Special Report

States With the Highest Obesity

Bison, North Dakota
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 15. North Dakota
> Obesity rate:
30.2%
> Pct. diabetic: 7.9% (6th lowest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $8,074 (11th lowest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 314.4 (20th lowest)

Cincinnati, Ohio
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14. Ohio
> Obesity rate:
30.5%
> Pct. diabetic: 11.4% (8th highest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $10,177 (6th highest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 376.6 (12th highest)

St. Louis, Missouri 3
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13. Missouri
> Obesity rate:
30.6%
> Pct. diabetic: 10.5% (18th highest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $9,457 (17th highest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 381.1 (11th highest)

Dubuque, Iowa
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12. Iowa
> Obesity rate:
30.7%
> Pct. diabetic: 9.1% (16th lowest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $8,298 (14th lowest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 309.4 (18th lowest)

Indianapolis, Indiana
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11. Indiana
> Obesity rate:
31.4%
> Pct. diabetic: 10.3% (19th highest)
> Annual per capita healthcare cost: $9,753 (15th highest)
> Premature deaths per 100,000: 382.4 (10th highest)