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It is widely known that Americans’ health status has declined. Lincoln, like the U.S., is experiencing increasing rates of obesity, diabetes, physical inactivity, heart disease deaths, and other indicators. Lincoln, however, still has lower rates than the U.S. as a whole on many measures.

In Lincoln, there are large geographic disparities in a number of health measures, such as medical care, youth fitness, tobacco use, and overall life expectancy.

In sum, Lincoln’s overall health is deteriorating, but not as rapidly as the U.S. as a whole. Both Lincoln and the United States have much ground to regain in reversing current poor health trends.