CardioSource WorldNews December 2014 - Page 20

THE BE T Number Check | #√ What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You The number of persons in the US with diabetes who do not know they have the disease (out of a total of about 29 million persons with diabetes). Another 86 million have prediabetes, putting them at increased risk for diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. Source: MMWR. November 2014 63:1045. www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ mm6211a4.htm A Startling Finding Regarding Imbibing 90% A new study suggested that 9 out of 10 adults who drink too much alcohol are not alcoholics or alcohol dependent. This finding was published in new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Source: Centers for Disease Control www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/ p1120-excessive-drinking.html Do You Even Know if Your BP is High? 13 Million The approximate number of people within the 71 million individuals with hypertension who are neither aware of their hypertension, nor are taking antihypertensive medications. The figure is based on an analysis of data from the 2011-2-13 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Source: Wall H, Hannan J, Wright J. JAMA. 2014;312:1973-4. Reality Bites 400,000 The approximate number of dental plans that were erroneously included in recently released enrollment figures for the Affordable Care Act. The figures represented enrollments obtained through the ACA-created insurance exchanges between October 2013 and mid-October 2014. About 6.7 million people have paid-up health insurance coverage purchased through the exchanges. Source: Radnofsky L. Wall Street Journal. November 20, 2014. http://online.wsj.com/articles/u-s-again-overstates-health-care-enrollees-1416513555 18 CardioSource WorldNews December 2014