Newark (New Jersey) : Health Conditions and Public Awareness Report

According to year 2015 data published by CDC, out of 277140 adults living in Newark around 106976 adults are suffering from High Blood Pressure. We have gathered information from government databases about health of adult population of Newark 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 : Newark
  • State : New Jersey
  • Location : (40.7260693449, -74.1752997118)
  • Adult Population : 277140

Major Health Conditions among people of Newark (New Jersey)

  • Around 106976 adults in Newark are suffering from High Blood Pressure. It makes around 38.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 88408 adults in Newark are suffering from High Cholesterol. It makes around 31.9% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 70671 adults in Newark are suffering from Arthritis. It makes around 25.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 63188 adults in Newark are suffering from Teeth Loss. It makes around 22.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Physical Health of around 49054 adults in Newark was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 17.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 42402 adults in Newark are suffering from Diabetes. It makes around 15.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Mental Health of around 42125 adults in Newark was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 15.2% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 29654 adults in Newark were suffering from Asthma during year 2016. It makes around 10.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 23280 adults in Newark were suffering from COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) during year 2016. It makes around 8.4% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 21340 adults in Newark are suffering from Coronary Heart Disease. It makes around 7.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Till year 2016 around 13857 adults in Newark were suffering from Cancer(except skin cancer). It makes around 5% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 13580 adults in Newark have suffered from Stroke at some point in their adult life. It makes around 4.9% of adult population of this city.
  • Kidneys of 11086 adults in Newark were not functioning properly due to Chronic Kidney Disease till year 2016. It makes around 4% of adult population of this city.

Unhealthy Behaviors found in people of Newark (New Jersey)

Following unhealthy behaviors were reported among the adult population of Newark
  • 135521 adults, i.e. 48.9% of adult population of this city, are suffering from lack of sleep, which means they are sleeping for less than 7 hours per day.
  • 119447 adults, i.e. 43.1% of adult population of this city, are physically inactive. Physical Inactivity as a behavioral trait can be an invitation to various diseases.
  • 102265 adults, i.e. 36.9% 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
  • 61248 adults, i.e. 22.1% 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.
  • 34920 adults, i.e. 12.6% 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 Newark (New Jersey)

Following preventive measures were reported by the adult population of Newark to keep them on safer side. It is something good which should be further improved.
  • 222266 adults, i.e. 80.2% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Annual Checkup.
  • 78.4% of women in age group of 21-65 have gone through Pap Smear Test during year 2016.
  • 74.9% of women in age group 50-74 have gone through Mammography during year 2016.
  • 199541 adults, i.e. 72% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Cholesterol Screening.
  • 175152 adults, i.e. 63.2% 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
  • 156861 adults, i.e. 56.6% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Dental Visit.
  • 142450 adults, i.e. 51.4% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Colorectal Cancer Screening.
  • 24.1% 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.
  • 23.4% of adult population in the age group of 18 to 64 have not taken health insurance. In other words 76.6% adults in 18-64 age group have taken health insurance, which is a good thing.
  • 22.5% 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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