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Photos: Most and least obese states -- and Colorado's slip from number one

We're accustomed to seeing Colorado listed as the least obese state.

But in a recently published Gallup report, Colorado has slipped from the top spot.

Which state or states have bypassed Colorado? And where did Colorado land this time around?

Look below to see the photo-illustrated state countdown from most to least obese, supplemented with figures from the Gallup findings.

U.S. obesity rates, from most to least obese

Photos: Most and least obese states -- and Colorado's slip from number one

Number 50:

Mississippi

35.4 percent

Number 49:

West Virginia

34.4 percent

Number 48:

Delaware

34.3 percent

Number 47:

Louisiana

32.7 percent

Number 46:

Arkansas

32.3 percent

Photos: Most and least obese states -- and Colorado's slip from number one

Number 45:

South Carolina

31.4 percent

Number 44:

Tennessee

31.3 percent

Number 43:

Ohio

30.9 percent

Number 42:

Kentucky

30.6 percent

Number 41:

Oklahoma

30.5 percent

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Photos: Most and least obese states -- and Colorado's slip from number one

Number 40:

Alaska

30.1 percent

Number 39:

Indiana

29.9 percent

Number 38:

Texas

29.8 percent

Number 37:

Wisconsin

29.0 percent

Number 36:

Missouri

29.0 percent

Photos: Most and least obese states -- and Colorado's slip from number one

Number 35:

Michigan

28.9 percent

Number 34:

South Dakota

28.3 percent

Number 33:

Pennsylvania

28.2 percent

Number 32:

Georgia

28.2 percent

Number 31:

Iowa

28.1 percent

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Photos: Most and least obese states -- and Colorado's slip from number one

Number 30:

North Carolina

28.1 percent

Number 29:

Alabama

28.1 percent

Number 28:

Wyoming

27.8 percent

Number 27:

Kansas

27.2 percent

Number 26:

Nebraska

27.1 percent

Photos: Most and least obese states -- and Colorado's slip from number one

Number 25:

Illinois

26.4 percent

Number 24:

North Dakota

26.0 percent

Number 23:

Idaho

25.9 percent

Number 22:

Arizona

25.6 percent

Number 21:

Florida

25.6 percent

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Number 20:

New Hampshire

25.5 percent

Number 19:

Virginia

25.2 percent

Number 18:

Washington

25.0 percent

Number 17:

Oregon

24.9 percent

Number 16:

Maryland

24.9 percent

Photos: Most and least obese states -- and Colorado's slip from number one

Number 15:

New Jersey

24.9 percent

Number 14:

Rhode Island

24.8 percent

Number 13:

Vermont

24.8 percent

Number 12:

Maine

24.8 percent

Number 11:

Utah

24.2 percent

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Photos: Most and least obese states -- and Colorado's slip from number one

Number 10:

New York

24.0 percent

Number 9:

Hawaii

23.7 percent

Number 8:

California

23.6 percent

Number 7:

New Mexico

23.5 percent

Number 6:

Connecticut

23.2 percent

Photos: Most and least obese states -- and Colorado's slip from number one

Number 5:

Massachusetts

22.2 percent

Number 4:

Minnesota

22.0 percent

Number 3:

Nevada

21.1 percent

Number 2:

Colorado

20.4 percent

Number 1:

Montana

19.6 percent

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

More from our News archive circa July 2011: "Obesity rates: Colorado's is the lowest in the nation, making us the skinniest state of all."


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