Obesity in the US: State by State

From highest percentage of obese children to lowest percentage of adults with high cholesterol, see how obesity hits home state by state in our new slideshow.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 2015 and 2016, 71.6% of adults aged ≥20 years were overweight or obese and although rates were lower for children, they have significantly increased in the past few decades. Moreover, obesity is an even bigger problem depending on which state is being considered.

To find out where obesity and overweight most dangerously persist, WalletHub recently compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 29 key metrics including food and fitness, health consequences, obesity and overweight prevalence, and more in both adults and children (aged 10-17 years). Find out the results in the slides below.