Special Report

America's Most Obese Counties

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50. Lafayette County, Arkansas
> Adult obesity rate: 46.4%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 32.2% — 548th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 18.9% — 167th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 28.5% — 177th highest of 3,106 counties

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49. Bienville Parish, Louisiana
> Adult obesity rate: 46.5%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 26.7% — 1,492nd highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 21.0% — 70th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 28.6% — 173rd highest of 3,106 counties

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48. Scotland County, North Carolina
> Adult obesity rate: 46.5%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 28.4% — 1,157th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 19.7% — 117th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 28.1% — 201st highest of 3,106 counties

47. Burleson County, Texas
> Adult obesity rate: 46.6%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 27.4% — 1,354th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 13.3% — 1,075th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 21.1% — 1,240th highest of 3,106 counties

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46. Bullock County, Alabama
> Adult obesity rate: 46.6%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 42.4% — 17th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 29.5% — the highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 31.4% — 65th highest of 3,106 counties

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