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Our Obesity Problem

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36.5% of American adults are obese.

Here’s how it breaks down by age.

20 and older: 36.3%

20–39: 32.3%

40–59: 40.2%

60 and older: 37.0%

Source: Health & Human Services, November 2015


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Schizophrenia Leads to the ED

382,000 :Number of emergency department visits related to schizophrenia during 2009–2011

32.7 of those visits led to hospital admissions

16.7% of those visits led to transfers to psychiatric hospitals

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, September 2015


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Do You Lie to Your Doctor?

27% of Americans say they’ve told their doctors lies or omitted relevant information during office visits.

30% of women and 23% of men admit to fibbing in the exam room.

18% of women and 11% of men say they’re more likely to confess bad health behaviors to someone like a manicurist or hairstylist than to their doctors.

Source: ZocDoc.com, November 2015