Highest Rates of Obese and Overweight Youths Ages 10-17

    • July 29, 2009

Mississippi had the highest rate of obese and overweight children and adolescents at 44.4 percent. Eight of the 10 states with the highest rates of obese and overweight youths are in the South. This bar graph shows the 10 states with the highest obesity rates among children and adolescents ages 10-17.