Editor's Note: Gallup re-estimated its Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index and Life Evaluation Index data from January 2008 to April 2009 to address context effects that Gallup discovered after the data were originally published.
The percentage of American adults reporting that they have been diagnosed with diabetes continues to climb, with 11.3% of Americans in the third quarter of 2009 saying so, compared to 10.4% in the first quarter of 2008. Obese adults are three times more likely than non-obese adults to say they have been diagnosed with diabetes.
Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index data from 2009 reveal that 17% of Americans report having been diagnosed with depression. Those making less than $24,000 annually, those who are separated or divorced, and women are the most likely to report having been diagnosed.
Healthy eating is about more than just willpower. New research suggests addressing three other factors could help people improve their eating habits.
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