Special Report

States With the Highest Obesity Rates

Kentucky Tobacco Field With Barn and Silo in Background
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5. Kentucky
> Adult obesity rate: 34.6%
> Adults overweight and obese: 67.2% (tied-10th highest)
> Adults who do not exercise: 32.5% (4th highest)
> Premature (before 75) deaths per 100K: 452 (7th highest)

Cabell County, West Virginia
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4. West Virginia
> Adult obesity rate: 35.6%
> Adults overweight and obese: 71.1% (the highest)
> Adults who do not exercise: 30.8% (7th highest)
> Premature (before 75) deaths per 100K: 471 (2nd highest)

Biloxi Beach at Sunset, Mississippi
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3. Mississippi
> Adult obesity rate: 35.6%
> Adults overweight and obese: 70.1% (2nd highest)
> Adults who do not exercise: 36.8% (the highest)
> Premature (before 75) deaths per 100K: 496 (the highest)

Birmingham Alabama
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2. Alabama
> Adult obesity rate: 35.6%
> Adults overweight and obese: 68.6% (8th highest)
> Adults who do not exercise: 31.9% (tied-5th highest)
> Premature (before 75) deaths per 100K: 464 (3rd highest)

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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1. Louisiana
> Adult obesity rate: 36.2%
> Adults overweight and obese: 69.2% (4th highest)
> Adults who do not exercise: 31.9% (tied-5th highest)
> Premature (before 75) deaths per 100K: 452 (6th highest)