Colorado Remains ‘Skinniest’ State, Obesity Poll Finds
If youِ wereِ toِ walk theِ streets of, say, Denver, you’dِ probablyِ see moreِ thin people thanِ overweight ones.
Colorado continues toِ haveِ the country’s lowest obesity rate, according toِ theِ latest Gallup poll results.
Twenty percent ofِ Colorado residents areِ obese, compared toِ 34 percent ofِ the people inِ West Virginia, whichِ hasِ the highest obesity rate inِ the United States.
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While someِ states improved fromِ last year noneِ hadِ anِ obesity rate lowerِ than 20 percent, suggesting residents throughoutِ theِ entire country haveِ much work toِ doِ to beginِ to tackle theِ nation’s obesity problem, according toِ a Gallup statement.
The obesity survey results, part ofِ the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, wereِ weighted byِ gender, age, race, ethnicity inِ the case ofِ Hispanic respondents, education, region, adults inِ the household, andِ phone status; inِ that way, Gallup said, theِ results shouldِ beِ nationally representative.
The full 2011 results should be available in early 2012, according to Gallup.
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