Special Report

America's Most Obese Counties

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10. Holmes County, Mississippi
> Adult obesity rate: 50.7%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 40.7% — 33rd highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 20.5% — 85th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 37.0% — 10th highest of 3,106 counties

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9. Sabine Parish, Louisiana
> Adult obesity rate: 50.8%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 33.2% — 421st highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 15.4% — 578th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 23.9% — 729th highest of 3,106 counties

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8. Macon County, Alabama
> Adult obesity rate: 50.9%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 32.5% — 520th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 16.8% — 371st highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 28.0% — 212th highest of 3,106 counties

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7. Jefferson County, Mississippi
> Adult obesity rate: 50.9%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 36.3% — 182nd highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 16.7% — 379th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 37.9% — 7th highest of 3,106 counties

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6. Aleutians East Borough, Alaska
> Adult obesity rate: 51.9%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 26.6% — 1,527th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 14.5% — 807th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 20.9% — 1,275th highest of 3,106 counties