Special Report

States Where People Are Too Sick to Work

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40. Texas
> Workers on disability as pct. population: 3.3% (7th lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 28.4% (22nd lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 14.3% (10th lowest)
> Avg. physically unhealthy days per month: 3.5 (17th fewest)

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39. Arizona
> Workers on disability as pct. population: 3.7% (17th lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 26.7% (13th lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 14.7% (13th lowest)
> Avg. physically unhealthy days per month: 4.0 (15th most)

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38. Florida
> Workers on disability as pct. population: 4.5% (23rd highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 25.9% (12th lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 15.5% (16th lowest)
> Avg. physically unhealthy days per month: 3.8 (20th most)

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37. Wyoming
> Workers on disability as pct. population: 3.7% (15th lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 28.5% (23rd lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 19.0% (16th highest)
> Avg. physically unhealthy days per month: 3.8 (23rd most)

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36. Iowa
> Workers on disability as pct. population: 4.1% (21st lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 31.8% (12th highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 16.7% (22nd lowest)
> Avg. physically unhealthy days per month: 2.9 (the fewest)

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