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Colorado rated least obese state

March 10, 2011
Denver Business Journal

 

Once again, Colorado has been rated the least obese state in the nation.

A new Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index report says 20 percent -- one in five -- of Coloradans are obese, followed by Hawaii (20.4 percent) and Utah (21.9 percent).

According to the report, West Virginia has the nation's highest obesity rate, 33.5 percent, followed by Mississippi (33 percent) and Kentucky (32 percent).

The report is based on a running Gallup-Healthways conducted in 2010 of 352,840 people nationwide. Obesity rates are based on responses by survey participants who reported their own weight and height.

 

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