Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report AR19 Final - Page 8

Fitness for All The obesity rate of those with a diagnosis of IDD is 41.6% compared to 29.2% of the general population. Inequities in the provision of healthcare to individuals with IDD results in poor health, limited community participation and reduced quality of life. 28% of adults with disabilities reported feelings of sadness, unhappiness and depression preventing them from being active. Barriers to fitness include few facilities, programs, or instructors offer modified exercise for individuals with disabilities, lack of time, limited income and lack of awareness.