Over 93 million Americans, nearly 40 percent of the country, are considered obese. The issue goes beyond growing waistlines - and directly affects the cost of health insurance for the average American. By some estimations, obesity-related healthcare costs range from $147 billion to $210 billion per year.
- Hawaii, Montana, Connecticut, Vermont, and New Jersey are the five fittest states.
- Mississippi, Kentucky, Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma are the five fattest states.
- Obesity rates in America have risen steadily, increasing by 34 percent over the last two decades.
- In 2018, health insurance premiums for single person coverage averaged $6,896, nearly triple the average premium in 2000.
To rank the fittest and fattest states, QuoteWizard analyzed CDC obesity data along with Body Mass Index (BMI) data from QuoteWizard health insurance users to find an aggregate ranking of fittest and fattest states. Each state was evaluated by their rate of obesity (CDC data) and their average BMI (QuoteWizard data). Final rankings were determined by an aggregate ranking of overall obesity figures. States are ranked from 1 to 50, 1 being fittest and 50 being fattest.
To view the full report, visit https://quotewizard.com/news/posts/fittest-and-fattest-states.
U.S. States Ranked from Fittest to Fattest
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