Iowa Ranked ‘Fatter’ Than South Dakota and Minnesota
With November being National Diabetes Awareness Month and Americans collectively spending nearly $200 billion per year on obesity-related health costs, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2019's Fattest States in America as well as accompanying videos, along with interesting stats about diabetes in its Facts & Statistics infographic.
To determine which states contribute the most to America’s overweight and obesity problem, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 29 key metrics. They range from the share of overweight and obese population to sugary-beverage consumption among adolescents to obesity-related health care costs.
This is how some of the states shaped up on the list of America's Fattest States:
2. West Virginia
34. North Dakota
39. South Dakota