The latest QuickStats from the CDC is titled, “Prevalence of Selected Unhealthy Behavior Characteristics Among Adults Aged ≥18 Years, by Race — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2005–2007.”
What is an “unhealthy behavior characteristic?” I can see smoking and drinking, and maybe physically inactive, but obesity and sleep deprivation seem like health conditions resulting from a number of factors — like access to healthy food, working conditions, living conditions, family size, other health conditions, etc. — only some of which are behavior, or at least behavioral in origin. Maybe this is a public health nuance I’m not familiar with.
Anyway, the differences are interesting.