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Controlled Substance Prescribing Patterns — Prescription Behavior Surveillance System, Eight States, 2013

Controlled Substance Prescribing Patterns — Prescription Behavior Surveillance System, Eight States, 2013 Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention In all eight states, opioid analgesics were prescribed approximately twice as often as stimulants or benzodiazepines. Prescribing rates by drug class varied widely by state: twofold for opioids, fourfold for stimulants, almost twofold for benzodiazepines, and […]

Bicyclist Deaths Associated with Motor Vehicle Traffic — United States, 1975–2012

Bicyclist Deaths Associated with Motor Vehicle Traffic — United States, 1975–2012 Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (CDC) Physical activity, including bicycling, is linked with multiple health benefits (1). However, although bicycles account for only about 1% of trips across all modes of transportation, on a per trip basis, bicyclists die on U.S. roads at […]

School Start Times for Middle School and High School Students — United States, 2011–12 School Year

School Start Times for Middle School and High School Students — United States, 2011–12 School Year Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (CDC) Adolescents who do not get enough sleep are more likely to be overweight (1); not engage in daily physical activity (2); suffer from depressive symptoms (2); engage in unhealthy risk behaviors such […]

Sodium Intake Among U.S. Adults — 26 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, 2013

Sodium Intake Among U.S. Adults — 26 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, 2013 Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Excess sodium intake is a major risk factor for hypertension, and subsequently, heart disease and stroke, the first and fifth leading causes of U.S. deaths, respectively (1). During 2011–2012, the average daily […]

Adults Meeting Fruit and Vegetable Intake Recommendations — United States, 2013

Adults Meeting Fruit and Vegetable Intake Recommendations — United States, 2013 Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Eating more fruits and vegetables adds nutrients to diets, reduces the risk for heart disease, stroke, and some cancers, and helps manage body weight when consumed in place of more energy-dense foods (1). Adults who engage in […]

Today’s Heroin Epidemic

Today’s Heroin Epidemic Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Heroin use more than doubled among young adults ages 18–25 in the past decade. More than 9 in 10 people who used heroin also used at least one other drug. 45% of people who used heroin were also addicted to prescription opioid painkillers.

Prevalence of Diagnosed and Undiagnosed HIV Infection — United States, 2008–2012

Prevalence of Diagnosed and Undiagnosed HIV Infection — United States, 2008–2012 Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (CDC) Persons unaware of their human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection contribute nearly one third of ongoing transmission in the United States (1). Among the estimated 1.2 million persons living with HIV in the United States in 2011, 14% […]