Obesity in the Carolinas: SC ranks 9th fattest in America

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A new report released on Tuesday by WalletHub, a personal finance website, ranks South Carolina as the ninth “fattest” state in the nation.

South Carolina is sixth in the U.S. with the highest percentage of adults living with Type 2 diabetes and seventh with the highest percentage of adults eating less than one serving of fruits and vegetables every day, according to the report.

Obesity is a bigger problem in some states compared to South Carolina. Most of the “fattest” states are in the south, the report reveals.

In order to determine the most obese states in America, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across three key dimensions:

  • Obesity and overweight prevalence
  • Health consequences
  • Food and fitness

The top 10 fattest states, according to WalletHub, are:

1. Mississippi

2. West Virginia

3. Tennessee

4. Arkansas

5. Louisiana

6. Kentucky

7. Alabama

8. Oklahoma

9. South Carolina

10. Indiana

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