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Most overweight states in America, according to WalletHub

How obese and inactive are New Yorkers in comparison with the rest of the country? It turns out we rank somewhere in the middle.

WalletHub ranked all 50 states, plus Washington D.C., based on the amount of obese citizens, people with weight-related illnesses and access and prevalence each state's population has to healthy foods.

Here's a map with all of WalletHub's rankings, along with a breakdown of how they came to their conclusions..

Source: WalletHub

51. Colorado

Total Score: 39.87
Photo Credit: AP

Total Score: 39.87
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 50
"Health consequences" rank: 47
"Food and fitness" rank: 40

50. Massachusetts

Total Score: 43.30
Photo Credit: AP

Total Score: 43.30
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 45
"Health consequences" rank: 48
"Food and fitness" rank: 51

49. Utah

Total Score: 43.72
Photo Credit: AP / Julie Jacobson

Total Score: 43.72
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 51
"Health consequences" rank: 18
"Food and fitness" rank: 14

48. Hawaii

Total Score: 43.94
Photo Credit: Kimberly Yuen

Total Score: 43.94
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 46
"Health consequences" rank: 50
"Food and fitness" rank: 27

47. Montana

Total Score: 44.57
Photo Credit: AP

Total Score: 44.57
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 47
'Health consequences' rank: 40
'Food and fitness' rank: 35

46. Connecticut

Total Score: 44.58
Photo Credit: AP

Total Score: 44.58
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 43
"Health consequences" rank: 46
"Food and fitness" rank: 50

45. New Jersey

Total Score: 45.53 'Obesity and overweight prevalence' rank:
Photo Credit: Getty Images / William Thomas Cain

Total Score: 45.53
'Obesity and overweight prevalence' rank: 32
'Health consequences' rank: 44
'Food and fitness' rank: 47

44. Nevada

Total Score: 45.71
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Ethan Miller

Total Score: 45.71
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 36
"Health consequences" rank: 51
"Food and fitness" rank: 33

43. New Hampshire

Total Score: 45.90
Photo Credit: AP / Jim Cole

Total Score: 45.90
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 44
"Health consequences" rank: 33
"Food and fitness" rank: 48

42. Oregon

Total Score: 46.49
Photo Credit: AP / Don Ryan

Total Score: 46.49
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 48
"Health consequences" rank: 12
"Food and fitness" rank: 38

41. California

Total Score: 46.86
Photo Credit: U.S. Department of the Interior / Dave Gordon

Total Score: 46.86
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 35
"Health consequences" rank: 45
"Food and fitness" rank: 49

40. Minnesota

Total Score: 46.93
Photo Credit: AP / Ann Heisenfelt

Total Score: 46.93
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 34
"Health consequences" rank: 41
"Food and fitness" rank: 23

39. District of Columbia

Total Score: 46.99
Photo Credit: AP

Total Score: 46.99
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 41
"Health consequences" rank: 43
"Food and fitness" rank: 36

38. Virginia

Total Score: 47.39
Photo Credit: AP / J. Scott Applewhite

Total Score: 47.39
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 39
"Health consequences" rank: 42
"Food and fitness" rank: 37

37. Washington

Total Score: 47.47
Photo Credit: AP

Total Score: 47.47
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 42
"Health consequences" rank: 14
"Food and fitness" rank: 42

36. Idaho

Total Score: 47.89
Photo Credit: AP / Otto Kitsinger

Total Score: 47.89
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 40
"Health consequences" rank: 28
"Food and fitness" rank: 43

35. New York

Total Score: 47.99
Photo Credit: AP

Total Score: 47.99
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 38
"Health consequences" rank: 32
"Food and fitness" rank: 46

Tied for 33. Vermont

Total Score: 48.57
Photo Credit: AP

Total Score: 48.57
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 49
"Health consequences" rank: 3
"Food and fitness" rank: 41

Tied for 33. Wyoming

Total Score: 48.57
Photo Credit: AP

Total Score: 48.57
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 37
"Health consequences" rank: 35
"Food and fitness" rank: 30

32. Illinois

Total Score: 49.71
Photo Credit: AP

Total Score: 49.71
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 30
"Health consequences" rank: 31
"Food and fitness" rank: 26

31. South Dakota

Total Score: 49.98
Photo Credit: AP

Total Score: 49.98
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 22
"Health consequences" rank: 49
"Food and fitness" rank: 20

30. Arizona

Total Score: 50.60
Photo Credit: AP / Rick Bowmer

Total Score: 50.60
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 31
"Health consequences" rank: 20
"Food and fitness" rank: 25

29. Maine

Total Score: 50.78
Photo Credit: AP

Total Score: 50.78
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 29
"Health consequences" rank: 29
"Food and fitness" rank: 19

28. Wisconsin

Total Score: 51.03
Photo Credit: AP / Scott Bauer

Total Score: 51.03
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 21
"Health consequences" rank: 23
"Food and fitness" rank: 29

27. Missouri

Total Score: 51.12
Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Paul J. Richards

