State Briefs

Ranked by Highest Obesity Rate among Adults (2016)

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Alabama

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults35.7%3
High Schoolers16.1%9
10-17 yr-olds*35.5%6
WIC 2-4s16.3%10

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Alaska

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults31.4%20
High Schoolers14.0%14
10-17 yr-olds*26.3%42
WIC 2-4s19.1%2

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Arizona

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults29.0%29
High Schoolers10.9%36
10-17 yr-olds*26.9%40
WIC 2-4s13.3%32

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Arkansas

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults35.7%3
High Schoolers18.0%4
10-17 yr-olds*33.9%9
WIC 2-4s14.4%24

* Includes overweight and obesity

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California

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults25.0%47
High Schoolers13.9%17
10-17 yr-olds*31.2%24
WIC 2-4s16.6%6

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Colorado

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults22.3%51
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds*27.2%36
WIC 2-4s8.5%50

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Connecticut

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults26.0%42
High Schoolers12.3%27
10-17 yr-olds*30.2%29
WIC 2-4s15.3%12

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Delaware

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults30.7%23
High Schoolers15.8%10
10-17 yr-olds*30.9%25
WIC 2-4s17.2%3

* Includes overweight and obesity

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District of Columbia

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults22.6%50
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds*33.8%11
WIC 2-4s13.0%36

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Florida

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults27.4%36
High Schoolers12.3%27
10-17 yr-olds*36.6%4
WIC 2-4s12.7%41

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Georgia

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults31.4%20
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds*32.2%18
WIC 2-4s13.0%36

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Hawaii

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults23.8%48
High Schoolers12.9%24
10-17 yr-olds*25.5%44
WIC 2-4s10.3%48

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Idaho

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults27.4%36
High Schoolers11.1%33
10-17 yr-olds*26.0%43
WIC 2-4s11.6%47

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Illinois

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults31.6%18
High Schoolers12.6%25
10-17 yr-olds*27.0%39
WIC 2-4s15.2%14

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Indiana

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults32.5%10
High Schoolers13.6%18
10-17 yr-olds*33.9%9
WIC 2-4s14.3%26

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Iowa

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults32.0%13
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds*29.9%30
WIC 2-4s14.7%21

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Kansas

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults31.2%22
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds*30.9%25
WIC 2-4s12.8%40

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Kentucky

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults34.2%7
High Schoolers18.5%3
10-17 yr-olds*33.5%14
WIC 2-4s13.3%32

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Louisiana

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults35.5%5
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds*34.0%8
WIC 2-4s13.2%34

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Maine

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults29.9%26
High Schoolers13.3%19
10-17 yr-olds*28.2%34
WIC 2-4s15.1%15

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Maryland

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults29.9%26
High Schoolers11.5%32
10-17 yr-olds*33.6%13
WIC 2-4s16.5%8

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Massachusetts

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults23.6%49
High Schoolers11.0%34
10-17 yr-olds*26.6%41
WIC 2-4s16.6%6

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Michigan

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults32.5%10
High Schoolers14.3%13
10-17 yr-olds*32.0%19
WIC 2-4s13.4%31

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Minnesota

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults27.8%34
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds*27.7%35
WIC 2-4s12.3%44

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Mississippi

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults37.3%2
High Schoolers18.9%1
10-17 yr-olds*37.0%3
WIC 2-4s14.5%23

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Missouri

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults31.7%17
High Schoolers13.1%20
10-17 yr-olds*29.4%32
WIC 2-4s13.0%36

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Montana

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults25.5%44
High Schoolers10.3%37
10-17 yr-olds*23.2%48
WIC 2-4s12.5%42

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Nebraska

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults32.0%13
High Schoolers13.0%22
10-17 yr-olds*29.2%33
WIC 2-4s16.9%5

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Nevada

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults25.8%43
High Schoolers12.2%29
10-17 yr-olds*30.5%28
WIC 2-4s12.0%45

* Includes overweight and obesity

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New Hampshire

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults26.6%40
High Schoolers12.2%29
10-17 yr-olds*23.8%47
WIC 2-4s15.1%15

* Includes overweight and obesity

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New Jersey

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults27.4%36
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds*31.7%21
WIC 2-4s15.3%12

* Includes overweight and obesity

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New Mexico

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults28.3%33
High Schoolers15.6%11
10-17 yr-olds*24.9%46
WIC 2-4s12.5%42

* Includes overweight and obesity

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New York

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults25.5%44
High Schoolers13.1%20
10-17 yr-olds*31.8%20
WIC 2-4s14.3%26

* Includes overweight and obesity

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North Carolina

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults31.8%16
High Schoolers16.4%7
10-17 yr-olds*30.9%25
WIC 2-4s15.0%17

* Includes overweight and obesity

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North Dakota

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults31.9%15
High Schoolers14.0%14
10-17 yr-olds*37.1%2
WIC 2-4s14.4%24

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Ohio

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults31.5%19
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds*33.1%16
WIC 2-4s13.1%35

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Oklahoma

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults32.8%9
High Schoolers17.3%6
10-17 yr-olds*33.8%11
WIC 2-4s13.8%29

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Oregon

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults28.7%31
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds*20.3%50
WIC 2-4s15.0%17

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Pennsylvania

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults30.3%25
High Schoolers14.0%14
10-17 yr-olds*31.7%21
WIC 2-4s12.9%39

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Rhode Island

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults26.6%40
High Schoolers12.0%31
10-17 yr-olds*36.3%5
WIC 2-4s16.3%10

* Includes overweight and obesity

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South Carolina

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults32.3%12
High Schoolers16.3%8
10-17 yr-olds*32.9%17
WIC 2-4s12.0%45

* Includes overweight and obesity

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South Dakota

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults29.6%28
High Schoolers14.7%12
10-17 yr-olds*31.4%23
WIC 2-4s17.1%4

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Tennessee

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults34.8%6
High Schoolers18.6%2
10-17 yr-olds*37.7%1
WIC 2-4s14.9%19

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Texas

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults33.7%8
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds*33.3%15
WIC 2-4s14.9%19

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Utah

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults25.4%46
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds*19.2%51
WIC 2-4s8.2%51

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Vermont

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults27.1%39
High Schoolers12.4%26
10-17 yr-olds*22.2%49
WIC 2-4s14.1%28

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Virginia

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults29.0%29
High Schoolers13.0%22
10-17 yr-olds*27.2%36
WIC 2-4s20.0%1

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Washington

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults28.6%32
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds*25.5%44
WIC 2-4s13.6%30

* Includes overweight and obesity

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West Virginia

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults37.7%1
High Schoolers17.9%5
10-17 yr-olds*35.1%7
WIC 2-4s16.4%9

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Wisconsin

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults30.7%23
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds*29.5%31
WIC 2-4s14.7%21

* Includes overweight and obesity

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Wyoming

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults27.7%35
High Schoolers11.0%34
10-17 yr-olds*27.1%38
WIC 2-4s9.9%49

* Includes overweight and obesity

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