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Highlights from U.S. Annual Health Report

POSTED: 02:29 PM PDT May 16, 2012 

On May 16, the Centers for Disease Control released their 35th annual report titled "Health, United States, 2011." This report includes a compilation of health data through 2010 from a number of sources within the federal government and in the private sector. Here are some interesting highlights.

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During the same period, the percentage of adults aged 50-75 years with a recent colorectal test or procedure increased from 34 percent to 59 percent.

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