With 35.4 percent of its residents considered obese, Mississippi had the highest obesity rate in the United States in 2013, while Montana has the lowest rate, with just 19.6 percent of residents tipping the scales, according to a new Gallup-Healthways poll. Overall, the obesity rate across the United States has increased since 2008.

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States listed by percentage of residents who are considered obese:

  • Montana: 19.6 percent
  • Colorado: 20.4 percent
  • Nevada: 21.1 percent
  • Minnesota: 22.0 percent
  • Massachusetts: 22.2 percent
  • Connecticut: 23.2 percent
  • New Mexico: 23.5 percent
  • California: 23.6 percent
  • Hawaii: 23.7 percent
  • New York: 24.0 percent
  • Utah: 24.2 percent
  • Rhode Island: 24.8 percent
  • Maine: 24.8 percent
  • Vermont: 24.8 percent
  • Maryland: 24.9 percent
  • New Jersey: 24.9 percent
  • Oregon: 24.9 percent
  • Washington: 25.0 percent
  • Virginia: 25.2 percent
  • New Hampshire: 25.5 percent
  • Arizona: 25.6 percent
  • Florida: 25.6 percent
  • Idaho: 25.9 percent
  • North Dakota: 26.0 percent
  • Illinois: 26.4 percent
  • Nebraska: 27.1 percent
  • Kansas: 27.2 percent
  • Wyoming: 27.8 percent
  • Alabama: 28.1 percent
  • Iowa: 28.1 percent
  • North Carolina: 28.1 percent
  • Georgia: 28.2 percent
  • Pennsylvania: 28.2 percent
  • South Dakota: 28.3 percent
  • Michigan: 28.9 percent
  • Texas: 29.8 percent
  • Wisconsin: 29.0 percent
  • Missouri: 29.0 percent
  • Indiana: 29.9 percent
  • Alaska: 30.1 percent
  • Oklahoma: 30.5 percent
  • Kentucky: 30.6 percent
  • Ohio: 30.9 percent
  • Tennessee: 31.3 percent
  • South Carolina: 31.4 percent
  • Arkansas: 32.3 percent
  • Louisiana: 32.7 percent
  • Delaware: 34.3 percent
  • West Virginia: 34.4 percent
  • Mississippi: 35.4 percent

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