Birmingham (Alabama) : Health Conditions and Public Awareness Report

According to year 2015 data published by CDC, out of 212237 adults living in Birmingham around 93597 adults are suffering from High Blood Pressure. We have gathered information from government databases about health of adult population of Birmingham 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 : Birmingham
  • State : Alabama
  • Location : (33.5275663773, -86.7988174678)
  • Adult Population : 212237

Major Health Conditions among people of Birmingham (Alabama)

  • Around 93597 adults in Birmingham are suffering from High Blood Pressure. It makes around 44.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 74920 adults in Birmingham are suffering from High Cholesterol. It makes around 35.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 62185 adults in Birmingham are suffering from Arthritis. It makes around 29.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 48602 adults in Birmingham are suffering from Teeth Loss. It makes around 22.9% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 35444 adults in Birmingham are suffering from Diabetes. It makes around 16.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Physical Health of around 34595 adults in Birmingham was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 16.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Mental Health of around 32048 adults in Birmingham was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 15.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 22285 adults in Birmingham were suffering from Asthma during year 2016. It makes around 10.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 18465 adults in Birmingham were suffering from COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) during year 2016. It makes around 8.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 15918 adults in Birmingham are suffering from Coronary Heart Disease. It makes around 7.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Till year 2016 around 12098 adults in Birmingham were suffering from Cancer(except skin cancer). It makes around 5.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 10612 adults in Birmingham have suffered from Stroke at some point in their adult life. It makes around 5% of adult population of this city.
  • Kidneys of 8277 adults in Birmingham were not functioning properly due to Chronic Kidney Disease till year 2016. It makes around 3.9% of adult population of this city.

Unhealthy Behaviors found in people of Birmingham (Alabama)

Following unhealthy behaviors were reported among the adult population of Birmingham
  • 90413 adults, i.e. 42.6% 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
  • 88715 adults, i.e. 41.8% of adult population of this city, are suffering from lack of sleep, which means they are sleeping for less than 7 hours per day.
  • 75981 adults, i.e. 35.8% of adult population of this city, are physically inactive. Physical Inactivity as a behavioral trait can be an invitation to various diseases.
  • 47966 adults, i.e. 22.6% 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.
  • 27591 adults, i.e. 13% 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 Birmingham (Alabama)

Following preventive measures were reported by the adult population of Birmingham to keep them on safer side. It is something good which should be further improved.
  • 78.4% of women in age group of 21-65 have gone through Pap Smear Test during year 2016.
  • 77.7% of women in age group 50-74 have gone through Mammography during year 2016.
  • 163210 adults, i.e. 76.9% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Annual Checkup.
  • 160876 adults, i.e. 75.8% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Cholesterol Screening.
  • 148778 adults, i.e. 70.1% 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
  • 137317 adults, i.e. 64.7% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Colorectal Cancer Screening.
  • 111424 adults, i.e. 52.5% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Dental Visit.
  • 33% 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.
  • 26.7% 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.
  • 19.5% of adult population in the age group of 18 to 64 have not taken health insurance. In other words 80.5% 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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