We thought we'd see Iowa in the top 5 fattest states list, but no. So where is Iowa on that list.

With November being National Diabetes Awareness Month and Americans collectively spending up to $315.8 billion annually on obesity-related medical treatment, the personal-finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2016's Fattest States in America.

In order to encourage America to tip the scale back to good health, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 17 key metrics. They range from “percentage of adults and children who are overweight and obese” to “sugary-beverage consumption among adolescents.”

Top 20 Fattest States

  1. Mississippi
  2. Louisiana
  3. Arkansas
  4. Kentucky
  5. Tennessee
  6. West Virginia
  7. South Carolina
  8. Alabama
  9. Texas
  10. Oklahoma
  11. Delaware
  12. Indiana
  13. Arizona
  14. North Dakota
  15. New Mexico
  16. Georgia
  17. Michigan
  18. Ohio
  19. Kansas
  20. Missouri

Iowa JUST missed the cut. We're the 22nd fattest state in the nation. It's the DAMN Butter Cow. It has to be.

Key Stats

  • Colorado has the lowest percentage of obese adults, 21.3 percent, which is 1.7 times lower than in Arkansas, the state with the highest at 35.9 percent.
  • Colorado has the lowest percentage of physically inactive adults, 16.4 percent, which is 1.9 times lower than in Mississippi, the state with the highest at 31.6 percent.
  • Colorado has the lowest percentage of diabetic adults, 6.8 percent, which is 2.2 times lower than in Mississippi, the state with the highest at 14.7 percent.
  • Minnesota has the lowest percentage of adults with high blood pressure, 25.2 percent, which is 1.5 times lower than in Louisiana and Mississippi, the states with the highest, both at 38.0 percent.

To view the full report and your state’s or the District’s ranking, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/fattest-states/16585/

 

Source: WalletHub