Fear of Number 13 : Disease or Superstition

Triskaidekaphobia means fear of number 13 (a type of phobia). This word was coined in 1911. Today the number of people suffering from this phobia are so much that manufactures and companies have stopped using the number 13 in their products. Some manufactures have even found some alternate ways to avoid number 13. For example, some manufacturers jump from number 12 to 14 leaving number 13 aside. If you are living is one of such countries where number 13 is considered unlucky then you might not have seen 13th floor in a multistory building. Even the button numbers in lifts don't contain button marked 13. It shows how superstitious people are, even the educated community.

Do you know that number 13 was not used on any racing car in Formula One racing from 1977 to 2013.

How number 13 became an Unlucky Number

Number 13 got the reputation of an unlucky number over a long time. One particular event can't be blamed for that. Here we have collected some facts that might have led to this belief.

  • During 1890s some experts of English Literature relate the number 13 to bad luck due to the famous "Jesus Christ's last supper". In that famous art work, there are total 13 people, Christ and the twelve apostles. Judas, who betrayed Jesus, is the last disciple sitting 13th on the table.
  • Further the term "Triskaidekaphobia" was coined in 1911 which meant fear of number 13.
  • King Philip IV of France arrested Knights Templar (also known as Soldiers of Christ) on Friday 13 October 1307 and tortured them to death. It lead to belief that number 13 is unlucky.
  • It was observed by some monks that if 13 full moons occurred in a year then it lead to some problems faced by monks, hence considered unlucky.
  • Number 13 represented femininity because 13 menstrual cycles occur in a year. 13 x 28 = 364 days.  
  • In Tarot Cards, 13th card represents Death with a picture of pale horse and a rider.
  • There are 12.41 lunar months in a solar year. It means that the 13th lunar month is never complete.

Interesting Facts about Fear of Number 13

  • Napoleon and the former US president Herbert Hoover suffered from Triskaidekaphobia, fear of number 13.
  • Apolo 13, a manned mission to moon, was aborted due to loss of an oxygen tank that exploded mid way.
  • Around $ 800 - 900 million is lost annually in the U.S. as people avoid to fly or do business meetings on 13th of any month.
  • House number 13 are usually hard to sell and often sold at a lower price with a different house number, such as 12A.
  • Many hospitals avoid having a room number 13. Similarly many tall buildings have floor 12A or M (13th Alphabet) instead of naming it as 13th floor.
  • A number of airlines have no row 13 on their planes. Scottish airports use gate 12B instead of gate 13.
  • Number 13 was never used by any player in triathlon. Similarly it was not used on any Formula One car from 1977 to 2013.
Interestingly all these facts and information lead to the conclusion that 13 is unlucky. However some people don't believe it and mark it as just a coincidence. After all just naming a room as 12A or 12B won't change its actual count. Even if nature has got something to do with number 13, then will it use English language or decimal number system to count it.
In some countries 13 is not considered unlucky. Instead 13 is considered lucky.
  • Great Seal of the United States has got 13 stars and there are 13 stripes on the American flag. 
  • In Italy 13 is considered lucky as the expression fare tredici ("to do 13") means "hit the jackpot".

How to get rid of Brain Worms found in Vegetables

Yes it is true that some worms found in Vegetables can land into your brain through your dining table. While most of the vegetables can have these tapeworms but cabbage and cauliflower are the best place for them to hide due to their uneven and tightly packed structure. The most dangerous of these worms that can travel to your brain is pork tapeworm known as Taeni solium. These worms are usually too small to be observed by naked eye and their eggs are hard-shelled which can survive even the cooking temperature. Then how to save yourself from this deadly creature ?

How long can this Pork tapeworm grow ?

To make you a little nervous, some tapeworm species can grow up to a length of 25 meters (82 feet) inside the human intestine(according to health.com). However some other sources say that it can grow beyond 12 feet. Both of these lengths are enough to make anybody fearful of them.

How this tapeworm can land into your brain ?

Very first thing you should know is that IT IS VERY RARE ! So don't remain afraid of this concept that a tapeworm from cabbage will land into your brain. If a tapeworm larvae is ingested raw, only then there are certain chances of it. Larvae can invade our intestinal wall and travel to different organs, which is called cysticercosis. If the tapeworm succeeds to reach our brain then it is called neurocysticercosis, which is a fatal condition with symptoms like seizures and paralysis. Usually people misunderstand such symptoms as stroke.

Know a little more about Pork Tapeworm


  • It is a ribbon like worm that can attach itself to intestinal walls.
  • It can hatch eggs and become larvae inside intestine.
  • Its larvae is found in human feces. Pigs often feed on feces of other animals and this tapeworm can easily infect them and find its way to their muscles. Those who eat pork (pig meat) are more prone to ingesting tapeworms, especially if they eat raw or under-cooked meat. That's why this tapeworm is named "Pork Tapeworm".
  • These tapeworms usually live for a few years and human GI track is their favorite place to survive as there they get free food and good warmth.
  • Eggs of tapeworm are 1000 times smaller than a millimeter, so can't be observed through naked eye.

