Fact or Fiction

October 2019 – Fact or Fiction: Death rates for married people in the U.S. are lower than the rates for unmarried people.

October 2019 – Fact or Fiction: Multiple births in the U.S. are on the decline.

October 2019 – Fact or Fiction: The death rate from firearms in 2017 is the highest rate recorded in the U.S. since 1968.

August 2019 – Fact or Fiction: Over a third of non-smoking youth are exposed to secondhand smoke.

June 2019 – Fact or Fiction: Life Expectancy in America declined in 2017 for the third consecutive year.

November 2018 – Fact or Fiction: Yoga is the fastest-growing complementary health approach among children and adults in the U.S.

October 2018 – Fact or Fiction: Women who live in rural counties in the U.S. give birth at an earlier age than women in large metropolitan counties.

September 2018 – Fact or Fiction: One in three adults in the U.S. eat seafood at least two times per week.

September 2018 – Fact or Fiction: Undiagnosed diabtetes is more prevalent among American adults than diabetes that is already been diagnosed by a physician.

September 2018 – Fact or Fiction: Soft drinks account for one-fifth of all beverages consumed by American youth between ages 2 and 19.

April 2018 – Fact or Fiction: Asian mothers are less likely to be unmarried at the time they give birth than mothers of other race/ethnicities in the U.S.


November – Fact or Fiction: The average wait time to see a medical professional in the ER is less than an hour.

October – Fact or Fiction: The percentage of adults in the U.S. who are obese has leveled off in the last several years.

October – Fact or Fiction: Boys miss more school days due to illness and injury than girls.

September – Fact or Fiction: The use of antidepressant medication is more common among women than men.

May – Fact or Fiction: Mortality rates from skin cancer are highest in the sun belt states of the U.S.

April – Fact or Fiction: A growing percentage of Americans with hypertension are unaware they have it.

February – Fact or Fiction: The death rate from drug overdoses in the U.S. has increased most rapidly among young people over the last decade and a half.

January – Fact or Fiction: Most boys and girls drink sugar-sweetened beverages each day.

September – Fact or Fiction: Leukemia is the leading form of cancer death among children and teens.
August – Fact or Fiction: Cancer is now the leading cause of death in the majority of U.S. states.
March – Fact or Fiction: One out of every two marriages will end in divorce.
March – Fact or Fiction: A third of all young people in the U.S. eat nuts.

November – Fact or Fiction: Obesity rates in the United States have not changed in the past 15 years.
September – Fact or Fiction: The Mountain West subregion of the U.S. has the highest suicide rate in the nation.
August – Fact or Fiction: Mortality from heart disease in the U.S. has declined each year for the past 50 years.
July – Fact or Fiction: A growing majority of teenagers in the U.S. have had sexual intercourse.


Page last reviewed: October 10, 2019