How Healthy is Colorado?
Colorado is known for being the healthiest state in the United States, and may still be ranked as the least obese state, but that doesn’t mean obesity is still not an issue.
In 2017, the adult obesity rate increased from 20.2% in 2016 to 22.3% in 2017, over a 10% increase in just one year.
As of 2018, 22.6% of people who live in Colorado are obese.
Obesity rates, as broken down by age, race, and gender
Although Colorado may be the healthiest state in the United States, that doesn’t mean residents do not need to worry less about maintaining a health weight or being at risk for prediabetes.