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ACSM America n Fitness Index 2012: Actively Moving A meric a to B etter Hea l th


(Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX MSA)

Ranking: Total Score = 35.1; Rank = 47

Areas of Excellence (at or better than target goal): Higher percent of city land area as parkland More acres of parkland per capita More tennis courts per capita Higher park-related expenditures per capita Higher level of state requirement for physical education classes Improvement Priority Areas (worse than 20% of target goal): Lower percentage eating 5+ servings of fruits/vegetables per day Higher percent obese Higher percent with asthma Higher percent with angina or coronary heart disease Higher percent with diabetes Fewer farmers markets per capita Lower percent using public transportation to work Lower percent bicycling or walking to work Fewer ball diamonds per capita Fewer dog parks per capita Fewer park playgrounds per capita Fewer golf courses per capita Fewer park units per capita Fewer recreation centers per capita Fewer swimming pools per capita Lower number of primary health care providers per capita

Description of Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX MSA Population 6,447,615 Percent less than 18 years old 27.8% Percent 18 to 64 years old 63.4% Percent 65 years old and older 8.8% Percent male 49.3% Percent high school graduate or higher 83.6% Percent White 68.4% Percent Black or African American 14.8% Percent Asian 5.3% Percent Other Race 11.4% Percent Hispanic/Latino 27.6% Percent unemployed 9.1% Median household income $54,449 Percent of households below poverty level 11.2% Violent crime rate/100,000* 372.6 Percent with disability 9.2%


*Due to differences in jurisdictional definitions and reporting, the FBI recommends that these rates not be compared across areas.

ACSM American Fitness Index Components

Personal Health Indicators -- Score = 34.0 Rank = 42
Health Behaviors
Percent any physical activity or exercise in the last 30 days 75.1% 82.6%

Dallas Chronic Health Problems

Percent obese Percent in excellent or very good health Any days when physical health was not good during the past 30 days Any days when mental health was not good during the past 30 days Percent with asthma Percent with angina or coronary heart disease Percent with diabetes 31.4% 21.3% 53.9% 61.0% 35.2% 30.4% 34.1% 29.2% 8.9% 6.5% 4.3% 2.8% 8.6% 6.4%

Target Goal

Percent physically active at least moderately

44.7% 54.4%

Percent eating 5+ servings of fruits/vegetables per day

22.7% 29.0%

Percent currently smoking

14.0% 13.1%

Health Care
Percent with health insurance 81.4% 91.2%

Death rate/100,000 for cardiovascular disease Death rate/100,000 for diabetes 19.6 17.0

200.4 167.1

Community/Environmental Indicators -- Score = 36.0; Rank = 41

(note: most of these data were available only for the main city in the MSA) Built Environment
Parkland as a percent of city land area Acres of parkland/ 1,000 Farmers markets/ 1,000,000 Park-related expenditures per capita Percent bicycling or walking to work Percent using public transportation to work 1.4% 2.8% 1.4% 4.3%
Recreational centers/20,000 Park units/10,000

Dallas Recreational Facilities

Target Goal

13.4% 10.6% 22.6 18.6 3.4 13.1 $105.00 $101.80

Ball diamonds/10,000

0.2 1.9 0.2 0.9 1.4 2.3 0.5 0.9 2.8 4.1 0.7 1.0 1.7 3.1 2.0 2.0

Dog parks/100,000

Park playgrounds/10,000

Golf courses/100,000

Policy for School P.E.

Level of state requirement for Physical Education 2.5 3
Swimming pools/100,000

Availability of Primary Care

Number of primary health care providers per 100,000 66.9 105.6

Tennis courts/10,000

Note: The target goal for the Personal Health Indicators is the 90th percentile for MSAs during 2008-2012. The target goal for the Community/Environmental Indicators is the MSA average for 2008 to 2012.