November 15, 2004

How fat is your state?

Colorado is the least obese state in the country, according to a public health survey by the United Health Foundation.

Even so, a whopping 16 percent of Colorado's population is obese, defined as a BMI greater than 30. Every other state has a higher obesity percentage than this. (We are a FAT country, boy howdy.)

Despite the strong obesity showing, Colorado is only the 13th healthiest state overall (the healthiest is Minnesota). One reason is that it ranks a lowly 48th for access to prenatal care.

How healthy is your state? Click here to find out.

Posted by Carey at November 15, 2004 09:28 PM