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Gallup Poll: Connecticut Is Fourth Least Obese State In Country

With only 22.7 percent of people in Connecticut considered obese in 2012, the state is one of the least obese in the country.
With only 22.7 percent of people in Connecticut considered obese in 2012, the state is one of the least obese in the country. Photo Credit: Anthony Buzzeo

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Connecticut ranks as the fourth least obese state in the country, with 22.7 percent of people in the state obese in 2012, a recent Gallup Poll found.

The national obesity rate was 26.2 percent, nearly the same as 2011 when it was 26.1 percent, and all but four states remained the same as well, the statistics said.

The data was collected as part of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, using peoples responses to height and weight to figure out body mass index, the article said. The statistics have been tracked since 2008 by Gallup and Healthways, the article said.

Here are the top 11 least obese states with the percentage of residents who are obese:

1. Colorado, 18.7 percent 2. Massachusetts, 21.5 percent 3. Montana, 20 percent 4. Connecticut, 22.7 percent 5. California, 23.1 percent 6. Utah, 23.9 percent 7. Arizona, 24.1 percent 8. Rhode Island, 24.3 percent 9. Idaho, New Jersey, Washington, all 24.4 percent

Here are the Top 10 most obese states, with the percentage of residents who are obese:

1. West Virginia, 33.5 percent 2. Mississippi, 32.2 percent 3. Arkansas, 31.4 percent 4. Louisiana, 30.9 percent 5. Alabama, 30.4 percent 6. Kentucky, 29.7 percent 7. Tennessee, 29.6 percent 8. Ohio, 29.5 percent 9. Oklahoma, 29.2 percent 10. Iowa, 29 percent

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