Special Report

Most Obese States in America

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5. Arkansas
> Adult obesity rate: 35.0%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 30.4% (the highest)
> Adults with diabetes: 13.5% (4th highest)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 23.3% (2nd highest)

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4. Alabama
> Adult obesity rate: 36.1%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 29.3% (3rd highest)
> Adults with diabetes: 14.5% (3rd highest)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 21.4% (6th highest)

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3. Louisiana
> Adult obesity rate: 36.3%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 28.0% (6th highest)
> Adults with diabetes: 13.0% (6th highest)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 21.4% (5th highest)

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2. West Virginia
> Adult obesity rate: 37.8%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 28.0% (5th highest)
> Adults with diabetes: 15.1% (the highest)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 23.6% (the highest)

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1. Mississippi
> Adult obesity rate: 39.1%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 30.4% (2nd highest)
> Adults with diabetes: 14.6% (2nd highest)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 22.1% (3rd highest)