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50 States From the Fattest to the Skinniest — and Where Colorado Weighs In

The title of WalletHub's latest analysis — "2015's Fattest States in America" — makes it clear that the site sees obesity in the U.S. as a major problem.

But it's a bigger issue for some places than others. Colorado, for instance, lands on the thinner end of the spectrum — as usual.

Below, see the photo-illustrated WalletHub countdown for all fifty states and the District of Columbia, featuring data from the site.

That's followed by information specific to Colorado, with rankings for adults and children who are either overweight or obese, plus the state's performance when it comes to diet, exercise, cholesterol and diabetes.

And for details about methodology and much more information, click here to visit the original item.

1. Mississippi
Overall score: 51.73
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 1
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 3

2. Louisiana
Overall score: 51.33
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 2
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 2

3. West Virginia
Overall score: 50.11
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 6
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 1

4. Tennessee
Overall score: 48.93
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 5
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 6

5. South Carolina
Overall score: 48.46
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 3
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 15

6. Arkansas
Overall score: 48.43
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 4
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 13

7. Kentucky
Overall score: 48.37
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 6
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 8

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8. Alabama
Overall score: 46.90
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 8
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 19

9. Oklahoma
Overall score: 46.57
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 10
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 17

10. North Dakota
Overall score: 46.39
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 11
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 14

11. Texas
Overall score: 46.18
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 9
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 26

12. Indiana
Overall score: 45.77
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 16
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 9

13. Delaware
Overall score: 45.43
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 17
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 10

14. Georgia
Overall score: 45.10
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 12
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 23

15. North Carolina
Overall score:  19 11
 ‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 19
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 11

16. Arizona
Overall score: 44.75
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 14
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 20

17. Kansas
Overall score: 44.70
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 22
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 7

18. New Mexico
Overall score: 44.63
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 29
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 5

19. Ohio
Overall score: 44.18
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 18
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 25

20. Michigan
Overall score: 44.14
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 15
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 28

21. District of Columbia
Overall score: 43.95
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 35
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 4

22. Iowa
Overall score: 43.79
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 21
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 21

23. Illinois
Overall score: 43.61
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 13
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 43

24. Maine
Overall score: 42.62
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 30
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 24

25. Nevada
Overall score: 42.50
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 20
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 45

26. Missouri
Overall score: 42.42
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 26
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 29

27. Nebraska
Overall score: 42.26
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 26
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 30

28. Wisconsin
Overall score: 42.21
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 24
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 33

29. Alaska
Overall score: 42.17
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 25
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 34

30. Pennsylvania
Overall score: 41.75
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 32
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 31

31. New Hampshire
Overall score: 41.67
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 39
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 16

32. Maryland
Overall score: 41.66
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 23
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 46

33. South Dakota
Overall score: 41.41
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 28
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 41

34. Virginia
Overall score: 40.91
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 31
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 42

35. New York
Overall score: 40.74
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 33
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 40

36. Idaho
Overall score: 40.61
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 36
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 38

37.  Florida
Overall score: 40.44
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 38
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 32

38. Wyoming
Overall score: 40.30
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 41
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 35

39. California
Overall score: 40.16
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 40
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 39

40. Rhode Island
Overall score: 39.99
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 34
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 47

41. Washington
Overall score: 39.94
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 45
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 27

42. Minnesota
Overall score: 39.72
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 43
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 37

43. Oregon
Overall score: 39.71
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 47
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 18

44. Vermont
Overall score: 39.44
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 48
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 22

45. Connecticut
Overall score: 39.33
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 37
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 51

46. Montana
Overall score: 38.91
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 42
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 49

47. Utah
Overall score: 38.72
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 49
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 12

48. Massachusetts
Overall score: 38.30
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 44
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 48

49. New Jersey
Overall score: 38.15
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 46
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 44

50. Colorado
Overall score: 35.93
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 51
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 36

51. Hawaii
Overall score: 35.80
‘Obesity & Overweight Prevalence’ Rank (highest =1): 50
‘Unhealthy Habits & Consequences’ Rank (highest =1): 50

The Weight Problem in Colorado (1=Worst; 25=Avg.)

32nd — % of Adults Who Are Overweight
51st — % of Adults Who Are Obese
49th — % of Children Who Are Overweight
47th — % of Children Who Are Obese
51st — % of Residents Who Are Physically Inactive
45th — % of Residents with High Cholesterol
44th — % of Adults Eating Less than 1 Serving of Fruits/Vegetables per Day
50th — % of Residents with Diabetes
39th — % of Residents with Hypertension


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