Total Score: 51.12
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 27
"Health consequences" rank: 39
"Food and fitness" rank: 24

26. Rhode Island

Total Score: 51.14
Photo Credit: AP

Total Score: 51.14
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 26
"Health consequences" rank: 26
"Food and fitness" rank: 45

25. Pennsylvania

Total Score: 51.37
Photo Credit: AP

Total Score: 51.37
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 24
"Health consequences" rank: 38
"Food and fitness" rank: 32

24. Maryland

Total Score: 51.41
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Rob Carr

Total Score: 51.41
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 25
"Health consequences" rank: 30
"Food and fitness" rank: 34

23. Florida

Total Score: 52.03
Photo Credit: AP

Total Score: 52.03
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 20
"Health consequences" rank: 33
"Food and fitness" rank: 39

22. Nebraska

Total Score: 52.20
Photo Credit: AP

Total Score: 52.20
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 23
"Health consequences" rank: 27
"Food and fitness" rank: 31

21. Alaska

Total Score: 52.55
Photo Credit: AP / Becky Bohrer

Total Score: 52.55
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 33
"Health consequences" rank: 4
"Food and fitness" rank: 28

20. New Mexico

Total Score: 53.07
Photo Credit: AP / Eric Gay

Total Score: 53.07
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 28
"Health consequences" rank: 9
"Food and fitness" rank: 17

19. North Dakota

Total Score: 53.56
Photo Credit: AP

Total Score: 53.56
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 16
"Health consequences" rank: 37
"Food and fitness" rank: 21

18. Michigan

Total Score: 54.18
Photo Credit: AP

Total Score: 54.18
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 18
"Health consequences" rank: 19
"Food and fitness" rank: 13

17. Georgia

Total Score: 54.20
Photo Credit: AP

Total Score: 54.20
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 14
"Health consequences" rank: 16
"Food and fitness" rank: 3

16. North Carolina

Total Score: 54.73
Photo Credit: AP

Total Score: 54.73
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 19
"Health consequences" rank: 13
"Food and fitness" rank: 22

15. Kansas

Total Score: 54.80
Photo Credit: AP / Charlie Riedel

Total Score: 54.80
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 13
"Health consequences"ank: 15
"Food and fitness" rank: 10

14. Delaware

Total Score: 54.98
Photo Credit: AP / Matt Rourke

Total Score: 54.98
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 12
"Health consequences" rank: 17
"Food and fitness" rank: 44

13. Ohio

Total Score: 55.02
Photo Credit: AP / Al Behrman

Total Score: 55.02
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 11
"Health consequences" rank: 25
"Food and fitness" rank: 2

12. Iowa

Total Score: 55.74
Photo Credit: AP

Total Score: 55.74
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 17
"Health consequences" rank: 5
"Food and fitness" rank: 15

11. Texas

Total Score: 56.14
Photo Credit: AP

Total Score: 56.14
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 9
"Health consequences" rank: 24
"Food and fitness" rank: 9

10. Indiana

Total Score: 56.60
Photo Credit: AP / R. Brent Smith

Total Score: 56.60
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 15
"Health consequences" rank: 8
"Food and fitness" rank: 16

9. South Carolina

Total Score: 57.15
Photo Credit: Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

Total Score: 57.15
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 10
"Health consequences" rank: 22
"Food and fitness" rank: 18

8. Oklahoma

Total Score: 58.35
Photo Credit: AP / Sue Ogrocki

Total Score: 58.35
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 6
"Health consequences" rank: 36
"Food and fitness" rank: 1

7. Alabama

Total Score: 59.07 'Obesity and overweight prevalence' rank:
Photo Credit: AP / Brynn Anderson

Total Score: 59.07
'Obesity and overweight prevalence' rank: 8
'Health consequences' rank: 21
'Food and fitness' rank: 6

6. Kentucky

Total Score: 60.53
Photo Credit: AP

Total Score: 60.53
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 7
"Health consequences" rank: 10
"Food and fitness" rank: 7

5. Louisiana

Total Score: 60.64
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Chris Graythen

Total Score: 60.64
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 3
"Health consequences" rank: 7
"Food and fitness" rank: 5

4. Arkansas

Total Score: 61.72
Photo Credit: AP / Danny Johnston

Total Score: 61.72
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 5
"Health consequences" rank: 6
"Food and fitness" rank: 8

3. Tennessee

Total Score: 61.90
Photo Credit: AP / Mark Humphrey

Total Score: 61.90
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 2
"Health consequences" rank: 11
"Food and fitness" rank: 11

2. West Virginia

Total Score: 65.55
Photo Credit: AP

Total Score: 65.55
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 4
"Health consequences" rank: 1
"Food and fitness" rank: 12

1. Mississippi

Total Score: 66.44
Photo Credit: AP / Kiichiro Sato

Total Score: 66.44
"Obesity and overweight prevalence" rank: 1
"Health consequences" rank: 2
"Food and fitness" rank: 4

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