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The State of Obesity in South Carolina


South Carolina has the 10th highest adult obesity rate in the nation, and the 24th highest obesity rate for youth ages 10 to 17.

South Carolina’s adult obesity rate is currently 34.1%, up from 21.1% in 2000 and from 12.0% in 1990.

This state profile includes data on adult and childhood obesity, obesity-related health issues, and policy actions South Carolina is taking to prevent and reduce obesity.

According to the most recent data, adult obesity rates now exceed 35% in seven states, 30% in 29 states and 25% in 48 states. 

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