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According to a report released Thursday by Trust for America's Health, a nonprofit national health advocacy group, obesity in America is increasing at an alarming rate, with adult obesity rates increasing in 16 states in the past year and failing to decline in any state. The reports states that 20 years ago, no state had an obesity rate above 15 percent. However, today, more than two out of three states, 38 total, have obesity rates over 25 percent, and just one has a rate lower than 20 percent. Here we examine the 10 most obese states. For more on Utah's placement, click here.

10 Michigan
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As the 10th most obese state in the country, Michigan's adult obesity rate is 30.5 percent, and the combined obesity and overweight rate is 65.7 percent.

Fifteen years ago, the adult obesity rate was 17.2 percent, and the combined rate was 53.6 percent, ranking Michigan the fourth most obese state in the nation. The obesity rate has grown 77 percent in that time.

The rate in Michigan is 41.1 percent for blacks, 32.9 percent for Latinos and 29.1 percent for whites.

9 Arkansas
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The ninth most obese state in the country, Arkansas's adult obesity rate is 30.6 percent, compared to 17 percent 15 years ago when it was ranked the fifth most obese state. The rate has grown more than 80 percent in that time.

Arkansas's combined obesity and overweight rate is 66.5 percent, when 10 years ago it was 57.9 percent, and 15 years ago it was 51.8 percent.

Demographically the obesity rate is 41.5 percent for blacks, 30.1 for Latinos and 29.8 percent for whites.

8 South Carolina
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The eighth most obese state, South Carolina's adult obesity rate is 30.9 percent, compared to 16.6 percent 15 years ago when it was also ranked eighth most obese state in the nation. The rate has grown more than 80 percent in that time.

South Carolina's combined obesity and overweight rate is 66.4 percent, when 10 years ago it was 57.4 percent, and 15 years ago it was 51.4 percent.

Demographically, the obesity rate is 40.3 percent for blacks, 38.2 percent for Latinos and 27.4 percent for whites.

7 Oklahoma
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As the seventh most obese state in the country, Oklahoma's adult obesity rate is 31.4 percent, and the combined obesity and overweight rate is 67.1 percent. Fifteen years ago, the adult obesity rate was 12.9 percent, and the combined rate was 51.3 percent, ranking Oklahoma the 12th least obese state in the nation.

Demographically, the obesity rate is 41.3 percent for blacks, 30.3 for Latinos and 29.7 percent for whites.

6 Kentucky

Named the sixth most obese state in the nation, Kentucky has an adult obesity rate of 31.5 percent. Fifteen years ago, the obesity rate was 16.6 percent, and the state was ranked eighth most obese. The rate has grown 90 percent in that time.

The combined obesity and overweight rate is 67.1 percent, compared to 59.2 percent 10 years ago and 52.1 percent 15 years ago.

Demographically, the obesity rate is 43.2 percent for blacks, 33.1 percent for Latinos and 31 percent for whites.

5 Louisiana
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The fifth most obese state, Louisiana's adult obesity rate is 31.6 percent, compared to 17 percent 15 years ago when it was also ranked the fifth most obese state in the country. The rate has grown more than 80 percent in that time.

Louisiana's combined obesity and overweight rate is 66 percent, when 10 years ago it was 58.2 percent, and 15 years ago it was 52.1 percent.

Demographically, the obesity rate is 39.5 percent for blacks, 29.3 percent for Latinos and 28.4 percent for whites.

4 Tennessee
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As the fourth most obese state in the country, Tennessee's adult obesity rate is 31.9 percent, and the combined obesity and overweight rate is 68.3 percent. Fifteen years ago, the adult obesity rate was 16.4 percent, and the combined rate was 50.7 percent, ranking Tennessee the 10th most obese state.

Demographically, the obesity rate is 40.9 percent for blacks, 30.3 percent for Latinos and 30.5 percent for whites.

3 West Virginia
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Named the third most obese state in the nation, West Virginia has an adult obesity rate of 32.2 percent. Fifteen years ago, the obesity rate was 17.7 percent, and West Virginia was ranked the third most obese state in the country. The rate has grown more than 80 percent in that time. The combined obesity and overweight rate is 68.1 percent, compared to 59.7 percent ten years ago and 54.6 percent 15 years ago.

Demographically, the obesity rate is 39.5 percent for blacks, 29.7 percent for Latinos and 32.1 percent for whites.

2 Alabama
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The second most obese state, Alabama's adult obesity rate is 32.3 percent, compared to 15.7 percent 15 years ago when it was ranked the 17th most obese state in the nation. The rate has doubled in that time.

Alabama's combined obesity and overweight rate is 68.7 percent, when 10 years ago it was 60.4 percent, and 15 years ago it was 51.8 percent.

Demographically, the obesity rate is 42.4 percent for blacks, 30.7 percent for Latinos and 29 percent for whites.

1 Mississippi
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Mississippi is the most obese state in the country with an adult obesity rate in Mississippi of 34.4 percent and a combined obesity and overweight rate of 68.8 percent. Fifteen years ago, when Mississippi's adult obesity rate was 19.4 percent, and the combined obesity and overweight rate was 54.3 percent, it was still ranked the most obese state in the nation. The adult obesity rate has grown 77 percent in that time.

Demographically, the obesity rate is 42.6 percent for blacks, 35.4 percent for Latinos and 30.4 percent for whites.