Asheville (North Carolin) : Health Conditions and Public Awareness Report

According to year 2015 data published by CDC, out of 83393 adults living in Asheville around 25518 adults are suffering from High Cholesterol. We have gathered information from government databases about health of adult population of Asheville 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 : Asheville
  • State : North Carolin
  • Location : (35.5708251391, -82.5537350816)
  • Adult Population : 83393

Major Health Conditions among people of Asheville (North Carolin)

  • Around 25518 adults in Asheville are suffering from High Cholesterol. It makes around 30.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 24518 adults in Asheville are suffering from High Blood Pressure. It makes around 29.4% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 18680 adults in Asheville are suffering from Arthritis. It makes around 22.4% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 11425 adults in Asheville are suffering from Teeth Loss. It makes around 13.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Mental Health of around 10007 adults in Asheville was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 12% of adult population of this city.
  • Physical Health of around 9006 adults in Asheville was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 10.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 7422 adults in Asheville are suffering from Diabetes. It makes around 8.9% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 6922 adults in Asheville were suffering from Asthma during year 2016. It makes around 8.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Till year 2016 around 5170 adults in Asheville were suffering from Cancer(except skin cancer). It makes around 6.2% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 4920 adults in Asheville were suffering from COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) during year 2016. It makes around 5.9% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 4753 adults in Asheville are suffering from Coronary Heart Disease. It makes around 5.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 2418 adults in Asheville have suffered from Stroke at some point in their adult life. It makes around 2.9% of adult population of this city.
  • Kidneys of 2252 adults in Asheville were not functioning properly due to Chronic Kidney Disease till year 2016. It makes around 2.7% of adult population of this city.

Unhealthy Behaviors found in people of Asheville (North Carolin)

Following unhealthy behaviors were reported among the adult population of Asheville
  • 25685 adults, i.e. 30.8% of adult population of this city, are suffering from lack of sleep, which means they are sleeping for less than 7 hours per day.
  • 22850 adults, i.e. 27.4% 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
  • 16011 adults, i.e. 19.2% of adult population of this city, are physically inactive. Physical Inactivity as a behavioral trait can be an invitation to various diseases.
  • 14260 adults, i.e. 17.1% 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.
  • 13343 adults, i.e. 16% 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 Asheville (North Carolin)

Following preventive measures were reported by the adult population of Asheville to keep them on safer side. It is something good which should be further improved.
  • 83.1% of women in age group of 21-65 have gone through Pap Smear Test during year 2016.
  • 65880 adults, i.e. 79% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Cholesterol Screening.
  • 75.5% of women in age group 50-74 have gone through Mammography during year 2016.
  • 60960 adults, i.e. 73.1% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Annual Checkup.
  • 55957 adults, i.e. 67.1% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Colorectal Cancer Screening.
  • 53205 adults, i.e. 63.8% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Dental Visit.
  • 50203 adults, i.e. 60.2% 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
  • 43.7% 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.
  • 37.1% 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.
  • 14% of adult population in the age group of 18 to 64 have not taken health insurance. In other words 86% 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/ .
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