Special Report

States Where People Are Too Sick to Work

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30. Vermont
> Workers on disability as pct. population: 5.7% (10th highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 24.7% (6th lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 17.0% (24th lowest)
> Avg. physically unhealthy days per month: 3.6 (18th fewest)

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29. Massachusetts
> Workers on disability as pct. population: 4.6% (22nd highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 24.3% (4th lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 13.6% (5th lowest)
> Avg. physically unhealthy days per month: 3.4 (13th fewest)

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28. Nevada
> Workers on disability as pct. population: 3.6% (11th lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 26.8% (14th lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 16.5% (20th lowest)
> Avg. physically unhealthy days per month: 4.3 (9th most)

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27. Illinois
> Workers on disability as pct. population: 3.6% (9th lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 28.0% (20th lowest)
> Adult smoking rate: 15.8% (18th lowest)
> Avg. physically unhealthy days per month: 3.8 (25th most)

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26. Maryland
> Workers on disability as pct. population: 3.4% (8th lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 29.2% (25th highest)
> Adult smoking rate: 13.7% (6th lowest)
> Avg. physically unhealthy days per month: 3.1 (4th fewest)

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