Impact Quick Facts

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CDC works with states, territories, cities, and tribes to prevent common chronic diseases and promote health across the life span. These efforts have led to improvements in leading health indicators like high blood pressure control, physical activity, and teen pregnancy.

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From 2012 to 2018, 16.4 million smokers attempted to quit and 1 million successfully quit because of the Tips® campaign.
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The proportion of adults meeting the aerobic physical activity guideline increased from 44% in 2008 to 54% in 2018.

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The Million Hearts® initiative prevented an estimated 135,000 cardiac events from 2012 to 2016, averting $5.6 billion in medical costs.
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Teen birth rates fell 60% from 2007 to 2019—
an all-time low.
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The percentage of children from low-income households with dental sealants increased from 22% in 1999–2004 to 39% in 2011–2016.
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Over 600,000 people have participated in the National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program.
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Since 1991, the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program has served more than 6.0 million women and found 74,891 invasive breast cancers, 5,066 invasive cervical cancers, and 232,428 precancerous cervical lesions.
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From 2008 to 2018,
26% fewer secondary
schools across states
sold less nutritious
snacks or beverages.
Page last reviewed: September 1, 2022, 12:00 AM