Surveillance for certain health behaviors among States and selected local areas - United States, 2010.

TitleSurveillance for certain health behaviors among States and selected local areas - United States, 2010.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsXu F, Town M, Balluz LS, Bartoli WP, Murphy W, Chowdhury PP, Garvin WS, Pierannunzi C, Zhong Y, Salandy SW, Jones CK, Crawford CA
Corporate AuthorsCenters for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC)
JournalMorbidity and mortality weekly report. Surveillance summaries (Washington, D.C. : 2002)
Volume62
Issue1
Pagination1-247
Date Published2013 May 31
Abstract

Chronic diseases (e.g., heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes) are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Engaging in healthy behaviors (e.g., quitting smoking and tobacco use, being more physically active, and eating a nutritious diet) and accessing preventive health-care services (e.g., routine physical checkups, screening for cancer, checking blood pressure, testing blood cholesterol, and receiving recommended vaccinations) can reduce morbidity and mortality from chronic and infectious disease and lower medical costs. Monitoring and evaluating health-risk behaviors and the use of health services is essential to developing intervention programs, promotion strategies, and health policies that address public health at multiple levels, including state, territory, metropolitan and micropolitan statistical area (MMSA), and county.

DOI10.1155/2013/321067
Alternate JournalMMWR Surveill Summ