By now, America's weight problem is well established: more than 35 percent of adults across the country are considered obese, with a BMI greater than or equal to 30. That's more than 78 million people.

But how do those numbers shake out by state? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently mapped out the percentage of obese Americans by state using 2011 data, finding that greater percentages of obese people tend to reside in the south.

In fact, 34.9 percent of Mississippi residents were considered to be obese in 2011, making it the most obese state in America. Colorado, on the other hand, had the lowest percentage of obese citizens, at 20.7 percent.

While this number falls far under the national average, not a single state had fewer than 20 percent obese residents.

Where does your state fall on this obesity map? Scroll through the slides below and let us know in the comments section below.

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  • Most Obese State #50: Colorado

    20.7% of adults in Colorado were reported as being obese. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/wdayton/2908060025/" target="_hplink">Bill Dayton</a></em>

  • Most Obese State #49: Hawaii

    21.8% of adults in Hawaii were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #48: Massachusetts

    22.7% of adults in Massachusetts were reported as being obese. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dougtone/5711437927/" target="_hplink">Dougtone</a>.</em>

  • Most Obese State #47: New Jersey

    23.7% of adults in New Jersey were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #46: California

    23.8% of adults in California were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #45: Utah

    24.4% of adults in Utah were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #44: Connecticut

    24.5% of adults in Connecticut were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #43: New York

    24.5% of adults in New York were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #42: Nevada

    24.5% of adults in Nevada were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #41: Montana

    24.6% of adults in Montana were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #40: Arizona

    24.7% of adults in Arizona were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #39: Wyoming

    25% of adults in Wyoming were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #38: Vermont

    25.4% of adults in Vermont were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #37: Rhode Island

    25.4% of adults in Rhode Island were reported as being obese. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/leewrightonflickr/6804256718/" target="_hplink">leewrightonflickr</a></em>

  • Most Obese State #36: Minnesota

    25.7% of adults in Minnesota were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #35: New Hampshire

    26.2% of adults in New Hampshire were reported as being obese. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cedarstreet/2935549916/" target="_hplink">scopique</a>.</em>

  • Most Obese State #34: New Mexico

    26.3% of adults in New Mexico were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #33: Washington

    26.5% of adults in Washington were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #32: Florida

    26.6% of adults in Florida were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #31: Oregon

    26.7% of adults in Oregon were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #30: Idaho

    27% of adults in Idaho were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #29: Illinois

    27.1% of adults in Illinois were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #28: Alaska

    27.4% of adults in Alaska were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #27: Wisconsin

    27.7% of adults in Wisconsin were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #26: North Dakota

    27.8% of adults in North Dakota were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #25: Maine

    27.8% of adults in Maine were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #24: Georgia

    28% of adults in Georgia were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #23: South Dakota

    28.1% of adults in South Dakota were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #22: Maryland

    28.3% of adults in Maryland were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #21: Nebraska

    28.4% of adults in Nebraska were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #20: Pennsylvania

    28.6% of adults in Pennsylvania were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #19: Delaware

    28.8% of adults in Delaware were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #18: Iowa

    29% of adults in Iowa were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #17: North Carolina

    29.1% of adults in North Carolina were reported as being obese. Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/twbuckner/3188354313/" target="_hplink">twbuckner</a>.

  • Most Obese State #16: Tennessee

    29.2% of adults in Tennessee were reported as being obese. Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhodge/240799585/" target="_hplink">Michael Hodge</a>.

  • Most Obese State #15: Virginia

    29.2% of adults in Virginia were reported as being obese. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/haolepunk/3605260603/" target="_hplink">Haole Punk</a>.</em>

  • Most Obese State #14: Ohio

    29.6% of adults in Ohio were reported as being obese. Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/amatuer_44060/1474640506/" target="_hplink">sunsets_for_you</a>.

  • Most Obese State #13: Kansas

    29.6% of adults in Kansas were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #12: Missouri

    30.3% of adults in Missouri were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #11: Texas

    30.4% of adults in Texas were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #10: Kentucky

    30.4% of adults in Texas were reported as being obese. Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/4468869211/" target="_hplink">Gage Skidmore</a>.

  • Most Obese State #9: Indiana

    30.8% of adults in Indiana were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #8: South Carolina

    30.8% of adults in South Carolina were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #7: Arkansas

    30.9% of adults in Arkansas were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #6: Oklahoma

    31.1% of adults in Oklahoma were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #5: Michigan

    31.3% of adults in Michigan were reported as being obese. Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mbowlersr/3885364644/" target="_hplink">mbowlersr</a>.

  • Most Obese State #4: Alabama

    32% of adults in Alabama were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #3: West Virginia

    32.4% of adults in West Virginia were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #2: Louisiana

    33.4% of adults in Louisiana were reported as being obese.

  • Most Obese State #1: Mississippi

    34.9% of adults in Mississippi were reported as being obese.

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