DELAWARE; 3RD MOST OBESE STATE IN THE COUNTRY – BUT THE WEALTHEST

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3. Delaware
•Pct. obese: 34.3%
•Pct. with high blood pressure: 33.9% (10th most)
•Pct. exercise regularly: 46.5% (the least)
•Poverty rate: 12.0% (12th lowest)

Delaware’s population was the worst in the country at getting enough exercise, with just 46.5% reporting having exercised three times a week. This low level of physical activity may contribute to the state’s weight problem. Residents also did not eat particularly well, with less than 55% saying they ate enough fruits and vegetables at least four days a week last year, among the worst nationally. Unlike many other states with high obesity rates, Delaware residents were wealthier than most Americans in 2012. A typical Delaware household earned $58,415, among the most nationwide. The state, however, also boasts some of the highest health care costs in the country, which may explain residents’ poor health.

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