The number of states where 35% or more of adults are obese has doubled over three years, from six states in 2017 to 12 states in 2019. The 12 states are Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia. In all states and territories, 20% of adults reported having obesity. The lowest prevalence states, at 20% to less than 25% prevalence, were Colorado and the District of Columbia. In 13 states, the prevalence of adult obesity was between 25% and less than 30%. In 23 states, from 30% to less than 35% of . . .
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