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Although high school students report drinking plenty of water, milk, and real fruit juice, they still gulp down more sugar-sweetened beverages than is probably good for them, CDC researchers found, ABC News reports.
About 24% of teen respondents said they had a soda every day.
Several racial/ethnic differences were found, according to the story, which originated at MedPage Today. Teen boys were more likely report drinking milk and whole fruit juices than girls, and whites were more likely than blacks and Hispanics to have water and milk every day. Boys and blacks were also more likely to drink soda and sports drinks than girls and white or Hispanic teens.
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Rates of arthritis vary among different Hispanic groups, but its overall effects appear to be substantial across groups, according to an analysis of national CDC survey data, MedPage Today reports.
According to the report:
Subgroups of Hispanic patients reported different rates of doctor-diagnosed arthritis, with 11.7% of Cubans and Cuban-Americans saying they had some form of arthritis, compared with 21.8% of Puerto Ricans — similar to rates of 22.6% among non-Hispanic whites and 21.4% among non-Hispanic blacks, reported Louise Murphy, PhD, of the CDC, and colleagues.
At the same time, more than 20% of all Hispanic subgroups with some form of arthritis also reported suffering one or more of its effects — activity and work limitations and severe joint pain — Murphy and her co-authors wrote in the Feb. 18 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Researchers also found:
- Arthritis-attributable activity limitation (AAAL): range of 21.1% among Cubans and Cuban-Americans to 48.5% of Puerto Ricans
- Arthritis-attributable world limitations (AAWL): range of 32.9% among Central and South Americans to 41.6% of Mexicans
- Severe joint pain: range of 23.7% among Cubans to 44.1% of Puerto Ricans
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