Mississippi and West Virginia placed first and second, respectively, but Georgia wasn’t too far behind at No. 19. The ranking is slightly better than last year when it was No. 17.
Here’s a snapshot of the findings for The Peach State:
Overall rank: No. 19
Obesity and overweight prevalence: 15
Health consequences: 36
Food and fitness: 7
Overall, the southern states were some of the most overweight. Tennessee was No. 4, Alabama was No. 5, Louisiana was No. 7 and Arkansas was No. 8.
Want to know how other locations fared? Take a look at the map of findings below.
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