Special Report

States With the Highest Obesity

North Carolina
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20. North Carolina
> Obesity rate:
29.1%
> Pct. diabetic: 10.5% (17th highest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $8,937 (23rd lowest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 362.1 (15th highest)

Farm, Wisconsin
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19. Wisconsin
> Obesity rate:
29.4%
> Pct. diabetic: 9.2% (19th lowest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $8,322 (16th lowest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 302.4 (15th lowest)

Omaha, Nebraska
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18. Nebraska
> Obesity rate:
29.5%
> Pct. diabetic: 8.7% (13th lowest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $8,787 (21st lowest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 302.1 (14th lowest)

Oglala, South Dakota
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17. South Dakota
> Obesity rate:
29.8%
> Pct. diabetic: 8.7% (12th lowest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $7,938 (10th lowest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 320.3 (23rd lowest)

Kansas City, Missouri 2
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16. Kansas
> Obesity rate:
30.2%
> Pct. diabetic: 9.8% (24th highest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $9,340 (20th highest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 341.7 (21st highest)