Mar 072015
 

Obesity Rates in Metro Areas for 2015

2015 Obesity Rates in Metro Areas

In order to call attention to the communities where weight-related problems are most prevalent, WalletHub examined 100 of the most populated U.S. metro areas across 12 key metrics. Among them are the percentage of adults and high school students who are obese and the percentage of people who are physically inactive.

Top 10 Metro Areas with the Smallest Weight Problems Top 10 Metro Areas with the Biggest Weight Problems
1 Provo, UT 91 New Orleans, LA
2 Colorado Springs, CO 92 Mobile, AL
3 San Jose, CA 93 Columbia, SC
4 Denver, CO 94 El Paso, TX
5 San Francisco, CA 95 Myrtle Beach, SC
6 Salt Lake City, UT 96 Greensboro, NC
7 Ogden, UT 97 Greenville, SC
8 Honolulu, HI 98 Jackson, MS
9 Portland, OR 99 Youngstown, OH
10 Reno, NV 100 Shreveport, LA

 

Key Stats

  • The percentage of adults who are obese is three times higher in the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX metro area than in the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA metro area.
  • The percentage of residents who are physically inactive is three times higher in the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX metro area than in the Provo-Orem, UT metro area.
  • The percentage of people with diabetes is three times higher in the Canton-Massillon, OH metro area than in the Provo-Orem, UT metro area.
  • The percentage of residents with high blood pressure is two times higher in Mobile, AL metro area than in the Provo-Orem, UT metro area.

To read the full report and to see where your metro area ranks, please visit:
http://wallethub.com/edu/metro-areas-with-the-biggest-smallest-weight-problems/10532/

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