Health Behaviors

Physical inactivity

Percentage of adults who reported doing no physical activity or exercise other than their regular job in the past 30 days

About this data measure

  • Regular physical activity prevents the development of serious health conditions, including diabetes and high blood pressure. (Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine)
  • Since 2016, the prevalence of physical inactivity in Rhode Island has increased slightly.
  • Physical inactivity has a high prevalence among adults with less than a high school education, a household income below $25,000, and Hispanic adults.

Measure Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Physical inactivity over time

Physical inactivity demographic breakout