Lowell (Massachusetts) : Health Conditions and Public Awareness Report

According to year 2015 data published by CDC, out of 106519 adults living in Lowell around 34832 adults are suffering from High Cholesterol. We have gathered information from government databases about health of adult population of Lowell 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 : Lowell
  • State : Massachusetts
  • Location : (42.6388727331, -71.321714396)
  • Adult Population : 106519

Major Health Conditions among people of Lowell (Massachusetts)

  • Around 34832 adults in Lowell are suffering from High Cholesterol. It makes around 32.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 32701 adults in Lowell are suffering from High Blood Pressure. It makes around 30.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 26097 adults in Lowell are suffering from Arthritis. It makes around 24.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 24606 adults in Lowell are suffering from Teeth Loss. It makes around 23.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Mental Health of around 15658 adults in Lowell was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 14.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Physical Health of around 14380 adults in Lowell was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 13.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 11611 adults in Lowell were suffering from Asthma during year 2016. It makes around 10.9% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 11291 adults in Lowell are suffering from Diabetes. It makes around 10.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 7456 adults in Lowell were suffering from COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) during year 2016. It makes around 7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 6711 adults in Lowell are suffering from Coronary Heart Disease. It makes around 6.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Till year 2016 around 6178 adults in Lowell were suffering from Cancer(except skin cancer). It makes around 5.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 3515 adults in Lowell have suffered from Stroke at some point in their adult life. It makes around 3.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Kidneys of 3089 adults in Lowell were not functioning properly due to Chronic Kidney Disease till year 2016. It makes around 2.9% of adult population of this city.

Unhealthy Behaviors found in people of Lowell (Massachusetts)

Following unhealthy behaviors were reported among the adult population of Lowell
  • 38986 adults, i.e. 36.6% of adult population of this city, are suffering from lack of sleep, which means they are sleeping for less than 7 hours per day.
  • 29293 adults, i.e. 27.5% of adult population of this city, are physically inactive. Physical Inactivity as a behavioral trait can be an invitation to various diseases.
  • 28760 adults, i.e. 27% 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
  • 21197 adults, i.e. 19.9% 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.
  • 16510 adults, i.e. 15.5% 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 Lowell (Massachusetts)

Following preventive measures were reported by the adult population of Lowell to keep them on safer side. It is something good which should be further improved.
  • 77.2% of women in age group 50-74 have gone through Mammography during year 2016.
  • 78718 adults, i.e. 73.9% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Cholesterol Screening.
  • 73.7% of women in age group of 21-65 have gone through Pap Smear Test during year 2016.
  • 78398 adults, i.e. 73.6% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Annual Checkup.
  • 66574 adults, i.e. 62.5% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Colorectal Cancer Screening.
  • 66468 adults, i.e. 62.4% 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
  • 61035 adults, i.e. 57.3% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Dental Visit.
  • 28.6% 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.
  • 26.8% 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.
  • 11.6% of adult population in the age group of 18 to 64 have not taken health insurance. In other words 88.4% 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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