States Where Children Are Struggling With Obesity

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42. Utah
> Youth (9th-12th grade) obesity rate: 9.8%
> Share of youths who are overweight: 12.3% — 10th lowest
> Physically active youths, 5+ days a week: 47.4% — 14th highest
> Communities built to promote physical activity: 92.0% — the highest
> Children (2-19) with easy access to parks and playgrounds: 89.7% — the highest
> Child poverty rate: 9.9% — 2nd lowest
> Overall poverty rate: 8.9% — 2nd lowest
> Median household income: $75,780 a year — 11th highest
> Population under 18: 29.0% — the highest (total under 18 pop: 930,308)

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41. Colorado
> Youth (9th-12th grade) obesity rate: 10.3%
> Share of youths who are overweight: 11.7% — 9th lowest
> Physically active youths, 5+ days a week: 49.8% — 8th highest
> Communities built to promote physical activity: 89.5% — 3rd highest
> Children (2-19) with easy access to parks and playgrounds: 87.9% — 5th highest
> Child poverty rate: 10.9% — 5th lowest
> Overall poverty rate: 9.3% — 7th lowest
> Median household income: $77,127 a year — 9th highest
> Population under 18: 21.8% — 19th lowest (total under 18 pop: 1,256,320)

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40. Montana
> Youth (9th-12th grade) obesity rate: 11.5%
> Share of youths who are overweight: 13.0% — 13th lowest
> Physically active youths, 5+ days a week: 53.4% — the highest
> Communities built to promote physical activity: 69.6% — 20th lowest
> Children (2-19) with easy access to parks and playgrounds: 73.3% — 23rd lowest
> Child poverty rate: 14.9% — 24th lowest
> Overall poverty rate: 12.6% — 20th highest
> Median household income: $57,153 a year — 11th lowest
> Population under 18: 21.2% — 13th lowest (total under 18 pop: 226,524)

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39. New Jersey
> Youth (9th-12th grade) obesity rate: 11.9%
> Share of youths who are overweight: 14.7% — 20th lowest
> Physically active youths, 5+ days a week: N/A
> Communities built to promote physical activity: 83.3% — 9th highest
> Children (2-19) with easy access to parks and playgrounds: 88.9% — 3rd highest
> Child poverty rate: 12.3% — 12th lowest
> Overall poverty rate: 9.2% — 5th lowest
> Median household income: $85,751 a year — 3rd highest
> Population under 18: 21.8% — 20th lowest (total under 18 pop: 1,938,024)

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38. Idaho
> Youth (9th-12th grade) obesity rate: 12.1%
> Share of youths who are overweight: 12.4% — 11th lowest
> Physically active youths, 5+ days a week: 50.4% — 7th highest
> Communities built to promote physical activity: 74.0% — 24th highest
> Children (2-19) with easy access to parks and playgrounds: 72.8% — 19th lowest
> Child poverty rate: 13.2% — 17th lowest
> Overall poverty rate: 11.2% — 21st lowest
> Median household income: $60,999 a year — 20th lowest
> Population under 18: 25.1% — 3rd highest (total under 18 pop: 449,355)