Special Report

States With the Highest Obesity

Richmond, Virginia
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30. Virginia
> Obesity rate:
27.3%
> Pct. diabetic: 9.4% (23rd lowest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $8,761 (20th lowest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 314.7 (21st lowest)

Chicago, Illinois 4
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29. Illinois
> Obesity rate:
27.4%
> Pct. diabetic: 9.7% (25th lowest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $9,880 (12th highest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 321.0 (25th lowest)

Boise, Idaho, Ada County
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28. Idaho
> Obesity rate:
27.7%
> Pct. diabetic: 8.1% (8th lowest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $8,197 (12th lowest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 308.5 (17th lowest)

Portland Lighthouse, Maine
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27. Maine
> Obesity rate:
27.9%
> Pct. diabetic: 9.2% (20th lowest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $8,343 (17th lowest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 314.4 (20th lowest)

Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas
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26. Texas
> Obesity rate:
28.4%
> Pct. diabetic: 11.0% (13th highest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $10,837 (3rd highest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 340.0 (23rd highest)