How to get rid of Brain Worms found in Vegetables

Now we know that these brain worms are actually tapeworms. There are certain way to keep yourself safe from this tapeworm infection. Instead of abandoning a particular vegetable due to presence of this tapeworm, it is better to use some precautionary measures.

  • Most common cause of tapeworm infection are human feces. So always wash your hands after using your toilet. This way you can save yourself from auto-infection. Tapeworm eggs can continue its life-cycle in human feces for months and may land back into our plates through flies or under-cooked pork. 
  • Take care of proper hygiene in your kitchen, bathroom and toilet. Most common cause of tapeworm infection are unhygienic conditions. 
  • Always wash the vegetables properly to wash away any possible tapeworm or its eggs.
  • Cook the vegetables and meat properly before eating. No tapeworm or its larvae can survive the cooking temperature i.e. beyond 65 degree Celsius . Even if some eggs of tapeworm survive the cooking temperature, they can't attach themselves to our intestines as the head portion is necessary to attach itself.
  • If cases of tapeworm infection are increasing in your locality then it is better to avoid eating raw vegetables as salad, that can land live tapeworms into your body.
  • According to some experts potassium permanganate is the best to wash away cabbage worms. Add a few crystals of potassium permanganate in a bowl of water and soak vegetables in it for 5 minutes, then rinse the vegetables with running water before cooking them. It will wash away any parasites, bacteria or pesticide residue from vegetables. 

Instead of living in fear of pork tapeworm, it is better to take care of hygiene and proper cooking, which is the best way to save yourself from tapeworm infection. 

How does Moon affect the functions of Human Body

If you have seen old Hollywood movies involving vampires then you must have seen effect of Sun and Moon on these creatures. Moon is famous for changing people from normal human to a wolf in such movies. But in real world such things don't happen. But ! Moon affect our bodies and lives more than we think it does.

Tides are caused due to moon

The gravitational pull of moon causes water level to rise. However the Sun is much larger than Moon, but still the tidal forces of Moon are twice strong than Sun. Tides caused in ocean submerge coastal areas under water and then water level goes down as the moon passes by. Full moon , New Moon and other phases of moon have no effect on tides, because tides happen due to moon, not due to its visible shape. Even on a new moon, when moon is invisible, tides happen as usual.
Tides are something which can be easily understood by a scientific brain, but there are somethings which are a bit mysterious.

Menstrual Cycle of Women

Most of us consider menstrual cycle as one month long, but there are 13 cycles in a year instead of 12. It is because menstrual cycle corresponds to Lunar Month, not the solar month of Gregorian calendar which is followed around the world. Usually lunar month is of 28 days, which is same as menstrual month. It means that hormonal cycle inside women is connected to moon. It can't be a coincidence. If moon can cause tides in ocean, then somehow it may also affect our internal biology. Some researchers believe that in ancient time those women who slept in groups ovulated at full moon and menstruated at new moon.

Moon being nearest celestial object affect our bodies more than we think it can. Our evolution was affected by presence of moon. Moon always remain around us in the same shape and size, but its visible portion changes over time and causes full moon and new moon.

Are lunar months designed according to its visible phases or its revolution around earth ?
Lunar months are designed according to both its visibility and revolution period around the earth. Both visible lunar phases and revolution around earth takes around 28 days. Here some of us may argue that moon passes by them every day, so it must be completing one revolution around earth in a day. If you are one of them then you should know that earth also rotates on its axis and it completes one rotation in 24 hours (approx). When we compare moons location with some relatively distant fixed stars, we find that moon takes 27 days, 7 hours, and 43 minutes to complete one orbit around earth. It is the generous behavior of Earth that it let the moon enlighten every place on earth almost every night due to its own rotation. One complete cycle of phases, from one new moon to next new moon, takes around 29.5 days. So when we talk about lunar month, then it is an average of both.

Lunatic: Does moon make us Mad
Mad people are often termed as lunatic. But does moon really have some impact on our behavior. It is a matter of research. Some people believe that just like moon causes high tides in ocean, similarly it affects the water inside our body and changes our behavior. Scientists don't believe this fact. Their logic is sufficient enough , behind why mad behavior occurs more often during full moon. According to scientists, full moon provides enough light for people to arrange gatherings on such nights. Even if madness events remain in the same proportion, more gatherings will result in more madness events. Hence lunatic behavior due to moon can't be explained by science.
Another explain is that gravitational pull on a contained water body is negligible as the size of that water body decreases. A lake does not rise due to gravitational pull of moon. It is because tidal forces can act on very large bodies like ocean. Human body is a very smaller object, so gravitational pull of moon can't affect our brain water. Even if we believe that it does, then it should affect us at least once a day, not once a month, as same sized moon passes by us every day. The only difference in daily sighting of moon is its visible surface. The actual size and gravity of moon remain same every day.

