Special Report

States With the Highest Obesity Rates

Naples, Florida
Source: Wikimedia Commons

35. Florida
> Adult obesity rate: 26.8%
> Adults overweight and obese: 64.1% (tied-15th lowest)
> Adults who do not exercise: 26.2% (tied-24th highest)
> Premature (before 75) deaths per 100K: 326 (25th highest)

Arizona road
Source: Thinkstock

34. Arizona
> Adult obesity rate: 28.4%
> Adults overweight and obese: 65.3% (23rd lowest)
> Adults who do not exercise: 24.7% (tied-18th lowest)
> Premature (before 75) deaths per 100K: 324 (25th lowest)

Snake River Canyon, Idaho
Source: Thinkstock

33. Idaho
> Adult obesity rate: 28.6%
> Adults overweight and obese: 65.2% (22nd lowest)
> Adults who do not exercise: 21.2% (6th lowest)
> Premature (before 75) deaths per 100K: 310 (17th lowest)

Family trip new mexico
Source: Thinkstock

32. New Mexico
> Adult obesity rate: 28.8%
> Adults overweight and obese: 64.5% (tied-17th lowest)
> Adults who do not exercise: 22.6% (tied-14th lowest)
> Premature (before 75) deaths per 100K: 374 (14th highest)

Johns Hopkins, Maryland
Source: Thinkstock

31. Maryland
> Adult obesity rate: 28.9%
> Adults overweight and obese: 65.0% (21st lowest)
> Adults who do not exercise: 24.1% (17th lowest)
> Premature (before 75) deaths per 100K: 319 (20th lowest)