January 2013 Archive
"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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January 25, 2013
- With 12 new behavioral risk factors and health indicators added, the Sortable Stats 2.0 site enables you to compare multiple health outcomes over time and across states and regions.
- You can export the data for use in other materials, such as fact sheets, grant submissions, or PowerPoint presentations, and even
add a Sortable Stats button to your website.
- Along with other resources on
CDC’s Data to Action site, Sortable Stats can help you promote policy, systems, and environmental changes to improve health.
January 11, 2013
- One in eight adult women and one in five high school girls in the United States
binge drink. Women who binge drink do so about three times a month, averaging six drinks per binge.
- Drinking too much alcohol results in about 23,000
deaths among women and girls each year, and
increases risks for cancer, heart disease, sexually transmitted diseases, and unintended pregnancy.
- The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends
evidence-based strategies for preventing excessive alcohol use, including binge drinking.