Supplemental Table for the Annual Report to the Nation, 1975-2008

State-Specific Estimates of Health Behavior among US Youtha and Adultsb

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State US Youth US Adults
% obesec
2009
% physically inactived
2009
% obesee
2010
% physically inactivef
2010
Alabama 13.5 22.4 30.9 29.8
Alaska 11.8 16.2 24.3 22.6
Arizona 13.1 15.6 23.8 19.5
Arkansas 14.4 19.5 30.2 29.1
California na na 23.9 20.6
Colorado 7.1 11.3 20.7 18.3
Connecticut 10.4 14 22.1 20.3
Delaware 13.7 19.7 27.7 23.6
District of Columbia na na 21.5 19.6
Florida 10.3 19.4 25.9 22.7
Georgia 12.4 17.6 28 25.7
Hawaii 14.5 18.3 23.2 18.9
Idaho 8.8 10.8 26.1 19.8
Illinois 11.9 16.5 27.5 25.4
Indiana 12.8 19.5 29.1 26.3
Iowa na na 28 24.2
Kansas 12.4 14.4 29 23.6
Kentucky 17.6 17 30.7 28.6
Louisiana 14.7 18.5 31 30
Maine 12.5 18 26.4 21.9
Maryland 12.2 18.5 26.7 22.9
Massachusetts 10.9 23.3 21.9 20
Michigan 11.9 14.2 30.6 23.1
Minnesota na na 24.6 19
Mississippi 18.3 21.2 33.8 32.5
Missouri 14.4 14.7 30.1 26.7
Montana 10.4 13.4 22.4 21
Nebraska na na 26.6 24.4
Nevada 11 14.2 22 22.9
New Hampshire 12.4 13.2 24.4 19.7
New Jersey 10.3 18.3 23 26.2
New Mexico 13.5 15.5 25.4 21.3
New York 11 17 23.4 23.3
North Carolina 13.4 15.4 27.5 25.4
North Dakota 11 13.7 27.3 24.4
Ohio na na 28.6 25.5
Oklahoma 14.1 16.3 30 29.4
Oregon na na 26.3 17.2
Pennsylvania 11.8 13.1 27.6 24.6
Rhode Island 10.4 13.3 25.6 23.8
South Carolina 16.7 21.3 31.6 27
South Dakota 9.6 14 27.2 24.2
Tennessee 15.8 17.7 29.6 28.8
Texas 13.6 16 30.2 26.5
Utah 6.4 10.5 23.1 18.4
Vermont 12.2 13.2 22.9 17.4
Virginia na na 25.4 23.1
Washington na na 25.1 18.2
West Virginia 14.2 17.3 32.6 32.1
Wisconsin 9.3 12.9 25.5 22.8
Wyoming 9.8 13.6 24.8 21.8

Footnotes

na indicates not available

a Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) - United States, 2009; state percentages are from state YRBSS surveys.

b Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) - United States, 2010; unadjusted data.

c Students who were ≥ 95th percentile for body mass index (calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared), by age and sex, based on the 2000 CDC BMI-for-age growth charts.

d Percentage of students in grades 9-12 who did not participate in at least 60 minutes of physical activity on 0 days during the 7 days before the survey. Physical activity was defined as students doing any kind of physical activity that increased heart rate and made them breathe hard some of the time.

e Adults who had body mass index ≥ 30 kg/m2.

f Adults who did not participate in any moderate or vigorous-intensity aerobic activity for at least 10 minutes at a time.