Special Report

The Most Obese States in America

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25. Texas
> Adult obesity rate: 31.4% (US rate: 29.7%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 23.2% — 21st highest (US rate: 22.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 10.2% — 25th highest (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults who don’t get enough sleep: 34.4% — 21st lowest (US rate: 35.2%)
> Adults in fair or poor health: 18.7% — 13th highest (US rate: 17.0%)
> Premature deaths (before 75): 339 per 100,000 people — 24th most (US rate: 339 per 100,000 people)
> Median household income:$64,034 — 22nd highest (US median: $65,712)

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24. Maryland
> Adult obesity rate: 31.6% (US rate: 29.7%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 21.9% — 20th lowest (US rate: 22.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 11.1% — 16th highest (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults who don’t get enough sleep: 37.7% — 16th highest (US rate: 35.2%)
> Adults in fair or poor health: 15.2% — 16th lowest (US rate: 17.0%)
> Premature deaths (before 75): 339 per 100,000 people — 23rd most (US rate: 339 per 100,000 people)
> Median household income:$86,738 — the highest (US median: $65,712)

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23. Wisconsin
> Adult obesity rate: 31.7% (US rate: 29.7%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 20.3% — 13th lowest (US rate: 22.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 9.5% — 15th lowest (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults who don’t get enough sleep: 32.7% — 9th lowest (US rate: 35.2%)
> Adults in fair or poor health: 14.8% — 12th lowest (US rate: 17.0%)
> Premature deaths (before 75): 308 per 100,000 people — 16th fewest (US rate: 339 per 100,000 people)
> Median household income:$64,168 — 21st highest (US median: $65,712)

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22. Alaska
> Adult obesity rate: 31.9% (US rate: 29.7%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 19.3% — 8th lowest (US rate: 22.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 8.3% — 3rd lowest (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults who don’t get enough sleep: 33.3% — 14th lowest (US rate: 35.2%)
> Adults in fair or poor health: 15.6% — 20th lowest (US rate: 17.0%)
> Premature deaths (before 75): 351 per 100,000 people — 21st most (US rate: 339 per 100,000 people)
> Median household income:$75,463 — 12th highest (US median: $65,712)

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21. Georgia
> Adult obesity rate: 32.3% (US rate: 29.7%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 26.4% — 12th highest (US rate: 22.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 12.0% — 12th highest (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults who don’t get enough sleep: 38.3% — 12th highest (US rate: 35.2%)
> Adults in fair or poor health: 18.4% — 15th highest (US rate: 17.0%)
> Premature deaths (before 75): 378 per 100,000 people — 14th most (US rate: 339 per 100,000 people)
> Median household income:$61,980 — 22nd lowest (US median: $65,712)

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