Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!
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- About 1 in 7 US children aged 2–8 years has a mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder, such as anxiety, learning problems, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
- Kids who have these disorders and live in rural areas face personal, financial, and neighborhood challenges more often than those who live in urban areas.
- Rural children and their parents might need additional support from states, healthcare systems, and primary care providers—here’s how to help them thrive.
- Vaccination of children born during 1994–2013 will prevent an estimated 322 million illnesses, 21 million hospitalizations, and 732,000 deaths over the course of their lifetimes.
- Following the recommended childhood immunization schedule protects babies and children by providing immunity early in life.
- Healthcare providers and public health professionals can educate patients about the importance of vaccination and staying on schedule using easy-to-read resources recommended by CDC.
- Stroke can happen to anyone, but African-Americans and Hispanics face more prevention challenges and are more likely to have a stroke.
- About 1 in 3 US adults has high blood pressure. African-Americans have higher rates than do whites or Hispanics, and they tend to develop high blood pressure at an earlier age.
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death among American Indians and Alaska Natives. Use CDC’s resources to make a difference in your community.
- About 1 in 10 US pregnant women with confirmed Zika infection in 2016 had a fetus or baby with birth defects.
- Babies born with Zika-related birth defects require specialized follow-up care and developmental monitoring.
- Health departments can coordinate pregnancy surveillance with Zika birth defects surveillance to ensure all affected babies are identified and families are connected to appropriate medical and social services.
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