Table 3.

Prevalence (%) of obesity and physical activity measures, adults 18 years and older and high school students, by state, BRFSS and YRBS, 2013

AdultsStudents
StateObeseaNo leisure-time physical activity in past 30 daysMet recommended levels of aerobic activitybObesecAttend PE dailyMet recommended levels of physical activityd
Alabama32.431.544.717.135.724.8
Alaska28.422.355.012.416.020.9
Arizona26.825.251.010.723.021.7
Arkansas34.634.440.317.823.027.5
California24.121.456.0
Colorado21.317.959.5
Connecticut25.024.950.212.326.0
Delaware31.127.848.914.213.123.7
District of Columbia22.919.557.814.816.4
Florida26.427.749.411.624.225.3
Georgia30.327.250.112.733.624.7
Hawaii21.822.159.113.47.322.0
Idaho29.623.753.99.622.427.9
Illinois29.425.151.211.563.625.4
Indiana31.831.143.7
Iowa31.328.546.1
Kansas30.026.548.312.627.928.3
Kentucky33.230.245.818.019.322.5
Louisiana33.132.244.513.533.6
Maine28.923.353.411.64.522.3
Maryland28.325.348.011.018.221.6
Massachusetts23.623.553.610.216.723.0
Michigan31.524.452.413.026.826.7
Minnesota25.523.552.1
Mississippi35.138.136.515.428.725.9
Missouri30.428.347.414.930.927.2
Montana24.622.556.99.434.927.7
Nebraska29.625.349.512.734.932.3
Nevada26.223.752.411.425.924.0
New Hampshire26.722.454.611.218.222.9
New Jersey26.326.850.08.745.227.6
New Mexico26.424.354.412.625.131.1
New York25.426.747.110.618.925.7
North Carolina29.426.648.112.525.9
North Dakota31.027.645.113.524.7
Ohio30.428.548.913.025.9
Oklahoma32.533.043.011.832.238.5
Oregon26.518.663.2
Pennsylvania30.026.347.5
Rhode Island27.326.948.510.725.723.2
South Carolina31.726.948.213.923.8
South Dakota29.923.953.211.918.527.7
Tennessee33.737.237.016.922.325.4
Texas30.930.141.715.738.330.0
Utah24.120.654.46.418.619.7
Vermont24.720.558.513.214.525.4
Virginia27.225.551.312.013.323.8
Washington27.220.055.7
West Virginia35.131.447.115.630.731.0
Wisconsin29.823.852.311.639.424.0
Wyoming27.825.153.610.723.728.2

Abbreviation: PE, physical education.

  • aObese defined as BMI 30 kg/m2 or greater.

  • bIncludes 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity each week.

  • cBMI at or above 95th percentile of age- and sex-specific 2000 CDC growth chart.

  • dPhysical activity that increased heart rate and made breathing difficult some of the time for a total of at least 60 minutes/day on all 7 days preceding the survey.