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Georgia Ranks Among the 15 Fattest States in America

Americans collectively spending nearly $237 billion per year on obesity-related health costs, the personal-finance website WalletHub recently said.

The company released its report on 2018’s Fattest States in America as November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. To determine which states contribute the most to America’s overweight and obesity problem, WalletHub says it compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 25 key metrics, including share of overweight and obese population to sugary-beverage consumption among adolescents to obesity-related health care costs.

So where did the Peach State come in when it comes to the fattest states?

No. 14.

The Top 15 were as follows:

  1. Mississippi
  2. West Virginia
  3. Arkansas
  4. Kentucky
  5. Tennesee
  6. Louisiana
  7. Alabama
  8. South Carolina
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Texas
  11. Inidiana
  12. Ohio
  13. Delware
  14. Georgia
  15. Michigan

Colorado came in at No. 51, since Washington D.C. was included in the list.

Source: WalletHub

 

Jessica Szilagyi is a former Statewide Contributor for AllOnGeorgia.com.

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