can't say gay, lesbians and bisexuals have poorer health overall," he added. The survey findings are based on responses from nearly 35,000 adults who were interviewed in-person at their homes in 2013 as part of the National Health Interview Survey. This was the first time the survey
teenagers must feel. Adolescents reported stress levels during the school year that surpassed those of adults, according to the American Psychological Association's latest Stress in America survey. The survey, based on an August 2013 Harris Interactive poll, is thought to be the
Examination Survey (NHANES), which included more than 43,000 adults followed from the first survey period (1988 to 1994) to the most recent (1999 to 2010). In 1988 to 1994, the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes was 5.5 percent. By the next survey in 1999 to 2004, that number had risen
odd years between 2003 and 2009 from an annual survey exploring eating habits, physical-activity routines and body-mass index (BMI). BMI is a measurement of body fat that takes height and weight into account. The Washington survey was an expanded take on a standard CDC survey on
to be obese in the United Kingdom. Researchers found 30 studies that surveyed teens in the United Kingdom (aged 12 to 18) about weight issues. More than 1,400 children -- of all body sizes -- answered the surveys between 1997 and 2010. Overall, the survey participants felt the social
has been a long-time concern with genetic testing, because employers or insurers could potentially discriminate against people at increased risk of a given disease. Of course, survey respondents' answers to theoretical questions need to be taken with a grain of salt. In real life,
Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which has been conducted at regular intervals by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since the early 1960s. In the survey, parents of children aged 6 to 11 are asked whether they considered their child to be overweight, underweight
isn't believed to raise diabetes risk. Some women, he said, may not have a high BMI but do have high levels of belly fat, a "bad fat" known to raise diabetes risk. Another potential limitation of the study is that the survey data didn't allow the researchers to control for factors
parents who thought their own weight was a health problem were less likely to make changes in a child's diet," Rhee said. She can't say why this is, because the survey did not ask. But Rhee suspects that the parents may have been discouraged by their own failed attempts at dieting.
Weekly Report . The report is based on information from more than 100,000 people in 17 states who participated in the agency's 2012 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey. In all 17 states, menu labeling use was highest among women. However, use varied widely among states.