Special Report

The Most Obese County in Every State

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16. Seward County, Kansas
> Obesity rate: 38.6% (county) 30% (state)
> Adults who do not exercise: 25.6% (county) 26.5% (state)
> Adults with diabetes: 8.3% (county) 9.6% (state)
> Poverty rate: 18.9% (county) 12.1% (state)

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17. Leslie County, Kentucky
> Obesity rate: 43.2% (county) 33.2% (state)
> Adults who do not exercise: 34.3% (county) 30.2% (state)
> Adults with diabetes: 16.0% (county) 10.6% (state)
> Poverty rate: 32.5% (county) 18.5% (state)

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18. East Carroll Parish, Louisiana
> Obesity rate: 42.1% (county) 33.1% (state)
> Adults who do not exercise: 36.4% (county) 32.2% (state)
> Adults with diabetes: 16.3% (county) 11.6% (state)
> Poverty rate: 48.7% (county) 20.2% (state)

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19. Somerset County, Maine
> Obesity rate: 35.0% (county) 28.9% (state)
> Adults who do not exercise: 24.8% (county) 23.3% (state)
> Adults with diabetes: 13.7% (county) 9.6% (state)
> Poverty rate: 18.0% (county) 12.5% (state)

20. Somerset County, Maryland
> Obesity rate: 42.2% (county) 28.3% (state)
> Adults who do not exercise: 30.6% (county) 25.3% (state)
> Adults with diabetes: 13.7% (county) 9.8% (state)
> Poverty rate: 25.1% (county) 9.7% (state)