Special Report

Most Obese States in the US

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20. Texas
> Share of adults who are obese: 34.1% (US rate: 32.1%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 26.9% — 19th highest (US rate: 25.9%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 11.8% — 6th highest (US rate: 9.4%)
> Adults who don’t get enough sleep: 34.4% — 21st lowest (US rate: 35.3%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 20.9% — 8th highest (US rate: 17.1%)

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19. Delaware
> Share of adults who are obese: 34.2% (US rate: 32.1%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 25.3% — 23rd lowest (US rate: 25.9%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 10.9% — 13th highest (US rate: 9.4%)
> Adults who don’t get enough sleep: 36.5% — 23rd highest (US rate: 35.3%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 18.0% — 18th highest (US rate: 17.1%)

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18. Nebraska
> Share of adults who are obese: 34.3% (US rate: 32.1%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 26.6% — 21st highest (US rate: 25.9%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 9.1% — 19th lowest (US rate: 9.4%)
> Adults who don’t get enough sleep: 32.3% — 8th lowest (US rate: 35.3%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 13.9% — 7th lowest (US rate: 17.1%)

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17. Wisconsin
> Share of adults who are obese: 34.3% (US rate: 32.1%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 22.3% — 9th lowest (US rate: 25.9%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 7.4% — 7th lowest (US rate: 9.4%)
> Adults who don’t get enough sleep: 32.7% — 9th lowest (US rate: 35.3%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 15.0% — 13th lowest (US rate: 17.1%)

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16. Iowa
> Share of adults who are obese: 34.3% (US rate: 32.1%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 26.1% — 22nd highest (US rate: 25.9%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 9.0% — 16th lowest (US rate: 9.4%)
> Adults who don’t get enough sleep: 33.1% — 13th lowest (US rate: 35.3%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 13.6% — 5th lowest (US rate: 17.1%)

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