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Data Sources

Physical activity data came from a 2003 phone survey done by the CDC and U.S. states or territories.

A total of 355 counties were involved. Surveys included adults aged 18 and older living in the community.

Weather information came from 255 weather stations.

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1. Montana: 60.9%
2. Utah: 59.2%
3. Wisconsin: 57.9%
4. New Hampshire: 55.9%
5. Vermont: 55.6%
6. Maine: 55.1%
7. Idaho: 54.8%
8. Washington: 53.9%
9. Nevada: 53.8%
10. Wyoming: 53.4%
11. Rhode Island: 53.2%
12. Connecticut: 53%
13. Colorado: 52.8%
14. Washington, D.C.: 52.2%
15. Oregon: 52.2%
16. Massachusetts: 51.5%
17. Minnesota: 51%
18. Arizona: 50.8%
19. North Dakota: 50.7%
20. New Mexico: 50.2%
21. Pennsylvania: 49.2%
22. California: 49.1%
23. Maryland: 49.1%
24. Virginia: 48.5%
25. South Carolina: 47.9%
26. Ohio: 47.4%
27. Indiana: 47.2%
28. South Dakota: 45.7%
29. Texas: 45.7%
30. Missouri: 45.6%
31. New Jersey: 45.1%
32. New York: 45.1%
33. Delaware: 45%
34. Nebraska: 44.7%
35. Illinois: 44.2%
36. Michigan: 43.4%
37. Kansas: 42.4%
38. Georgia: 42.2%
39. Alabama: 41.7%
40. West Virginia: 41.5%
41. Iowa: 41.4%
42. Oklahoma: 40.1%
43. Florida: 39.4%
44. Arkansas: 39.1%
45. Louisiana: 39%
46. Tennessee: 39%
47. Mississippi: 38.4%
48. Kentucky: 37.6%
49. North Carolina: 37.4%
50. Hawaii: 36.4%
51. Puerto Rico: 30.9%

Results were not listed for Alaska.

Before starting any exercise program, speak with your doctor. Together you can find an activity that is safe for you and one that fits your needs.

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