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CDC: Decrease in teen drinking and driving since 1991

MEDIA RELEASE The percentage of teens in high school (aged 16 and older) who drove when they had been drinking alcohol decreased by 54 percent between 1991 and 2011, according to a Vital Signs study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nine out of 10 high school teens (aged 16 and older) […]

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CDC releases 2011 state obesity map

MEDIA RELEASE In 2011, rates of adult obesity remain high, with state estimates ranging from 20.7 percent in Colorado to 34.9 percent in Mississippi. Hawaii’s rate is reported as 21.8 percent. In 2010, it was reported at 22.7 percent. No state had a prevalence of adult obesity less than 20 percent, and 12 states (Alabama, […]

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Six in 10 adults now get physically active by walking

MEDIA RELEASE Sixty-two percent of adults say they walked for at least once for 10 minutes or more in the previous week in 2010, compared to 56 percent in 2005, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, less than half (48 percent) of all adults get […]

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Cigarette use down; other forms of smoked tobacco up

MEDIA RELEASE Sharp increases in total adult consumption of pipe tobacco (used for roll-your-own cigarettes) and cigarette-like cigars since 2008 have offset declines in total cigarette consumption, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although total cigarette consumption continued an 11-year downward trend with a 2.5 percent decline from […]

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CDC: Students improve motor vehicle behaviors

CDC: Students improve motor vehicle behaviors

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. high school students have shown significant progress over the past two decades in improving many health-risk behaviors associated with the leading cause of death among youth — motor vehicle crashes — according to the 2011 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, youth […]

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CDC: Unintentional injury child death rates down

CDC: Unintentional injury child death rates down

MEDIA RELEASE Death rates from unintentional injuries among children and adolescents from birth to age 19 declined by nearly 30 percent from 2000 to 2009, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, more than 9,000 children lost their lives as a result of unintentional injury in […]

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CDC: 1 in 88 children have autism spectrum disorder

CDC: 1 in 88 children have autism spectrum disorder

MEDIA RELEASE The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 1 in 88 children in the United States has been identified as having an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a new study that looked at data from 14 communities. Autism spectrum disorders are almost five times more common among boys than girls – with […]

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Report: Declining cancer death rates since the early 1990s

Report: Declining cancer death rates since the early 1990s

MEDIA RELEASE Death rates from all cancers combined for men, women, and children continued to decline in the United States between 2004 and 2008, according to the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975–2008. The overall rate of new cancer diagnoses, also known as incidence, among men decreased by an average […]

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New influenza virus discovered in Guatemalan fruit bats

New influenza virus discovered in Guatemalan fruit bats

MEDIA RELEASE A new influenza A virus discovered in fruit bats in Guatemala does not appear to present a current threat to humans, but should be studied as a potential source for human influenza, according to scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who worked with University of the Valley of Guatemala. The […]

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Nine in 10 U.S. adults get too much sodium every day

Nine in 10 U.S. adults get too much sodium every day

MEDIA RELEASE Main sources of sodium include many common foods Nearly all Americans consume much more sodium than they should, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most of the sodium comes from common restaurant or grocery store items. The latest Vital Signs report finds that 10 types of foods […]

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Child abuse, neglect cost U.S. $124 billion

Child abuse, neglect cost U.S. $124 billion

MEDIA RELEASE The total lifetime estimated financial costs associated with just one year of confirmed cases of child maltreatment (physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse and neglect) is approximately $124 billion, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in Child Abuse and Neglect, The International Journal. This study […]

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Binge drinking bigger problem than previously believed

Binge drinking bigger problem than previously believed

MEDIA RELEASE More than 38 million U.S. adults binge drink an average of four times a month and the most drinks they consume on average is eight, according to a new Vital Signs report form the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While binge drinking is more common among young adults ages 18–34, of those […]

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