Delaware has nation’s highest percentage of overweight adults


Source: WalletHub

Delaware ranks toward the top in overweight and obese adults. (Click on map above to see rates of other states. Feature may not work on mobile phones).

A report from the WalletHub website also showed the state ranking hgh in weight-related conditions such as diabetes and high cholesterol.


On a related note, the state ranks low in the percentage of residents who are physically inactive.

State and health care officials have worked to reduce the obesity rate and related diseases such as Type 2 diabetes.

The state has also  added to its trail system and taken other steps to improve overall activity that is a  reflection of auto-dependent suburban sprawl that makes a walking trip to the store difficult for many.

The rankings are as follows:

The Fat Problem in Delaware (1=Worst; 25=Avg.)

  • 1st – % of Adults Who Are Overweight
  • 17th – % of Adults Who Are Obese
  • 29th – % of Children Who Are Overweight
  • 16th – % of Children Who Are Obese
  • 16th – % of Residents Who Are Physically Inactive
  • 11th – % of Residents with High Cholesterol
  • 10th – % of Adults Eating Less than 1 Serving of Fruits/Vegetables per Day
  • 10th – % of Residents with Diabetes
  • 12th – % of Residents with Hypertension
  • 16th – Obesity-Related Death Rate

For the full report,  visit:

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