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UND School of Medicine releases data on ND health


December 31, 2018

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Advisory Council, a legislatively mandated group of 16 stakeholders connected to North Dakota’s health care enterprise, has published the School’s “Fifth Biennial Report: Health Issues for the State of North Dakota.”

Highlights from the Report include:

• Although North Dakotans have a lower prevalence of diabetes than the rest of the U.S., and are less likely to report fair or poor health, they have a higher risk of certain cancers and a mortality rate that exceeds the national average.

• North Dakota is tied for fourth in the...

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