Honolulu ranks 8th out of 100 U.S. metro areas with smallest weight problems


Do Honolulu residents have an overall weight problem?

March is National Nutrition Month, and with Americans spending up to $210 billion annually on obesity-related medical treatment, the personal finance social network WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of “2015’s Metro Areas with the Biggest & Smallest Weight Problems.”

The social network examined 100 of the most populated U.S. metro areas across 12 key metrics — among them are the percentage of adults and high school students who are obese and the percentage of people who are physically inactive.

So how does Honolulu shape up? Here are the results as reported by WalletHub:Weight Problem in Urban Honolulu (1=Best, 50=Avg.):

  • 6th – % of adults who are overweight
  • 16th – % of adults who are obese
  • 18th – % of residents who are physically inactive
  • 55th – % of residents with high cholesterol
  • 13th – % of residents with diabetes
  • 30th – % of residents with high blood pressure

This places Honolulu eighth in the list. The top 10 are Provo-Orem, UT; Colorado Springs, CO; San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA; Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO; San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; Ogden-Clearfield, UT; Honolulu, HI; Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA; and Reno, NV.

Data used to create these rankings were obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service, the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative and WalletHub research.

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