West Virginia is America’s fattest state, according to the latest annual report from The State of Obesity, a non-profit organization whose goal is to raise awareness about the obesity epidemic in the U.S.
Based on state-by-state tracking of Body Mass Index (BMI), West Virginia has overtaken Louisiana as having the highest percentage of adults (37.7%) with a BMI over 30, while Colorado has the lowest (22.3%).
Four more states round out the top five: Mississippi (37.3%), Alabama (35.7%), Arkansas (35.7%), and Louisiana (35.5%)
“The adult obesity rate decreased in Kansas between 2015 and 2016, increased in Colorado, Minnesota, Washington, and West Virginia, and remained stable in the rest of states,” the report states. “This supports trends that have shown overall leveling off of obesity rates in recent years.”
Read the full report HERE.