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Obesity a large problem in North Carolina

Nov. 14. North Carolina is in the 12th worst shape nationally when it comes to obesity and overweight statistics. Here’s a quick look at the numbers, which come to us from the personal-finance website WalletHub.

North Carolina (1=Most Overweight; 25=Avg.)

10th – % of Overweight Adults
25th – % of Obese Adults
8th – % of Obese Children
25th – % of Physically Inactive Adults
20th – % of Adults with High Cholesterol
19th – % of Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
20th – % of Adults with Hypertension
22nd – Obesity-Related Death Rate

Obesity costs the healthcare system $173 billion each year, according to WalletHub study.