Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Obesity Prevalence Has Increased By 157% Since 1990

The United Health Foundation recently released results from their annual health report, America's Health Rankings. Here are some key findings from the analysis:

Since 1990, smoking among adults has decreased by 41% in the U.S.
Preventable hospitalizations have declined by 35% over the past decade.
In the past 5 years, the rate of uninsured Americans declined by 35%.
The cardiovascular death rate increased from 250.8 to 251.7 deaths per 100,000.
The rate of drug deaths has increased by 9% over the past five years.
Since 1990, the prevalence of obesity among adults has increased by 157%.

Source: United Health Foundation, December 12, 2016

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