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The Obesity Index: The Cost of Obesity by State

Arizona

*Percentage Obese: 25.5%

*Population: 6,595,778

*Number Of Obese: 1,681,923

*Cost: $2,403,468,524


New Hampshire

*Percentage Obese: 25.7%

*Population: 1,324,575

*Number Of Obese: 340,415

*Cost: $486,454,142


Maine

*Percentage Obese: 25.8%

*Population: 1,318,301

*Number Of Obese: 340,121

*Cost: $486,033,849


Nevada

*Percentage Obese: 25.8%

*Population: 2,643,085

*Number Of Obese: 681,915

*Cost: $974,457,863


Maryland

*Percentage Obese: 26.2%

*Population: 5,699,478

*Number Of Obese: 1,493,264

*Cost: $2,133,873,164


Washington

*Percentage Obese: 26.4%

*Population: 6,664,195

*Number Of Obese: 1,759,347

*Cost: $2,514,107,548


Illinois

*Percentage Obese: 26.5%

*Population: 12,910,409

*Number Of Obese: 3,421,258

*Cost: $4,888,978,232


Delaware

*Percentage Obese: 27%

*Population: 885,122

*Number Of Obese: 238,982

*Cost: $341,506,621


Georgia

*Percentage Obese: 27.2%

*Population: 9,829,211

*Number Of Obese: 2,673,545

*Cost: $3,820,496,356


Nebraska

*Percentage Obese: 27.3%

*Population: 1,796,619

*Number Of Obese: 490,476

*Cost: $700,891,614


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