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The City That Hates Exercise the Most in Every State

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Kansas: Topeka
> Adults who don’t exercise: 29.5% (Kansas: 26.7%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 73.3% (Kansas: 73.3%)
> Adult obesity rate: 38.1% (Kansas: 35.6%)
> Adults with diabetes: 10.3% (Kansas: 9.7%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 17.7% (Kansas: 17.1%)
> Avg. physically unhealthy days: 3.5 per month (Kansas: 3.6 per month)

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Kentucky: Elizabethtown-Fort Knox
> Adults who don’t exercise: 33.1% (Kentucky: 31.6%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 55.0% (Kentucky: 65.8%)
> Adult obesity rate: 36.8% (Kentucky: 36.4%)
> Adults with diabetes: 11.4% (Kentucky: 11.7%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 21.6% (Kentucky: 22.0%)
> Avg. physically unhealthy days: 4.7 per month (Kentucky: 5.0 per month)

Louisiana: Houma-Thibodaux
> Adults who don’t exercise: 36.1% (Louisiana: 31.5%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 70.5% (Louisiana: 71.9%)
> Adult obesity rate: 39.2% (Louisiana: 36.2%)
> Adults with diabetes: 11.6% (Louisiana: 11.3%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 24.2% (Louisiana: 21.7%)
> Avg. physically unhealthy days: 4.8 per month (Louisiana: 4.6 per month)

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Maine: Bangor
> Adults who don’t exercise: 33.5% (Maine: 29.5%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 53.5% (Maine: 56.6%)
> Adult obesity rate: 34.7% (Maine: 31.4%)
> Adults with diabetes: 9.5% (Maine: 8.7%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 18.5% (Maine: 17.2%)
> Avg. physically unhealthy days: 4.3 per month (Maine: 4.2 per month)

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Maryland: Cumberland
> Adults who don’t exercise: 31.1% (Maryland: 23.0%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 58.7% (Maryland: 88.2%)
> Adult obesity rate: 38.8% (Maryland: 32.0%)
> Adults with diabetes: 11.3% (Maryland: 9.8%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 20.1% (Maryland: 14.0%)
> Avg. physically unhealthy days: 4.5 per month (Maryland: 3.2 per month)

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