This rate, though, can vary greatly from region to region, and even county by county. The latest report shows that some counties had inactivity rates as low as 10 percent, while others had rates as high as four times that.
As the map below shows (Figure 1), states with the highest rates of inactivity were largely in the south, while states on the west and east coasts had generally lower rates. Not likely by coincidence, this clustering of inactivity tracks very closely with poverty rates (Figure 2) and highlights the multi-layered issues that come into play when it comes to health and disease.
|Figure 1 - Physical Inactivity|
|Figure 2 - Poverty|