Special Report

The Most Obese States in America

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15. Kansas
> Adult obesity rate: 33.0% (US rate: 29.7%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 23.9% — 17th highest (US rate: 22.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 10.5% — 22nd highest (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults who don’t get enough sleep: 34.0% — 19th lowest (US rate: 35.2%)
> Adults in fair or poor health: 16.3% — 24th lowest (US rate: 17.0%)
> Premature deaths (before 75): 354 per 100,000 people — 20th most (US rate: 339 per 100,000 people)
> Median household income:$62,087 — 24th lowest (US median: $65,712)

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14. Tennessee
> Adult obesity rate: 33.3% (US rate: 29.7%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 27.2% — 9th highest (US rate: 22.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 12.5% — 8th highest (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults who don’t get enough sleep: 40.8% — 4th highest (US rate: 35.2%)
> Adults in fair or poor health: 21.2% — 7th highest (US rate: 17.0%)
> Premature deaths (before 75): 453 per 100,000 people — 7th most (US rate: 339 per 100,000 people)
> Median household income:$56,071 — 9th lowest (US median: $65,712)

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13. Nebraska
> Adult obesity rate: 33.4% (US rate: 29.7%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 22.7% — 25th highest (US rate: 22.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 10.0% — 22nd lowest (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults who don’t get enough sleep: 32.3% — 8th lowest (US rate: 35.2%)
> Adults in fair or poor health: 13.8% — 10th lowest (US rate: 17.0%)
> Premature deaths (before 75): 313 per 100,000 people — 17th fewest (US rate: 339 per 100,000 people)
> Median household income:$63,229 — 25th highest (US median: $65,712)

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12. Ohio
> Adult obesity rate: 33.5% (US rate: 29.7%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 26.1% — 13th highest (US rate: 22.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 12.2% — 10th highest (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults who don’t get enough sleep: 40.6% — 5th highest (US rate: 35.2%)
> Adults in fair or poor health: 17.8% — 21st highest (US rate: 17.0%)
> Premature deaths (before 75): 407 per 100,000 people — 10th most (US rate: 339 per 100,000 people)
> Median household income:$58,642 — 15th lowest (US median: $65,712)

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11. North Dakota
> Adult obesity rate: 33.9% (US rate: 29.7%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 23.1% — 23rd highest (US rate: 22.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 9.4% — 13th lowest (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults who don’t get enough sleep: 32.8% — 10th lowest (US rate: 35.2%)
> Adults in fair or poor health: 13.6% — 8th lowest (US rate: 17.0%)
> Premature deaths (before 75): 320 per 100,000 people — 18th fewest (US rate: 339 per 100,000 people)
> Median household income:$64,577 — 20th highest (US median: $65,712)

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