Some historians believe that moon changed the behavior of people during ancient times as there was no artificial light at that time. Moon light might have disturbed their sleep time, as more light keeps us aware of surroundings and we can't sleep properly. Full moon might have disturbed their sleep and changed their behavior the very next day, and people called them lunatic.
It is not just humans, moon light changes animal behavior as well. Lion usually hunt during night, but not on a full moon, as moon light keeps the prey aware and makes it harder to catch them. To make up that loss, lion often hunt on the day following the full moon night.
Modern electric lighting and fully covered houses might have saved humans from lunatic behavior but still we are connected to that old theory and call people lunatic for mad behavior.

Do you know that some spiritual gurus believe that average human lifespan in 1008 lunar months.

Everybody can't be convinced to believe that moon really affect humans, but those who believe will definitely understand the above facts. We might not believe that stars and others planets affect our lives, but Sun and Moon are closest relatives of Earth, and there would have been no life if these two celestial objects were not there.

How does Sun affect functions of Human Body

Sun is a major reason behind life on planet Earth. But effect of Sun is not just limited to creation of life on earth. It is constantly nourishing all forms of life on earth. When it comes to humans, Sun is still regulating a number of biological activities in our body. Most of us remain unaware of these facts and take Sun as just a source of light and heat. Sun Cycle which is around 11 years long also effect human behavior which is being researched by scientists.

How does Sun affect functions of Human Body

Vitamin D: This vitamin can't be obtained from any food item, but it can be generated by our body with sun light exposure. Low levels of Vitamin D increases the risk of colorectal and breast cancer. Vitamin D is also necessary to make your bones stronger. 1000 different genes in our body are regulated by presence of Vitamin D3. 15 minute exposure of sun light is sufficient to save you from this risk.
Circadian rhythm : If you have heard about biological clock, then you must know that sunlight plays an important role in keeping this clock, known as Circadian rhythm, on track. Physical mental and behavioral changes that occur during a day are also controlled by this rhythm.
Serotonin: This hormone is secreted in our body due to exposure of sunlight and it increases our activeness and alertness level. If you have faced seasonal depression and mood variation during winters then it might be due to lesser exposure to sunlight. If you can't get sufficient sunlight during winters then some bright light inside your house can save you from the side effects of lower serotonin levels.
Prolactin: It is a rest hormone which is secreted in night time. Sunlight suppresses the release of this hormone and make our know that rest time is over. As sun sets, you body start to produce prolactin and within 2 hours it gets ready for sleep. However modern lights in home interferes with this natural system.
Sun Light lowers blood pressure: Ultraviolet(UV) rays present in sun light lowers your blood pressure. Previously you must have heard about negative effect of UV rays. But this new discovery about good effect of UV is changing the perception. However too much exposure to UV might be bad but a minimum amount of UV exposure in necessary in keeping your blood pressure reduced.
Skin Diseases: Ultraviolet radiation of short wavelengths (UVB) saves you from melanoma, skin damage and skin cancer. Indoor workers often complain more skin diseases compared to those who work outdoor.

Effect of Solar Cycle on Humans

Solar Cycle is around 11 years long (Yes ! Its duration is not fixed). In this cycle sunspot activity and solar flares increase its activity and then comes down. In every cycle, once it reaches the maximum level and then returns to a minimum level. Due to this reason every 11th or 12th ring in tree's stem is larger than other rings. But some researchers have found that this solar cycle also affect human behavior. Some researches have concluded that as the solar sunspot activity increases human behavior tend to be at unrest. Most of the wars and revolution in the history happened during that period. Even most of the creative works in field of science and art happen at this time. Some Russian researchers have found that minimal sunspot activity decreases the immunity of human body and our tendency to get sick increases. Solar Cycle is being observed from 1755 and currently 24th Solar Cycle is going on. Current solar cycle started in Dec 2008 and reached maximum level on April 2014.

All of the above facts prove that sun is not just a source of light for humans, but it is a source of life. It not just helps in growing vegetation for us, but also controls various biological functions inside human body.

Rio Rancho (New Mexico) : Health Conditions and Public Awareness Report

According to year 2015 data published by CDC, out of 87521 adults living in Rio Rancho around 23893 adults are suffering from High Cholesterol. We have gathered information from government databases about health of adult population of Rio Rancho and tried to bring it here to make you aware of that. Awareness at the right time can save you from future health conditions.
  • City : Rio Rancho
  • State : New Mexico
  • Location : (35.287307935, -106.697981552)
  • Adult Population : 87521

Major Health Conditions among people of Rio Rancho (New Mexico)

  • Around 23893 adults in Rio Rancho are suffering from High Cholesterol. It makes around 27.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 21968 adults in Rio Rancho are suffering from High Blood Pressure. It makes around 25.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 20655 adults in Rio Rancho are suffering from Arthritis. It makes around 23.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 11203 adults in Rio Rancho are suffering from Teeth Loss. It makes around 12.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Mental Health of around 10240 adults in Rio Rancho was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 11.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Physical Health of around 10240 adults in Rio Rancho was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 11.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 8490 adults in Rio Rancho were suffering from Asthma during year 2016. It makes around 9.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 7439 adults in Rio Rancho are suffering from Diabetes. It makes around 8.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Till year 2016 around 5076 adults in Rio Rancho were suffering from Cancer(except skin cancer). It makes around 5.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 4551 adults in Rio Rancho were suffering from COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) during year 2016. It makes around 5.2% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 4464 adults in Rio Rancho are suffering from Coronary Heart Disease. It makes around 5.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Kidneys of 2276 adults in Rio Rancho were not functioning properly due to Chronic Kidney Disease till year 2016. It makes around 2.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 2276 adults in Rio Rancho have suffered from Stroke at some point in their adult life. It makes around 2.6% of adult population of this city.

