New Bedford (Massachusetts) : Health Conditions and Public Awareness Report

According to year 2015 data published by CDC, out of 95072 adults living in New Bedford around 32610 adults are suffering from High Cholesterol. We have gathered information from government databases about health of adult population of New Bedford 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 : New Bedford
  • State : Massachusetts
  • Location : (41.6712667258, -70.9441204537)
  • Adult Population : 95072

Major Health Conditions among people of New Bedford (Massachusetts)

  • Around 32610 adults in New Bedford are suffering from High Cholesterol. It makes around 34.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 31469 adults in New Bedford are suffering from High Blood Pressure. It makes around 33.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 28046 adults in New Bedford are suffering from Arthritis. It makes around 29.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 25194 adults in New Bedford are suffering from Teeth Loss. It makes around 26.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Mental Health of around 17588 adults in New Bedford was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 18.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Physical Health of around 15687 adults in New Bedford was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 16.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 12454 adults in New Bedford were suffering from Asthma during year 2016. It makes around 13.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 10648 adults in New Bedford are suffering from Diabetes. It makes around 11.2% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 9507 adults in New Bedford were suffering from COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) during year 2016. It makes around 10% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 7035 adults in New Bedford are suffering from Coronary Heart Disease. It makes around 7.4% of adult population of this city.
  • Till year 2016 around 6180 adults in New Bedford were suffering from Cancer(except skin cancer). It makes around 6.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 3708 adults in New Bedford have suffered from Stroke at some point in their adult life. It makes around 3.9% of adult population of this city.
  • Kidneys of 3137 adults in New Bedford were not functioning properly due to Chronic Kidney Disease till year 2016. It makes around 3.3% of adult population of this city.

Unhealthy Behaviors found in people of New Bedford (Massachusetts)

Following unhealthy behaviors were reported among the adult population of New Bedford
  • 38789 adults, i.e. 40.8% of adult population of this city, are suffering from lack of sleep, which means they are sleeping for less than 7 hours per day.
  • 30613 adults, i.e. 32.2% 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
  • 29377 adults, i.e. 30.9% of adult population of this city, are physically inactive. Physical Inactivity as a behavioral trait can be an invitation to various diseases.
  • 25955 adults, i.e. 27.3% 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.
  • 15592 adults, i.e. 16.4% 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 New Bedford (Massachusetts)

Following preventive measures were reported by the adult population of New Bedford to keep them on safer side. It is something good which should be further improved.
  • 73681 adults, i.e. 77.5% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Annual Checkup.
  • 77.5% of women in age group 50-74 have gone through Mammography during year 2016.
  • 76.6% of women in age group of 21-65 have gone through Pap Smear Test during year 2016.
  • 70068 adults, i.e. 73.7% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Cholesterol Screening.
  • 62748 adults, i.e. 66% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Colorectal Cancer Screening.
  • 59230 adults, i.e. 62.3% 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
  • 54571 adults, i.e. 57.4% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Dental Visit.
  • 31.1% 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.
  • 23.7% 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.
  • 13.1% of adult population in the age group of 18 to 64 have not taken health insurance. In other words 86.9% 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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