States With the Highest Obesity

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Arkansas, Countryside
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5. Arkansas
> Obesity rate:
33.3%
> Pct. diabetic: 11.8% (5th highest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $9,409 (18th highest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 446.0 (5th highest)

Birmingham, Alabama 2
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4. Alabama
> Obesity rate:
33.6%
> Pct. diabetic: 12.4% (2nd highest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $9,950 (10th highest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 461.0 (3rd highest)

Wheeling, West Virginia
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3. West Virginia
> Obesity rate:
34.1%
> Pct. diabetic: 12.3% (3rd highest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $9,872 (13th highest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 466.4 (2nd highest)

Street car, New Orleans, Louisiana
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2. Louisiana
> Obesity rate:
34.3%
> Pct. diabetic: 11.2% (10th highest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $11,201 (the highest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 445.9 (6th highest)

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Vicksburg Bridge, Mississippi
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1. Mississippi
> Obesity rate:
35.3%
> Pct. diabetic: 12.5% (the highest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $10,507 (4th highest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 487.0 (the highest)