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CDC Reports New Figures on American Health

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its annual report on the health of the United States. The document contains more than 150 charts and graphs showing fluctuations in such areas as new births, causes of death, obesity in youth, and emergency room visits. The following are just a few of the highlights we found relevant.

Sloping activity levels: In 2010, less than half of American adults were meeting the government’s recommended daily physical activity levels, with only  30 percent of individuals over the age of 75 meeting the requirements.

Obesity is on the rise: It’s no surprise, but obesity rates have continued to rise. Numbers for those 20 years and older have jumped from 33.9 percent to 35.9 percent between 2008 and 2010.
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