Women’s Health

 

Over the past decade or so, women’s health has shown notable improvements in some areas—and suffered big setbacks in others. Researchers have identified six major highlights and lowlights for the period between 2000 and 2010. How well are you taking care of yourself?

 

 

Women who:

2000

2010

Highlights

Smoke

20.8%

16.8%

Get regular colorectal cancer screening

37.7%

61.8%

Die from heart disease

148.1/100,000*

118.9/100,000**

Setbacks

Have been diagnosed with diabetes

5%

8%

Have been diagnosed with high blood pressure

23.6%

27.7%

Are obese

19.8%

26.4%

*Based on average data from 2002 to 2004. **Based on average data from 2004 to 2006.

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