The state with the highest prevalence of self-reported obesity: West Virginia, where 38.1% of adults were obese. ConsumerProtect also highlights that this goes hand in hand with the fact that West Virginia also has “the highest diabetes rate in the country and ranks poorly on other health metrics that often accompany obesity.”
Mississippi lands the No. 2 spot on the obesity index, with 37.3%. It too has other accompanying factors including the lowest life expectancy, the second lowest level of people who report no exercise and the highest rate of people who eat less than one piece of fruit a day.