Americans’ rates of obesity and physical inactivity rose in 2014, according to “America’s Health Rankings,” which is published by United Health Foundation. The obesity rate climbed from 27.6 to 29.4 percent of adults, and the percentage of adults who reported not participating in any physical activity in the last 30 days rose from 22.9 to 23.5 percent. During the same period, however, the number of Americans who smoke declined by 3 percent. Also, immunization coverage for adolescents increased by 5 percent, and infant mortality rates decreased by 4 percent, compared with last year. www.unitedhealthfoundation.org
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Obesity, Physical Inactivity Rates Climb in Health Rankings
But smoking declines and infant mortality improves.
January 12, 2015