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States with the Most and Least Number of Obese People

States with the Most and Least Number of Obese People

Gallup-Healthways has conducted a recent poll to discover the states that have the least number of obese people living in them and those that have the highest number of obese residents. The Gallup poll finding may surprise you.

Hawaii, which is famous for its images of young, slim hula dancers and rolly-polly middle-aged men and women, ranked number one with the lowest number of obese residents. Only 19 percent of those living in Hawaii are considered obese. Hawaii was the only state to come in under 20 percent and is now called the ‘Skinnest State’ in America.

Colorado has come is second on the Gallup poll for the second year in a row with just over 20 percent of residents being considered obese from what Keith Mann has written about.

Mississippi came in last with the highest number of obese residents. With 35 percent of those living in Mississippi are considered to be obese, the state has come in last on the Gallup poll for the second year in a row.

Tennessee is the only state to significantly improve their Gallup poll rating and reduce the number of residents which are considered to be obese. The number of overweight Tennessee residents considered to be obese fell from 31.3 to 28.4 since the poll was conducted last year.