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Fat-istics: 2009 American OBESITY Rankings - By State :/

It's that time again! Did you "PUT ON" for your State? According to data produced by The Trust for America's Health - overweight/obese ratings have increased in 47 states and ≥ 1% in 23 states, since last year (mine included). I'm inspired to look further into this data ... political, educational trends ... in addition to the psychological ... and fiscal bearings "fat acceptance" and steady weight increase ... comes/will come with, in our country ... ~PC

  • Mississippi is still #1 (5 years in a row, also holds the #1 spot for highest % of overweight CHILDREN). Alabama is a close 2nd.
  • Colorado is the LEANEST state with only 18.9% of overweight/obese adults in it's population.
  • Alaska, Indiana, Louisiana LOST weight!
  • The % of overweight/obese CHILDREN is now 30.
American Adult Obesity Figures

Percentage / Heaviest Ranking # / Change Since 2008
Ala. 31.2% #2 +1.1%
Alaska 27.2% #18 -0.1%
Ariz. 24.8% #33 +1.5%
Ark. 28.6% #10 +0.5%
Calif. 23.6% #41 +0.5%
Colo. 18.9% #51 +0.4%
Conn. 21.3% #49 +0.5%
Del. 27.3% #17 +1.4%
D.C. 22.3% #45 +0.2%
Fla. 24.1% #39 +0.8
Ga. 27.9% #14 +0.4%
Hawaii 21.8% #47 +1.1%
Idaho 24.8% #33 +0.2%
Ill. 25.9% #27 +0.6%
Ind. 27.4% #16 -0.1%
Iowa 26.7% #22 +0.4%
Kan. 27.2% #18 +1.4%
Ky. 29.0% #7 +0.6%
La. 28.9% #8 -0.6%
Maine 24.7% #35 +1.1%
Md. 26.0% #25 +0.7%
Mass. 21.2% #50 +0.3%
Mich. 28.8% #9 +1.1%
Minn. 25.3% #31 +0.5%
Miss. 32.5% #1 +0.8%
Mo. 28.1% #13 +0.7%
Mont. 22.7% #43 +1%
Neb. 26.9% #20 +0.4%
Nev. 25.1% #32 +1.4%
N.H. 24.1% #39 +0.6%
N.J. 23.4% #42 +0.5%
N.M. 24.6% #36 +1.3%
N.Y. 24.5% #37 +1%
N.C. 28.3% #12 +1.2%
N.D. 26.7% #22 +0.8%
Ohio 28.6% #10 +1.6%
Okla. 29.5% #6 +1.4%
Ore. 25.4% #28 +0.4%
Pa. 26.7% #22 +1%
R.I. 21.7% #48 +0.3%
S.C. 29.7% #5 +0.5%
S.D. 26.9% #20 +0.9%
Tenn. 30.2% #4 +1.3%
Texas 27.9% #14 +0.6%
Utah 22.5% #44 +0.6%
Vt. 22.1% #46 +1%
Va. 25.4% #28 +0.2%
Wash. 25.4% #28 +0.9%
W.Va. 31.1% #3 +0.4%
Wis. 26.0% #25 +0.6%
Wyo. 24.3% #38 +0.4%
Same Data by Ranking
1. Mississippi (32.5%)
2. Alabama (31.2%)
3. West Virginia (31.1%)
4. Tennessee (30.2%)
5. South Carolina (29.7%)
6. Oklahoma (29.5%)
7. Kentucky (29.0%)
8. Louisiana (28.9%)
9. Michigan (28.8%)
10. (tie) Arkansas (28.6%) and Ohio (28.6%)
12. North Carolina (28.3%)
13. Missouri (28.1%)
14. (tie) Georgia (27.9%) and Texas (27.9%)
16. Indiana (27.4%)
17. Delaware (27.3%)
18. (tie) Alaska (27.2%) and Kansas (27.2%)
20. (tie) Nebraska (26.9%) and South Dakota (26.9%)
22. (tie) Iowa (26.7%) and North Dakota (26.7%) and Pennsylvania (26.7%)
25. (tie) Maryland (26.0%) and Wisconsin (26.0%)
27. Illinois 25.9%)
28. (tie) Oregon (25.4%) and Virginia (25.4) and Washington (25.4%)
31. Minnesota (25.3%)
32. Nevada (25.1%)
33. (tie) Arizona (24.8%) and Idaho (24.8%)
35. Maine (24.7%)
36. New Mexico (24.6%)
37. New York (24.5%)
38. Wyoming (24.3%)
39. (tie) Florida (24.1%) and New Hampshire (24.1%)
41. California (23.6%)
42. New Jersey (23.4%)
43. Montana (22.7%)
44. Utah (22.5%)
45. District of Columbia (22.3%)
46. Vermont (22.1%)
47. Hawaii (21.8%)
48. Rhode Island (21.7%)
49. Connecticut (21.3%)
50. Massachusetts (21.2%)
51. Colorado (18.9%)

American Children (10-17) Obesity Figures

1. Mississippi (44.4%)
2. Arkansas (37.5%)
3. Georgia (37.3%)
4. Kentucky (37.1%)
5. Tennessee (36.5%)
6. Alabama (36.1%)
7. Louisiana (35.9%)
8. West Virginia (35.5%)
9. District of Columbia (35.4%)
10. Illinois (34.9%)
11. Nevada (34.2%)
12. Alaska (33.9%)
13. South Carolina (33.7%)
14. North Carolina (33.5%)
15. Ohio (33.3%)
16. Delaware (33.2%)
17. Florida (33.1%)
18. New York (32.9%)
19. New Mexico (32.7%)
20. Texas (32.2%)
21. Nebraska (31.5%)
22. Kansas (31.1%)
23. (tie) Missouri (31.0%) and New Jersey (31.0%) and Virginia (31.0%)
26. (tie) Arizona (30.6%) and Michigan (30.6%)
28. California (30.5%)
29. Rhode Island (30.1%)
30. Massachusetts (30.0%)
31. Indiana (29.9%)
32. Pennsylvania (29.7%)
33. (tie) Oklahoma (29.5%) and Washington (29.5%)
35. New Hampshire (29.4%)
36. Maryland (28.8%)
37. Hawaii (28.5%)
38. South Dakota (28.4%)
39. Maine (28.2%)
40. Wisconsin (27.9%)
41. Idaho (27.5%)
42. Colorado (27.2%)
43. Vermont (26.7%)
44. Iowa (26.5%)
45. (tie) Connecticut (25.7%) and North Dakota (25.7%) and Wyoming (25.7%)
48. Montana (25.6%)
49. Oregon (24.3%)
50. (tie) Minnesota (23.1%) and Utah (23.1%)