Unhealthy Behaviors found in people of Rio Rancho (New Mexico)

Following unhealthy behaviors were reported among the adult population of Rio Rancho
  • 27394 adults, i.e. 31.3% of adult population of this city, are suffering from lack of sleep, which means they are sleeping for less than 7 hours per day.
  • 21793 adults, i.e. 24.9% of adult population of this city, can be categorized as obese. However we have categorized it into unhealthy behaviors, but now obesity is a disease, so these people fall into diseased category in modern terminology. Know your obesity level using our BMI Calculator
  • 14879 adults, i.e. 17% of adult population of this city, are indulged in binge drinking, which means they are drinking more than 4 or 5 drinks in a single session.
  • 14003 adults, i.e. 16% of adult population of this city, are physically inactive. Physical Inactivity as a behavioral trait can be an invitation to various diseases.
  • 13741 adults, i.e. 15.7% of adult population of this city, are currently smoking. If you want to know how much damage smoking has done to you, then you may use our Smoking Damage Calculator.

Preventive Measures taken by people of Rio Rancho (New Mexico)

Following preventive measures were reported by the adult population of Rio Rancho to keep them on safer side. It is something good which should be further improved.
  • 80.1% of women in age group of 21-65 have gone through Pap Smear Test during year 2016.
  • 63890 adults, i.e. 73% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Cholesterol Screening.
  • 67.4% of women in age group 50-74 have gone through Mammography during year 2016.
  • 58639 adults, i.e. 67% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Dental Visit.
  • 51725 adults, i.e. 59.1% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Colorectal Cancer Screening.
  • 49887 adults, i.e. 57% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Annual Checkup.
  • 47349 adults, i.e. 54.1% of adult population of this city, are taking Blood Pressure Medication to keep their BP in check. Read New High Blood Pressure Guidelines by American Heart Association
  • 35.3% of adult men above the age of 65 are up to date on a core set of clinical preventive services: Flu shot past Year, PPV shot ever, Colorectal cancer screening.
  • 25.5% of adult women above the age of 65 are up to date on a core set of clinical preventive services: Flu shot past Year, PPV shot ever, Colorectal cancer screening, and Mammogram past 2 Years.
  • 9.7% of adult population in the age group of 18 to 64 have not taken health insurance. In other words 90.3% adults in 18-64 age group have taken health insurance, which is a good thing.

Reference : https://chronicdata.cdc.gov/

Disclaimer : The data used in this page is extracted from the public database provided by CDC on their website. The number of adults shown in the above data are approximate figures. If you find some stats inaccurate then you may verify them from https://chronicdata.cdc.gov/ .

Cheyenne (Wyoming) : Health Conditions and Public Awareness Report

According to year 2015 data published by CDC, out of 59466 adults living in Cheyenne around 18018 adults are suffering from High Cholesterol. We have gathered information from government databases about health of adult population of Cheyenne and tried to bring it here to make you aware of that. Awareness at the right time can save you from future health conditions.
  • City : Cheyenne
  • State : Wyoming
  • Location : (41.1460804265, -104.789064332)
  • Adult Population : 59466

Major Health Conditions among people of Cheyenne (Wyoming)

  • Around 18018 adults in Cheyenne are suffering from High Cholesterol. It makes around 30.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 16948 adults in Cheyenne are suffering from High Blood Pressure. It makes around 28.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 14629 adults in Cheyenne are suffering from Arthritis. It makes around 24.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 8206 adults in Cheyenne are suffering from Teeth Loss. It makes around 13.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Mental Health of around 6958 adults in Cheyenne was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 11.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Physical Health of around 6541 adults in Cheyenne was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 11% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 5114 adults in Cheyenne were suffering from Asthma during year 2016. It makes around 8.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 4876 adults in Cheyenne are suffering from Diabetes. It makes around 8.2% of adult population of this city.
  • Till year 2016 around 3687 adults in Cheyenne were suffering from Cancer(except skin cancer). It makes around 6.2% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 3568 adults in Cheyenne were suffering from COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) during year 2016. It makes around 6% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 3211 adults in Cheyenne are suffering from Coronary Heart Disease. It makes around 5.4% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 1546 adults in Cheyenne have suffered from Stroke at some point in their adult life. It makes around 2.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Kidneys of 1427 adults in Cheyenne were not functioning properly due to Chronic Kidney Disease till year 2016. It makes around 2.4% of adult population of this city.

