Risk Factors For Disease
From The National Women's Health Information Center and The Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities (OMHD)
The Healthy People Initiative has been the blueprint for prevention and health promotion in the U.S. for the last two decades.
Race and ethnicity are associated with persistent, and often increasing, health disparities in the U.S. Healthy People 2010 identifies 10 leading risk factors or Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) that are major public health concerns in the United States. Here are the top four.