Compared to many U.S. states, Maryland is pretty healthy.
That's according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control tracking physical activity, diabetes and obesity rates in every county in the United States. Overall, Maryland looks to be in fairly good shape.
The states with the highest rates of physical inactivity are in the south: Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma. At the other end of the spectrum, states in the Northeast and along the West Coast have the lowest inactivity rates, along with Colorado and Minnesota.
The CDC report breaks down the results county-by-county. In Maryland, Somerset County has the highest percentage of physically inactive adults. Nearly a third of adults in Somerset County don't get enough physical activity. Baltimore City is number two in this category, followed by Dorchester, Allegany and Caroline counties.
On the flip side, Montgomery County is home to the lowest percentage of physically inactive adults, followed by Howard, Talbot, Anne Arundel and Frederick counties.
The report also breaks down the county-by-county results for obesity and diabetes rates in Maryland. You can check out the full results of the CDC's study by visiting their website here .
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