Missouri Isn't the Fattest State in the Country, but We're Still Pretty Damn Fat
Some 32.5 percent of Mississippi's grown-ups are obese. The other three states with adult obesity rates exceeding 30 percent are Alabama (31.2 percent), West Virginia (31.1 percent) and Tennessee (30.2 percent).
We're anything but bantamweights in Missouri, however. The report shows that our adults clock in at a rate of 28.1 percent. Click here for a state-by-state look at adult obesity. Note that Colorado adults are the least obese (18.2 percent), followed by Massachusetts (21.2 percent) and Connecticut (21.3 percent). Not a single state showed any signs of getting skinnier.
Obesity for adults is defined as having a body mass index above 30.