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These Are the Most Obese Counties in Every State

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Kansas: Osage
> Obesity rate in Osage: 42.4% (state: 33.0%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 30.1% (state: 23.9%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 17.7% (state: 16.3%)
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 14.8% (state: 10.5%)
> Median household income: $54,090 (state: $59,597)
> Osage population: 15,881
> Largest place in Osage: Osage City 

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Kentucky: Owsley
> Obesity rate in Owsley: 46.7% (state: 34.6%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 27.4% (state: 28.7%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 30.5% (state: 21.8%)
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 13.5% (state: 12.7%)
> Median household income: $30,284 (state: $50,589)
> Owsley population: 4,442
> Largest place in Owsley: Booneville City

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Louisiana: Sabine
> Obesity rate in Sabine: 50.8% (state: 36.3%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 33.2% (state: 28.0%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 23.9% (state: 21.4%)
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 15.4% (state: 13.0%)
> Median household income: $40,336 (state: $49,469)
> Sabine population: 23,991
> Largest place in Sabine: Many Town

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Maine: Aroostook
> Obesity rate in Aroostook: 37.7% (state: 29.8%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 30.7% (state: 20.8%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 21.7% (state: 17.1%)
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 15.0% (state: 10.4%)
> Median household income: $41,123 (state: $57,918)
> Aroostook population: 67,809
> Largest place in Aroostook: Presque Isle City

Maryland: Somerset
> Obesity rate in Somerset: 41.9% (state: 31.6%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 32.5% (state: 21.9%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 23.8% (state: 15.2%)
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 15.9% (state: 11.1%)
> Median household income: $37,803 (state: $84,805)
> Somerset population: 25,729
> Largest place in Somerset: Princess Anne Town