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The Most Obese City in Every State

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Alabama: Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville
> Obesity rate: 37.1% (city) 35.1% (state)
> Adults who do not exercise: 30.2% (city) 28.2% (state)
> Population with access to exercise venues: 44.7% (city) 61.6% (state)
> Adults with diabetes: 16.2% (city) 13.9% (state)
> Adults who report fair or poor health: 19.6% (city) 21.4% (state)
> Poverty rate: 17.7% (city) 16.9% (state)

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Alaska: Anchorage
> Obesity rate: 29.7% (city) 30.4% (state)
> Adults who do not exercise: 18.3% (city) 18.8% (state)
> Population with access to exercise venues: 83.6% (city) 82.2% (state)
> Adults with diabetes: 7.8% (city) 7.6% (state)
> Adults who report fair or poor health: 13.4% (city) 13.4% (state)
> Poverty rate: 10.4% (city) 11.1% (state)

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Arizona: Yuma
> Obesity rate: 33.1% (city) 27.2% (state)
> Adults who do not exercise: 25.8% (city) 20.2% (state)
> Population with access to exercise venues: 83.6% (city) 85.8% (state)
> Adults with diabetes: 13.7% (city) 9.8% (state)
> Adults who report fair or poor health: 25.9% (city) 17.8% (state)
> Poverty rate: 18.3% (city) 14.9% (state)

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Arkansas: Pine Bluff
> Obesity rate: 40.1 (city) 35.2% (state)
> Adults who do not exercise: 33.9% (city) 31.2% (state)
> Population with access to exercise venues: 47.2% (city) 64.6% (state)
> Adults with diabetes: 17.1% (city) 13.3% (state)
> Adults who report fair or poor health: 25.7% (city) 24.5% (state)
> Poverty rate: 19.8% (city) 16.4% (state)

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California: Visalia-Porterville
> Obesity rate: 33.5 (city) 22.7% (state)
> Adults who do not exercise: 24.2% (city) 17.4% (state)
> Population with access to exercise venues: 60.5% (city) 92.9% (state)
> Adults with diabetes: 8.5% (city) 8.5% (state)
> Adults who report fair or poor health: 26.6% (city) 17.5% (state)
> Poverty rate: 24.6% (city) 13.3% (state)

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