More than 3.4 million (3%) Americans aged 40 years and older are legally blind or visually impaired.
In 2012, more than 33% of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.
The number of pertussis cases has increased since the 1980s, particularly in adolescents and adults; in 2013, more than 28,000 new cases were reported.
The Institute of Medicine reported that 33% of Americans (116 million) have chronic pain.
Evidence-based strategies, including the CDC’s Million Hearts initiative, are being used to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
The National Institutes of Health reports that 61.5 million (1 in 4) U.S. adults have been diagnosed with a mental-health disorder.
Digestive diseases were the first-listed diagnosis in 69% of the 104 million ambulatory care visits made in 2004, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
In drug-related emergency department visits, nonmedical use of psychotherapeutic drugs involves primarily antidepressants (60%) and antipsychotics (40%).
The FDA is expanding its efforts to expedite the development and review of promising therapies for serious conditions using fast-track, breakthrough-therapy, accelerated approval, and priority-review designations.
According to the CDC, all women are at risk for developing gynecologic cancers, and the probability increases with age.
According to the U.S. Renal Data System 2013 annual data report, 500,000 patients are on dialysis and more than 15,000 undergo kidney transplantation annually.
Data from 2010 on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
and asthma in Medicare beneficiaries were analyzed by the Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services.
According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), 60% to 70% of diabetes patients develop peripheral nerve damage.
Data on key health indicators in children, such as birthweight,
breastfeeding, television viewing, smoking, and anemia, were collected
by the 2010 Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System
One percent of the population carries methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
, one of 18 microbes listed by the CDC as being resistant to
According to the Drug Abuse Warning Network, a public-health
surveillance system, 49% of the 5.1 million drug-related emergency room visits made in 2011 were
attributed to pharmaceutical misuse or abuse and illicit
Medical devices represent a relatively small share of national health
Spasticity may occur to some degree in most people
secondary to a disorder or trauma, such as spinal cord injury, traumatic
brain injury, cerebral palsy, stroke, or multiple sclerosis.
In 2010, 70 million people with digestive disorders made 104.7
million visits to healthcare providers in ambulatory care settings.
Annually, according to CDC data, 13% to 20% of children aged 12 to 17
years develop a mental disorder.
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