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Mississippi fattest U.S. State, Hawaii healthiest

Staff writer ▼ | November 4, 2015
More than two thirds of American adults are either obese or overweight. The results of WalletHub's in-depth analysis of 2015’s Fattest States in America are showing where do you have the biggest chance to become oversized.
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In-depth analysis   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.

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
1 Mississippi
2 Louisiana
3 West Virginia
4 Tennessee
5 South Carolina
6 Arkansas
7 Kentucky
8 Alabama
9 Oklahoma
10 North Dakota

States with the smallest weight problems
42 Minnesota
43 Oregon
44 Vermont
45 Connecticut
46 Montana
47 Utah
48 Massachusetts
49 New Jersey
50 Colorado
51 Hawaii

Some other interesting findings:

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.


 

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