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Surveillance for certain health behaviors among States and selected local areas - United States, 2010.
|Title||Surveillance for certain health behaviors among States and selected local areas - United States, 2010.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Xu F, Town M, Balluz LS, Bartoli WP, Murphy W, Chowdhury PP, Garvin WS, Pierannunzi C, Zhong Y, Salandy SW, Jones CK, Crawford CA|
|Corporate Authors||Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC)|
|Journal||Morbidity and mortality weekly report. Surveillance summaries (Washington, D.C. : 2002)|
|Date Published||2013 May 31|
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.
|Alternate Journal||MMWR Surveill Summ|