Kentucky is 2018’s 4th fattest state in America, study says

With November being National Diabetes Awareness Month and Americans collectively spending nearly $237 billion per year on obesity-related health costs, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’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 25 key metrics. They range from share of overweight and obese population to sugary-beverage consumption among adolescents to obesity-related health care costs.

Here are some highlights from each report:

Obesity & Overweight Problem in Kentucky (1=Fattest; 25=Avg.)
5th – % of Obese Adults
4th – % of Obese Children
7th – % of Physically Inactive Adults
4th – % of Adults with High Cholesterol
8th – % of Adults Eating Less than 1 Serving of Fruits/Vegetables per Day
7th – % of Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
6th – % of Adults with Hypertension

For the full report, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/fattest-states/16585/

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