States Where Children Are Struggling With Obesity

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45. Hawaii
> Childhood obesity rate (age 10-17): 11.0%
> Adult obesity rate: 23.8% (3rd lowest)
> Children who watch TV 4+ hrs on avg. weekday: 9.1% (13th highest)
> Families who say they can always afford nutritious meals: 69.5% (16th highest)
> Median household income: $74,511 (5th highest)

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44. Kansas
> Childhood obesity rate (age 10-17): 11.6%
> Adult obesity rate: 31.2% (22nd highest)
> Children who watch TV 4+ hrs on avg. weekday: 8.0% (23rd highest)
> Families who say they can always afford nutritious meals: 68.5% (18th highest)
> Median household income: $54,935 (23rd lowest)

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43. Vermont
> Childhood obesity rate (age 10-17): 11.8%
> Adult obesity rate: 27.1% (12th lowest)
> Children who watch TV 4+ hrs on avg. weekday: 4.7% (2nd lowest)
> Families who say they can always afford nutritious meals: 69.3% (17th highest)
> Median household income: $57,677 (20th highest)

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42. Montana
> Childhood obesity rate (age 10-17): 12.4%
> Adult obesity rate: 25.5% (7th lowest)
> Children who watch TV 4+ hrs on avg. weekday: 7.5% (19th lowest)
> Families who say they can always afford nutritious meals: 67.3% (21st highest)
> Median household income: $50,027 (11th lowest)

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41. North Carolina
> Childhood obesity rate (age 10-17): 12.6%
> Adult obesity rate: 31.8% (16th highest)
> Children who watch TV 4+ hrs on avg. weekday: 8.5% (17th highest)
> Families who say they can always afford nutritious meals: 60.9% (10th lowest)
> Median household income: $50,584 (12th lowest)