While moving to a new state likely won't make you fat or skinny, not all states are equal when it comes to obesity rates, according to a new Gallup poll finding that Colorado has the fewest obese residents.

The results are based on interviews of 177,237 Americans, ages 18 and older, conducted in January through June. Participants reported their height and weight, from which the researchers calculated body mass index. For this survey, BMI scores of 30 or higher were considered obese.

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States listed by percentage of residents who are considered obese:

  • Colorado: 20.1 percent
  • Utah: 21.6 percent
  • Connecticut: 21.7 percent
  • California: 22.1 percent
  • Rhode Island: 22.1 percent
  • Massachusetts: 22.6 percent
  • New Jersey: 22.6 percent
  • Nevada: 23.6 percent
  • Minnesota: 23.8 percent
  • Florida: 24.2 percent
  • New Hampshire: 24.4 percent
  • New Mexico: 24.4 percent (22.9)
  • Montana: 24.8 percent
  • Hawaii: 24.8 percent
  • Washington: 25.1 percent
  • Vermont: 25.2 percent
  • Arizona: 25.5 percent
  • Oregon: 25.6 percent
  • Wyoming: 25.7 percent
  • Maine: 25.8 percent
  • New York: 25.8 percent
  • Illinois: 26.5 percent
  • North Carolina: 26.7 percent
  • South Dakota: 26.8 percent
  • Wisconsin: 27.1 percent
  • Alaska: 27.1 percent
  • Georgia: 27.1 percent
  • Maryland: 27.2 percent
  • Virginia: 27.7 percent
  • Alabama: 27.8 percent
  • Tennessee: 27.8 percent
  • Missouri: 27.8 percent
  • Nebraska: 28.1 percent
  • Idaho: 28.1 percent
  • Michigan: 28.2 percent
  • Pennsylvania: 28.2 percent
  • Iowa: 28.3 percent
  • Kansas: 28.3 percent
  • Texas: 28.7 percent
  • Arkansas: 28.8 percent
  • Ohio: 29.0 percent
  • Kentucky: 29.9 percent
  • Oklahoma: 30.2 percent
  • North Dakota: 30.2 percent
  • Indiana: 30.5 percent
  • South Carolina: 30.6 percent
  • Louisiana: 31.2 percent
  • Mississippi: 32.1 percent
  • Delaware: 33.6 percent
  • West Virginia: 34.3 percent

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