Percentage of adults with obesity in the United States as of 2017, by state

Percentage of obese U.S. adults by state 2017 This statistic represents the percentage of obese adults in the United States of America as of 2017. As of that year, Arkansas had one of the highest rate of obesity in the United States with 35.7 percent of adults being obese.
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Percentage of adults
Colorado 22.3%
District of Columbia 22.6%
Massachusetts 23.6%
Hawaii 23.8%
California 25%
Utah 25.3%
Montana 25.5%
New York 25.5%
Nevada 25.8%
Connecticut 26%
Rhode Island 26.6%
New Hampshire 26.6%
Vermont 27.1%
New Jersey 27.3%
Florida 27.4%
Idaho 27.4%
Wyoming 27.7%
Minnesota 27.8%
New Mexico 28.3%
Washington 28.6%
Oregon 28.7%
Virginia 29%
Arizona 29%
South Dakota 29.6%
United States 29.9%
Maryland 29.9%
Maine 29.9%
Pennsylvania 30.3%
Delaware 30.7%
Wisconsin 30.7%
Kansas 31.2%
Georgia 31.4%
Alaska 31.4%
Ohio 31.5%
Illinois 31.6%
Missouri 31.7%
North Carolina 31.8%
North Dakota 31.9%
Nebraska 32%
Iowa 32%
South Carolina 32.3%
Indiana 32.5%
Michigan 32.5%
Oklahoma 32.8%
Texas 33.6%
Kentucky 34.2%
Tennessee 34.8%
Louisiana 35.5%
Arkansas 35.7%
Alabama 35.7%
Mississippi 37.3%
West Virginia 37.7%
Percentage of adults
Colorado 22.3%
District of Columbia 22.6%
Massachusetts 23.6%
Hawaii 23.8%
California 25%
Utah 25.3%
Montana 25.5%
New York 25.5%
Nevada 25.8%
Connecticut 26%
Rhode Island 26.6%
New Hampshire 26.6%
Vermont 27.1%
New Jersey 27.3%
Florida 27.4%
Idaho 27.4%
Wyoming 27.7%
Minnesota 27.8%
New Mexico 28.3%
Washington 28.6%
Oregon 28.7%
Virginia 29%
Arizona 29%
South Dakota 29.6%
United States 29.9%
Maryland 29.9%
Maine 29.9%
Pennsylvania 30.3%
Delaware 30.7%
Wisconsin 30.7%
Kansas 31.2%
Georgia 31.4%
Alaska 31.4%
Ohio 31.5%
Illinois 31.6%
Missouri 31.7%
North Carolina 31.8%
North Dakota 31.9%
Nebraska 32%
Iowa 32%
South Carolina 32.3%
Indiana 32.5%
Michigan 32.5%
Oklahoma 32.8%
Texas 33.6%
Kentucky 34.2%
Tennessee 34.8%
Louisiana 35.5%
Arkansas 35.7%
Alabama 35.7%
Mississippi 37.3%
West Virginia 37.7%
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This statistic represents the percentage of obese adults in the United States of America as of 2017. As of that year, Arkansas had one of the highest rate of obesity in the United States with 35.7 percent of adults being obese.
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Release date
December 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2017
Supplementary notes
Percentage of adults who are obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher.
This 2017 ranking is based on data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2016.

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