Improving the Health of Women in the United States
Thomas J. Plewes, Rapporteur; Committee on Population; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice; Health and Medicine Division; National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher: 0309439043 | 2016 | ISBN: 0309439043 | 88 pages | PDF | 1 MB
The environment for women's health has changed over the last 25 years. Increased use of automobiles can lead to health risks from lack of physical activity. There has also been an increase in access to and consumption of unhealthy food. Other changes in the past 2 to 3 decades include the significant increase in the number of women who are heads of households and responsible for all aspects of a household and family.