Almost 31-percent of Wisconsin adults are considered obese, according to a new report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The state had the 19th highest rate in the country. The report shows adult obesity rates are above 30 percent in 25 states and are above 20 percent in all states. Louisiana has the highest adult obesity rate at 36.2 percent and Colorado has the lowest at 20.2 percent.
Wisconsin’s rate actually dropped by one half of one percent from the previous year, but the report’s authors call the small percentage “stable.” The health trust says only Minnesota, Montana, New York, and Ohio had meaningful drops in their adult obesity. It’s the first time in the past decade that any states had such declines.