2020’s Most Overweight & Obese States in America + Diabetes Facts & Statistics – WalletHub Reports

With November being National Diabetes Awareness Month and obesity leading to nearly $200 billion in U.S. health care costs each year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Most Overweight & Obese States in America, as well as accompanying videos, along with interesting stats about diabetes in its Facts & Statistics infographic.

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 31 key metrics. They range from share of overweight and obese population to sugary-beverage consumption among adolescents to obesity-related health care costs.

Here are some highlights from each report:

20 Most Overweight & Obese States
1. West Virginia 11. Iowa
2. Mississippi 12. Indiana
3. Arkansas 13. Delaware
4. Kentucky 14. Ohio
5. Tennessee 15. Texas
6. South Carolina 16. Maine
7. Louisiana 17. Georgia
8. Alabama 18. Virginia
9. Oklahoma 19. Kansas
10. Missouri 20. North Dakota

To view the full report and your state or the District’s rank, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/fattest-states/16585/

Diabetes Facts & Statistics

  • $294.6 Billion: Estimated medical cost of diabetes in the U.S. in 2019.
  • $9,506: Average annual diabetes-related health care costs for patients.
  • 2.3: Number of times by which a diabetes patient’s health care costs increase.
  • 14 & 18 Years: Reduction in the average male and female type 1 diabetes patient’s life expectancy, respectively.
  • 88 million: Number of American adults who have “prediabetes” (84% of them don’t know they have it).
  • 70%: Chances of developing diabetes if both your parents have type 2 diabetes.

For the full infographic, please visit: http://wallethub.com/blog/diabetes-statistics/41253/