Top 10 States for Low Rates of People Overweight or Obese

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.

Adults

State 

% Obese

%  Overweight and obese

Ranking based on  % obese

Ranking based on % overweight and obese

Colorado 22.3 58.1 1 2
Massachusetts 23.6 60,3 2 3
Hawaii 23.8 57.6 3 1
California 25.0 61.0 4 6
Utah 25.4 60.4 5 4
Montana 25.5 62.8 6 11
New York 25.5 60.8 7 5
Nevada 25.8 62.3 8 9
Connecticut 26.0 61.9 9 8
New Hampshire 26.6 63.5 10 14
National Average 29.9 65.2 NA NA
Wisconsin 30.7 66.2 28 28

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2016.

 

Last Revised: June 4, 2018