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Healthy life expectancies at age 65 highest in Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE Residents of the South regardless of race, and blacks throughout the United States, have lower healthy life expectancy at age 65, according to a report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Healthy life expectancy (HLE) is a population health measure that estimates […]

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CDC: Heart disease, stroke deaths drop for diabetics

CDC: Heart disease, stroke deaths drop for diabetics

MEDIA RELEASE Death rates for people with diabetes dropped substantially from 1997 to 2006, especially deaths related to heart disease and stroke, according to researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health. Deaths from all causes declined by 23 percent, and deaths related to heart disease and stroke […]

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CDC: Sexual violence, stalking widespread

CDC: Sexual violence, stalking widespread

MEDIA RELEASE On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States, according to findings released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Over the course of a year, that equals more than 12 million women and men. Those numbers only […]

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Teen birth rates drop in 2008 after two-year increase

Teen birth rates drop in 2008 after two-year increase

MEDIA RELEASE The teen birth rate in the United States fell 2 percent between 2007 and 2008, after rising the previous two years, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. “Births: Preliminary Data for 2008,” based on an analysis of 99.9 percent of birth records […]

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Obesity among U.S. adults rising; Hawaii on lower end

Obesity among U.S. adults rising; Hawaii on lower end

MEDIA RELEASE The proportion of U.S. adults who are obese increased to 26.1 percent in 2008 compared to 25.6 percent in 2007. The data come from CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), a state-based phone survey that collects health information from adults aged 18 and over. In six states – Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South […]

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