States Where Children Are Struggling With Obesity

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32. Arizona
> Youth (9th-12th grade) obesity rate: 13.3%
> Share of youths who are overweight: 17.4% — 10th highest
> Physically active youths, 5+ days a week: 46.3% — 17th highest
> Communities built to promote physical activity: 86.2% — 7th highest
> Children (2-19) with easy access to parks and playgrounds: 81.9% — 13th highest
> Child poverty rate: 19.1% — 13th highest
> Overall poverty rate: 13.5% — 13th highest
> Median household income: $62,055 a year — 23rd lowest
> Population under 18: 22.5% — 19th highest (total under 18 pop: 1,639,648)

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31. New York
> Youth (9th-12th grade) obesity rate: 13.4%
> Share of youths who are overweight: 16.3% — 14th highest
> Physically active youths, 5+ days a week: 42.4% — 25th lowest
> Communities built to promote physical activity: 81.8% — 11th highest
> Children (2-19) with easy access to parks and playgrounds: 88.6% — 4th highest
> Child poverty rate: 18.1% — 16th highest
> Overall poverty rate: 13.0% — 16th highest
> Median household income: $72,108 a year — 14th highest
> Population under 18: 20.7% — 11th lowest (total under 18 pop: 4,022,096)

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30. Florida
> Youth (9th-12th grade) obesity rate: 14.0%
> Share of youths who are overweight: 16.1% — 16th highest
> Physically active youths, 5+ days a week: 39.3% — 17th lowest
> Communities built to promote physical activity: 80.1% — 14th highest
> Children (2-19) with easy access to parks and playgrounds: 73.4% — 24th lowest
> Child poverty rate: 17.7% — 17th highest
> Overall poverty rate: 12.7% — 19th highest
> Median household income: $59,227 a year — 17th lowest
> Population under 18: 19.7% — 6th lowest (total under 18 pop: 4,231,955)

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29. North Dakota
> Youth (9th-12th grade) obesity rate: 14.0%
> Share of youths who are overweight: 16.5% — 13th highest
> Physically active youths, 5+ days a week: 51.5% — 5th highest
> Communities built to promote physical activity: 80.9% — 12th highest
> Children (2-19) with easy access to parks and playgrounds: 81.8% — 14th highest
> Child poverty rate: 10.2% — 4th lowest
> Overall poverty rate: 10.6% — 17th lowest
> Median household income: $64,577 a year — 20th highest
> Population under 18: 23.2% — 13th highest (total under 18 pop: 176,706)

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28. South Dakota
> Youth (9th-12th grade) obesity rate: 14.1%
> Share of youths who are overweight: 15.6% — 25th highest
> Physically active youths, 5+ days a week: N/A
> Communities built to promote physical activity: 79.1% — 18th highest
> Children (2-19) with easy access to parks and playgrounds: 79.8% — 19th highest
> Child poverty rate: 15.0% — 25th lowest
> Overall poverty rate: 11.9% — 23rd highest
> Median household income: $59,533 a year — 18th lowest
> Population under 18: 24.3% — 6th highest (total under 18 pop: 215,269)