Study: Mixed reviews for 2020 health goals

Posted at 9:03 AM, Jan 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-11 10:35:49-05

A new government study shows mixed results when it comes to meeting national health goals for 2020.

The U.S. has met or exceeded 40-percent of the objectives, including reducing infant deaths, substance abuse among teens and the number of poor air quality days.

But one-third of the objectives showed no improvement, like lowering obesity and diabetes.

Several areas, such as suicide rates and teen depression have actually gotten worse.