Mississippi fattest U.S. State, Hawaii healthiestStaff 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.
In-depth analysis Fattest States in America
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
3 West Virginia
5 South Carolina
10 North Dakota
States with the smallest weight problems
49 New Jersey
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. ■