Columbia is ranked among the fattest cities in the United States, according to a new online report.
Columbia comes in 11th out of 100 American cities in the rankings, according to WalletHub, a personal finance web site. Analysts compared 100 of the most populated U.S. metro areas across 17 indicators of weight-related problems, a Tuesday news release said.
Columbia was ranked highest among S.C. cities in the new online report. Among the other fattest in the Palmetto State:
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16th: Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach
37th: Charleston-North Charleston
The fattest city in the ranking? Jackson, Mississippi.
WalletHub’s report notes that by one measure, more than 70 percent of the U.S. population ages 15 and older is overweight or obese.