Special Report

States Where People Are Too Sick to Work

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35. Alaska
> Workers on disability as pct. population: 2.6% (2nd lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 29.4% (24th highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 19.0% (16th highest)
> Avg. physically unhealthy days per month: 3.8 (24th most)

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34. New York
> Workers on disability as pct. population: 4.0% (20th lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 25.0% (8th lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 14.2% (9th lowest)
> Avg. physically unhealthy days per month: 3.6 (20th fewest)

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33. Oregon
> Workers on disability as pct. population: 4.3% (23rd lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 27.2% (17th lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 16.2% (19th lowest)
> Avg. physically unhealthy days per month: 3.8 (19th most)

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32. Kansas
> Workers on disability as pct. population: 4.2% (22nd lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 32.4% (8th highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 17.2% (25th highest)
> Avg. physically unhealthy days per month: 3.1 (6th fewest)

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31. Washington
> Workers on disability as pct. population: 3.9% (18th lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 27.0% (15th lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 14.0% (8th lowest)
> Avg. physically unhealthy days per month: 3.7 (25th fewest)

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