States With the Highest Obesity Rates

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5. Louisiana
> Adult obesity rate: 35.5%
> Adults overweight and obese: 69.2% (4th largest)
> Adults who do not exercise: 29.1% (8th largest)
> Premature (before 75) deaths per 100K: 451.0 (7th highest)

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4. Alabama
> Adult obesity rate: 35.7%
> Adults overweight and obese: 69.6% (3rd largest)
> Adults who do not exercise: 29.4% (7th largest)
> Premature (before 75) deaths per 100K: 468.7 (3rd highest)

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3. Arkansas
> Adult obesity rate: 35.7%
> Adults overweight and obese: 68.2% (11th largest)
> Adults who do not exercise: 32.5% (the largest)
> Premature (before 75) deaths per 100K: 458.2 (6th highest)

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2. Mississippi
> Adult obesity rate: 37.3%
> Adults overweight and obese: 71.3% (the largest)
> Adults who do not exercise: 30.3% (2nd largest)
> Premature (before 75) deaths per 100K: 497.4 (the highest)

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1. West Virginia
> Adult obesity rate: 37.7%
> Adults overweight and obese: 71.0% (2nd largest)
> Adults who do not exercise: 28.5% (10th largest)
> Premature (before 75) deaths per 100K: 480.3 (2nd highest)