Colorado Is the Least Obese State but 23rd in Chlamydia

Back in March, a Gallup survey said Colorado was no longer America's least obese state. Since, then, however, the state must have gone on a diet. A new report from United Health Foundation puts Colorado back at number one in the least-obese rankings. The state does very well in other health categories, too -- but not all of them. The study suggests that Colorado is mediocre when it comes to chlamydia, worse than that regarding binge drinking and downright terrible on the topic of disparity in health status. Continue to get details about Colorado's standing in more than a dozen categories, featuring UHF graphics and data, as well as the complete report.

See also: Most and Least Obese States -- and Colorado's Slip From Number One, published in March

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