States Where Children Are Struggling With Obesity

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2. West Virginia
> Youth (9th-12th grade) obesity rate: 22.9%
> Share of youths who are overweight: 16.5% — 12th highest
> Physically active youths, 5+ days a week: 44.4% — 21st highest
> Communities built to promote physical activity: 52.1% — 5th lowest
> Children (2-19) with easy access to parks and playgrounds: 56.7% — 6th lowest
> Child poverty rate: 20.1% — 7th highest
> Overall poverty rate: 16.0% — 6th highest
> Median household income: $48,850 a year — 2nd lowest
> Population under 18: 20.0% — 7th lowest (total under 18 pop: 358,818)

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1. Mississippi
> Youth (9th-12th grade) obesity rate: 23.4%
> Share of youths who are overweight: 18.0% — 6th highest
> Physically active youths, 5+ days a week: N/A
> Communities built to promote physical activity: 42.0% — the lowest
> Children (2-19) with easy access to parks and playgrounds: 46.4% — the lowest
> Child poverty rate: 28.1% — the highest
> Overall poverty rate: 19.6% — the highest
> Median household income: $45,792 a year — the lowest
> Population under 18: 23.5% — 10th highest (total under 18 pop: 698,420)