Special Report

States With the Highest Obesity

Atlantic City, New Jersey 2
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40. New Jersey
> Obesity rate:
24.7%
> Pct. diabetic: 9.8% (25th highest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $10,037 (9th highest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 285.7 (10th lowest)

Salt Lake City, Utah
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39. Utah
> Obesity rate: 24.9%
> Pct. diabetic: 7.1% (2nd lowest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $8,673 (19th lowest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 287.7 (11th lowest)

Las Vegas, Nevada 2
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38. Nevada
> Obesity rate:
25.4%
> Pct. diabetic: 10.3% (20th highest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $9,574 (16th highest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 360.7 (16th highest)

Daytona Beach, Florida
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37. Florida
> Obesity rate: 25.5%
> Pct. diabetic: 11.2% (12th highest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $10,980 (2nd highest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 325.4 (25th highest)

Portland, Oregon 2
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36. Oregon
> Obesity rate:
26.0%
> Pct. diabetic: 9.2% (17th lowest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $7,213 (3rd lowest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 308.5 (17th lowest)