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NEBRASKA WOMEN'S HEALTH STATISTICS

Women's Health Statistics

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Top Killers of Nebraska Women:     #1       Heart Disease
                                                     #2       Cancer
                                                     #3       Cerebrovascular
                                                     #4       Chronic Lung Disease
                                                     #5       Alzheimer’s Disease

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2,291 Preterm babies were born in Nebraska in 2003

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31% of Nebraska women report having arthritis

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An estimated 35,400 women in Nebraska have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease

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85.8% of Nebraska women over 18 have had a Pap test in the last three years

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23.3% of Nebraska women have been told that they have high blood pressure

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10.9% of Nebraska women have asthma

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47.1% of women were classified as overweight or obese in 2002

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Only 31.3% of adults 50+ have had a blood stool test within the past 2 years

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6.2% of women reported that they have been told by a doctor that they have diabetes.

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In 2004, only 42.1% of Nebraska women reported meeting recommended guidelines for moderate physical activity

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1,794 Low birthweight babies were born in Nebraska in 2003

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Nebraska women rank 51st in cholesterol screening in the past five years

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Nebraska women rank 47th in the nation in eating five or more fruits and vegetables per day.

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Only one state had a lower percentage than Nebraska of persons 50 years of age and older who had ever been screened for colorectal cancer by sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy

For more statistics on Nebraska women, please see the pdf file 2004-2005 Annual Report, 931KB.

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