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The adult obesity rate in Ohio has increased again. It’s is 32.6 percent, way up from 20.6 in 2000 and up from 30.4 percent in 2013. It has been steadily increasing since a slight decrease in 2004 to 24.4 percent. While in most other states the percentage of obese people in the 26-44 and 45-64 age groups are fairly the same, there is a big difference in Ohio – 31 percent in the former category, compared to 39.5 percent in the latter.