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Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Hawaii Is the State with the Smallest Weight Problems
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WalletHub Study: Hawaii Is the State with the Smallest Weight Problems

From WalletHub, November 4, 2015

With traditionally hearty-eating holidays approaching, November being National Diabetes Awareness Month and more than two thirds of American adults being either obese or overweight today, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Fattest States in America.

To find where weight issues are most prevalent and to encourage Americans to re-evaluate their lifestyles, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 12 key metrics. Our data set ranges from the percentage of adults and children who are overweight and obese to the sugary-beverage consumption among adolescents.

The Weight Problem in Hawaii (1=Worst; 25=Avg.)

  • 48th – % of Adults Who Are Overweight
  • 50th – % of Adults Who Are Obese
  • 21st – % of Children Who Are Overweight
  • 44th – % of Children Who Are Obese
  • 44th – % of Residents Who Are Physically Inactive
  • 50th – % of Residents with High Cholesterol
  • 25th – % of Adults Eating Less than 1 Serving of Fruits/Vegetables per Day
  • 27th – % of Residents with Diabetes
  • 48th – % of Residents with Hypertension
  • 36th – Death Rate Due to Obesity
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