Special Report

States With the Highest Obesity Rates

York County, Pennsylvania
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25. Pennsylvania
> Adult obesity rate: 30.0%
> Adults overweight and obese: 66.2% (tied-21st highest)
> Adults who do not exercise: 27.8% (14th highest)
> Premature (before 75) deaths per 100K: 342 (22nd highest)

Mount Katahdin, Baxter State Park, Maine
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24. Maine
> Adult obesity rate: 30.0%
> Adults overweight and obese: 66.5% (tied-16th highest)
> Adults who do not exercise: 24.8% (tied-20th lowest)
> Premature (before 75) deaths per 100K: 321 (23rd lowest)

Salem, Oregon
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23. Oregon
> Adult obesity rate: 30.1%
> Adults overweight and obese: 64.6% (19th lowest)
> Adults who do not exercise: 18.8% (2nd lowest)
> Premature (before 75) deaths per 100K: 310 (16th lowest)

Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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22. North Carolina
> Adult obesity rate: 30.1%
> Adults overweight and obese: 65.9% (25th highest)
> Adults who do not exercise: 26.2% (tied-24th highest)
> Premature (before 75) deaths per 100K: 363 (15th highest)

South Dakota
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21. South Dakota
> Adult obesity rate: 30.4%
> Adults overweight and obese: 64.5% (tied-17th lowest)
> Adults who do not exercise: 21.5% (7th lowest)
> Premature (before 75) deaths per 100K: 323 (24th lowest)