State Briefs

Ranked by Highest Obesity Rate among Adults (2017)

  • Rank by Highest Obesity Rate among:
  • Adults 2017
  • High Schoolers 2017
  • 10-17 yr-olds 2016-2017
  • WIC 2-4s 2014
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Alabama

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults36.3%5
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds18.2%9
WIC 2-4s16.3%10

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Alaska

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults34.2%9
High Schoolers13.7%25
10-17 yr-olds12.6%41
WIC 2-4s19.1%2

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Arizona

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults29.5%30
High Schoolers12.3%33
10-17 yr-olds14.2%32
WIC 2-4s13.3%32

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Arkansas

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults35.0%7
High Schoolers21.7%1
10-17 yr-olds15.6%20
WIC 2-4s14.4%24

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California

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults25.1%48
High Schoolers13.9%22
10-17 yr-olds15.6%20
WIC 2-4s16.6%6

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Colorado

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults22.6%51
High Schoolers9.5%39
10-17 yr-olds10.7%46
WIC 2-4s8.5%50

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Connecticut

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults26.9%42
High Schoolers12.7%29
10-17 yr-olds11.9%44
WIC 2-4s15.3%12

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Delaware

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults31.8%23
High Schoolers15.1%15
10-17 yr-olds16.7%16
WIC 2-4s17.2%3

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District of Columbia

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults23.0%50
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds16.1%18
WIC 2-4s13.0%36

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Florida

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults28.4%35
High Schoolers10.9%37
10-17 yr-olds16.9%13
WIC 2-4s12.7%41

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Georgia

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults31.6%24
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds18.4%8
WIC 2-4s13.0%36

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Hawaii

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults23.8%49
High Schoolers14.2%20
10-17 yr-olds13.9%33
WIC 2-4s10.3%48

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Idaho

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults29.3%32
High Schoolers11.4%36
10-17 yr-olds13.4%35
WIC 2-4s11.6%47

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Illinois

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults31.1%27
High Schoolers14.8%17
10-17 yr-olds16.2%17
WIC 2-4s15.2%14

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Indiana

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults33.6%12
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds17.5%11
WIC 2-4s14.3%26

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Iowa

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults36.4%4
High Schoolers15.3%13
10-17 yr-olds17.7%10
WIC 2-4s14.7%21

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Kansas

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults32.4%18
High Schoolers13.1%26
10-17 yr-olds13.0%38
WIC 2-4s12.8%40

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Kentucky

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults34.3%8
High Schoolers20.2%3
10-17 yr-olds19.3%3
WIC 2-4s13.3%32

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Louisiana

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults36.2%6
High Schoolers17.0%8
10-17 yr-olds19.1%4
WIC 2-4s13.2%34

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Maine

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults29.1%33
High Schoolers14.3%19
10-17 yr-olds14.7%29
WIC 2-4s15.1%15

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Maryland

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults31.3%26
High Schoolers12.6%31
10-17 yr-olds15.7%19
WIC 2-4s16.5%8

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Massachusetts

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults25.9%44
High Schoolers11.7%35
10-17 yr-olds15.0%27
WIC 2-4s16.6%6

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Michigan

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults32.3%19
High Schoolers16.7%9
10-17 yr-olds17.3%12
WIC 2-4s13.4%31

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Minnesota

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults28.4%35
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds10.4%48
WIC 2-4s12.3%44

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Mississippi

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults37.3%2
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds26.1%1
WIC 2-4s14.5%23

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Missouri

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults32.5%17
High Schoolers16.6%10
10-17 yr-olds12.7%40
WIC 2-4s13.0%36

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Montana

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults25.3%46
High Schoolers11.7%34
10-17 yr-olds12.3%43
WIC 2-4s12.5%42

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Nebraska

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults32.8%15
High Schoolers14.6%18
10-17 yr-olds15.5%23
WIC 2-4s16.9%5

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Nevada

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults26.7%43
High Schoolers14.0%21
10-17 yr-olds14.7%29
WIC 2-4s12.0%45

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New Hampshire

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults28.1%38
High Schoolers12.8%27
10-17 yr-olds9.8%50
WIC 2-4s15.1%15

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New Jersey

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults27.3%41
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds14.8%28
WIC 2-4s15.3%12

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New Mexico

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults28.4%35
High Schoolers15.3%12
10-17 yr-olds15.1%26
WIC 2-4s12.5%42

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New York

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults25.7%45
High Schoolers12.4%32
10-17 yr-olds15.3%25
WIC 2-4s14.3%26

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North Carolina

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults32.1%20
High Schoolers15.4%11
10-17 yr-olds13.1%37
WIC 2-4s15.0%17

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North Dakota

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults33.2%13
High Schoolers14.9%16
10-17 yr-olds12.5%42
WIC 2-4s14.4%24

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Ohio

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults33.8%11
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds18.6%6
WIC 2-4s13.1%35

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Oklahoma

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults36.5%3
High Schoolers17.1%7
10-17 yr-olds18.7%5
WIC 2-4s13.8%29

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Oregon

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults29.4%31
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds11.4%45
WIC 2-4s15.0%17

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Pennsylvania

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults31.6%24
High Schoolers13.7%24
10-17 yr-olds16.8%14
WIC 2-4s12.9%39

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Rhode Island

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults30.0%29
High Schoolers15.2%14
10-17 yr-olds16.8%14
WIC 2-4s16.3%10

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South Carolina

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults34.1%10
High Schoolers17.2%6
10-17 yr-olds15.4%24
WIC 2-4s12.0%45

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South Dakota

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults31.9%22
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds13.6%34
WIC 2-4s17.1%4

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Tennessee

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults32.8%15
High Schoolers20.5%2
10-17 yr-olds15.6%20
WIC 2-4s14.9%19

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Texas

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults33.0%14
High Schoolers18.6%5
10-17 yr-olds18.5%7
WIC 2-4s14.9%19

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Utah

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults25.3%46
High Schoolers9.6%38
10-17 yr-olds8.7%51
WIC 2-4s8.2%51

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Vermont

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults27.6%40
High Schoolers12.6%30
10-17 yr-olds13.0%38
WIC 2-4s14.1%28

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Virginia

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults30.1%28
High Schoolers12.7%28
10-17 yr-olds13.2%36
WIC 2-4s20.0%1

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Washington

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults27.7%39
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds10.1%49
WIC 2-4s13.6%30

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West Virginia

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults38.1%1
High Schoolers19.5%4
10-17 yr-olds20.3%2
WIC 2-4s16.4%9

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Wisconsin

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults32.0%21
High Schoolers13.7%23
10-17 yr-olds14.3%31
WIC 2-4s14.7%21

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Wyoming

Obesity rate among:RateRank
Adults28.8%34
High Schoolersn/a
10-17 yr-olds10.6%47
WIC 2-4s9.9%49

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