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The prevalence of diabetes increased from 10.3% of people in 2001 to 11.6% in 2021.
Of the 7+ million people who contract a waterborne illness each year, Swimmer’s ear and norovirus are the most common ailments.
While adults have the highest blood lead concentrations, the government cautions that children are at the highest risk for poisoning.
In 2021, there was roughly one abortion for every five newborn children in the US.
Between 2020 and 2021, the top cause of death for people 65 and older was heart disease in 47 statesand Washington, DC.
According to the CDC, one person in the United States dies from heart disease every 33 seconds.
The total number of workplace injuries and illnesses has remained steady over the past five years — but reports of respiratory illness rose in 2022.
Up to 48 million people get sick from a foodborne illness every year, and up to 3,000 are estimated to die from them.
A majority of people fall short of meeting recommendations outlined by the government — at least 35% of adults 18 and older were considered obese in 2021, according to the definitions of 21 states and territories.
RSV rates — which tend to climb in the fall and winter months — are highest for children under the age of five.