Special Report

America's Most Obese Counties

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40. Haywood County, Tennessee
> Adult obesity rate: 47.0%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 30.9% — 739th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 17.7% — 264th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 28.7% — 169th highest of 3,106 counties

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39. Greene County, Mississippi
> Adult obesity rate: 47.1%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 30.2% — 836th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 14.0% — 910th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 22.7% — 928th highest of 3,106 counties

38. East Carroll Parish, Louisiana
> Adult obesity rate: 47.1%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 19.8% — 362nd lowest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 22.1% — 46th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 40.5% — 3rd highest of 3,106 counties

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37. Thurston County, Nebraska
> Adult obesity rate: 47.2%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 29.2% — 1,003rd highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 18.8% — 169th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 23.5% — 789th highest of 3,106 counties

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36. Choctaw County, Alabama
> Adult obesity rate: 47.2%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 33.7% — 362nd highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 17.9% — 240th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 26.4% — 387th highest of 3,106 counties

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