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Chapter 1 Understanding Wellness
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Leading causes of death in the U.S.  in 2003
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Healthy Life Expectancy n Healthy life expectancy in good health US= 69.3 yrs n Life expectancy in the US 78.2 yrs 75.6 for men 80.8 for women n With the resources available, life expectancy should be higher.
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Life Expectancy and Cost n US ranks lower than other countries: Some specific groups in US have challenges HIV epidemic in US High tobacco use High rate of coronary heart disease High rate of violence (homicide) n US x2 health care cost than any nation Very little goes toward prevention!
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Factors Affecting Longevity .
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Death rates by physical fitness  groups
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Healthy People 2020 n U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services publication n Health goals and objectives for the nation to improve health status and longevity ( www.healthypeople.gov) n 2 main goals: 1) Increase quality and years of healthy life 2) Eliminate health disparities
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High-level Wellness n Health
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course KIN 121 taught by Professor Holmes during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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