A survey released Wednesday ranks Mississippi as the "Fattest State in America," with the highest number of obese adults and children.
Louisiana was a close second while Hawaii was named the fittest state.
Personal finance website WalletHub conducted the analysis of the study to determine where weight issues are most prevalent and to encourage people to re-evaluate their lifestyles.
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and WalletHub says more than two-thirds of American adults are either obese or overweight.
The study shows that weight problems in Mississippi will likely continue if changes aren't made because the state has the highest percentage of children who are obese -- two times the percentage of Oregon, which has the lowest percentage of obese children in the country.
Other fundings show Mississippi is among the worst state in the nation in several categories:
1st -- Percentage of adults and children who are obese
1st -- Percentage of residents who are physically inactive
6th -- Percentage of residents with high cholesterol
1st -- Percentage of adults eating less than 1 serving of fruits/vegetables per day
2nd -- Percentage of residents with diabetes (after West Virginia)
2nd -- Percentage of residents with hypertension (after Louisiana)
21st -- Death rate due to obesity