"The cardiovascular disease produces immense health and economic burdens in the United States and globally," the authors write.
The 48% prevalence of cardiovascular disease – nearly 121.5 million adults – is a significant uptick over the rate cited last year, although this was mainly driven by the way high blood pressure is defined. Hypertension guidelines were updated so that people whose blood pressure is 1
Excluding high blood pressure, the prevalence of cardiovascular disease among US adults is 9% overall, and decline from 11.5% in 2015.
"Overall, we have made a lot of progress," said Zhao, who was not involved in the report. Still, "we have not yet made significant advances in obesity, diabetes, and unhealthy behavior," which includes smoking, not exercising, poor diet and being overweight. About 8 of every 10 cases of cardiovascular disease can be prevented by controlling high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, according to the heart association
The scorecard also shows some terrific gains. Self-reported inactivity among adults has been declining since 1998, with the trend escalating in recent years. Passivity plummeted from 40.1% to 26.9% between 2007 and 2016, the report shows.
How the barbershops could help lower blood pressure of men and 34% of females were smoked in 1965, compared with only 16.7% of males and 13.6% of females in 2015.
"We really have to work harder to reduce all the risk factors in order to reduce rates of cardiovascular disease, "Zhao said, highlighting obesity. Nearly 4 out of 10 US adults and almost 1 out of 5 youths are obese, while 7.7% of adults and 5.6% of youth are severely affected, report finds.
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