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The Country’s “Fattest” States

Nov 20, 2015 02:16PM, Published by MED Magazine, Categories: Wellness, Today, News



With traditionally hearty-eating holidays approaching, November being National Diabetes 

 Awareness Month and more than two thirds of American adults being either obese or overweight today, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Fattest States in America.

 

To find where weight issues are most prevalent and to encourage Americans to re-evaluate their lifestyles, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 12 key metrics. Our data set ranges from the percentage of adults and children who are overweight and obese to the sugary-beverage consumption among adolescents.

 

 

 

States with the Biggest Weight Problems

 

States with the Smallest Weight Problems

 

1

Mississippi

 

42

Minnesota

 

2

Louisiana

 

43

Oregon

 

3

West Virginia

 

44

Vermont

 

4

Tennessee

 

45

Connecticut

 

5

South Carolina

 

46

Montana

 

6

Arkansas

 

47

Utah

 

7

Kentucky

 

48

Massachusetts

 

8

Alabama

 

49

New Jersey

 

9

Oklahoma

 

50

Colorado

 

10

North Dakota

 

51

Hawaii

 

Key Stats

●  The percentage of adults who are obese in West Virginia is two times higher than in Colorado.

      

●  The percentage of children who are obese in Mississippi is two times higher than in Oregon.

     

●  The percentage of residents who are physically inactive in Mississippi is two times higher than in Colorado.

    

●  The percentage of people with diabetes in West Virginia is two times higher than in Utah.

    

●  The death rate due to obesity in New Mexico is three times higher than in Alabama.

 

For the full report and to see where your state ranks, please visit:

https://wallethub.com/edu/fattest-states/16585/



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