US Obesity Rate by States [Report 2023]

Obesity Rate by States

Body mass index (BMI) cutoffs of 30.0 or higher in people indicate obesity. Having a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or greater increases the danger of developing a serious illness. Hypertension, heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and other linked conditions are common among adults who are overweight.

Discrimination against these persons resulted in their developing physical manifestations of mental diseases like sadness, anxiety, and panic attacks. The estimated total cost of treating illnesses caused by obesity is more than $342 billion annually. The rising rate of obesity can be directly attributed to the global spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Data of Obesity Rate by States

Here are the top 50 states with Obesity rates:

1. Mississippi39.70%
2. West Virginia39.10%
3. Alabama39.00%
4. Louisiana38.10%
5. Indiana36.80%
6. Kentucky36.60%
7. Delaware36.50%
8. Iowa36.50%
9. Arkansas36.40%
10. Oklahoma36.40%
11. South Carolina36.20%
12. Texas35.80%
13. Nebraska35.60%
14. North Carolina34.70%
15. Alaska34.50%
16. Virginia34.50%
17. Michigan34.30%
18. Wisconsin34.20%
19. South Dakota34.0%
20. North Dakota33.70%
21. Georgia33.70%
22. Pennsylvania33.70%
23. Minnesota33.60%
24. Illinois33.60%
25. Florida33.50%
26. Ohio33.50%
27. Kansas33.30%
28. Maryland33.20%
29. Missouri33.20%
30. Washington33.10%
31. Idaho33.0%
32. Oregon32.70%
33. New Mexico32.70%
34. Montana32.70%
35. Rhode Island32.40%
36. Nevada32.40%
37. California32.20%
38. Connecticut32.20%
39. Utah32.10%
40. Tennessee32.00%
41. Arizona32.00%
42. Maine31.10%
43. Wyoming28.10%
44. New Hampshire28.00%
45. New Jersey27.70%
46. New York26.30%
47. Vermont26.30%
48. Hawaii24.50%
49. Massachusetts24.40%
50. Colorado24.20%

Obesity risks a person’s physical and mental health. The combination of poor eating and dieting habits may cost one severely. Also, obesity-related health problems nowadays cause deaths. For example, diabetes is currently the seventh leading cause of death in the US, according to The government must spread awareness of this severe problem.

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