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The City That Hates Exercise the Most in Every State

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Oklahoma: Lawton
> Adults who don’t exercise: 39.0% (Oklahoma: 33.4%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 50.4% (Oklahoma: 65.2%)
> Adult obesity rate: 42.1% (Oklahoma: 37.1%)
> Adults with diabetes: 11.8% (Oklahoma: 11.0%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 23.0% (Oklahoma: 21.3%)
> Avg. physically unhealthy days: 4.4 per month (Oklahoma: 4.6 per month)

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Oregon: Grants Pass
> Adults who don’t exercise: 28.5% (Oregon: 23.5%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 69.0% (Oregon: 83.8%)
> Adult obesity rate: 32.8% (Oregon: 28.8%)
> Adults with diabetes: 9.6% (Oregon: 7.5%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 20.9% (Oregon: 17.4%)
> Avg. physically unhealthy days: 4.7 per month (Oregon: 3.9 per month)

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Pennsylvania: Scranton-Wilkes-Barre
> Adults who don’t exercise: 29.4% (Pennsylvania: 24.6%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 73.9% (Pennsylvania: 78.4%)
> Adult obesity rate: 33.8% (Pennsylvania: 33.1%)
> Adults with diabetes: 9.4% (Pennsylvania: 9.2%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 19.7% (Pennsylvania: 17.6%)
> Avg. physically unhealthy days: 4.3 per month (Pennsylvania: 3.9 per month)

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Rhode Island: Providence-Warwick
> Adults who don’t exercise: 27.8% (Rhode Island: 26.0%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 87.3% (Rhode Island: 87.5%)
> Adult obesity rate: 31.0% (Rhode Island: 30.1%)
> Adults with diabetes: 9.2% (Rhode Island: 9.1%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 17.4% (Rhode Island: 16.3%)
> Avg. physically unhealthy days: 4.0 per month (Rhode Island: 4.0 per month)

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South Carolina: Sumter
> Adults who don’t exercise: 33.5% (South Carolina: 28.5%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 61.5% (South Carolina: 65.3%)
> Adult obesity rate: 40.1% (South Carolina: 35.5%)
> Adults with diabetes: 13.8% (South Carolina: 11.5%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 23.8% (South Carolina: 17.8%)
> Avg. physically unhealthy days: 4.7 per month (South Carolina: 4.1 per month)

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