Supersized Stats: NWA 15th Most Overweight Region in US

March 6, 2021


Supersized Stats: NWA 15th Most Overweight Region in US

Whoa, seriously? Yes, you heard that right. According to a recent report from Wallethub, the Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers area ranks 15th in the US for most overweight and obese adults per capita. Are you as surprised as we are? Here are the numbers:

  • The study examined a number of factors including obesity and overweight statistics, health consequences and access to healthy food and fitness, contributing to a total (unhealthy) score for each city.
  • The Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers area received a total health score of 79.60, yet ranked No. 4 in the US for obese and overweight adults. Additionally, the NWA cities jumped down to the 41st spot in terms of serious health issues and ranked 33rd for accessibility to healthy food and fitness options.
  • So we know what you're thinking, who came in first? The McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area topped the list with a total score of 84.73. The Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway area fell closely behind in the No. 4 spot with a total score of 83.22.

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