A dubious distinction for Delaware–the First State landed in the top 15 in a study ranking the fattest states in the US.
Delaware ranks 14th in the study by the Physical Activity Council, mainly because of a higher percentage of overweight and obese residents than in neighboring states, said WalletHub’s Jill Gonzalez.
“Especially when it comes to kids, a little bit higher than neighboring states. Higher health consequences, like high cholesterol, and when it comes to food and fitness, that is another outlier–Delaware should be doing good there,” said Gonzalez.
Maryland ranked 24th in the study, Pennsylvania was 25th, and New Jersey, 45th, while Delaware tied for the 5th-highest percentage of adults with high cholesterol levels.