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The percentage of adults in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Statistical Area who are overweight is 36.7 percent, the highest rate among all benchmark regions.  The D.C. area also has higher-than-average rates of obesity among adults, totaling 24.2 percent of the population, slightly above the benchmark average of 24.1 percent.

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Data Source(s):

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Center for Disease Control and Prevention