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Most and Least Obese States: Full Rankings

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A new poll from Gallup-Healthways ranks the most and least obese U.S. states in 2014. Hawaii had the lowest obesity rate, with just 19 percent of residents who are obese, while Mississippi had the highest rate, at 35.2 percent.

[Read full story on Gallup's poll on state obesity rates].

The full list is below. States are ranked by their obesity rates in 2014, with the lowest ranked first.

  • Hawaii: 19.0 percent              
  • Colorado: 20.3 percent
  • Montana: 23.5 percent
  • California: 23.9 percent
  • Massachusetts: 24.0 percent
  • Idaho: 24.2 percent
  • South Dakota: 24.6 percent
  • New York: 24.7 percent
  • Minnesota: 24.8 percent
  • Connecticut: 24.9 percent
  • Utah: 25.1 percent
  • Oregon: 25.1 percent
  • Washington: 25.5 percent
  • Maine: 25.9 percent
  • Florida: 26.0 percent
  • New Jersey: 26.2 percent
  • Arizona: 26.3 percent
  • Maryland: 26.6 percent
  • Nevada: 26.8 percent
  • Vermont: 26.8 percent
  • Georgia: 27.1 percent
  • New Hampshire: 27.1 percent
  • Virginia: 27.2 percent
  • Alaska: 27.2 percent
  • Illinois: 27.3 percent
  • Wyoming: 27.4 percent
  • Rhode Island: 27.9 percent
  • New Mexico: 28.0 percent
  • North Carolina: 28.3 percent
  • Tennessee: 28.4 percent
  • Delaware: 28.5 percent
  • North Dakota: 28.6 percent
  • Pennsylvania: 28.6 percent
  • South Carolina: 28.6 percent
  • Nebraska: 28.8 percent
  • Wisconsin: 28.8 percent
  • Kansas: 29.3 percent
  • Texas: 29.7 percent
  • Ohio: 29.9 percent
  • Michigan: 30.8 percent
  • Missouri: 30.9 percent
  • Iowa: 31.1 percent
  • Indiana: 31.4 percent
  • Kentucky: 31.5 percent
  • Alabama: 32.1 percent         
  • Oklahoma: 32.6 percent
  • Arkansas: 33.0 percent
  • Louisiana: 33.2 percent
  • West Virginia: 34.3 percent
  • Mississippi: 35.2 percent

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Rachael Rettner
Rachael has been with Live Science since 2010. She has a masters degree in journalism from New York University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in molecular biology and a Master of Science in biology from the University of California, San Diego.