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National Center for Health Statistics

National Center for Health Statistics

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Obesity Prevalence Maps 2014 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Obesity prevalence in 2014 varies across states and territories. No state had a prevalence of obesity less than 20%. 5 states and the District of Columbia had a prevalence of obesity between 20% and <25%. 23 states, Guam and Puerto Rico had a prevalence of obesity between 25% and <30%. 19 states had a prevalence of obesity between 30% and <35%. 3 states (Arkansas, Mississippi and West Virginia) had a prevalence of obesity of 35% or greater. The Midwest had the highest prevalence of obesity (30.7%), followed by the South (30.6%), the Northeast (27.3%), and the West (25.7%).

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Learn more about your Health Information Security rights The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules establish Federal requirements for keeping your health information secure. The HIPAA Privacy Rule generally requires health care providers and health plans to safeguard your health information. This requirement applies to both paper and electronic records. The HIPAA Security Rule more specifically details the steps your health care providers and others must take to keep your electronic protected health information secure. Is all of my health information protected by HIPAA? Privacy protections apply to your "individually identifiable health information," which means:

WIKIPEDIA - Environment of the United States. Biota[edit] Bioregions of North America, according to one scheme. Animals[edit] More than 400 mammal, 700 bird, 500 reptile and amphibian, and 90,000 insect species have been documented.[1] Wetlands such as the Florida Everglades are the base for much of this diversity. Fungi[edit] Around 14,000 species of fungi were listed by Farr, Bills, Chamuris and Rossman in 1989.[2] Still, this list only included terrestrial species. Tema om fedme fra WHO Europe Obesity Obesity is one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century. Its prevalence has tripled in many countries of the WHO European Region since the 1980s, and the numbers of those affected continue to rise at an alarming rate. In addition to causing various physical disabilities and psychological problems, excess weight drastically increases a person’s risk of developing a number of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. WHO/Europe approaches to obesity

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