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Top 10 States for Low Rates of People Overweight or Obese

National data is available to compare states based on how people of each state are overweight or obese.  Listed below are the rankings of states based on Body Mass Index (BMI) calculations from responses to height and weight survey questions.  A ranking of 1 indicates the state with the lowest percent of its population as overweight or obese.

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Ranking based on  obese

Ranking based on % overweight and obese

Colorado 1 2
Hawaii 2 1
Massachusetts 3 4
New Jersey 4 13
California 5 7
Utah 6 3
Connecticut 7 6
Nevada 8 8
New York 9 10
Montana 10 9
Wisconsin 25 27

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: BRFSS 2011

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Last Updated: November 08, 2012