Special Report

States With the Highest Obesity

Boston docks, Massachusetts
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45. Massachusetts
> Obesity rate:
23.7%
> Pct. diabetic: 9.3% (21st lowest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $9,214 (23rd highest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 268.9 (3rd lowest)

Chelsea Piers, New York, 10011
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44. New York
> Obesity rate:
24.1%
> Pct. diabetic: 8.6% (10th lowest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $8,545 (18th lowest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 282.5 (8th lowest)

Stowe, Vermont, skier
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43. Vermont
> Obesity rate:
24.4%
> Pct. diabetic: 7.6% (3rd lowest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $7,675 (6th lowest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 288.7 (12th lowest)

Glacier National Park, Montana
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42. Montana
> Obesity rate:
24.6%
> Pct. diabetic: 8.8% (14th lowest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $7,477 (4th lowest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 339.1 (24th highest)


Hartford, Connecticut dusk
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41. Connecticut
> Obesity rate:
24.7%
> Pct. diabetic: 8.6% (11th lowest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $9,135 (25th highest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 266.3 (2nd lowest)