Poll: Colorado Springs 10th Least Obese Metro Area

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Four Colorado metro areas are among the least obese in the country.

The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index released the new numbers Thursday.

Based on their findings, Boulder tops the list of least obese metropolitan areas in the U.S. with only 12.5 percent of the population registering as obese, followed by Charlottesville, Va. and Bellingham, Wa.

Fort Collins-Loveland came in at number four, Denver-Aurora at number six, with Colorado Springs taking the 10th spot. According to the survey, 18.3 percent of Colorado Springs residents are obese.

With almost 39 percent of its population obese, McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas had the highest obesity rate of any metro area.

The study was conducted through telephone interviews between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 of last year. It used a random sample of 353,564 adults across the country.

To see the results of survey, click here.