Unhealthy Behaviors found in people of Cheyenne (Wyoming)

Following unhealthy behaviors were reported among the adult population of Cheyenne
  • 19862 adults, i.e. 33.4% of adult population of this city, are suffering from lack of sleep, which means they are sleeping for less than 7 hours per day.
  • 17483 adults, i.e. 29.4% of adult population of this city, can be categorized as obese. However we have categorized it into unhealthy behaviors, but now obesity is a disease, so these people fall into diseased category in modern terminology. Know your obesity level using our BMI Calculator
  • 13915 adults, i.e. 23.4% of adult population of this city, are physically inactive. Physical Inactivity as a behavioral trait can be an invitation to various diseases.
  • 11834 adults, i.e. 19.9% of adult population of this city, are currently smoking. If you want to know how much damage smoking has done to you, then you may use our Smoking Damage Calculator.
  • 9990 adults, i.e. 16.8% of adult population of this city, are indulged in binge drinking, which means they are drinking more than 4 or 5 drinks in a single session.

Preventive Measures taken by people of Cheyenne (Wyoming)

Following preventive measures were reported by the adult population of Cheyenne to keep them on safer side. It is something good which should be further improved.
  • 76.5% of women in age group of 21-65 have gone through Pap Smear Test during year 2016.
  • 43470 adults, i.e. 73.1% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Cholesterol Screening.
  • 69.7% of women in age group 50-74 have gone through Mammography during year 2016.
  • 41150 adults, i.e. 69.2% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Dental Visit.
  • 37701 adults, i.e. 63.4% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Annual Checkup.
  • 36274 adults, i.e. 61% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Colorectal Cancer Screening.
  • 33301 adults, i.e. 56% of adult population of this city, are taking Blood Pressure Medication to keep their BP in check. Read New High Blood Pressure Guidelines by American Heart Association
  • 35.3% of adult men above the age of 65 are up to date on a core set of clinical preventive services: Flu shot past Year, PPV shot ever, Colorectal cancer screening.
  • 31.1% of adult women above the age of 65 are up to date on a core set of clinical preventive services: Flu shot past Year, PPV shot ever, Colorectal cancer screening, and Mammogram past 2 Years.
  • 15.3% of adult population in the age group of 18 to 64 have not taken health insurance. In other words 84.7% adults in 18-64 age group have taken health insurance, which is a good thing.

Reference : https://chronicdata.cdc.gov/

Disclaimer : The data used in this page is extracted from the public database provided by CDC on their website. The number of adults shown in the above data are approximate figures. If you find some stats inaccurate then you may verify them from https://chronicdata.cdc.gov/ .

Waukesha (Wisconsin) : Health Conditions and Public Awareness Report

According to year 2015 data published by CDC, out of 70718 adults living in Waukesha around 22347 adults are suffering from High Cholesterol. We have gathered information from government databases about health of adult population of Waukesha and tried to bring it here to make you aware of that. Awareness at the right time can save you from future health conditions.
  • City : Waukesha
  • State : Wisconsin
  • Location : (43.0093332215, -88.2457679157)
  • Adult Population : 70718

Major Health Conditions among people of Waukesha (Wisconsin)

  • Around 22347 adults in Waukesha are suffering from High Cholesterol. It makes around 31.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 19235 adults in Waukesha are suffering from High Blood Pressure. It makes around 27.2% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 16336 adults in Waukesha are suffering from Arthritis. It makes around 23.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 8133 adults in Waukesha are suffering from Teeth Loss. It makes around 11.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Mental Health of around 7991 adults in Waukesha was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 11.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Physical Health of around 7425 adults in Waukesha was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 10.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 6082 adults in Waukesha were suffering from Asthma during year 2016. It makes around 8.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 5728 adults in Waukesha are suffering from Diabetes. It makes around 8.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Till year 2016 around 4455 adults in Waukesha were suffering from Cancer(except skin cancer). It makes around 6.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 3889 adults in Waukesha are suffering from Coronary Heart Disease. It makes around 5.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 3748 adults in Waukesha were suffering from COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) during year 2016. It makes around 5.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Kidneys of 1768 adults in Waukesha were not functioning properly due to Chronic Kidney Disease till year 2016. It makes around 2.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 1768 adults in Waukesha have suffered from Stroke at some point in their adult life. It makes around 2.5% of adult population of this city.

Unhealthy Behaviors found in people of Waukesha (Wisconsin)

Following unhealthy behaviors were reported among the adult population of Waukesha
  • 23478 adults, i.e. 33.2% of adult population of this city, are suffering from lack of sleep, which means they are sleeping for less than 7 hours per day.
  • 20650 adults, i.e. 29.2% of adult population of this city, can be categorized as obese. However we have categorized it into unhealthy behaviors, but now obesity is a disease, so these people fall into diseased category in modern terminology. Know your obesity level using our BMI Calculator
  • 17114 adults, i.e. 24.2% of adult population of this city, are indulged in binge drinking, which means they are drinking more than 4 or 5 drinks in a single session.
  • 13012 adults, i.e. 18.4% of adult population of this city, are physically inactive. Physical Inactivity as a behavioral trait can be an invitation to various diseases.
  • 11951 adults, i.e. 16.9% of adult population of this city, are currently smoking. If you want to know how much damage smoking has done to you, then you may use our Smoking Damage Calculator.

