MANY WOMEN ARE UN­AWARE OF HEART DIS­EASE RISK FACTORS

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Younger Women

• Al­most 50% of young adults are not reg­u­larly ac­tive

• About 25% of high-school-age youth re­port us­ing to­bacco

Mid­dle-Age Women

• Choles­terol lev­els tend to rise as you age

• About 34% of women aged 45-54 have high blood pres­sure

• More than 10% of adults be­tween age 45-64 are di­a­betic

Older Women

• Most women over the age of 65 have heart dis­ease or ath­er­o­scle­ro­sis

• Heart dis­ease and stroke kill about 25% of women in Amer­ica

• Af­ter menopause, women are likely to ex­pe­ri­ence high blood pres­sure

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