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 aerobic physical activity guidelines increased from 44% in 2008 to 54% in 2018.
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The percentage of adults who have their high blood pressure under control increased from 43.3% in 2005⁠–⁠2006 to 48.5% in 2015⁠–⁠2016.
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Teen birth rates fell 60% from 2007 to 2019—
an all-time low.
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From 1999⁠–⁠2004 to
2011⁠⁠–⁠2016, the percentage of low-income children with dental sealants increased 75%.
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Over 400,000 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 5.6 million women and found 68,486 invasive breast cancers and 214,652 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: April 28, 2021, 12:00 AM