Preventive Measures taken by people of Waukesha (Wisconsin)

Following preventive measures were reported by the adult population of Waukesha to keep them on safer side. It is something good which should be further improved.
  • 80.4% of women in age group of 21-65 have gone through Pap Smear Test during year 2016.
  • 53675 adults, i.e. 75.9% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Cholesterol Screening.
  • 75% of women in age group 50-74 have gone through Mammography during year 2016.
  • 51836 adults, i.e. 73.3% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Dental Visit.
  • 48088 adults, i.e. 68% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Annual Checkup.
  • 47522 adults, i.e. 67.2% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Colorectal Cancer Screening.
  • 40097 adults, i.e. 56.7% of adult population of this city, are taking Blood Pressure Medication to keep their BP in check. Read New High Blood Pressure Guidelines by American Heart Association
  • 34% of adult women above the age of 65 are up to date on a core set of clinical preventive services: Flu shot past Year, PPV shot ever, Colorectal cancer screening, and Mammogram past 2 Years.
  • 32.1% of adult men above the age of 65 are up to date on a core set of clinical preventive services: Flu shot past Year, PPV shot ever, Colorectal cancer screening.
  • 10.7% of adult population in the age group of 18 to 64 have not taken health insurance. In other words 89.3% adults in 18-64 age group have taken health insurance, which is a good thing.

Reference : https://chronicdata.cdc.gov/

Disclaimer : The data used in this page is extracted from the public database provided by CDC on their website. The number of adults shown in the above data are approximate figures. If you find some stats inaccurate then you may verify them from https://chronicdata.cdc.gov/ .

Racine (Wisconsin) : Health Conditions and Public Awareness Report

According to year 2015 data published by CDC, out of 78860 adults living in Racine around 26260 adults are suffering from High Blood Pressure. We have gathered information from government databases about health of adult population of Racine and tried to bring it here to make you aware of that. Awareness at the right time can save you from future health conditions.
  • City : Racine
  • State : Wisconsin
  • Location : (42.7274599494, -87.813453024)
  • Adult Population : 78860

Major Health Conditions among people of Racine (Wisconsin)

  • Around 26260 adults in Racine are suffering from High Blood Pressure. It makes around 33.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 24999 adults in Racine are suffering from High Cholesterol. It makes around 31.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 20030 adults in Racine are suffering from Arthritis. It makes around 25.4% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 13248 adults in Racine are suffering from Teeth Loss. It makes around 16.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Physical Health of around 11198 adults in Racine was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 14.2% of adult population of this city.
  • Mental Health of around 10883 adults in Racine was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 13.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 8832 adults in Racine are suffering from Diabetes. It makes around 11.2% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 7965 adults in Racine were suffering from Asthma during year 2016. It makes around 10.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 5362 adults in Racine were suffering from COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) during year 2016. It makes around 6.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 5205 adults in Racine are suffering from Coronary Heart Disease. It makes around 6.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Till year 2016 around 4732 adults in Racine were suffering from Cancer(except skin cancer). It makes around 6% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 2839 adults in Racine have suffered from Stroke at some point in their adult life. It makes around 3.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Kidneys of 2524 adults in Racine were not functioning properly due to Chronic Kidney Disease till year 2016. It makes around 3.2% of adult population of this city.

Unhealthy Behaviors found in people of Racine (Wisconsin)

Following unhealthy behaviors were reported among the adult population of Racine
  • 31386 adults, i.e. 39.8% of adult population of this city, are suffering from lack of sleep, which means they are sleeping for less than 7 hours per day.
  • 29809 adults, i.e. 37.8% of adult population of this city, can be categorized as obese. However we have categorized it into unhealthy behaviors, but now obesity is a disease, so these people fall into diseased category in modern terminology. Know your obesity level using our BMI Calculator
  • 20109 adults, i.e. 25.5% of adult population of this city, are physically inactive. Physical Inactivity as a behavioral trait can be an invitation to various diseases.
  • 16876 adults, i.e. 21.4% of adult population of this city, are indulged in binge drinking, which means they are drinking more than 4 or 5 drinks in a single session.
  • 16797 adults, i.e. 21.3% of adult population of this city, are currently smoking. If you want to know how much damage smoking has done to you, then you may use our Smoking Damage Calculator.

