The personal-finance website WalletHub recently released its report on 2022’s Most Overweight and Obese Cities in the U.S., as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary.
In order to call attention to the communities where weight-related problems are most prevalent, WalletHub compared 100 of the most populated U.S. metro areas across 19 key metrics, used to determine a total score out of 100 (see chart at right). The data set ranges from the share of physically inactive adults to projected obesity rates by 2030 to healthy-food access.
• The McAllen, Texas, metro area has the highest share of obese adults, 44.90%, which is 2.4 times higher than in Asheville, North Carolina, the metro area with the lowest at 18.50%.
• The McAllen, Texas, metro area has the highest share of physically inactive adults, 36.90%, which is 2.7 times higher than in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the metro area with the lowest at 13.90%.
• The El Paso, Texas, metro area has the highest share of diabetic adults, 16%, which is 2.6 times higher than in Reno, Nevada, the metro area with the lowest at 6.20%.
• The Jackson, Mississippi, metro area has the highest share of adults with high blood pressure, 40.60%, which is 1.8 times higher than in San Jose, California, the metro area with the lowest at 22.80 %.
To read the full report and your city’s rank, visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/fattest-cities-in-america/10532.