Columbus (Georgia) : Health Conditions and Public Awareness Report

According to year 2015 data published by CDC, out of 189885 adults living in Columbus around 72726 adults are suffering from High Blood Pressure. We have gathered information from government databases about health of adult population of Columbus 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 : Columbus
  • State : Georgia
  • Location : (32.5099614852, -84.8770410586)
  • Adult Population : 189885

Major Health Conditions among people of Columbus (Georgia)

  • Around 72726 adults in Columbus are suffering from High Blood Pressure. It makes around 38.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 63042 adults in Columbus are suffering from High Cholesterol. It makes around 33.2% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 51269 adults in Columbus are suffering from Arthritis. It makes around 27% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 37217 adults in Columbus are suffering from Teeth Loss. It makes around 19.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Physical Health of around 26964 adults in Columbus was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 14.2% of adult population of this city.
  • Mental Health of around 26394 adults in Columbus was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 13.9% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 24875 adults in Columbus are suffering from Diabetes. It makes around 13.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 18039 adults in Columbus were suffering from Asthma during year 2016. It makes around 9.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 14241 adults in Columbus were suffering from COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) during year 2016. It makes around 7.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 12343 adults in Columbus are suffering from Coronary Heart Disease. It makes around 6.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Till year 2016 around 11393 adults in Columbus were suffering from Cancer(except skin cancer). It makes around 6% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 7785 adults in Columbus have suffered from Stroke at some point in their adult life. It makes around 4.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Kidneys of 6456 adults in Columbus 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 Columbus (Georgia)

Following unhealthy behaviors were reported among the adult population of Columbus
  • 78992 adults, i.e. 41.6% of adult population of this city, are suffering from lack of sleep, which means they are sleeping for less than 7 hours per day.
  • 66080 adults, i.e. 34.8% 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
  • 61523 adults, i.e. 32.4% of adult population of this city, are physically inactive. Physical Inactivity as a behavioral trait can be an invitation to various diseases.
  • 40635 adults, i.e. 21.4% 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.
  • 25824 adults, i.e. 13.6% 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 Columbus (Georgia)

Following preventive measures were reported by the adult population of Columbus 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.
  • 146022 adults, i.e. 76.9% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Annual Checkup.
  • 145642 adults, i.e. 76.7% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Cholesterol Screening.
  • 76.6% of women in age group 50-74 have gone through Mammography during year 2016.
  • 123615 adults, i.e. 65.1% 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
  • 115070 adults, i.e. 60.6% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Colorectal Cancer Screening.
  • 112792 adults, i.e. 59.4% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Dental Visit.
  • 30.8% 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.
  • 28.8% 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.
  • 20.3% of adult population in the age group of 18 to 64 have not taken health insurance. In other words 79.7% 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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