On the Map: Obesity Rates

Over half of States in 2001 had an obesity rate for adults of 20 percent or over. None had this high an obesity rate in 1991, and 9 States were even under 10 percent.

Obesity in adults is defined as a body mass index of 30 or more.

Source: Based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.