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PSR | 2013 The Prevention Status Reports (PSRs) highlight—for all 50 states and the District of Columbia—the status of public health policies and practices designed to prevent or reduce 10 important public health problems.

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Health Topics Covered by the PSRs

image of alcohol bottles Excessive Alcohol Use

Excessive alcohol use is responsible for 88,000 US deaths each year.

image of knife and fork Food Safety

Each year, about 48 million Americans get sick from foodborne illness.

image of washing hands Healthcare-Associated Infections

Each year, 1 in 20 hospital patients gets a healthcare-associated infection.

image of heart with beating line Heart Disease and Stroke

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.

image of the letters HIV+ HIV

About 1 in 6 persons with HIV don't know they are infected.

image of car Motor Vehicle Injuries

Motor vehicle crashes cause about 32,000 US deaths and 2.6 million injuries a year.

image of an apple Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity

More than one-third of US adults and 17% of children are obese.

image of pill and pill bottle Prescription Drug Overdose

Deaths involving opioid painkillers have more than quadrupled since 1999.

image of female with baby Teen Pregnancy

Each year in the United States, 750,000 teens become pregnant.

image of no smoking sign Tobacco Use

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States.

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