Study: California among least-fattest states in America
WalletHub released its study of “2019’s Fattest States in America” on Tuesday, with California ranking 47th.
The study compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 29 key metrics, ranging from share of overweight and obese population, to sugary-beverage consumption among adolescents to obesity-related health care costs.
California was in the bottom 10 of the study, making the Golden state one of the least “fat” states in the country. Washington had a score of 48.48, ranking 39th in the “Obesity & Overweight Prevalence” rank, 48th in the “Food & Fitness” rank and 50th in the “Health Consequences” rank. Among the metrics used, California recorded as one of lowest percentage of physically-inactive adults and lowest percentage of obese adults.
Mississippi made the claim of the “Fattest State” in the study, with West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama rounding out the top five. Utah ranked as the least fat state ahead of Colorado, Massachusetts and Connecticut.