Baton Rouge (Louisiana) : Health Conditions and Public Awareness Report

According to year 2015 data published by CDC, out of 229493 adults living in Baton Rouge around 92256 adults are suffering from High Blood Pressure. We have gathered information from government databases about health of adult population of Baton Rouge 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 : Baton Rouge
  • State : Louisiana
  • Location : (30.4510891679, -91.1263551997)
  • Adult Population : 229493

Major Health Conditions among people of Baton Rouge (Louisiana)

  • Around 92256 adults in Baton Rouge are suffering from High Blood Pressure. It makes around 40.2% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 75503 adults in Baton Rouge are suffering from High Cholesterol. It makes around 32.9% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 55537 adults in Baton Rouge are suffering from Arthritis. It makes around 24.2% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 39473 adults in Baton Rouge are suffering from Teeth Loss. It makes around 17.2% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 31670 adults in Baton Rouge are suffering from Diabetes. It makes around 13.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Mental Health of around 31441 adults in Baton Rouge was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 13.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Physical Health of around 31441 adults in Baton Rouge was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 13.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 21572 adults in Baton Rouge were suffering from Asthma during year 2016. It makes around 9.4% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 16523 adults in Baton Rouge were suffering from COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) during year 2016. It makes around 7.2% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 16065 adults in Baton Rouge are suffering from Coronary Heart Disease. It makes around 7% of adult population of this city.
  • Till year 2016 around 13311 adults in Baton Rouge were suffering from Cancer(except skin cancer). It makes around 5.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 9409 adults in Baton Rouge have suffered from Stroke at some point in their adult life. It makes around 4.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Kidneys of 7803 adults in Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge (Louisiana)

Following unhealthy behaviors were reported among the adult population of Baton Rouge
  • 88584 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.
  • 82158 adults, i.e. 35.8% 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
  • 69995 adults, i.e. 30.5% of adult population of this city, are physically inactive. Physical Inactivity as a behavioral trait can be an invitation to various diseases.
  • 46817 adults, i.e. 20.4% 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.
  • 36260 adults, i.e. 15.8% 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 Baton Rouge (Louisiana)

Following preventive measures were reported by the adult population of Baton Rouge to keep them on safer side. It is something good which should be further improved.
  • 79.9% of women in age group of 21-65 have gone through Pap Smear Test during year 2016.
  • 75.8% of women in age group 50-74 have gone through Mammography during year 2016.
  • 171661 adults, i.e. 74.8% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Cholesterol Screening.
  • 168907 adults, i.e. 73.6% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Annual Checkup.
  • 158809 adults, i.e. 69.2% 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
  • 149400 adults, i.e. 65.1% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Colorectal Cancer Screening.
  • 126680 adults, i.e. 55.2% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Dental Visit.
  • 30% 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.
  • 26.4% 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.
  • 16.4% of adult population in the age group of 18 to 64 have not taken health insurance. In other words 83.6% 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/ .
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