America's 10 Skinniest States

Hawaii tops the list
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted May 27, 2015 9:10 AM CDT
America's 10 Skinniest States
People lounge on Waikiki's beaches in Honolulu on Aug. 6, 2014.   (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

The US obesity rate rose to 27.7% last year, up from 27.1% the year prior—and in all but one state, at least one in five people are obese (in some states, more than a third of residents are obese). That one state is Hawaii, America's skinniest state for 2014, per a Gallup poll of 176,702 adults. The 10 skinniest states and their respective obesity rates:

  1. Hawaii, 19%
  2. Colorado, 20.3%
  3. Montana, 23.5%
  4. California, 23.9%

  1. Massachusetts, 24%
  2. Idaho, 24.2%
  3. South Dakota, 24.6%
  4. New York, 24.7%
  5. Minnesota, 24.8%
  6. Connecticut, 24.9%
Click to see the 10 states with the highest obesity rates. (Read more obesity stories.)

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