States Where Children Are Struggling With Obesity

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5. Louisiana
> Childhood obesity rate (age 10-17): 19.2%
> Adult obesity rate: 34.8% (6th highest)
> Children who watch TV 4+ hrs on avg. weekday: 11.4% (2nd highest)
> Families who say they can always afford nutritious meals: 60.6% (8th lowest)
> Median household income: $45,146 (4th lowest)

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4. Kentucky
> Childhood obesity rate (age 10-17): 19.6%
> Adult obesity rate: 34.2% (7th highest)
> Children who watch TV 4+ hrs on avg. weekday: 10.5% (6th highest)
> Families who say they can always afford nutritious meals: 62.8% (13th lowest)
> Median household income: $46,659 (6th lowest)

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3. West Virginia
> Childhood obesity rate (age 10-17): 19.9%
> Adult obesity rate: 37.7% (the highest)
> Children who watch TV 4+ hrs on avg. weekday: 8.3% (21st highest)
> Families who say they can always afford nutritious meals: 56.5% (3rd lowest)
> Median household income: $43,385 (2nd lowest)

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2. Texas
> Childhood obesity rate (age 10-17): 21.3%
> Adult obesity rate: 33.7% (8th highest)
> Children who watch TV 4+ hrs on avg. weekday: 10.4% (7th highest)
> Families who say they can always afford nutritious meals: 60.6% (8th lowest)
> Median household income: $56,565 (25th highest)

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1. Mississippi
> Childhood obesity rate (age 10-17): 26.2%
> Adult obesity rate: 37.3% (2nd highest)
> Children who watch TV 4+ hrs on avg. weekday: 10.8% (4th highest)
> Families who say they can always afford nutritious meals: 56.6% (4th lowest)
> Median household income: $41,754 (the lowest)