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Latest health fast facts

3x

Black and American Indian/Alaska Native women are about three times as likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause, compared with white women.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

99%

If breast cancer is confined to the breast, the 5-year survival rate is 99%.

Source: National Cancer Institute

More than 1 in 5 middle school and high school students reported being bullied at school in the last year.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

20.4%

In 2016, 20.4% of U.S. adults reported having chronic pain.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2–14

Did you know? COVID-19 symptoms can appear anywhere from 2–14 days after exposure.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Each year in the U.S., the seasonal flu hospitalizes 200,000 people and kills more than 36,000.

Source: National Institutes of Health

Palliative care is not the same as hospice care. Palliative care can be given at any point during a serious illness, while hospice care happens near the end of life.

Source: National Institute of Nursing Research

1 in 8

1 in 8 women in the U.S. will get breast cancer during her life.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

13%

From 1990 to 2017, the breast cancer death rate fell 13% in the U.S.

Source: National Cancer Institute
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