Special Report

America's Most Obese Counties

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20. Leake County, Mississippi
> Adult obesity rate: 49.2%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 35.2% — 243rd highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 21.9% — 51st highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 29.6% — 125th highest of 3,106 counties

19. Wilkinson County, Mississippi
> Adult obesity rate: 49.4%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 34.2% — 324th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 11.9% — 1,533rd highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 36.1% — 14th highest of 3,106 counties

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18. Warren County, Georgia
> Adult obesity rate: 49.5%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 21.8% — 610th lowest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 21.7% — 56th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 28.3% — 191st highest of 3,106 counties

17. Scott County, Mississippi
> Adult obesity rate: 49.8%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 32.6% — 507th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 24.3% — 13th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 30.5% — 96th highest of 3,106 counties

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16. Wilcox County, Alabama
> Adult obesity rate: 49.8%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 34.6% — 293rd highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 18.7% — 181st highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 32.1% — 56th highest of 3,106 counties

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