Healthy Habits In US Aren’t Good

A few stats from the National Health Interview Survey:

  1. 61% of adults drink alcohol.  [Seems low to me…plus I thought some data showed red wine to be good for you]
  2. Only 31% get enough physical activity
  3. 40% do no leisure physical activity
  4. 20% smoke (and 21% are former smokers)

The report has shown no improvement in physical activity since 1997.

The data did show that education makes a difference.  More educated people were less likely to be smoking, more active, less likely to be obese, and less likely to have slept 6 hours or less in the past 24 hours.  And, it showed that married adults are more likely to have healthier behaviors than people who are divorced, widowed, or separated.

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