Wellness by the Numbers: Understanding and Interpreting American Health Statistics, 1st Edition

  • Jacqueline Klosek
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  • ISBN-10: 1610699645
  • ISBN-13: 9781610699648
  • DDC: 614.4
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released June 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Wellness by the Numbers: Understanding and Interpreting American Health Statistics presents the factual data that underlying health summaries—information that is not often readily available to readers. The statistical data regarding a variety of health indicators, accompanied by contextual information and analyses, serves to inform high school and lower undergraduate readers about the state of health in America today. Just as importantly, this book will document how scholars and health professionals analyze data to draw conclusions and sharpen readers’ critical thinking skills. The book begins with an introductory essay that provides a conceptual framework for readers and a general overview of the topic of analyzing health across the nation. The "How to Analyze Data" section clearly explains the process of analyzing and interpreting statistical information, describes how to find authoritative sources of data, and defines the steps to reading and interpreting data and how to draw conclusions from the information. Each of the more than 40 key health topics includes an introduction of the particular health indicator being discussed, presents the data in tables, charts, or figures with concise analysis and interpretation, and concludes with discussion questions that challenge the reader to find additional meaning or patterns in the data.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
Locating Accurate and Current Data on Health-Related Information Online.
1: ADHD.
2: Alcohol Consumption.
3: Allergies.
4: Alzheimer’s Disease.
5: Anemia.
6: Arthritis.
7: Asthma.
8: Autism.
9: Autoimmune Diseases.
10: Breast Cancer.
11: Breastfeeding.
12: Calorie Consumption.
13: Cardiovascular Disease.
14: Cervical Cancer.
15: Cesarean Births.
16: Childhood Obesity.
17: Cholesterol Levels.
18: Colon/Rectal Cancer.
19: Congenital Defects.
20: Contraceptive Use.
21: Depression.
22: Diabetes.
23: Digestive Diseases.
24: Disabilities.
25: Drug Addiction.
26: Eating Disorders.
27: Exercise/Physical Activity.
28: Food-Borne Illnesses.
30: Hypertension.
31: Infant Mortality.
32: Life Expectancy.
33: Lung Cancer.
34: Mammograms.
35: Mental Health.
36: Obesity.
37: Pancreatic Cancer.
38: Prescription Drug Use.
39: Prostate Cancer.
40: Skin Cancer.
41: Smoking and Tobacco Use.
42: STDs.
43: Stress.
44: Stroke.
45: Suicide.
46: Teenage Pregnancy.
47: Thyroid Cancer.
48: Vaccines and Immunizations.
49: Vegetarian and Vegan Diets.
50: Vitamin Consumption and Supplementation.
Resources for Further Research.
About the Author.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jacqueline Klosek

Jacqueline Klosek is an attorney with Goodwin Procter in New York, where she advises clients on privacy issues and technology agreements. She is the author of five books, including PROTECTING YOUR HEALTH PRIVACY (Praeger, 2010) and THE RIGHT TO KNOW (Praeger, 2009), and is at work on her sixth book, WHY HEALTHCARE REFORM IS NOT ENOUGH. A Certified Information Privacy Professional, Ms. Klosek is active in the International Association of Privacy Professionals and the ABA. She received NJBiz magazine’s "40 Under 40" award, as well as the Telford-Taylor Fellowship in Public International Law. Ms. Klosek holds a B.A. from New York University, a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and an L.L.M. from Vrije Universiteit Brussel.