Athens (Georgia) : Health Conditions and Public Awareness Report

According to year 2015 data published by CDC, out of 115452 adults living in Athens around 43872 adults are suffering from High Blood Pressure. We have gathered information from government databases about health of adult population of Athens 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 : Athens
  • State : Georgia
  • Location : (33.9508170683, -83.3689417445)
  • Adult Population : 115452

Major Health Conditions among people of Athens (Georgia)

  • Around 43872 adults in Athens are suffering from High Blood Pressure. It makes around 38% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 38907 adults in Athens are suffering from High Cholesterol. It makes around 33.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 28863 adults in Athens are suffering from Arthritis. It makes around 25% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 21705 adults in Athens are suffering from Teeth Loss. It makes around 18.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Mental Health of around 16048 adults in Athens was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 13.9% of adult population of this city.
  • Physical Health of around 16048 adults in Athens was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 13.9% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 14662 adults in Athens are suffering from Diabetes. It makes around 12.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 10737 adults in Athens were suffering from Asthma during year 2016. It makes around 9.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 9005 adults in Athens were suffering from COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) during year 2016. It makes around 7.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 7620 adults in Athens are suffering from Coronary Heart Disease. It makes around 6.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Till year 2016 around 6927 adults in Athens were suffering from Cancer(except skin cancer). It makes around 6% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 4618 adults in Athens have suffered from Stroke at some point in their adult life. It makes around 4% of adult population of this city.
  • Kidneys of 3925 adults in Athens were not functioning properly due to Chronic Kidney Disease till year 2016. It makes around 3.4% of adult population of this city.

Unhealthy Behaviors found in people of Athens (Georgia)

Following unhealthy behaviors were reported among the adult population of Athens
  • 44564 adults, i.e. 38.6% of adult population of this city, are suffering from lack of sleep, which means they are sleeping for less than 7 hours per day.
  • 36483 adults, i.e. 31.6% 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
  • 36021 adults, i.e. 31.2% of adult population of this city, are physically inactive. Physical Inactivity as a behavioral trait can be an invitation to various diseases.
  • 24014 adults, i.e. 20.8% 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.
  • 15817 adults, i.e. 13.7% 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 Athens (Georgia)

Following preventive measures were reported by the adult population of Athens to keep them on safer side. It is something good which should be further improved.
  • 76% of women in age group 50-74 have gone through Mammography during year 2016.
  • 87282 adults, i.e. 75.6% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Cholesterol Screening.
  • 75.6% of women in age group of 21-65 have gone through Pap Smear Test during year 2016.
  • 86589 adults, i.e. 75% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Annual Checkup.
  • 73312 adults, i.e. 63.5% 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
  • 68925 adults, i.e. 59.7% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Dental Visit.
  • 68809 adults, i.e. 59.6% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Colorectal Cancer Screening.
  • 32.6% 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.
  • 30.5% 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.
  • 20% of adult population in the age group of 18 to 64 have not taken health insurance. In other words 80% 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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