Percentage of Adults Who are Obese,* by State, 2009
Obese "criteria" is a Body mass index (BMI) of 30 percent or greater, or about 30 pounds overweight for a 5’4” person, based on self-reported weight and height.
Less than 10 percent: None.
Between 10 percent and 14 percent: None.
Between 15 percent and 19 percent: Colorado.
Between 20 percent and 24 percent: Alaska, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Wyoming.
Between 25 percent and 29 percent: Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Washington, and Wisconsin
Greater than 30 percent: Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and West Virginia