West Virginia ranks as the state with the second highest adult obesity rate in the nation, according to The State of Obesity.[See: 20 Surprising Tips for Eating Healthy] It is currently 35.7 percent, up from 23.9 percent in 2000 and from 13.7 percent in 1990. About 40 percent of age groups 26-44 and 45-64 are classified as obese. West Virginia is doing slightly better in high school obesity with a rate of 17.9 percent, ranking 5th. WalletHub places the state at No. 1 in terms of unhealthy habits and consequences.