Special Report

America's Most Obese Counties

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45. Owsley County, Kentucky
> Adult obesity rate: 46.7%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 27.4% — 1,353rd highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 13.5% — 1,039th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 30.5% — 91st highest of 3,106 counties

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44. Perry County, Alabama
> Adult obesity rate: 46.8%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 35.9% — 205th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 20.5% — 90th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 34.6% — 29th highest of 3,106 counties

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43. Union County, South Carolina
> Adult obesity rate: 46.8%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 33.0% — 446th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 15.9% — 484th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 22.8% — 908th highest of 3,106 counties

42. Butler County, Alabama
> Adult obesity rate: 46.8%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 40.3% — 39th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 19.5% — 127th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 27.9% — 220th highest of 3,106 counties

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41. Warren County, North Carolina
> Adult obesity rate: 46.9%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 25.2% — 1,285th lowest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 12.6% — 1,333rd highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 25.8% — 446th highest of 3,106 counties

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