America’s weight report card is in. The grades aren’t good, and they’re on a path to get much worse.
Mississippi had the highest rate, with 34.9% of its residents obese, defined as a body mass index or BMI of 30 or more.
Colorado has the lowest obesity rate, with 20.7% of residents obese. However, by 2030, 13 states could have obesity rates topping 60%, according to the report’s predictions.
“If we stay on the current course, we could see obesity rates that are already unacceptable double in some states.”