Where does Central Florida rank on list of ‘fattest' metro areas in US?

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The Orlando metro area was ranked the 48th “fattest” city in the U.S., according to WalletHub.com

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas, was ranked the fattest in the country. 

The highest ranked city in Florida is Jacksonville at No. 41. 

WalletHub compiled the list by comparing 100 of the most populated U.S. metro areas based on three factors: the number of people who are obese and overweight, their health consequences an the area's food and fitness. It then evaluated those three dimensions using 19 relevant metrics to determine each city's weighted average across all metrics to calculate each city's overall score.

Here's where Orlando stands:

  • Overall rank (1="fattest"): 49
  • Total score: 70.40
  • Obesity and overweight rank: 45
  • Health consequences rank: 41
  • Food and fitness rank: 74

Other Florida cities on the list are Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater at No. 52 and Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach at No. 76.

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