New Orleans (Louisiana) : Health Conditions and Public Awareness Report

According to year 2015 data published by CDC, out of 343829 adults living in New Orleans around 135125 adults are suffering from High Blood Pressure. We have gathered information from government databases about health of adult population of New Orleans 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 Orleans
  • State : Louisiana
  • Location : (30.0687009935, -89.9316317895)
  • Adult Population : 343829

Major Health Conditions among people of New Orleans (Louisiana)

  • Around 135125 adults in New Orleans are suffering from High Blood Pressure. It makes around 39.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 111401 adults in New Orleans are suffering from High Cholesterol. It makes around 32.4% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 87333 adults in New Orleans are suffering from Arthritis. It makes around 25.4% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 65671 adults in New Orleans are suffering from Teeth Loss. It makes around 19.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 46417 adults in New Orleans are suffering from Diabetes. It makes around 13.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Mental Health of around 45042 adults in New Orleans was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 13.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Physical Health of around 44354 adults in New Orleans was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 12.9% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 31976 adults in New Orleans were suffering from Asthma during year 2016. It makes around 9.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 23724 adults in New Orleans were suffering from COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) during year 2016. It makes around 6.9% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 22693 adults in New Orleans are suffering from Coronary Heart Disease. It makes around 6.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Till year 2016 around 19254 adults in New Orleans were suffering from Cancer(except skin cancer). It makes around 5.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 14785 adults in New Orleans have suffered from Stroke at some point in their adult life. It makes around 4.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Kidneys of 12034 adults in New Orleans were not functioning properly due to Chronic Kidney Disease till year 2016. It makes around 3.5% of adult population of this city.

Unhealthy Behaviors found in people of New Orleans (Louisiana)

Following unhealthy behaviors were reported among the adult population of New Orleans
  • 140282 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.
  • 118621 adults, i.e. 34.5% 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
  • 93865 adults, i.e. 27.3% of adult population of this city, are physically inactive. Physical Inactivity as a behavioral trait can be an invitation to various diseases.
  • 70485 adults, i.e. 20.5% 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.
  • 64984 adults, i.e. 18.9% 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 Orleans (Louisiana)

Following preventive measures were reported by the adult population of New Orleans to keep them on safer side. It is something good which should be further improved.
  • 80.6% of women in age group of 21-65 have gone through Pap Smear Test during year 2016.
  • 76% of women in age group 50-74 have gone through Mammography during year 2016.
  • 257528 adults, i.e. 74.9% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Cholesterol Screening.
  • 249964 adults, i.e. 72.7% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Annual Checkup.
  • 239993 adults, i.e. 69.8% 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
  • 217988 adults, i.e. 63.4% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Colorectal Cancer Screening.
  • 193920 adults, i.e. 56.4% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Dental Visit.
  • 28% 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.
  • 25.6% 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.
  • 16.2% of adult population in the age group of 18 to 64 have not taken health insurance. In other words 83.8% 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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