Special Report

Most Obese States in the US

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25. New Mexico
> Share of adults who are obese: 32.2% (US rate: 32.1%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 24.8% — 20th lowest (US rate: 25.9%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 10.9% — 14th highest (US rate: 9.4%)
> Adults who don’t get enough sleep: 33.1% — 12th lowest (US rate: 35.3%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 20.0% — 11th highest (US rate: 17.1%)

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24. Pennsylvania
> Share of adults who are obese: 33.1% (US rate: 32.1%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 24.6% — 18th lowest (US rate: 25.9%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 9.2% — 21st lowest (US rate: 9.4%)
> Adults who don’t get enough sleep: 38.6% — 10th highest (US rate: 35.3%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 17.6% — 23rd highest (US rate: 17.1%)

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23. South Dakota
> Share of adults who are obese: 33.1% (US rate: 32.1%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 28.9% — 12th highest (US rate: 25.9%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 9.3% — 23rd lowest (US rate: 9.4%)
> Adults who don’t get enough sleep: 30.1% — 3rd lowest (US rate: 35.3%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 15.1% — 15th lowest (US rate: 17.1%)

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22. Georgia
> Share of adults who are obese: 33.4% (US rate: 32.1%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 27.4% — 17th highest (US rate: 25.9%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 11.1% — 11th highest (US rate: 9.4%)
> Adults who don’t get enough sleep: 38.3% — 12th highest (US rate: 35.3%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 19.3% — 12th highest (US rate: 17.1%)

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21. North Carolina
> Share of adults who are obese: 34.0% (US rate: 32.1%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 25.9% — 25th highest (US rate: 25.9%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 10.5% — 15th highest (US rate: 9.4%)
> Adults who don’t get enough sleep: 36.1% — 24th highest (US rate: 35.3%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 18.5% — 14th highest (US rate: 17.1%)

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