Updated September 2019: According to the most recent Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data, adult obesity rates now exceed 35% in nine states (including North Dakota), 30% in 31 states and 25% in 48 states. Mississippi and West Virginia have the highest adult obesity rate at 39.5% and Colorado has the lowest at 23%. Between 2017 and 2018, the adult obesity rate increased in Florida, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, and Utah, decreased in Alaska, and remained stable in the rest of states and D.C.

North Dakota checks in at number eight in the country and currently stands at 35.1% of the current population in the state is now considered obese.  That number is rising steadily over the last ten years.

Minnesota and South Dakota are doing a little better, both tied at number 30 and are at 30.1% of the population considered obese.  Montana is doing the best of our neighboring states.  Montana comes in at #45 with 26.9% of the population considered obese.

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