When it comes to pudge, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, you’re no Boulder, Colorado.
The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index is out today, showing the Twin Cities weighing in at #38.
The survey is based on interviews with 350,000 in 2011, with those surveyed reporting their height and weight, which is averaged out to a body mass index, or BMI.
Anything above a 30 is considered obese. (ed note: Previous version of post indicated percentages listed was BMI; it is not.)
MSP registered with 22.4% of its people obese. Duluth checked in at 22.9. Those are the only two Minnesota cities on the list. In the state as a whole, 24.7% are obese.
Madison, Wisconsin had both beat, however, with 22.1%. That puts it at 33rd on the list, although we suspect the numbers were skewed by thin Minnesotans who attend the University of Wisconsin. Over all, 27% of Wisconsin people are obese.
And if you’d like to calculate your own BMI, here’s a calculator.
And here’s the state-by-state map.