Special Report

America's Most Obese Counties

30. St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana
> Adult obesity rate: 47.5%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 32.4% — 529th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 12.3% — 1,403rd highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 23.4% — 813th highest of 3,106 counties

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29. Wayne County, Mississippi
> Adult obesity rate: 47.9%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 39.5% — 55th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 23.4% — 22nd highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 26.5% — 371st highest of 3,106 counties

28. Jasper County, Mississippi
> Adult obesity rate: 48.1%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 33.0% — 442nd highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 20.9% — 77th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 27.1% — 303rd highest of 3,106 counties

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27. Franklin County, Iowa
> Adult obesity rate: 48.1%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 28.1% — 1,214th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 15.8% — 510th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 16.3% — 793rd lowest of 3,106 counties

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26. St. Francis County, Arkansas
> Adult obesity rate: 48.2%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 31.0% — 730th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 15.4% — 579th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 31.4% — 68th highest of 3,106 counties

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