Minnesota’s obesity rate is high, but one of the lowest in the region

Around 30.1% of Minnesotan adults are considered to be obese

LA CROSSE, Wis (WKBT) – The obesity rate in Minnesota is not changed between 2018 and 2019.

That’s according to data released by the CDC.

Around 30.1% of Minnesotan adults are considered to be obese.

While the number is high it is below the national obesity rate of 31.4%.

Minnesota also has one of the lowest rates in the region, with the surrounding state, the Dakotas, Wisconsin, and Iowa which all reported rates higher than 33% in 2019.

Obesity is a known risk factor for COVID-19 and obesity also disproportionately impacts some racial and minority groups.