People with activity limitations live in all parts of the United States, but a slightly higher levels of activity limitations in the population is found in the South (16.1%) than in the West (14.7%), Midwest (14.6%), and Northeast (14.3%).
People living in rural areas (not MSAs) have the highest levels of activity limitation (17.6%). Centeral city residents report 15.8% have limitations and those living in MSAs outside of the central cities report the lowest activity limitation levels (13.4%).
Technical Note: Geographic regions include the following states:
Midwest — Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Northeast — Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
South — Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
West — Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Source: NCHS, 1995
Survey: NHIS, 1994