According to recent data from, adult obesity rates in the United States exceed 35% in 5 states, 30% in 25 states, and 25% in 46 states. West Virginia has the highest obesity rate at a solid 37.7%. This data is slightly skewed, however, as West Virginia is one of the smallest states with a population of 1.8 million. This still means that roughly 678,600 people in WV are obese. One of the few states seeing a decrease in obesity is Kansas. Colorado has the lowest obesity rate at 22.3%, and along with Minnesota, Washington, and West Virginia is also one of the more stable states. Below are some of the graphs from the study.

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