Health behaviors include the things people do–and don’t do–to maintain health status or prevent illness or injury.
A healthy diet is reflected by the proportion of adults who consume the recommended daily serving of fruits and vegetables.
This is measured by the proportion of adults who reporting having exercised within the past month.
The ability to maintain a healthy weight is a health behavior as well as an outcome resulting from diet and physical activity.
Smoking is much more prevalent in the SouthCoast as compared to Massachusetts. Available data relates to smoking and quitting behavior.
Data points related to behaviors around alcohol abuse include rates of binge drinking and heavy drinking over the past 30 days.
This is measured by admissions to state-funded treatment programs.
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