Obesity and overweight: 35
Health consequences: 55
Food and fitness: 84
Georgia’s other city on WalletHub’s list didn’t do as well, however.
August-Richmond County finished No. 13, with an overall score of 79.94. In each dimension, the area ranked:
Obesity and overweight: 29
Health consequences: 10
Food and fitness: 5
Being fifth for food and fitness sounds good, but the metrics include the share of adults with low fruit/vegetable consumption; and limited access to healthy food, among others. So a lower rank, like Atlanta’s 84, is actually better in this dimension.
Augusta had the second-highest percentage of obese adults, the second-highest percentage of diabetic adults, and tied for the fourth-highest percentage of adults with high blood pressure.