March 3, 2010 -- A ranking of No. 1 -- or being in the Top 10 -- isn't always something to crow about.
The latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index lists the 10 most obese metropolitan areas in the U.S. and finds that adult obesity rates in each are significantly greater than the national average of 26.5%.
Here's a list of the 10 most obese metro areas, with those ranking highest having the greatest obesity rates.
- (tie) Montgomery, Ala., and Stockton, Calif.: 34.6%
- Visalia/Porterville, Calif.: 34.1%
- York/Hanover, Pa.: 34%
- Flint, Mich.: 33.9%
- McAllen/Edinburg/Mission, Texas: 33.7%
- Bakersfield, Calif.: 33.6%
- (tie) Lynchburg, Va., and Huntington/Ashland, West Va., Ky., Ohio: 33%
- Kingsport/Bristol, Tenn., Va.: 32.9%