The Most Obese States in America

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5. Arkansas
> Adult obesity rate: 35.0% (US rate: 29.7%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 30.4% — the highest (US rate: 22.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 13.5% — 4th highest (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults who don’t get enough sleep: 37.2% — 21st highest (US rate: 35.2%)
> Adults in fair or poor health: 23.3% — 2nd highest (US rate: 17.0%)
> Premature deaths (before 75): 457 per 100,000 people — 5th most (US rate: 339 per 100,000 people)
> Median household income:$48,952 — 3rd lowest (US median: $65,712)

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4. Alabama
> Adult obesity rate: 36.1% (US rate: 29.7%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 29.3% — 3rd highest (US rate: 22.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 14.5% — 3rd highest (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults who don’t get enough sleep: 39.6% — 7th highest (US rate: 35.2%)
> Adults in fair or poor health: 21.4% — 6th highest (US rate: 17.0%)
> Premature deaths (before 75): 472 per 100,000 people — 3rd most (US rate: 339 per 100,000 people)
> Median household income:$51,734 — 5th lowest (US median: $65,712)

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3. Louisiana
> Adult obesity rate: 36.3% (US rate: 29.7%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 28.0% — 6th highest (US rate: 22.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 13.0% — 6th highest (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults who don’t get enough sleep: 38.0% — 13th highest (US rate: 35.2%)
> Adults in fair or poor health: 21.4% — 5th highest (US rate: 17.0%)
> Premature deaths (before 75): 453 per 100,000 people — 8th most (US rate: 339 per 100,000 people)
> Median household income:$51,073 — 4th lowest (US median: $65,712)

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2. West Virginia
> Adult obesity rate: 37.8% (US rate: 29.7%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 28.0% — 5th highest (US rate: 22.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 15.1% — the highest (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults who don’t get enough sleep: 42.5% — 2nd highest (US rate: 35.2%)
> Adults in fair or poor health: 23.6% — the highest (US rate: 17.0%)
> Premature deaths (before 75): 505 per 100,000 people — the most (US rate: 339 per 100,000 people)
> Median household income:$48,850 — 2nd lowest (US median: $65,712)

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1. Mississippi
> Adult obesity rate: 39.1% (US rate: 29.7%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 30.4% — 2nd highest (US rate: 22.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 14.6% — 2nd highest (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults who don’t get enough sleep: 37.8% — 15th highest (US rate: 35.2%)
> Adults in fair or poor health: 22.1% — 3rd highest (US rate: 17.0%)
> Premature deaths (before 75): 502 per 100,000 people — 2nd most (US rate: 339 per 100,000 people)
> Median household income:$45,792 — the lowest (US median: $65,712)