How Obese Are New Jerseyians?
We all want to lose a few pounds, but how many extra pounds does the average New Jerseyian have compared to the rest of the country?
WalletHub did the research, using variables like percentage of overweight residents, percentage of obese resident, percentage of physically inactive residents, percentage of people with high cholesterol, and more.
So, where does NJ rank? Not that bad.
Coming in 29th out of 50, NJ is actually just above average - or below average, I guess depending on how you read it.
The fattest state is Mississippi, followed by West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama. The skinniest state is Utah, with Colorado, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and California rounding out the Fit Five.
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