States Where Children Are Struggling With Obesity

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37. Nevada
> Youth (9th-12th grade) obesity rate: 12.3%
> Share of youths who are overweight: 16.7% — 11th highest
> Physically active youths, 5+ days a week: 46.4% — 16th highest
> Communities built to promote physical activity: 88.2% — 4th highest
> Children (2-19) with easy access to parks and playgrounds: 80.1% — 18th highest
> Child poverty rate: 16.9% — 20th highest
> Overall poverty rate: 12.5% — 21st highest
> Median household income: $63,276 a year — 24th highest
> Population under 18: 22.4% — 21st highest (total under 18 pop: 690,737)

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36. New Hampshire
> Youth (9th-12th grade) obesity rate: 12.7%
> Share of youths who are overweight: 14.0% — 15th lowest
> Physically active youths, 5+ days a week: 47.2% — 15th highest
> Communities built to promote physical activity: 58.7% — 11th lowest
> Children (2-19) with easy access to parks and playgrounds: 69.2% — 13th lowest
> Child poverty rate: 7.1% — the lowest
> Overall poverty rate: 7.3% — the lowest
> Median household income: $77,933 a year — 8th highest
> Population under 18: 18.8% — 3rd lowest (total under 18 pop: 256,020)

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35. Maryland
> Youth (9th-12th grade) obesity rate: 12.8%
> Share of youths who are overweight: 15.7% — 23rd highest
> Physically active youths, 5+ days a week: 35.2% — 13th lowest
> Communities built to promote physical activity: 80.8% — 13th highest
> Children (2-19) with easy access to parks and playgrounds: 82.7% — 11th highest
> Child poverty rate: 12.0% — 11th lowest
> Overall poverty rate: 9.0% — 4th lowest
> Median household income: $86,738 a year — the highest
> Population under 18: 22.0% — 24th lowest (total under 18 pop: 1,332,287)

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34. Vermont
> Youth (9th-12th grade) obesity rate: 13.1%
> Share of youths who are overweight: 13.7% — 14th lowest
> Physically active youths, 5+ days a week: 49.1% — 11th highest
> Communities built to promote physical activity: 65.3% — 14th lowest
> Children (2-19) with easy access to parks and playgrounds: 73.0% — 21st lowest
> Child poverty rate: 10.2% — 4th lowest
> Overall poverty rate: 10.2% — 15th lowest
> Median household income: $63,001 a year — 25th lowest
> Population under 18: 18.2% — the lowest (total under 18 pop: 113,559)

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33. Nebraska
> Youth (9th-12th grade) obesity rate: 13.3%
> Share of youths who are overweight: 12.8% — 12th lowest
> Physically active youths, 5+ days a week: 51.7% — 3rd highest
> Communities built to promote physical activity: 86.8% — 6th highest
> Children (2-19) with easy access to parks and playgrounds: 84.5% — 9th highest
> Child poverty rate: 11.0% — 6th lowest
> Overall poverty rate: 9.9% — 10th lowest
> Median household income: $63,229 a year — 25th highest
> Population under 18: 24.6% — 5th highest (total under 18 pop: 475,096)