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About one-quarter of New Hampshire adults and children are obese, a rate that largely has remained stable over the last five years and which ranks among the lowest in the country, according to a newly issued report.

The Concord Monitor reported that the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation jointly issued the 15th annual “State of Obesity” report, which looks at the health problems plaguing overweight Americans.

In particular, it noted that from 2012 to 2017, “31 states had statistically significant increases in their obesity rate and no state had a statistically significant decrease in its obesity rate.”

New Hampshire came out just ahead of neighboring Vermont, ranking 38th and 40th, respectively. West Virginia had the highest adult obesity rates in the country, while Colorado had the lowest.

Read the full report here.