These physical activity data are from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), a national telephone survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health departments. The BRFSS physical activity questions attempt to measure a person’s physical activity in leisure-time, household, and transportation. Additional information about these survey questions can be found in the article Prevalence of Physical Activity, Including Lifestyle Activities Among Adults — United States, 2000–2001.
State Physical Activity Statistics
This U.S. map displays the prevalence of people in each state meeting physical activity recommendations. You may look at nationwide prevalence by year, view individual state summary data by year or compare states.
2001–2008 State Physical Activity Comparisons by Demographic Group
Select year to compare physical activity statistics and demographics (age, race/ethnicity, gender, education) in two or more states.
Metropolitan Area Physical Activity Statistics
Physical activity statistics among select metropolitan areas.
1988–2008 No Leisure-Time Physical Activity
Select to see a trend of no leisure-time physical activity.
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Page last updated: February 2, 2010
Content Source: Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion