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A digit tells a thousand words
51 Ranking of Nevada for overall child health care compared to other states and Washington D.C. (Source: Commonwealth Fund)
53.1 Percent of children ages 2–17 who needed mental health treatment and got it in 2007. (Commonwealth Fund)
$38.62 Dollars per person Nevada spent for public health in 2010. (America’s Health Rankings)
50 Nevada’s national ranking for per person spending in 2010 for public health. (America’s Health Rankings)
$106.69 Dollars per person Alabama spent for public health in 2010. (America’s Health Rankings)
13 Alabama’s ranking for per person spending in 2010 for public health. (America’s Health Rankings)
Maximum daily amount of sodium new USDA dietary guidelines say adults under age 51 should consume. Those over 51 should consume no more than 1,500 mg.
Daily amount of sodium the average American consumes.
0 Number of states with more than 25 percent of adults obese in the early 1990s. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
33 Number of states with 25 percent or more adults obese in 2008. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
25 Percent of obese Nevadans in 2010 (America’s Health Rankings)
1, 2, 3
Ranking of heart disease, cancer and respiratory disease, respectively, as the leading causes of death in Washoe County and Nevada. (Washoe County Health District)
51,742 Number of cancer cases reported among Nevada residents between 2001-2005. (Nevada State Health Division)
473.8 Incidence rate per 100,000 Nevadans for cancer. National rate is 473.7. (Nevada State Health Division)
1, 2, 3
Ranking of lung, prostate and breast cancer, respectively, as the most common forms of cancer in Washoe County and Nevada. (Nevada State Health Division)
93 Percentage of Americans—infants and adults—found to have detectable levels of the endocrine disruptor bisphenol A (BPA) in their urine. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
200 The number of chemicals, out of 80,000 on the market, the EPA has been able to require testing for under the Safe Chemicals Act of 2010, which requires the federal government to wait for evidence of danger before testing a chemical for safety.
$100 million Amount the chemical industry spent in 2009 lobbying Congress and federal agencies, according to federal records.
55.8 Percentage of adults in Washoe County who say they regularly exercise. (Washoe County Health District)
24.8 Percentage of Washoe County adults who eat five or more servings of fruit and vegetables per day. (Washoe County Health District)
18.7 Average family mealtime, in minutes, shown to help reduce severe asthma symptoms in children. ("The ABCs of Family Mealtimes,” Child Development, Feb. 3, 2011)
4:1 Ratio of males to females diagnosed with autism. (The National Autistic Society)
16 The number of women in a study given a small amount of testosterone that made them less able to show empathy. The study could help explain the role of the hormone in autism and why males are more often diagnosed with autism than females. (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)