Boston (Massachusetts) : Health Conditions and Public Awareness Report

According to year 2015 data published by CDC, out of 617594 adults living in Boston around 186513 adults are suffering from High Blood Pressure. We have gathered information from government databases about health of adult population of Boston 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 : Boston
  • State : Massachusetts
  • Location : (42.3155796777, -71.0916505804)
  • Adult Population : 617594

Major Health Conditions among people of Boston (Massachusetts)

  • Around 186513 adults in Boston are suffering from High Blood Pressure. It makes around 30.2% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 181573 adults in Boston are suffering from High Cholesterol. It makes around 29.4% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 134635 adults in Boston are suffering from Arthritis. It makes around 21.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 100668 adults in Boston are suffering from Teeth Loss. It makes around 16.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Mental Health of around 82140 adults in Boston was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 13.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Physical Health of around 73494 adults in Boston was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 11.9% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 69788 adults in Boston were suffering from Asthma during year 2016. It makes around 11.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 65465 adults in Boston are suffering from Diabetes. It makes around 10.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 37056 adults in Boston were suffering from COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) during year 2016. It makes around 6% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 35820 adults in Boston are suffering from Coronary Heart Disease. It makes around 5.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Till year 2016 around 35203 adults in Boston were suffering from Cancer(except skin cancer). It makes around 5.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 19763 adults in Boston have suffered from Stroke at some point in their adult life. It makes around 3.2% of adult population of this city.
  • Kidneys of 18528 adults in Boston were not functioning properly due to Chronic Kidney Disease till year 2016. It makes around 3% of adult population of this city.

Unhealthy Behaviors found in people of Boston (Massachusetts)

Following unhealthy behaviors were reported among the adult population of Boston
  • 222334 adults, i.e. 36% of adult population of this city, are suffering from lack of sleep, which means they are sleeping for less than 7 hours per day.
  • 153781 adults, i.e. 24.9% 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
  • 133400 adults, i.e. 21.6% of adult population of this city, are physically inactive. Physical Inactivity as a behavioral trait can be an invitation to various diseases.
  • 125372 adults, i.e. 20.3% 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.
  • 101903 adults, i.e. 16.5% 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.

Preventive Measures taken by people of Boston (Massachusetts)

Following preventive measures were reported by the adult population of Boston to keep them on safer side. It is something good which should be further improved.
  • 81.1% of women in age group of 21-65 have gone through Pap Smear Test during year 2016.
  • 79.9% of women in age group 50-74 have gone through Mammography during year 2016.
  • 476783 adults, i.e. 77.2% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Cholesterol Screening.
  • 473695 adults, i.e. 76.7% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Annual Checkup.
  • 411935 adults, i.e. 66.7% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Dental Visit.
  • 396495 adults, i.e. 64.2% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Colorectal Cancer Screening.
  • 379820 adults, i.e. 61.5% 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
  • 28.6% 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.
  • 27.2% 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.
  • 9.7% of adult population in the age group of 18 to 64 have not taken health insurance. In other words 90.3% 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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