Nine of the 11 states with the highest obesity rates are in the South
Five states have an adult obesity rate of 35% or higher
West Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas have highest adult obesity rates - over 35%
Hawaii, Massachusetts, DC, and Colorado have the lowest obesity rates - below 25%
The ten states with the highest rates of type 2 diabetes are in the South
West Virginia has the highest adult obesity rate at 37.7 percent
Twenty-five states have an adult obesity rate of 30% or higher
Colorado has the lowest obesity rate (22.3%) and the lowest rate of physical inactivity (15.8%)
The 10 states with the highest rates of hypertension are in the South
In 2016, adult obesity rates decreased in KS and increased in 4 states (#CO, #MN, #WA, #WV)
Nationally, nearly 38 percent of adults are obese. Nearly 8 percent are extremely obese.
25% of young adults who try to join the military are ineligible due to fitness or weight concerns
More than 15 million U.S. children live in food-insecure households.
Arkansas high schoolers have the highest obesity rate in US: 21.7%. Colorado the lowest: 9.5%
U.S. high school students who drink soda daily down from 20.4% in 2015 to 18.7% in 2017.
U.S. high school students physically active for at least 60 minutes per day in 2017: 26.1%
43% of U.S. high school students used a computer, played video games, or were on social media for 3 or more hours daily (not for school) in 2017.
Mississippi has the highest reported percentage of physical inactivity among adults at 36.8 percent.
Colorado has the lowest report percentage of physical inactivity among adults at 17.9 percent.