Preventive Measures taken by people of Racine (Wisconsin)

Following preventive measures were reported by the adult population of Racine to keep them on safer side. It is something good which should be further improved.
  • 76.7% of women in age group of 21-65 have gone through Pap Smear Test during year 2016.
  • 72.6% of women in age group 50-74 have gone through Mammography during year 2016.
  • 57095 adults, i.e. 72.4% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Cholesterol Screening.
  • 55912 adults, i.e. 70.9% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Annual Checkup.
  • 50234 adults, i.e. 63.7% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Colorectal Cancer Screening.
  • 49366 adults, i.e. 62.6% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Dental Visit.
  • 47079 adults, i.e. 59.7% of adult population of this city, are taking Blood Pressure Medication to keep their BP in check. Read New High Blood Pressure Guidelines by American Heart Association
  • 31.3% of adult men above the age of 65 are up to date on a core set of clinical preventive services: Flu shot past Year, PPV shot ever, Colorectal cancer screening.
  • 26.2% of adult women above the age of 65 are up to date on a core set of clinical preventive services: Flu shot past Year, PPV shot ever, Colorectal cancer screening, and Mammogram past 2 Years.
  • 16.7% of adult population in the age group of 18 to 64 have not taken health insurance. In other words 83.3% adults in 18-64 age group have taken health insurance, which is a good thing.

Reference : https://chronicdata.cdc.gov/

Disclaimer : The data used in this page is extracted from the public database provided by CDC on their website. The number of adults shown in the above data are approximate figures. If you find some stats inaccurate then you may verify them from https://chronicdata.cdc.gov/ .

Milwaukee (Wisconsin) : Health Conditions and Public Awareness Report

According to year 2015 data published by CDC, out of 594833 adults living in Milwaukee around 223062 adults are suffering from High Blood Pressure. We have gathered information from government databases about health of adult population of Milwaukee and tried to bring it here to make you aware of that. Awareness at the right time can save you from future health conditions.
  • City : Milwaukee
  • State : Wisconsin
  • Location : (43.0641258925, -87.9672412429)
  • Adult Population : 594833

Major Health Conditions among people of Milwaukee (Wisconsin)

  • Around 223062 adults in Milwaukee are suffering from High Blood Pressure. It makes around 37.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 195700 adults in Milwaukee are suffering from High Cholesterol. It makes around 32.9% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 154657 adults in Milwaukee are suffering from Arthritis. It makes around 26% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 120751 adults in Milwaukee are suffering from Teeth Loss. It makes around 20.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Physical Health of around 89225 adults in Milwaukee was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 15% of adult population of this city.
  • Mental Health of around 88630 adults in Milwaukee was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 14.9% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 80302 adults in Milwaukee are suffering from Diabetes. It makes around 13.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 65432 adults in Milwaukee were suffering from Asthma during year 2016. It makes around 11% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 42828 adults in Milwaukee were suffering from COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) during year 2016. It makes around 7.2% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 39854 adults in Milwaukee are suffering from Coronary Heart Disease. It makes around 6.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Till year 2016 around 34500 adults in Milwaukee were suffering from Cancer(except skin cancer). It makes around 5.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 24983 adults in Milwaukee have suffered from Stroke at some point in their adult life. It makes around 4.2% of adult population of this city.
  • Kidneys of 21414 adults in Milwaukee were not functioning properly due to Chronic Kidney Disease till year 2016. It makes around 3.6% of adult population of this city.

Unhealthy Behaviors found in people of Milwaukee (Wisconsin)

Following unhealthy behaviors were reported among the adult population of Milwaukee
  • 233175 adults, i.e. 39.2% of adult population of this city, are suffering from lack of sleep, which means they are sleeping for less than 7 hours per day.
  • 229011 adults, i.e. 38.5% of adult population of this city, can be categorized as obese. However we have categorized it into unhealthy behaviors, but now obesity is a disease, so these people fall into diseased category in modern terminology. Know your obesity level using our BMI Calculator
  • 171312 adults, i.e. 28.8% of adult population of this city, are physically inactive. Physical Inactivity as a behavioral trait can be an invitation to various diseases.
  • 132053 adults, i.e. 22.2% of adult population of this city, are currently smoking. If you want to know how much damage smoking has done to you, then you may use our Smoking Damage Calculator.
  • 127889 adults, i.e. 21.5% of adult population of this city, are indulged in binge drinking, which means they are drinking more than 4 or 5 drinks in a single session.

Preventive Measures taken by people of Milwaukee (Wisconsin)

Following preventive measures were reported by the adult population of Milwaukee to keep them on safer side. It is something good which should be further improved.
  • 78.2% of women in age group of 21-65 have gone through Pap Smear Test during year 2016.
  • 74.9% of women in age group 50-74 have gone through Mammography during year 2016.
  • 436607 adults, i.e. 73.4% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Cholesterol Screening.
  • 435418 adults, i.e. 73.2% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Annual Checkup.
  • 372960 adults, i.e. 62.7% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Colorectal Cancer Screening.
  • 367607 adults, i.e. 61.8% of adult population of this city, are taking Blood Pressure Medication to keep their BP in check. Read New High Blood Pressure Guidelines by American Heart Association
  • 350357 adults, i.e. 58.9% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Dental Visit.
  • 26.9% of adult women above the age of 65 are up to date on a core set of clinical preventive services: Flu shot past Year, PPV shot ever, Colorectal cancer screening, and Mammogram past 2 Years.
  • 24.7% of adult men above the age of 65 are up to date on a core set of clinical preventive services: Flu shot past Year, PPV shot ever, Colorectal cancer screening.
  • 17.8% of adult population in the age group of 18 to 64 have not taken health insurance. In other words 82.2% adults in 18-64 age group have taken health insurance, which is a good thing.

