Special Report

America's Laziest States

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45. Vermont
> Adults who don’t exercise: 18.4%
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 75.8% (17th lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 27.0% (7th lowest — tied)
> Adults with diabetes: 8.8% (6th lowest — tied)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 12.8% (the lowest)
> Physically unhealthy days per month: 3.7 (20th lowest)

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44. New Mexico
> Adults who don’t exercise: 19.0%
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 76.9% (20th lowest)
> Adult obesity rate: 27.3% (13th lowest)
> Adults with diabetes: 9.5% (14th lowest — tied)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 20.3% (9th highest)
> Physically unhealthy days per month: 4.3 (11th highest)

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43. Alaska
> Adults who don’t exercise: 19.3%
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 100.0% (the highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 31.9% (22nd highest)
> Adults with diabetes: 8.3% (3rd lowest)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 15.6% (20th lowest)
> Physically unhealthy days per month: 4.1 (17th highest)

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42. Minnesota
> Adults who don’t exercise: 19.6%
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 86.9% (16th highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 29.0% (18th lowest)
> Adults with diabetes: 8.5% (4th lowest)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 12.9% (3rd lowest)
> Physically unhealthy days per month: 3.1 (3rd lowest)

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41. Hawaii
> Adults who don’t exercise: 19.6%
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 92.5% (10th highest)
> Adult obesity rate: 24.6% (3rd lowest)
> Adults with diabetes: 11.1% (16th highest — tied)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 15.4% (18th lowest)
> Physically unhealthy days per month: 3.2 (6th lowest)

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