According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 13 percent of women aged eighteen years and older are in poor, or merely fair, health. More than 12 percent of women face a limitation in their usual activities due to chronic health conditions. In addition, 62 percent of women aged twenty years and older are overweight, a key predictor of future health problems. Women's Health Sourcebook, Third Edition, provides up to date information on the issues and trends in women's health and health conditions of special concern to women, including breast and gynecological concerns, sexual and reproductive concerns, ovarian cancer and other cancers affecting women, and chronic conditions such as autoimmune disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, mental health concerns, and thyroid disorders. Guidelines for maintaining wellness and information about the screenings, checkups, and vaccinations recommended for women are also included, along with a glossary of related terms and a list of resources for further information.
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