Minnesota's Hennepin County smoking rate of 12 percent is lower than the state and national averages of 16 percent and 20 percent respectively. That’s the good news.
The bad news is Hennepin residents are growing more obese.
Both statistics are from Hennepin County’s Survey of the Health of All the Population and the Environment (SHAPE 2010). Conducted every four years since 1998, SHAPE provides the most comprehensive overview of the county’s adult and child population on health issues such as tobacco use, obesity, physical activity and nutrition.