Special Report

America's Most Obese Metro Areas

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45. Jefferson City, MO
> Adult obesity rate: 37.5%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 22.7% — 159th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults with diabetes: 12.3% — 118th highest of 384 metros
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 18.1% — 170th lowest of 384 metros

44. Burlington, NC
> Adult obesity rate: 37.5%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 23.2% — 171st lowest of 384 metros
> Adults with diabetes: 10.7% — 179th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 21.0% — 93rd highest of 384 metros

43. Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV
> Adult obesity rate: 37.6%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 27.6% — 93rd highest of 384 metros
> Adults with diabetes: 13.6% — 56th highest of 384 metros
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 19.3% — 157th highest of 384 metros

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42. Cleveland, TN
> Adult obesity rate: 37.7%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 30.5% — 40th highest of 384 metros
> Adults with diabetes: 14.6% — 44th highest of 384 metros
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 22.5% — 47th highest of 384 metros

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41. Longview, WA
> Adult obesity rate: 37.7%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 21.7% — 118th lowest of 384 metros
> Adults with diabetes: 13.2% — 69th highest of 384 metros
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 19.5% — 146th highest of 384 metros