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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Since 2012, the Tips From Former Smokers® campaign has motivated over 500,000 cigarette smokers to quit for good.

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The percentage of adults meeting the national guideline for aerobic physical activity increased from 44% in 2008 to 54% in 2017.

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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 55% from 2007 to 2017 —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 297,000 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 5.4 million women and found 65,879 cases of breast cancer and 207,727 precancerous cervical lesions.

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From 2000 to 2014, 30% more schools offered at least 2 vegetables at lunch.

Page last reviewed: September 12, 2019, 12:00 AM