Special Report

America's Laziest Counties

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5. Sharkey County, Mississippi
> Adults who don’t exercise: 45.7%
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 2.0% — 34th lowest of 3,100 counties
> Adult obesity rate: 42.0% — 214th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 14.4% — 809th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 35.0% — 25th highest of 3,106 counties
> Physically unhealthy days per month: 5.9 — 95th highest of 3,106 counties

4. Mingo County, West Virginia
> Adults who don’t exercise: 45.7%
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 52.6% — 913th lowest of 3,100 counties
> Adult obesity rate: 41.9% — 221st highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 22.1% — 48th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 32.9% — 48th highest of 3,106 counties
> Physically unhealthy days per month: 6.9 — 5th highest of 3,106 counties

3. Nevada County, Arkansas
> Adults who don’t exercise: 46.0%
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 40.4% — 500th lowest of 3,100 counties
> Adult obesity rate: 43.4% — 127th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 15.3% — 601st highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 27.7% — 232nd highest of 3,106 counties
> Physically unhealthy days per month: 5.5 — 255th highest of 3,106 counties

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2. Dallas County, Arkansas
> Adults who don’t exercise: 47.4%
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 18.5% — 149th lowest of 3,100 counties
> Adult obesity rate: 39.8% — 400th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 17.1% — 323rd highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 27.5% — 260th highest of 3,106 counties
> Physically unhealthy days per month: 5.4 — 311th highest of 3,106 counties

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1. Prairie County, Arkansas
> Adults who don’t exercise: 50.4%
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 40.7% — 507th lowest of 3,100 counties
> Adult obesity rate: 36.0% — 1,059th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults with diabetes: 13.2% — 1,128th highest of 3,106 counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 25.0% — 559th highest of 3,106 counties
> Physically unhealthy days per month: 5.3 — 388th highest of 3,106 counties

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