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Lifestyle and Risk Factors Health Topics

About Lifestyle and Risk Factors

In the recent decades, health researchers have looked at the health behaviors and lifestyle factors that account for the largest number of preventable deaths. Their research suggests that the leading causes of preventable death in the U.S. are tobacco use, poor diet, physical inactivity, and alcohol consumption. These lifestyle risk factors are often the focus of health promotion campaigns because they can be modified by individuals. Resiliency factors include lifestyles and social supports that offset risk factors, including having social and family support and participating in physical activity.

Health Topic Data and Usage

Please select one of the above Health Topics to see more information as well as navigation links to that topic's related Health Indicator reports and the related user queryable Health Datasets. Use the above top naviagtion images to change to a different Topic Category.

Health Topic pages contain more detailed information such as "Why Important" and "What is being Done". Along with this information are links to the associated Indicator Reports and Dataset Queries. The Indicator Reports provide graphs, maps, public health context, and data tables. Many of the topics have queryable datasets that you can use to create your own tables, charts, and maps. These data query results pages will contain dataset details, including data sources and tips on how data can or cannot be used.