This map of the United States shows the prevalence of obesity in each State in 1991. The source of the data is the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, which uses self-reported height and weight to calculate obesity. Self-reported data may underestimate obesity prevalence. Obesity was defined for this map as being approximately 30 pounds overweight.
Three States did not have any data for 1991: Kansas, Nevada, and Wyoming.
Nine States had a prevalence of obesity less than 10 percent: Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Utah, and Washington.
Four States had a prevalence of obesity from 15 to19 percent: Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, and West Virginia.
The remaining 34 States had a prevalence of obesity from 10 to14 percent. No States had a prevalence greater than or equal to 20 percent.