Americans Living Longer but Obesity Rising

Some points from the latest CDC survey of the health of Americans:

  1. Income and education-related disparities are significant
  2. Overall life expectancy continues to rise, with heart disease the most common killer. Death by strokes and cancer is down, obesity is up, only half of adults met recommended levels of physical activity
  3. $2.5 trillion was spent on healthcare ($8 thousand per person). Prescription drug costs have more than doubled since 2000. 8 percent of children and 22 percent of adults had no insurance of any kind in 2010. 11 to 17 percent of American adults do not receive ‘timely care, necessary medications, or dental care due to cost’.

Americans Living Longer but Obesity Rising.


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