With March being National Nutrition Month and Americans collectively spending up to $315.8 billion annually on obesity-related medical treatment, the personal-finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2017′s Fattest Cities in America.

In order to call attention to the communities where weight-related problems are most prevalent, WalletHub’s analysts compared 100 of the most populated U.S. metro areas across 17 key metrics. The data set range from share of obese adults to share of overweight children to projected obesity rates by 2030.

Top 20 Fattest Cities in America
1 Jackson, MS 11 Columbia, SC
2 Memphis, TN 12 Greenville, SC
3 Little Rock, AR 13 Birmingham, AL
4 McAllen, TX 14 San Antonio, TX
5 Shreveport, LA 15 Louisville, KY
6 Chattanooga, TN 16 Myrtle Beach, SC
7 Mobile, AL 17 Houston, TX
8 Lafayette, LA 18 Oklahoma City, OK
9 Winston, NC 19 Augusta, GA
10 Knoxville, TN 20 Baton Rouge, LA

Key Stats

  • The San Francisco metro area has the lowest share of obese adults, 17.9 percent, which is 2.5 times lower than in McAllen, Texas, the metro area with the highest at 44.9 percent.
  • The San Jose, Calif., metro area has the lowest share of physically inactive adults, 16.1 percent, which is 2.3 times lower than in McAllen, Texas, the metro area with the highest at 36.9 percent.
  • The Des Moines, Iowa, metro area has the lowest share of diabetic adults, 6.1 percent, which is 2.5 times lower than in Jackson, Miss., the metro area with the highest at 15.1 percent.
  • The San Jose, Calif., metro area has the lowest share of adults with high blood pressure, 21.4 percent, which is 1.9 times lower than in Mobile, Ala., the metro area with the highest at 41.2 percent.

To read the full report and your city’s rank, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/fattest-cities-in-america/10532/

POSTED: 03/22/17 at 9:57 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News