National data is available to compare states based on the percentage of people in each state who 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 adult (18 and older) population as overweight or obese.
% Over-weight and Obese
Ranking based on % obese
Ranking based on % overweight and obese
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2012.