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Despite Colorado’s ranking as one of the leanest states in the nation, more than half of Colorado adults are overweight or obese. Obesity increases a person’s risk for several serious illnesses: heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke and some types of cancer. Obesity also threatens the health of future generations. Children who have been breastfed are less likely to become overweight.

Here you can view state and regional-level data on measures of obesity and risk for obesity. These are:
  • Percent of adults who are overweight or obese
  • Percent of 9th -12th graders who are overweight or obese
  • Percent of children age 2-14 years who are overweight or obese
  • Percent of mothers who breastfeed their infants at 6 months of age
Colorado Health Institute
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Health Statistics and Evaluation Branch
4300 Cherry Creek Dr. S
Denver,CO 80246
(303) 692-2160
    Colorado Health Data
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