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metroWELLNESS: Doing it by the Numbers

THE OMAHA METRO DIVISION OF THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

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KNOW YOUR NUMBERS

  • MAKE IT YOUR MISSION to save lives by telling 5 women that and we can help stop heart disease in our lifetime, and that you want them to live.
     
  • HEART DISEASE AND STROKE are the greatest health threats to women of all ethnic backgrounds, but only 21 percent realize it.
     
  • HEART DISEASE is still the No. 1 killer of women age 20 and over, killing approximately 1 woman every minute.
     
  • 90% OF WOMEN have 1 or more risk factors for developing heart disease.
     
  • MORE WOMEN DIE of cardiovascular disease than the next 4 causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer. In fact, while 1 in 30 American women die of breast cancer, about 1 in 3 die of cardiovascular disease. Still, only 1 in 5 women believes that heart disease is her greatest health threat.
     
  • 80% OF CARDIAC EVENTS IN WOMEN could be prevented if women made the right choices for their hearts involving diet, exercise and abstinence from smoking.
     
  • HISPANIC WOMEN are likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than non-Hispanic white women.

 

 

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