With November being National Diabetes Awareness Month and Americans collectively spending nearly $200 billion per year on obesity-related health costs, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017's Fattest States in America, 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’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 19 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:

Obesity & Overweight Problem in Iowa (1=Fattest; 25=Avg.)

  • 12th – % of Obese Adults
  • 16th – % of Obese Children
  • 24th – % of Physically Inactive Adults
  • 11th – % of Adults Eating Less than 1 Serving of Fruits/Vegetables per Day
  • 5th – Obesity-Related Death Rate

For the full report, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/fattest-states/16585/
 
Diabetes Facts & Statistics

  • $407.6 Billion: Estimated cost of diabetes in the U.S. in 2015 ($312.2 billion in direct medical costs, $95.4 billion in nonmedical costs)
     
  • $7,900: Average annual diabetes-related health care costs for patients
     
  • 2.3: Number of times by which a diabetes patient’s health care costs increase
     
  • 11 & 13 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/

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