At 24.9%, Connecticut has the 11th lowest obesity rate in the United States, according to the 2015 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. The index data\u00a0is\u00a0based on U.S. adults' self-reports of height and weight, which\u00a0were then used to calculate Body Mass Index (BMI) scores. According to Gallup, a BMI of 30 or higher is considered\u00a0obese. The 2015 obesity rate results are based on 177,281 random telephone interview of adults in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., conducted between Jan. 2 and\u00a0Dec. 30, 2015. In 2015, Hawaii had the nation's lowest obesity rate (18.5%), while West Virginia had the highest (37%). The\u00a0Well-Being Index found that the national obesity rate reached a new high of 28% in 2015\u00a0\u2014\u00a0a 2.5% increase from 2008\u00a0\u2014 and that\u00a0all 11 states with obesity rates below 25% were in the Northeast or West. Click here to learn more about the 2015 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.