Young at heart? Not most Americans, government report says

In this Thursday, June 6, 2013 file photo, a patient has her blood pressure checked by registered nurse in Plainfield, Vt. Your heart might be older than you are, according to a CDC report released Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2015 which takes a new approach to try to spur more Americans to take steps to prevent cardiovascular disease. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

NEW YORK (AP) – A new government report suggests that for most Americans, your heart is older than the rest of you. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report takes a new approach to try to spur more Americans to take steps to prevent cardiovascular disease.

CDC scientists estimated the average “heart age” of men and women in every state, based on risk factors like blood pressure, weight, and whether they smoke or have diabetes. Then it compared the numbers to average actual ages.

According to CDC calculations, nearly three out of four U.S. adults have a heart that’s older than their actual age. CDC officials released the report Tuesday.

Calculate the age of your heart here.

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