Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Matters for Women[TM] E-Newsletter UpdateCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 09/28/2012 01:59 PM EDT
Health Matters for Women
New from CDCInfluenza Vaccination Coverage Among Pregnant Women - 2011-12 Influenza Season, United States
The findings in this report indicate that the level of influenza vaccination among pregnant women achieved during the two preceding seasons was sustained during the 2011-12 season.
World Heart Day 2012: Women and Children at Risk
Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. This year, World Heart Day shines a spotlight on those who often go unnoticed when it comes to heart disease: women and children.
The Right To Know Campaign: Breast Cancer Screening
CDCs’ The Right to Know campaign is a health promotion campaign about breast cancer screening that was developed specifically for women with disabilities. The updated promotional materials highlight the latest breast cancer screening recommendations while sharing stories and advice from survivors. A campaign guidebook provides ideas and recommendations to help you maximize and amplify the message.
Preconception Care and Health care Resource Center
The Preconception Health and Health Care Resource Center (the Resource Center) is a comprehensive web directory of hyperlinks to tools and resources designed to advance the health of men and women of reproductive age.
Effects of Disasters on Pregnant Women
The information on this website was put together to assist pregnant women and their health care providers with answering some of their questions related to these issues.
Updated Cervical Cancer Screening Brochure (pdf)
Cervical Cancer Screening with the HPV Test and the Pap Test in Women Ages 30 and Older: When to Get Tested and How to Make Sense of Your Test Results explains what cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV) are and what Pap and HPV test results mean. If you are 30 years or older and your Pap test is normal and your HPV test is negative, you can wait five years before being tested again for cervical cancer.
Upcoming National Survey of Family Growth Research Conference
Registration is now OPEN for the 2012 Research Conference on the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), hosted by CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), on Wednesday and Thursday October 17 and 18, 2012. The conference will be held at NCHS located in Hyattsville, Maryland, just outside Washington, DC.
Prevalence of Obesity Among Older Adults in the United States, 2007-2010
The prevalence of obesity in women aged 65-74 was higher than in women aged 75 and over in all racial and ethnic groups except non-Hispanic black women, where approximately one in two were obese among both age groups.
Prevalence of Overweight, Obesity, and Extreme Obesity Among Adults: United States, Trends 1960-1962 Through 2009-2010
Among women in 2009-2010, non-Hispanic black women (58.5%) were significantly more likely to be obese than non-Hispanic white women (32.2%) and Mexican-American women (44.9%). Mexican-American women were more likely to be obese than non-Hispanic white women.
Mental Illness Surveillance Among Adults in the United States
Women were more likely to have serious psychological distress than men, and rates were highest among adults aged 45-54 years and non-Hispanic blacks. Women made 29.4 million of the ambulatory care visits with primary mental health diagnoses, compared with 18.5 million for men.
Clinical and Behavioral Characteristics of Adults Receiving Medical Care for HIV Infection - Medical Monitoring Project, United States, 2007
Unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse was reported by 216 (42%) of the 516 women who reported having anal or vaginal intercourse with a man during the 12 months before the interview. Among 959 women, 244 (25%) reported receiving HIV care at an obstetrics and gynecology clinic during the past 12 months. Information related to sexual behavior, vaccinations, and other areas is included.
Winners Selected - Seeing My World through a Safer Lens Video Contest
CDC asked - What does injury and violence prevention look like in your community? And injury and violence professionals, students, and the general public from around the country came together to answer that question by submitting videos to the Seeing My World through a Safer Lens video contest. Winner for the General Public Category: Things Men Say to Men who Say Things to Women on the Streets.