Physically Inactive Adults
Source: Arkansas Department of Health
Physically Inactive Adults
Arkansas County33%
Ashley County41%
Baxter County35%
Benton County26%
Boone County41%
Bradley County39%
Calhoun County40%
Carroll County31%
Chicot County40%
Clark County36%
Clay County49%
Cleburne County30%
Cleveland County35%
Columbia County38%
Conway County24%
Craighead County31%
Crawford County29%
Crittenden County40%
Cross County42%
Dallas County40%
Desha County36%
Drew County37%
Faulkner County26%
Franklin County34%
Fulton County40%
Garland County26%
Grant County26%
Greene County36%
Hempstead County43%
Hot Spring County28%
Howard County51%
Independence County36%
Izard County36%
Jackson County34%
Jefferson County28%
Johnson County33%
Lafayette County40%
Lawrence County34%
Lee County45%
Lincoln County29%
Little River County42%
Logan County36%
Lonoke County27%
Madison County28%
Marion County36%
Miller County40%
Mississippi County32%
Monroe County42%
Montgomery County30%
Nevada County39%
Newton County37%
Ouachita County40%
Perry County25%
Phillips County40%
Pike County42%
Poinsett County34%
Polk County47%
Pope County29%
Prairie County39%
Pulaski County26%
Randolph County45%
Saline County26%
Scott County39%
Searcy County32%
Sebastian County34%
Sevier County50%
Sharp County41%
St. Francis County45%
Stone County34%
Union County39%
Van Buren County25%
Washington County26%
White County29%
Woodruff County42%
Yell County29%

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 2018, 31% of adults were not active, the same rate as in 2011 and 7 points higher than the national rate. Arkansas was 49th in the nation on this indicator (including the 50 states and Washington D.C.). Women were less active (33%) than men (28%), and black, non-Hispanic adults (34%) less active than white, non-Hispanics (30%) and Hispanics (32%).

Within Arkansas, a handful of counties had inactivity rates of 45% or higher: Lee, Randolph, St. Francis, Polk, and Clay. Sevier and Howard counties had the highest level of inactivity, at 50% and 51%, respectively. . Conway and Van Buren counties had rates of 25%. Conway had the lowest rate, at 24%.

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

Access to Quality Seats for Infants and Toddlers Increasing
Access to Quality Childcare Seats for Preschoolers Maintaining
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
Adults Pursuing Further Education Decreasing
Infant Mortality Maintaining
Early Prenatal Care Increasing
Overweight or Obese Students Maintaining
Student Drug Usage Decreasing
Overweight or Obese Adults Increasing
Physically Inactive Adults Maintaining
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 Decreasing
Homeownership Rate Decreasing
Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Access to Financial Services Decreasing
Food Insecurity Decreasing
Incarceration Rate Increasing
Homelessness Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Housing Affordability - Owning Maintaining
Housing Affordability - Renting Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Charitable Giving Increasing
Volunteering Increasing
Group Participation Increasing
Connection to Neighbors Decreasing
Local Voting Not Applicable
Change in Population Increasing
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age Not Applicable