This map of the United States shows the prevalence of obesity in each State in 2000. 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.
No States had a prevalence of obesity less than 10 percent.
One State, Colorado, had a prevalence of obesity from 10 to14 percent.
Twenty-seven States had a prevalence of obesity from 15 to19 percent: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
The remaining 22 States had a prevalence of obesity greater than or equal to 20 percent.