Special Report

States With the Highest Obesity Rates

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15. Indiana
> Adult obesity rate: 31.3%
> Adults overweight and obese: 66.5% (tied-16th highest)
> Adults who do not exercise: 29.4% (tied-10th highest)
> Premature (before 75) deaths per 100K: 387 (10th highest)

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14. Nebraska
> Adult obesity rate: 31.4%
> Adults overweight and obese: 67.0% (tied-12th highest)
> Adults who do not exercise: 25.3% (23rd lowest)
> Premature (before 75) deaths per 100K: 307 (15th lowest)

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13. South Carolina
> Adult obesity rate: 31.7%
> Adults overweight and obese: 66.2% (tied-21st highest)
> Adults who do not exercise: 26.7% (20th highest)
> Premature (before 75) deaths per 100K: 405 (9th highest)

Iowa
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12. Iowa
> Adult obesity rate: 32.1%
> Adults overweight and obese: 66.6% (15th highest)
> Adults who do not exercise: 26.3% (23rd highest)
> Premature (before 75) deaths per 100K: 311 (18th lowest)

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11. Texas
> Adult obesity rate: 32.4%
> Adults overweight and obese: 68.7% (tied-6th highest)
> Adults who do not exercise: 29.5% (9th highest)
> Premature (before 75) deaths per 100K: 342 (23rd highest)