Hawaii 2011 - Health
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Island Pacific Academy in Kapolei encourages students to be active. That’s good for the future: Active kids tend to become active adults.
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Ethnicity and disease
We smoke less, eat healthier, exercise more, and live longer in Hawaii than the national average. While we have lower mortality rates for the three major causes of death – heart disease, cancer and diabetes – we are worse than average on immunizations and binge drinking. Within our communities, there are special pockets of concern. Here is a closer look at eight chronic conditions that are spread unevenly among different ethnic groups:
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