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0.06
0.07
Comparison: 0.06
Unit: facilities/1,000 population
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Recreation and Fitness Facilities  New

Value: 0.07 facilities/1,000 population
Measurement
Period:
2011
Location: County : Dallas
Located in:
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
Substate Region: Region 3a
TEA Region: Region 10
State: Texas
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Comparison: U.S. Value
Categories: Environment / Built Environment
Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the number of fitness and recreation centers per 1,000 population.
Why this is important: 
People engaging in an active lifestyle have a reduced risk of many serious health conditions including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. In addition, physical activity improves mood and promotes healthy sleep patterns. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that active adults perform physical activity three to five times each week for 20 to 60 minutes at a time to improve cardiovascular fitness and body composition. People are more likely to engage in physical activity if their community has facilities which support recreational activities, sports and fitness.
Technical Note:  The regional value is compared to the median value of 3,141 U.S. counties and county equivalents.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture - Food Environment Atlas
URL of Source:   http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-environment-at...
URL of Data:   http://ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-environment-atlas/...
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: February 2014

Time Series Data

2007: 0.08 2008: 0.08 2009: 0.07 2011: 0.07

facilities/1,000 population

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Stayed the same
Unit: facilities/1,000 population
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Recreation and Fitness Facilities  New

Value: 0.07 facilities/1,000 population
Measurement
Period:
2011
Location: County : Dallas
Located in:
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
Substate Region: Region 3a
TEA Region: Region 10
State: Texas
[ View Every County ]
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Environment / Built Environment
Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the number of fitness and recreation centers per 1,000 population.
Why this is important: 
People engaging in an active lifestyle have a reduced risk of many serious health conditions including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. In addition, physical activity improves mood and promotes healthy sleep patterns. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends that active adults perform physical activity three to five times each week for 20 to 60 minutes at a time to improve cardiovascular fitness and body composition. People are more likely to engage in physical activity if their community has facilities which support recreational activities, sports and fitness.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture - Food Environment Atlas
URL of Source:   http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-environment-at...
URL of Data:   http://ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-environment-atlas/...
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: February 2014

Time Series Data

2007: 0.08 2008: 0.08 2009: 0.07 2011: 0.07

facilities/1,000 population

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