Gary (Indiana) : Health Conditions and Public Awareness Report

According to year 2015 data published by CDC, out of 80294 adults living in Gary around 36373 adults are suffering from High Blood Pressure. We have gathered information from government databases about health of adult population of Gary 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 : Gary
  • State : Indiana
  • Location : (41.5904779239, -87.3472907397)
  • Adult Population : 80294

Major Health Conditions among people of Gary (Indiana)

  • Around 36373 adults in Gary are suffering from High Blood Pressure. It makes around 45.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 27621 adults in Gary are suffering from High Cholesterol. It makes around 34.4% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 25132 adults in Gary are suffering from Teeth Loss. It makes around 31.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 24329 adults in Gary are suffering from Arthritis. It makes around 30.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 15176 adults in Gary are suffering from Diabetes. It makes around 18.9% of adult population of this city.
  • Physical Health of around 14614 adults in Gary was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 18.2% of adult population of this city.
  • Mental Health of around 13088 adults in Gary was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 16.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 10438 adults in Gary were suffering from Asthma during year 2016. It makes around 13% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 7467 adults in Gary were suffering from COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) during year 2016. It makes around 9.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 6343 adults in Gary are suffering from Coronary Heart Disease. It makes around 7.9% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 4737 adults in Gary have suffered from Stroke at some point in their adult life. It makes around 5.9% of adult population of this city.
  • Till year 2016 around 4175 adults in Gary were suffering from Cancer(except skin cancer). It makes around 5.2% of adult population of this city.
  • Kidneys of 3453 adults in Gary were not functioning properly due to Chronic Kidney Disease till year 2016. It makes around 4.3% of adult population of this city.

Unhealthy Behaviors found in people of Gary (Indiana)

Following unhealthy behaviors were reported among the adult population of Gary
  • 39344 adults, i.e. 49% 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
  • 39183 adults, i.e. 48.8% of adult population of this city, are suffering from lack of sleep, which means they are sleeping for less than 7 hours per day.
  • 31395 adults, i.e. 39.1% of adult population of this city, are physically inactive. Physical Inactivity as a behavioral trait can be an invitation to various diseases.
  • 21198 adults, i.e. 26.4% 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.
  • 9796 adults, i.e. 12.2% 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 Gary (Indiana)

Following preventive measures were reported by the adult population of Gary to keep them on safer side. It is something good which should be further improved.
  • 74.6% of women in age group of 21-65 have gone through Pap Smear Test during year 2016.
  • 58615 adults, i.e. 73% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Annual Checkup.
  • 70.8% of women in age group 50-74 have gone through Mammography during year 2016.
  • 55644 adults, i.e. 69.3% 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
  • 55563 adults, i.e. 69.2% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Cholesterol Screening.
  • 42556 adults, i.e. 53% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Colorectal Cancer Screening.
  • 33563 adults, i.e. 41.8% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Dental Visit.
  • 21.4% 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.
  • 19.6% of adult population in the age group of 18 to 64 have not taken health insurance. In other words 80.4% adults in 18-64 age group have taken health insurance, which is a good thing.
  • 17.7% 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.

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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