Mississippi ranks as ‘America’s Fattest State’

(NEW YORK) — Mississippi tips the scales in a ranking of “America’s Fattest States” from the number crunchers at WalletHub.

The list is based on data relating to three factors: obesity and overweight prevalence, health consequences, and food and fitness.

ABC News affiliate KSAT-TV reports that the Magnolia State topped West Virginia and a host of others — including Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee, which rounded out the top five.

Here are the top 10 fattest states in America:

 1. Mississippi
 2. West Virginia
 3. Arkansas
 4. Kentucky
 5. Tennessee
 6. Louisiana
 7. Alabama
 8. South Carolina
 9. Oklahoma
10. Texas

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