Reference : https://chronicdata.cdc.gov/

Disclaimer : The data used in this page is extracted from the public database provided by CDC on their website. The number of adults shown in the above data are approximate figures. If you find some stats inaccurate then you may verify them from https://chronicdata.cdc.gov/ .

Madison (Wisconsin) : Health Conditions and Public Awareness Report

According to year 2015 data published by CDC, out of 233209 adults living in Madison around 69263 adults are suffering from High Cholesterol. We have gathered information from government databases about health of adult population of Madison and tried to bring it here to make you aware of that. Awareness at the right time can save you from future health conditions.
  • City : Madison
  • State : Wisconsin
  • Location : (43.0809865694, -89.3915106344)
  • Adult Population : 233209

Major Health Conditions among people of Madison (Wisconsin)

  • Around 69263 adults in Madison are suffering from High Cholesterol. It makes around 29.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 59002 adults in Madison are suffering from High Blood Pressure. It makes around 25.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 47575 adults in Madison are suffering from Arthritis. It makes around 20.4% of adult population of this city.
  • Mental Health of around 25187 adults in Madison was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 10.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Physical Health of around 22621 adults in Madison was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 9.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 22621 adults in Madison are suffering from Teeth Loss. It makes around 9.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 20056 adults in Madison were suffering from Asthma during year 2016. It makes around 8.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 17957 adults in Madison are suffering from Diabetes. It makes around 7.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Till year 2016 around 14692 adults in Madison were suffering from Cancer(except skin cancer). It makes around 6.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 12127 adults in Madison are suffering from Coronary Heart Disease. It makes around 5.2% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 10961 adults in Madison were suffering from COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) during year 2016. It makes around 4.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Kidneys of 5597 adults in Madison were not functioning properly due to Chronic Kidney Disease till year 2016. It makes around 2.4% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 5597 adults in Madison have suffered from Stroke at some point in their adult life. It makes around 2.4% of adult population of this city.

Unhealthy Behaviors found in people of Madison (Wisconsin)

Following unhealthy behaviors were reported among the adult population of Madison
  • 68330 adults, i.e. 29.3% of adult population of this city, are suffering from lack of sleep, which means they are sleeping for less than 7 hours per day.
  • 64366 adults, i.e. 27.6% of adult population of this city, can be categorized as obese. However we have categorized it into unhealthy behaviors, but now obesity is a disease, so these people fall into diseased category in modern terminology. Know your obesity level using our BMI Calculator
  • 59002 adults, i.e. 25.3% of adult population of this city, are indulged in binge drinking, which means they are drinking more than 4 or 5 drinks in a single session.
  • 37780 adults, i.e. 16.2% of adult population of this city, are physically inactive. Physical Inactivity as a behavioral trait can be an invitation to various diseases.
  • 32882 adults, i.e. 14.1% of adult population of this city, are currently smoking. If you want to know how much damage smoking has done to you, then you may use our Smoking Damage Calculator.

Preventive Measures taken by people of Madison (Wisconsin)

Following preventive measures were reported by the adult population of Madison to keep them on safer side. It is something good which should be further improved.
  • 83.2% of women in age group of 21-65 have gone through Pap Smear Test during year 2016.
  • 78.6% of women in age group 50-74 have gone through Mammography during year 2016.
  • 176306 adults, i.e. 75.6% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Cholesterol Screening.
  • 173041 adults, i.e. 74.2% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Dental Visit.
  • 168843 adults, i.e. 72.4% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Colorectal Cancer Screening.
  • 160914 adults, i.e. 69% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Annual Checkup.
  • 132929 adults, i.e. 57% of adult population of this city, are taking Blood Pressure Medication to keep their BP in check. Read New High Blood Pressure Guidelines by American Heart Association
  • 35.1% of adult women above the age of 65 are up to date on a core set of clinical preventive services: Flu shot past Year, PPV shot ever, Colorectal cancer screening, and Mammogram past 2 Years.
  • 32.7% of adult men above the age of 65 are up to date on a core set of clinical preventive services: Flu shot past Year, PPV shot ever, Colorectal cancer screening.
  • 9.4% of adult population in the age group of 18 to 64 have not taken health insurance. In other words 90.6% adults in 18-64 age group have taken health insurance, which is a good thing.

Reference : https://chronicdata.cdc.gov/

Disclaimer : The data used in this page is extracted from the public database provided by CDC on their website. The number of adults shown in the above data are approximate figures. If you find some stats inaccurate then you may verify them from https://chronicdata.cdc.gov/ .