Congrats, Colorado. We’re not as obese as the rest of the nation.

But before we break out the cake and soda to celebrate let’s keep in mind more than one out of five adults in The Centennial state are obese.

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2015 U.S. obesity map. (Courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

2015 U.S. obesity map. (Courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Colorado has the lowest adult obesity rate in the nation, according to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

But before we break out the cake and pop to celebrate let’s keep in mind more than one out of five adults in the state are obese. And even more are overweight, the federal data released Thursday show.

In Colorado, 20.2 percent of adults were obese in 2015, according to the CDC. The obesity rate is higher for black Coloradans (27.7 percent) and Hispanic Coloradans (28.3 percent).

White Coloradans had a 19.1 percent obesity rate, the data show.

A 5-foot-9-inch adult who weighs 169 pounds or more is considered overweight. At 203 pounds or more, they’re considered obese, according to the CDC.

Those feeling brave can enter their own height and weight here to see where they fall.

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