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Latest health fast facts

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Childhood obesity affects 1 in 5 children in the United States.

Source: CDC

20%

Less than 20% of reported COVID-19 cases in the United States are in children under age 18.

Source: CDC

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Long COVID can be considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Source: HHS

More than 1 million people in the U.S. have lymphedema.

Source: NHLBI

73%

In an NIH study of more than 8,000 women, 73% gained more than the recommended amount of weight.

Source: NICHD

400K

An estimated 400,000 Americans are currently living with MS.

Source: NINDS

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During parts of the pandemic, more than a third of American adults reported having symptoms of anxiety.

Source: US Census Bureau

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In 2020, 1 in 5 adults experienced a mental illness, but less than half of them received treatment for it.

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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There are about 7,000 known rare diseases, but only a few have treatments approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Source: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.
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