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How ‘Fat’ is Montana, Really?

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For the past three years, Mississippi has been the most obese state in the country. Nearly 30 percent of its residents are classified as overweight, according to the most recent report by the Trust For America’s Health.

Which is the leanest state? Colorado with only 17.6 of the obesity rate.

Read on to see where Montana lands on the list.

Here are the top 10 fattest states (from highest to lowest), according to obesity percentages released by Trust for America’s Health:

  1. Mississippi – 30.6
  2. West Virginia – 29.8
  3. Alabama – 29.4
  4.  Louisiana – 28.2
  5. South Carolina -27.8
  6.  Tennessee – 27.8
  7. Kentucky – 27.5
  8. Arkansas – 27.0
  9. Indiana – 26.8
  10. Michigan – 26.8

The Top 10 Leanest States (from lowest to highest):

  1. Colorado – 17.6
  2. Massachusetts -19.8
  3. Vermont – 20.0
  4. Hawaii – 20.1
  5. Connecticut – 20.1
  6. Rhode Island – 20.5
  7. Montana – 20.7
  8. Utah – 21.1
  9. Arizona – 21.7
  10. New Mexico – 22.0

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