Physically Inactive Adults
Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Physically Inactive Adults
Arkansas County38%
Ashley County39%
Baxter County39%
Benton County26%
Boone County32%
Bradley County38%
Calhoun County41%
Carroll County28%
Chicot County34%
Clark County34%
Clay County31%
Cleburne County34%
Cleveland County42%
Columbia County36%
Conway County37%
Craighead County26%
Crawford County28%
Crittenden County41%
Cross County39%
Dallas County39%
Desha County32%
Drew County33%
Faulkner County31%
Franklin County30%
Fulton County36%
Garland County32%
Grant County32%
Greene County26%
Hempstead County36%
Hot Spring County33%
Howard County40%
Independence County29%
Izard County34%
Jackson County28%
Jefferson County32%
Johnson County36%
Lafayette County27%
Lawrence County30%
Lee County39%
Lincoln County36%
Little River County36%
Logan County33%
Lonoke County32%
Madison County28%
Marion County37%
Miller County24%
Mississippi County36%
Monroe County44%
Montgomery County36%
Nevada County35%
Newton County33%
Ouachita County36%
Perry County31%
Phillips County41%
Pike County42%
Poinsett County33%
Polk County36%
Pope County33%
Prairie County36%
Pulaski County30%
Randolph County32%
Saline County30%
Scott County30%
Searcy County37%
Sebastian County29%
Sevier County40%
Sharp County35%
St. Francis County42%
Stone County36%
Union County38%
Van Buren County40%
Washington County26%
White County31%
Woodruff County36%
Yell County33%

Source: Arkansas Department of Health







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 2016, 33% of adults were not active, up 2 percentage points from 2011 and 10 points higher than the national rate. Arkansas is 51st in the nation on this indicator (including the 50 states and Washington D.C.). Women were less active (35%) than men (29%) and black, non-Hispanic adults (37%) less active than white, non-Hispanics (32%) and Hispanics (29%).

Within Arkansas, seven counties had inactivity rates above 40%: Calhoun, Phillips, Crittenden, Pike, Cleveland, St. Francis and Monroe. The most active counties had rates around 25%: Miller, Greene, Washington, Craighead and Benton.

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

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

Number of Adults with No Leisure-time Physical Activity

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Physically Inactive Adults by Race
American Indian or Alaskan Native, non-HispanicBlack, non-HispanicHispanicMultiracial, non-HispanicWhite, non-Hispanic

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Physically Inactive Adults by Gender

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Grade 3 Reading Increasing
Grade 8 Math Increasing
Graduation Rate Increasing
Remediation Rate Decreasing
Adults with a High School Degree Increasing
Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher Increasing
Infant Mortality Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Overweight or Obese Students Increasing
Student Drug Usage Decreasing
Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Physically Inactive Adults Increasing
Smoking Rate Decreasing
Flouridated Water Increasing
Insurance Coverage Rates Increasing
Oral Health Increasing
Life Expectancy Increasing
Routine Check-ups Increasing
Births to Teens Decreasing
Female-headed Households Increasing
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty Increasing
Elderly Living in Poverty Decreasing
Median Household Income Maintaining
Unemployment Rate Maintaining
Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Access to Financial Services Not Applicable
Food Insecurity Decreasing
Incarceration Rate Increasing
Homelessness Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Housing Affordability - Owning Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Renting Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Charitable Giving Maintaining
Volunteering Decreasing
Group Participation Increasing
Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Local Voting Decreasing
Change in Population Increasing
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age Not Applicable