The 2010 "F as in Fat" report has been released, showing the levels of adult obesity across the United States.  Colorado leads the list as the fittest states with only 19.1% of adults considered obese.  Utah comes in 7th as the fittest state.  For the sixth year in a row, Mississippi topped the scales with 33.8% of its adult population considered obese.

     What does this report tell us about the ongoing battle between red states and blue states?  The above map shows all the states color coordinated based on the 2008 Presidential election and the message is clear: Republicans can stand to lose some weight.

     Of the 20 states with the lowest obesity rates, 15 of those are blue states.  For the states with levels above 30%, all were red states.  Utahans don't need to feel that guilty though, because the Beehive state was the fittest red state.  In fact, the whole "Book of Mormon belt" of Idaho, Utah, and Arizona did well for itself, all falling below 26% adult obesity.

Find out how your favorite state fared after the jump.



State Obesity Rates for Adults
1. Mississippi 33.8%
2. Alabama 31.6%
3. Tennessee 31.6%
4. West Virginia 31.3%
5. Louisiana 31.2%
6. Oklahoma 30.6%
7. Kentucky 30.5%
8. Arkansas 30.1%
9. South Carolina 29.9%
10. North Carolina 29.4%
10. Michigan 29.4%
12. Missouri 29.3%
13. Ohio 29.0%
13. Texas 29.0%
15. South Dakota 28.5%
16. Kansas 28.2%
17. Pennsylvania 28.1%
17. Georgia 28.1%
17. Indiana 28.1%
20. Delaware 27.9%
21. North Dakota 27.7%
22. Iowa 27.6%
23. Nebraska 27.3%
24. Alaska 26.9%
24. Wisconsin 26.9%
26. Illinois 26.6%
26. Maryland 26.6%
28. Washington 26.3% 
29. Maine 25.8%
29. Arizona 25.8%
31. Nevada 25.6%
32. Virginia 25.5%
32. Minnesota 25.5%
32. New Mexico 25.5%
35. New Hampshire 25.4%
36. New York 25.1%
36. Florida 25.1%
36. Idaho 25.1%
39. Oregon 25.0%
39. Wyoming 25.0%
41. California 24.4%
42. New Jersey 23.9%
43. Montana 23.5%
44. Utah 23.2%
45. Rhode Island 22.9%
46. Vermont 22.8%
47. Hawaii 22.6%
48. Massachusetts 21.7% 
49. D.C. 21.5%
50. Connecticut 21.4%
51. Colorado 19.1%

1 comments:

ConnieGirl said...

Sweet! Represeeeent, Connecticut at #50!!!! WAHOO

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