Study finds Colorado is second-skinniest state in country

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DENVER — Several studies over the years have allowed Colorado to lay claim to being the skinniest state in the country.

But a Wallet Hub study has found that’s no longer the case as Hawaii has taken over the top spot.

All 50 states and the District of Columbia were studied by Wallet Hub, including the percentage of people who are overweight and obese, and residents with high cholesterol, diabetes and hypertension.

Colorado came in No. 2 with an overall score of 35.93 behind Hawaii (35.80). In Wallet Hub’s analysis, the lower the number in the overall score measured where a state finished among the skinniest states.

New Jersey (38.15), Massachusetts (38.30) and Utah (38.72) rounded out the top five.

How the Centennial State ranked in key metrics:

Percentage of adults who are overweight: 32nd

Percentage of adults who are obese: 51st

Percentage of children who are overweight: 49th

Percentage of children who are obese: 47th

Percentage of residents who are physically inactive: 51st

Percentage of residents with high cholesterol: 45th

Percentage of adults eating less than one serving of fruits/vegetables per day: 44th

Percentage of residents with diabetes: 50th

Percentage of residents with hypertension: 39th

The fattest states are Mississippi, Louisiana, West Virginia, Tennessee and South Carolina, according to the study.

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