Baltimore (Maryland) : Health Conditions and Public Awareness Report

According to year 2015 data published by CDC, out of 620961 adults living in Baltimore around 244038 adults are suffering from High Blood Pressure. We have gathered information from government databases about health of adult population of Baltimore 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 : Baltimore
  • State : Maryland
  • Location : (39.3084523991, -76.6160492311)
  • Adult Population : 620961

Major Health Conditions among people of Baltimore (Maryland)

  • Around 244038 adults in Baltimore are suffering from High Blood Pressure. It makes around 39.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 198708 adults in Baltimore are suffering from High Cholesterol. It makes around 32% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 170764 adults in Baltimore are suffering from Arthritis. It makes around 27.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 122329 adults in Baltimore are suffering from Teeth Loss. It makes around 19.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Mental Health of around 85693 adults in Baltimore was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 13.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 85072 adults in Baltimore are suffering from Diabetes. It makes around 13.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Physical Health of around 78241 adults in Baltimore was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 12.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 75757 adults in Baltimore were suffering from Asthma during year 2016. It makes around 12.2% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 45951 adults in Baltimore were suffering from COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) during year 2016. It makes around 7.4% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 41604 adults in Baltimore are suffering from Coronary Heart Disease. It makes around 6.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Till year 2016 around 36016 adults in Baltimore were suffering from Cancer(except skin cancer). It makes around 5.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 27322 adults in Baltimore have suffered from Stroke at some point in their adult life. It makes around 4.4% of adult population of this city.
  • Kidneys of 21734 adults in Baltimore were not functioning properly due to Chronic Kidney Disease till year 2016. It makes around 3.5% of adult population of this city.

Unhealthy Behaviors found in people of Baltimore (Maryland)

Following unhealthy behaviors were reported among the adult population of Baltimore
  • 268255 adults, i.e. 43.2% of adult population of this city, are suffering from lack of sleep, which means they are sleeping for less than 7 hours per day.
  • 224167 adults, i.e. 36.1% 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
  • 180700 adults, i.e. 29.1% of adult population of this city, are physically inactive. Physical Inactivity as a behavioral trait can be an invitation to various diseases.
  • 136611 adults, i.e. 22% 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.
  • 101217 adults, i.e. 16.3% 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.

Preventive Measures taken by people of Baltimore (Maryland)

Following preventive measures were reported by the adult population of Baltimore to keep them on safer side. It is something good which should be further improved.
  • 79.2% of women in age group 50-74 have gone through Mammography during year 2016.
  • 478140 adults, i.e. 77% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Annual Checkup.
  • 478140 adults, i.e. 77% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Cholesterol Screening.
  • 411076 adults, i.e. 66.2% 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
  • 404246 adults, i.e. 65.1% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Colorectal Cancer Screening.
  • 341529 adults, i.e. 55% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Dental Visit.
  • 34.4% 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.
  • 33.4% 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.
  • 12.9% of adult population in the age group of 18 to 64 have not taken health insurance. In other words 87.1% 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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