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The Most Obese Metro Area in Every State

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Kansas: Topeka
> Adult obesity rate: 36.9% (Kansas: 33.0%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 23.4% (Kansas: 23.9%)
> Adults with diabetes: 12.0% (Kansas: 10.5%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 16.2% (Kansas: 16.3%)

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Kentucky: Elizabethtown-Fort Knox
> Adult obesity rate: 38.8% (Kentucky: 34.6%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 30.2% (Kentucky: 28.7%)
> Adults with diabetes: 12.1% (Kentucky: 12.7%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 21.7% (Kentucky: 21.8%)

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Louisiana: Monroe
> Adult obesity rate: 42.0% (Louisiana: 36.3%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 31.2% (Louisiana: 28.0%)
> Adults with diabetes: 15.0% (Louisiana: 13.0%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 23.8% (Louisiana: 21.4%)

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Maine: Bangor
> Adult obesity rate: 34.2% (Maine: 29.8%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 23.5% (Maine: 20.8%)
> Adults with diabetes: 12.3% (Maine: 10.4%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 19.1% (Maine: 17.1%)

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Maryland: Hagerstown-Martinsburg
> Adult obesity rate: 37.6% (Maryland: 31.6%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 27.6% (Maryland: 21.9%)
> Adults with diabetes: 13.6% (Maryland: 11.1%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 19.3% (Maryland: 15.2%)

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