State Briefs

Ranked by Highest Obesity Rate among Adults (2014)

  • Rank by Highest Obesity Rate among:
  • Adults 2014
  • High Schoolers 2013
  • 10-17 yr-olds 2011
  • Low Income 2-4s 2011
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Alabama

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults33.5%5
High Schoolers17.1%3
10-17 yr-olds18.6%11
Low Income 2-4s14.1%20

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Alaska

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults29.7%24
High Schoolers12.4%22
10-17 yr-olds14.0%32
Low Income 2-4sn/a

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Arizona

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults28.9%29
High Schoolers10.7%34
10-17 yr-olds19.8%7
Low Income 2-4s14.5%13

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Arkansas

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults35.9%1
High Schoolers17.8%2
10-17 yr-olds20.0%6
Low Income 2-4s14.2%18

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California

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults24.7%47
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds15.1%21
Low Income 2-4s16.8%1

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Colorado

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults21.3%51
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds10.9%47
Low Income 2-4s10.0%40

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Connecticut

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults26.3%43
High Schoolers12.3%23
10-17 yr-olds15.0%23
Low Income 2-4s15.8%5

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Delaware

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults30.7%17
High Schoolers14.2%9
10-17 yr-olds16.9%16
Low Income 2-4sn/a

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District of Columbia

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults21.7%50
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds21.4%3
Low Income 2-4s13.1%27

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Florida

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults26.2%44
High Schoolers11.6%27
10-17 yr-olds13.4%38
Low Income 2-4s13.1%27

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Georgia

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults30.5%19
High Schoolers12.7%17
10-17 yr-olds16.5%17
Low Income 2-4s13.2%25

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Hawaii

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults22.1%49
High Schoolers13.4%13
10-17 yr-olds11.5%44
Low Income 2-4s9.2%41

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Idaho

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults28.9%29
High Schoolers9.6%39
10-17 yr-olds10.6%49
Low Income 2-4s11.5%38

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Illinois

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults29.3%28
High Schoolers11.5%30
10-17 yr-olds19.3%9
Low Income 2-4s14.7%11

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Indiana

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults32.7%7
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds14.3%28
Low Income 2-4s14.3%15

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Iowa

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults30.9%16
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds13.6%35
Low Income 2-4s14.4%14

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Kansas

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults31.3%13
High Schoolers12.6%19
10-17 yr-olds14.2%31
Low Income 2-4s12.7%32

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Kentucky

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults31.6%12
High Schoolers18.0%1
10-17 yr-olds19.7%8
Low Income 2-4s15.5%6

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Louisiana

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults34.9%4
High Schoolers13.5%11
10-17 yr-olds21.1%4
Low Income 2-4sn/a

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Maine

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults28.2%33
High Schoolers11.6%27
10-17 yr-olds12.5%42
Low Income 2-4sn/a

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Maryland

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults29.6%26
High Schoolers11.0%33
10-17 yr-olds15.1%21
Low Income 2-4s15.3%8

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Massachusetts

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults23.3%48
High Schoolers10.2%38
10-17 yr-olds14.5%25
Low Income 2-4s16.4%4

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Michigan

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults30.7%17
High Schoolers13.0%15
10-17 yr-olds14.8%24
Low Income 2-4s13.2%25

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Minnesota

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults27.6%36
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds14.0%32
Low Income 2-4s12.6%34

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Mississippi

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults35.5%3
High Schoolers15.4%7
10-17 yr-olds21.7%1
Low Income 2-4s13.9%24

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Missouri

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults30.2%20
High Schoolers14.9%8
10-17 yr-olds13.5%36
Low Income 2-4s12.9%30

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Montana

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults26.4%42
High Schoolers9.4%40
10-17 yr-olds14.3%28
Low Income 2-4s11.7%37

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Nebraska

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults30.2%20
High Schoolers12.7%17
10-17 yr-olds13.8%34
Low Income 2-4s14.3%15

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Nevada

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults27.7%35
High Schoolers11.4%31
10-17 yr-olds18.6%11
Low Income 2-4s12.7%32

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New Hampshire

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults27.4%37
High Schoolers11.2%32
10-17 yr-olds15.5%19
Low Income 2-4s14.6%12

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New Jersey

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults26.9%41
High Schoolers8.7%41
10-17 yr-olds10.0%50
Low Income 2-4s16.6%2

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New Mexico

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults28.4%32
High Schoolers12.6%19
10-17 yr-olds14.4%27
Low Income 2-4s11.3%39

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New York

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults27.0%39
High Schoolers10.6%37
10-17 yr-olds14.5%25
Low Income 2-4s14.3%15

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North Carolina

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults29.7%24
High Schoolers12.5%21
10-17 yr-olds16.1%18
Low Income 2-4s15.4%7

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North Dakota

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults32.2%9
High Schoolers13.5%11
10-17 yr-olds15.4%20
Low Income 2-4s13.1%27

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Ohio

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults32.6%8
High Schoolers13.0%15
10-17 yr-olds17.4%14
Low Income 2-4s12.4%35

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Oklahoma

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults33.0%6
High Schoolers11.8%26
10-17 yr-olds17.4%14
Low Income 2-4sn/a

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Oregon

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults27.9%34
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds9.9%51
Low Income 2-4s14.9%10

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Pennsylvania

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults30.2%20
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds13.5%36
Low Income 2-4s12.2%36

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Rhode Island

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults27.0%39
High Schoolers10.7%34
10-17 yr-olds13.2%41
Low Income 2-4s16.6%2

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South Carolina

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults32.1%10
High Schoolers13.9%10
10-17 yr-olds21.5%2
Low Income 2-4sn/a

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South Dakota

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults29.8%23
High Schoolers11.9%25
10-17 yr-olds13.4%38
Low Income 2-4s15.2%9

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Tennessee

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults31.2%14
High Schoolers16.9%4
10-17 yr-olds20.5%5
Low Income 2-4s14.2%18

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Texas

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults31.9%11
High Schoolers15.7%5
10-17 yr-olds19.1%10
Low Income 2-4sn/a

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Utah

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults25.7%45
High Schoolers6.4%42
10-17 yr-olds11.6%43
Low Income 2-4sn/a

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Vermont

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults24.8%46
High Schoolers13.2%14
10-17 yr-olds11.3%45
Low Income 2-4s12.9%30

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Virginia

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults28.5%31
High Schoolers12.0%24
10-17 yr-olds14.3%28
Low Income 2-4sn/a

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Washington

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults27.3%38
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds11.0%46
Low Income 2-4s14.0%21

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West Virginia

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults35.7%2
High Schoolers15.6%6
10-17 yr-olds18.5%13
Low Income 2-4s14.0%21

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Wisconsin

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults31.2%14
High Schoolers11.6%27
10-17 yr-olds13.4%38
Low Income 2-4s14.0%21

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Wyoming

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults29.5%27
High Schoolers10.7%34
10-17 yr-olds10.7%48
Low Income 2-4sn/a

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