Special Report

America's Laziest States

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5. West Virginia
> Adults who don’t exercise: 28.0%
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 59.4% (2nd lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 37.8% (2nd highest)
> Adults with diabetes: 15.1% (the highest)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 23.6% (the highest)
> Physically unhealthy days per month: 5.3 (the highest)

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4. Kentucky
> Adults who don’t exercise: 28.7%
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 71.1% (8th lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 34.6% (6th highest)
> Adults with diabetes: 12.7% (7th highest)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 21.8% (4th highest)
> Physically unhealthy days per month: 4.6 (5th highest)

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3. Alabama
> Adults who don’t exercise: 29.3%
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 61.1% (3rd lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 36.1% (4th highest)
> Adults with diabetes: 14.5% (3rd highest)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 21.4% (6th highest)
> Physically unhealthy days per month: 4.4 (8th highest)

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2. Mississippi
> Adults who don’t exercise: 30.4%
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 54.5% (the lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 39.1% (the highest)
> Adults with diabetes: 14.6% (2nd highest)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 22.1% (3rd highest)
> Physically unhealthy days per month: 4.5 (7th highest)

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1. Arkansas
> Adults who don’t exercise: 30.4%
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 63.5% (4th lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 35.0% (5th highest)
> Adults with diabetes: 13.5% (4th highest)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 23.3% (2nd highest)
> Physically unhealthy days per month: 4.8 (2nd highest)

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