Chronic Diseases in America

Chronic Diseases in America

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NCCDPHP PREVENTS
CHRONIC DISEASE
AND PROMOTES HEALTH

FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES

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WE WORK TO IMPROVE HEALTH ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN

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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: September 24, 2020, 12:00 AM