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December 2013


"Did You Know?" is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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December 13, 2013

  • CDC’s new Health Disparities and Inequalities Report—United States, 2013 reveals how characteristics such as race, ethnicity, education level, geography, and disability status can affect one’s risk for disease and premature death.
  • The report shows that by 2010, the preterm birth rate for black infants had declined to the lowest level ever reported (17%), but remained about 60% higher than the preterm birth rate for white and Asian/Pacific Islander infants.
  • Health department staff can use the information in this report [PDF-3.7MB] to help communities eliminate disparities among groups that experience a disproportionate burden of disease, disability, and death.

December 6, 2013

  • A new CDC study found a 42% increase in the prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in US children aged 4 to 17 years between 2003 and 2011, as reported by parents—estimates vary widely among states.
  • Children with ADHD are more likely to have problems in school, have strained family and peer relationships, and be injured than children without ADHD.
  • Knowing the symptoms of ADHD is essential so children can get the help they need and reach their full potential.
  • Page last reviewed: November 9, 2015
  • Page last updated: November 9, 2015
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