Special Report

America's Most Obese Metro Areas

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50. Odessa, TX
> Adult obesity rate: 37.3%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 32.0% — 24th highest of 384 metros
> Adults with diabetes: 8.7% — 59th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 24.0% — 22nd highest of 384 metros

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49. Dubuque, IA
> Adult obesity rate: 37.3%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 23.8% — 192nd highest of 384 metros
> Adults with diabetes: 8.1% — 41st lowest of 384 metros
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 13.0% — 15th lowest of 384 metros

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48. Grand Island, NE
> Adult obesity rate: 37.4%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 27.6% — 90th highest of 384 metros
> Adults with diabetes: 11.5% — 162nd highest of 384 metros
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 16.0% — 88th lowest of 384 metros

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47. Laredo, TX
> Adult obesity rate: 37.4%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 31.9% — 27th highest of 384 metros
> Adults with diabetes: 9.1% — 79th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 34.9% — the highest of 384 metros

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46. Michigan City-La Porte, IN
> Adult obesity rate: 37.4%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 29.5% — 53rd highest of 384 metros
> Adults with diabetes: 15.2% — 29th highest of 384 metros
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 21.5% — 77th highest of 384 metros