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The State of Obesity in

Minnesota

Adult Obesity in Minnesota

Minnesota now has the 36th highest adult obesity rate in the nation, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America. Minnesota's adult obesity rate is currently 27.6 percent, up from 16.4 percent in 2000 and from 10.3 percent in 1990. U.S. adult obesity rates remained mostly steady — but high — this past year, increasing in Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Utah and remaining stable in the rest. 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. View data for all states

Tweet thisCurrent adult obesity rate (2014)

27.6%

Rank among states (2014)

36/51

Adult obesity rate in Minnesota (1990-2014)

Obesity rate by age (2014)

18-25 16.2% 26-44 26.7% 45-64 32.2% 65+ 28.5%

Obesity rate by race (2014)

White 26.1% Black 31.2% Latino 31.7%

Obesity rate by gender (2012)

Men 27.8% Women 23.7%

Source: Trust for America's Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The State of Obesity 2015 [PDF]. Washington, D.C.: 2015.

Childhood Obesity in Minnesota

Signs of Progress on Childhood Obesity in Minnesota: A report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in August, 2013 showed that 18 states, including Minnesota, and one U.S. territory experienced a decline in obesity rates among 2- to 4-year-olds from low-income families between 2008 and 2011. Over that period, Minnesota's rate fell from 13.4% to 12.6%, a statistically significant decrease according to the CDC analysis. Read more about the report at rwjf.org. Tweet this

2- to 4-year-olds from low-income families

Current obesity rate (2011)

12.6%

Rank among states (2011)

34/41

Historical rates (1989-2011)

Source: stateofobesity.org/children24

10- to 17-year-olds

Current obesity rate (2011)

14.0%

Rank among states (2011)

32/51

Historical rates (2004-2011)

Source: stateofobesity.org/children1017

High school students

Current obesity rate (2013)

no data

Rank among states (2013)

no data 

Historical rates (2003-2013)

Source: stateofobesity.org/high-school-obesity

Obesity-Related Health Issues in Minnesota

Diabetes

Current adult diabetes rate (2014)

8.1%

Rank among states (2014)

46/51

Diabetes cases in 2010

410,004

Projected cases of diabetes in 2030 at current pace

609,902

Historical adult diabetes rates (1990-2014)

Hypertension

Current adult hypertension rate (2013)

27.0%

Rank among states (2013)

49/51

Hypertension cases in 2010

990,242

Projected cases of hypertension in 2030 at current pace

1,312,110

Historical adult hypertension rates (1990-2013)

Heart Disease

Heart disease cases in 2010

298,457

Projected cases of heart disease in 2030

1,365,612

Arthritis

Arthritis cases in 2010

998,206

Projected cases of arthritis in 2030

844,916

Obesity-Related Cancer

Obesity-related cancer cases in 2010

77,233

Projected cases of cancer in 2030

194,660

Sources: Current diabetes (2014) and hypertension (2013) rates are from The State of Obesity 2015 [PDF]; 2010 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, arthritis and obesity-related cancer numbers and projected cases of obesity-related health problems related are from F as in Fat 2012 [PDF].