Health
Physically Inactive Adults
Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Physically Inactive Adults
2018
Arkansas County33%
Ashley County41%
Baxter County35%
Benton County26%
Boone County41%
Bradley County39%
Calhoun County40%
Carroll County31%
Chicot County40%
Clark County36%
Clay County49%
Cleburne County30%
Cleveland County35%
Columbia County38%
Conway County24%
Craighead County31%
Crawford County29%
Crittenden County40%
Cross County42%
Dallas County40%
Desha County36%
Drew County37%
Faulkner County26%
Franklin County34%
Fulton County40%
Garland County26%
Grant County26%
Greene County36%
Hempstead County43%
Hot Spring County28%
Howard County51%
Independence County36%
Izard County36%
Jackson County34%
Jefferson County28%
Johnson County33%
Lafayette County40%
Lawrence County34%
Lee County45%
Lincoln County29%
Little River County42%
Logan County36%
Lonoke County27%
Madison County28%
Marion County36%
Miller County40%
Mississippi County32%
Monroe County42%
Montgomery County30%
Nevada County39%
Newton County37%
Ouachita County40%
Perry County25%
Phillips County40%
Pike County42%
Poinsett County34%
Polk County47%
Pope County29%
Prairie County39%
Pulaski County26%
Randolph County45%
Saline County26%
Scott County39%
Searcy County32%
Sebastian County34%
Sevier County50%
Sharp County41%
St. Francis County45%
Stone County34%
Union County39%
Van Buren County25%
Washington County26%
White County29%
Woodruff County42%
Yell County29%

Source: Arkansas Department of Health







NATIONAL RANKING
49

OUT OF 51
2018

STATE TREND

Maintaining


31%

2018

What does this measure?

The percentage of adults who did not engage in leisure-time physical activity within the past 30 days, such as running, calisthenics, golf, gardening, or walking, as reported through a national survey.

Why is this important?

Active adults are likely to be healthier than their inactive counterparts, leading to a higher quality of life and lower long-term health costs. Exercise can control weight, improve physical strength and mental health, and reduce risk for cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancers.

How is Arkansas doing?

In 2018, 31% of adults were not active, the same rate as in 2011 and 7 points higher than the national rate. Arkansas was 49th in the nation on this indicator (including the 50 states and Washington D.C.). Women were less active (33%) than men (28%), and black, non-Hispanic adults (34%) less active than white, non-Hispanics (30%) and Hispanics (32%).

Within Arkansas, a handful of counties had inactivity rates of 45% or higher: Lee, Randolph, St. Francis, Polk, and Clay. Sevier and Howard counties had the highest level of inactivity, at 50% and 51%, respectively. . Conway and Van Buren counties had rates of 25%. Conway had the lowest rate, at 24%.

Notes about the data

National data comes from a federal government survey designed to collect scientific data on health risks and behaviors.




Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Adults with No Leisure-time Physical Activity
20112012201320142015201620172018
Arkansas31%32%34%31%34%33%33%31%

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Notes: Rates are not age adjusted




Number of Adults with No Leisure-time Physical Activity
20112012201320142015201620172018
Arkansas

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention






Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Physically Inactive Adults by Gender
FemaleMale
Arkansas33%28%

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention









INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Access to Quality Seats for Infants and Toddlers Not Applicable
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Adults Pursuing Further Education Not Applicable
Infant Mortality Not Applicable
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Overweight or Obese Students Not Applicable
Student Drug Usage Not Applicable
Overweight or Obese Adults Not Applicable
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Flouridated Water Not Applicable
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Oral Health Not Applicable
Life Expectancy Not Applicable
Routine Check-ups Not Applicable
Births to Teens Not Applicable
Female-headed Households Not Applicable
Children Living in Poverty Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty Not Applicable
Elderly Living in Poverty Not Applicable
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Child Abuse and Neglect Not Applicable
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Households Below ALICE Threshold Not Applicable
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Adults with a High School Degree Not Applicable
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Children Living in Poverty Not Applicable
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