-olds14.8%24
WIC 2-4s13.4%31

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Minnesota

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults26.1%39
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds14.0%32
WIC 2-4s12.3%44

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Mississippi

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults35.6%2
High Schoolers18.9%1
10-17 yr-olds21.7%1
WIC 2-4s14.5%23

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Missouri

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults32.4%10
High Schoolers13.1%20
10-17 yr-olds13.5%36
WIC 2-4s13.0%36

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Montana

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults23.6%48
High Schoolers10.3%37
10-17 yr-olds14.3%28
WIC 2-4s12.5%42

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Nebraska

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults31.4%14
High Schoolers13.0%22
10-17 yr-olds13.8%34
WIC 2-4s16.9%5

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Nevada

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults26.7%36
High Schoolers12.2%29
10-17 yr-olds18.6%11
WIC 2-4s12.0%45

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New Hampshire

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults26.3%38
High Schoolers12.2%29
10-17 yr-olds15.5%19
WIC 2-4s15.1%15

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New Jersey

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults25.6%41
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds10.0%50
WIC 2-4s15.3%12

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New Mexico

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults28.8%32
High Schoolers15.6%11
10-17 yr-olds14.4%27
WIC 2-4s12.5%42

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New York

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults25.0%44
High Schoolers13.1%20
10-17 yr-olds14.5%25
WIC 2-4s14.3%26

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North Carolina

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults30.1%22
High Schoolers16.4%7
10-17 yr-olds16.1%18
WIC 2-4s15.0%17

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North Dakota

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults31.0%17
High Schoolers14.0%14
10-17 yr-olds15.4%20
WIC 2-4s14.4%24

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Ohio

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults29.8%26
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds17.4%14
WIC 2-4s13.1%35

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Oklahoma

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults33.9%8
High Schoolers17.3%6
10-17 yr-olds17.4%14
WIC 2-4s13.8%29

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Oregon

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults30.1%22
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds9.9%51
WIC 2-4s15.0%17

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Pennsylvania

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults30.0%24
High Schoolers14.0%14
10-17 yr-olds13.5%36
WIC 2-4s12.9%39

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Rhode Island

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults26.0%40
High Schoolers12.0%31
10-17 yr-olds13.2%41
WIC 2-4s16.3%10

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South Carolina

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults31.7%13
High Schoolers16.3%8
10-17 yr-olds21.5%2
WIC 2-4s12.0%45

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South Dakota

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults30.4%21
High Schoolers14.7%12
10-17 yr-olds13.4%38
WIC 2-4s17.1%4

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Tennessee

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults33.8%9
High Schoolers18.6%2
10-17 yr-olds20.5%5
WIC 2-4s14.9%19

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Texas

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults32.4%10
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds19.1%10
WIC 2-4s14.9%19

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Utah

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults24.5%45
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds11.6%43
WIC 2-4s8.2%51

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Vermont

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults25.1%43
High Schoolers12.4%26
10-17 yr-olds11.3%45
WIC 2-4s14.1%28

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Virginia

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults29.2%29
High Schoolers13.0%22
10-17 yr-olds14.3%28
WIC 2-4s20.0%1

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Washington

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults26.4%37
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds11.0%46
WIC 2-4s13.6%30

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West Virginia

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults35.6%2
High Schoolers17.9%5
10-17 yr-olds18.5%13
WIC 2-4s16.4%9

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Wisconsin

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults30.7%19
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds13.4%38
WIC 2-4s14.7%21

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Wyoming

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults29.0%30
High Schoolers11.0%34
10-17 yr-olds10.7%48
WIC 2-4s9.9%49

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