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The Obesity Index: The Cost of Obesity by State

Michigan

*Percentage Obese: 29.6%

*Population: 9,969,727

*Number Of Obese: 2,951,039

*Cost: $4,217,035,005


South Dakota

*Percentage Obese: 29.6%

*Population: 812,383

*Number Of Obese: 240,465

*Cost: $343,635,010


Missouri

*Percentage Obese: 30%

*Population: 5,987,580

*Number Of Obese: 1,796,274

*Cost: $2,566,875,546


Arkansas

*Percentage Obese: 30.5%

*Population: 2,889,450

*Number Of Obese: 881,282

*Cost: $1,259,352,335


Alabama

*Percentage Obese: 31%

*Population: 4,708,708

*Number Of Obese: 1,459,699

*Cost: $2,085,910,556


West Virginia

*Percentage Obese: 31.1%

*Population: 1,819,777

*Number Of Obese: 565,950

*Cost: $808,743,474


Oklahoma

*Percentage Obese: 31.4%

*Population: 3,687,050

*Number Of Obese: 1,157,733

*Cost: $1,654,401,457


Kentucky

*Percentage Obese: 31.5%

*Population: 4,314,113

*Number Of Obese: 1,358,945

*Cost: $1,941,933,255


Tennessee

*Percentage Obese: 32.3%

*Population: 6,296,254

*Number Of Obese: 2,033,690

*Cost: $2,906,143,070


Louisiana

*Percentage Obese: 33%

*Population: 4,492,076

*Number Of Obese: 1,482,385

*Cost: $2,906,143,070


Mississippi

*Percentage Obese: 34.4%

*Population: 2,951,996

*Number Of Obese: 1,015,486

*Cost: $1,451,130,385

Ashley C. Allen

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