Obesity rates in Nebraska are rising.

New numbers show the Cornhusker State ranks 15th in the nation for highest obesity rate.

According to stateofobesity.org, nearly 33 percent of Nebraska's adult are obese.

That's more than 12 percent from the year 2000.

Youth obesity in the state ranks 33rd.

The state with the highest obesity rate is West Virginia at 38 percent.

Colorado is the healthiest, 22 percent of its residents are obese.