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These Are the Most Obese Counties in Every State

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New Mexico: Guadalupe
> Obesity rate in Guadalupe: 39.6% (state: 27.3%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 28.9% (state: 19.0%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 23.6% (state: 20.3%)
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 7.3% (state: 9.5%)
> Median household income: $24,798 (state: $49,754)
> Guadalupe population: 4,353
> Largest place in Guadalupe: Santa Rosa City

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New York: Chenango
> Obesity rate in Chenango: 39.3% (state: 26.4%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 24.2% (state: 23.4%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 17.6% (state: 16.3%)
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 13.6% (state: 10.1%)
> Median household income: $52,002 (state: $68,486)
> Chenango population: 47,909
> Largest place in Chenango: Norwich City

North Carolina: Bladen
> Obesity rate in Bladen: 49.1% (state: 32.3%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 30.7% (state: 23.3%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 26.2% (state: 18.0%)
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 22.3% (state: 11.5%)
> Median household income: $36,173 (state: $54,602)
> Bladen population: 33,407
> Largest place in Bladen: Elizabethtown Town

North Dakota: Rolette
> Obesity rate in Rolette: 45.5% (state: 33.9%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 32.6% (state: 23.1%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 28.6% (state: 13.6%)
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 16.8% (state: 9.4%)
> Median household income: $43,158 (state: $64,894)
> Rolette population: 14,511
> Largest place in Rolette: Belcourt CDP

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Ohio: Jackson
> Obesity rate in Jackson: 42.8% (state: 33.5%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 35.0% (state: 26.1%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 22.5% (state: 17.8%)
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 18.9% (state: 12.2%)
> Median household income: $47,550 (state: $56,602)
> Jackson population: 32,450
> Largest place in Jackson: Jackson City

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