Surveillance System data provide insights into overweight,
obesity, and anemia as health indicators in children.
Ten percent of hospitalized patients in the U.S. develop a hospital-associated infection.
The number of emergency
department visits linked to nonmedical use of prescription pain
relievers nearly doubled between 2004 and 2009.
According to a CDC
report, high blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and smoking are key
risk factors for heart disease, and 49% of adults have at least one of
these three risk factors.
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), a range of complex
neurodevelopmental disabilities, are characterized by social impairment
and communication difficulties that are apparent in young children.
Digestive disorders affected 60 to 70 million Americans in 2009,
resulting in 13.5 million hospitalizations and almost 105 million
In 2009, U.S. adults experienced an
average of 3.5 mentally unhealthy days during the previous 30 days.
The surgeon general’s report states that, by 2020, half of all
Americans aged ≥50 years will have weak bones unless they change their
diet and lifestyle.
The mean number of births per mother drops significantly with increasing age.
Vaccination of individuals who are at risk for complications from
influenza and invasive pneumococcal disease is a vital public health
According to the 2010 National Health Interview Survey, Americans
aged at least 18 years had emphysema (2%), asthma
(12.7%), hay fever (7.8%), sinusitis (13%), or chronic bronchitis
In 2010, more than 26 million adults had chronic kidney disease, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and
Stroke, more than nine in 10 adults will experience pain at some point.
Spider veins, hair loss, and cold sores are among the variety of skin conditions afflicting millions of Americans.
In 2010, 12.6% of children (9.4 million) suffered
from skin allergies, 11.6% (8.6 million) from respiratory allergies,
9.5% (7.1 million) from hay fever, and 4.6% (3.4 million) from food
Heart disease is a leading cause of death in people of most racial/ethnic groups,
including African Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Hispanics,
For many neurodegenerative disorders, health risks increase in the aging population, posing social and economic challenges.
With celiac disease, the risk of developing other autoimmune and nonautoimmune disorders increases.
According to the 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
survey, 40% of U.S. residents in 35 states had serious psychological
Many experts predict an epidemic of hip fractures as the population
ages, and the CDC estimates that the number could reach 650,000 annually
(1,800/day) by 2050.
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