Special Report

The Most Obese States in America

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45. New York
> Adult obesity rate: 26.4% (US rate: 29.7%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 23.4% — 19th highest (US rate: 22.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 10.1% — 25th lowest (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults who don’t get enough sleep: 38.9% — 8th highest (US rate: 35.2%)
> Adults in fair or poor health: 16.3% — 22nd lowest (US rate: 17.0%)
> Premature deaths (before 75): 276 per 100,000 people — 3rd fewest (US rate: 339 per 100,000 people)
> Median household income:$72,108 — 14th highest (US median: $65,712)

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44. New Jersey
> Adult obesity rate: 27.0% (US rate: 29.7%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 26.6% — 11th highest (US rate: 22.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 9.9% — 21st lowest (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults who don’t get enough sleep: 37.5% — 17th highest (US rate: 35.2%)
> Adults in fair or poor health: 15.5% — 19th lowest (US rate: 17.0%)
> Premature deaths (before 75): 292 per 100,000 people — 10th fewest (US rate: 339 per 100,000 people)
> Median household income:$85,751 — 3rd highest (US median: $65,712)

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43. Utah
> Adult obesity rate: 27.0% (US rate: 29.7%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 16.7% — 3rd lowest (US rate: 22.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 7.5% — 2nd lowest (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults who don’t get enough sleep: 31.2% — 6th lowest (US rate: 35.2%)
> Adults in fair or poor health: 14.8% — 13th lowest (US rate: 17.0%)
> Premature deaths (before 75): 282 per 100,000 people — 7th fewest (US rate: 339 per 100,000 people)
> Median household income:$75,780 — 11th highest (US median: $65,712)

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42. Vermont
> Adult obesity rate: 27.0% (US rate: 29.7%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 18.4% — 6th lowest (US rate: 22.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 8.8% — 7th lowest (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults who don’t get enough sleep: 30.1% — 4th lowest (US rate: 35.2%)
> Adults in fair or poor health: 12.8% — the lowest (US rate: 17.0%)
> Premature deaths (before 75): 302 per 100,000 people — 11th fewest (US rate: 339 per 100,000 people)
> Median household income:$63,001 — 25th lowest (US median: $65,712)

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41. Nevada
> Adult obesity rate: 27.1% (US rate: 29.7%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 22.5% — 24th lowest (US rate: 22.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 10.5% — 22nd highest (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults who don’t get enough sleep: 37.3% — 20th highest (US rate: 35.2%)
> Adults in fair or poor health: 19.1% — 12th highest (US rate: 17.0%)
> Premature deaths (before 75): 360 per 100,000 people — 18th most (US rate: 339 per 100,000 people)
> Median household income:$63,276 — 24th highest (US median: $65,712)