Special Report

States With the Highest Obesity Rates

St. Louis, Missouri
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10. Missouri
> Adult obesity rate: 32.4%
> Adults overweight and obese: 66.3% (tied-19th highest)
> Adults who do not exercise: 27.0% (tied-17th highest)
> Premature (before 75) deaths per 100K: 386 (11th highest)

Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, Tennessee
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9. Tennessee
> Adult obesity rate: 33.8%
> Adults overweight and obese: 68.7% (tied-6th highest)
> Adults who do not exercise: 30.4% (8th highest)
> Premature (before 75) deaths per 100K: 436 (8th highest)

Oklahoma City Sunrise
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8. Oklahoma
> Adult obesity rate: 33.9%
> Adults overweight and obese: 69.0% (5th highest)
> Adults who do not exercise: 33.2% (3rd highest)
> Premature (before 75) deaths per 100K: 459 (4th highest)

Kansas freeway
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7. Kansas
> Adult obesity rate: 34.2%
> Adults overweight and obese: 68.0% (9th highest)
> Adults who do not exercise: 26.5% (tied-21st highest)
> Premature (before 75) deaths per 100K: 344 (21st highest)

Pine Bluff, Arkansas
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6. Arkansas
> Adult obesity rate: 34.5%
> Adults overweight and obese: 69.5% (3rd highest)
> Adults who do not exercise: 34.2% (2nd highest)
> Premature (before 75) deaths per 100K: 453 (5th highest)