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Preventive Care

HealthLeaders magazine, December 13, 2011

Despite CDC data that 33.8% of American adults are obese, and that pre-diabetes affects 35% of Americans age 20 and up, only 20% of Americans perceive themselves to be in fair or poor health, according to the Thomson Reuters 2010 PULSE™ Healthcare Survey; fully 80% of respondents assess themselves to be in good, very good, or excellent health. The survey also finds, however, that for most standard preventive care screenings, there is considerable room for improvement in participation rates.

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