Michigan Ranked In Top 15 Fattest States

With November being National Diabetes Awareness Month and Americans collectively spending nearly $237 billion per year on obesity-related health costs, the personal-finance website WalletHub this week released its report on 2018’s Fattest States in America as well as accompanying videos, 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 compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 25 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 Michigan (1=Fattest; 25=Avg.)

  • 12th – % of Obese Adults
  • 8th – % of Overweight Children
  • 22nd – % of Physically Inactive Adults
  • 20th – % of Adults with High Cholesterol
  • 19th – % of Adults Eating Less than 1 Serving of Fruits/Vegetables per Day
  • 17th – % of Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
  • 18th – % of Adults with Hypertension
  • 27th – Obesity-Related Death Rate

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

Diabetes Facts & Statistics

  • $327 Billion: Estimated cost of diabetes in the U.S. in 2017 ($237 billion in direct medical costs, $90 billion in nonmedical costs).
  • $9,600: Average annual diabetes-related health care costs for patients.
  • 2.3: Number of times by which a diabetes patient’s health care costs increase.
  • 14 & 18 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/