SEATTLE, May 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- QuoteWizard®, a LendingTree company, and one of the nation's leading online insurance marketplaces, conducted a study that found the fittest and fattest states in America.
Over 93 million Americans, nearly 40 percent of the country, are considered obese. The issue goes beyond growing waistlines - and directly affects the cost of health insurance for the average American. By some estimations, obesity-related healthcare costs range from $147 billion to $210 billion per year.
- Hawaii, Montana, Connecticut, Vermont, and New Jersey are the five fittest states.
- Mississippi, Kentucky, Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma are the five fattest states.
- Obesity rates in America have risen steadily, increasing by 34 percent over the last two decades.
- In 2018, health insurance premiums for single person coverage averaged $6,896, nearly triple the average premium in 2000.
To rank the fittest and fattest states, QuoteWizard analyzed CDC obesity data along with Body Mass Index (BMI) data from QuoteWizard health insurance users to find an aggregate ranking of fittest and fattest states. Each state was evaluated by their rate of obesity (CDC data) and their average BMI (QuoteWizard data). Final rankings were determined by an aggregate ranking of overall obesity figures. States are ranked from 1 to 50, 1 being fittest and 50 being fattest.
To view the full report, visit https://quotewizard.com/news/posts/fittest-and-fattest-states.
U.S. States Ranked from Fittest to Fattest
About QuoteWizard QuoteWizard (quotewizard.com) is an insurance comparison marketplace for consumers looking to save on insurance. QuoteWizard provides consumers with direct access to thousands of qualified agents in all 50 states, as well as major carriers, who offer personalized quotes and the opportunity to save up to 40% on auto, home, health, and life insurance. Agents and carriers, in turn, benefit from millions of highly qualified leads, calls, and traffic to their site. Based in Seattle, QuoteWizard was founded in 2006.
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