Twenty-seven percent of Washington state residents are obese, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.
You are considered obese if your body mass index, or BMI, is 30 or more.
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Obesity prevalence in 2013 varies across states and regions
- No state had a prevalence of obesity less than 20%.
- 7 states and the District of Columbia had a prevalence of obesity between 20% and <25%.
- 23 states had a prevalence of obesity between 25% and <30%.
- 18 states had a prevalence of obesity between 30% and <35%.
- 2 states (Mississippi and West Virginia) had a prevalence of obesity of 35% or greater.
- The South had the highest prevalence of obesity (30.2%), followed by the Midwest (30.1%), the Northeast (26.5%), and the West (24.9%).
Prevalence* of Self-Reported Obesity Among U.S. Adults by State, BRFSS, 2013