2018’s Fattest States in America + Diabetes Facts & Statistics – WalletHub Reports

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 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 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 are some highlights from each report:

20 Fattest States

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

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

  • $327 Billion: Estimated cost of diabetes in the U.S. in 2017 ($237 billion in direct medical costs, $90 billion in non-medical costs).
  • $9,600: 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.

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


SOURCE: news provided by WALLETHUB.COM

Additional information: National Diabetes Association®