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States with the highest obesity rates: Where is Pa.?

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obesityrateInPaAccording to a Gallup poll — people were asked to, ahem, “self-report” their height and weight — Mississippi has the worst rate of obesity and Montana the least worst. The national obesity rate has increased to 27.1% from 26.2% in 2012. That makes Pennsylvanians — at 28.2% — a little heavier than average.

Top 10: States with Highest Obesity Rates …
Mississippi: 35.4%
West Virginia: 34.4%
Delaware: 34.3%
Louisiana: 32.7%
Arkansas: 32.3%
South Carolina: 31.4%
Tennessee: 31.3%
Ohio: 30.9%
Kentucky: 30.6%
Oklahoma: 30.5%

Bottom 10: Lowest Obesity Rates
Montana: 19.6%
Colorado: 20.4%
Nevada: 21.1%
Minnesota: 22.0%
Massachusetts: 22.2%
Connecticut: 23.2%
New Mexico: 23.5%
California: 23.6%
Hawaii: 23.7%
New York: 24.0%

To find out how every state did, go here.

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