States Where People Are Too Sick to Work

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5. Alabama
> Workers on disability as pct. population: 7.7% (2nd highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 34.7% (3rd highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 21.5% (9th highest)
> Avg. physically unhealthy days per month: 4.4 (6th most)

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4. Kentucky
> Workers on disability as pct. population: 7.4% (4th highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 33.7% (6th highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 24.5% (2nd highest)
> Avg. physically unhealthy days per month: 4.8 (3rd most)

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3. Mississippi
> Workers on disability as pct. population: 7.1% (5th highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 35.3% (2nd highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 22.7% (5th highest)
> Avg. physically unhealthy days per month: 4.4 (7th most)

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2. Arkansas
> Workers on disability as pct. population: 7.7% (3rd highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 34.6% (5th highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 23.6% (3rd highest)
> Avg. physically unhealthy days per month: 5.0 (2nd most)

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1. West Virginia
> Workers on disability as pct. population: 8.0% (the highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 35.5% (the highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 24.8% (the highest)
> Avg. physically unhealthy days per month: 5.2 (the most)