Obesity rates ranked by state

May 13, 2020

Does the state you practice in have a patient obesity problem?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 7 in 10 U.S. adults aged 20 or older are either overweight or obese. Obesity rates for children and adolescents continue to rise. The U.S. spends nearly $200 billion annually on healthcare costs related to obesity.The problem is bigger in some states than others. To determine where obesity is the most prevalent, the personal finance site WalletHub compared the 50 states and District of Columbia across 29 key metrics, including obesity rates and related healthcare costs, hypertension and high cholesterol rates.Here are the rankings: