Once considered an affliction of the lazy and indulgent, obesity now affects about one-third of Americans. The national obesity rate, which is figured out by using respondents' self-reported height and weight in the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, increased to 27.1 percent in 2013 from 26.2 percent in 2012. Take a look at the most - and least - obese U.S. states.
Highest obesity rates:
5. Arkansas -- 32.3 percent obesity rate
4. Louisiana -- 32.7 percent obesity rate
3. Delaware -- 34.3 percent obesity rate
2. West Virginia -- 34.4 percent obesity rate
1. Mississippi -- 35.4 percent obesity rate
Lowest obesity rates:
5. Massachusetts -- 22.2 percent obesity rate
2. District of Columbia -- 21.9 percent obesity rate
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