Hawaii Adult Obesity
From The State of Obesity
Hawaii now has the third lowest adult obesity rate in the nation, (only DC and Colorado are slimmer) according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America. Hawaii's adult obesity rate is currently 22.1 percent, up from 15.7 percent in 2000 and from 8.9 percent in 1990.
U.S. adult obesity rates remained mostly steady — but high — this past year, increasing in Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Utah and remaining stable.
Rates of obesity now exceed 35 percent in three states (Arkansas, West Virginia and Mississippi), 22 states have rates above 30 percent, 45 states are above 25 percent, and every state is above 20 percent. Arkansas has the highest adult obesity rate at 35.9 percent, while Colorado has the lowest at 21.3 percent.
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