The Carolinas Rank As 2 Of The Fattest States In America for 2018


With November being National Diabetes Awareness Month and Americans collectively spending nearly $237 billion per year on obesity-related health costs, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Fattest States in America.

Both of the Carolinas ranked even higher than they did last year. South Carolina came in at #8 (up from #13 last year), and North Carolina is the 17th fattest state in the country (up from #22 last year).

To determine which states contribute the most to America’s overweight and obesity problem, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 25 key metrics. They range from share of overweight and obese population to sugary-beverage consumption among adolescents to obesity-related health care costs.

Here is the complete list of the ‘fattest’ states in America;

Source: WalletHub
20 Fattest States
1 Mississippi 11 Indiana
2 West Virginia 12 Ohio
3 Arkansas 13 Delaware
4 Kentucky 14 Georgia
5 Tennessee 15 Michigan
6 Louisiana 16 Missouri
7 Alabama 17 North Carolina
8 South Carolina 18 Iowa
9 Oklahoma 19 Maine
10 Texas 20 Kansas


To view the full report click here.