Special Report

States With the Highest Obesity

chairlift, skiing, colorado
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50. Colorado
> Obesity rate:
20.1%
> Pct. diabetic: 6.8% (the lowest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $8,303 (15th lowest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 279.4 (6th lowest)

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49. Hawaii
> Obesity rate:
22.1%
> Pct. diabetic: 9.2% (18th lowest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $6,900 (2nd lowest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 278.7 (5th lowest)

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48. California
> Obesity rate:
22.5%
> Pct. diabetic: 9.9% (23rd highest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $9,102 (25th lowest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 272.5 (4th lowest)

Zion National Park, Arizona
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47. Arizona
> Obesity rate:
23.5%
> Pct. diabetic: 9.6% (24th lowest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $8,960 (24th lowest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 321.0 (25th lowest)

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46. New Mexico
> Obesity rate:
23.6%
> Pct. diabetic: 10.8% (14th highest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $7,700 (7th lowest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 362.6 (14th highest)