Washington (District of Columbia) : Health Conditions and Public Awareness Report

According to year 2015 data published by CDC, out of 601723 adults living in Washington around 187136 adults are suffering from High Blood Pressure. We have gathered information from government databases about health of adult population of Washington 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 : Washington
  • State : District of Columbia
  • Location : (38.9099241426, -77.0147205666)
  • Adult Population : 601723

Major Health Conditions among people of Washington (District of Columbia)

  • Around 187136 adults in Washington are suffering from High Blood Pressure. It makes around 31.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 182322 adults in Washington are suffering from High Cholesterol. It makes around 30.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 120946 adults in Washington are suffering from Arthritis. It makes around 20.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 87250 adults in Washington are suffering from Teeth Loss. It makes around 14.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Mental Health of around 64384 adults in Washington was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 10.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 60774 adults in Washington are suffering from Diabetes. It makes around 10.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 60172 adults in Washington were suffering from Asthma during year 2016. It makes around 10% of adult population of this city.
  • Physical Health of around 58367 adults in Washington was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 9.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 33095 adults in Washington were suffering from COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) during year 2016. It makes around 5.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Till year 2016 around 32493 adults in Washington were suffering from Cancer(except skin cancer). It makes around 5.4% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 29484 adults in Washington are suffering from Coronary Heart Disease. It makes around 4.9% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 20459 adults in Washington have suffered from Stroke at some point in their adult life. It makes around 3.4% of adult population of this city.
  • Kidneys of 17450 adults in Washington 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 Washington (District of Columbia)

Following unhealthy behaviors were reported among the adult population of Washington
  • 220832 adults, i.e. 36.7% of adult population of this city, are suffering from lack of sleep, which means they are sleeping for less than 7 hours per day.
  • 158855 adults, i.e. 26.4% 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
  • 135989 adults, i.e. 22.6% 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.
  • 108310 adults, i.e. 18% of adult population of this city, are physically inactive. Physical Inactivity as a behavioral trait can be an invitation to various diseases.
  • 103496 adults, i.e. 17.2% 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.

Preventive Measures taken by people of Washington (District of Columbia)

Following preventive measures were reported by the adult population of Washington to keep them on safer side. It is something good which should be further improved.
  • 84.1% of women in age group of 21-65 have gone through Pap Smear Test during year 2016.
  • 483184 adults, i.e. 80.3% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Cholesterol Screening.
  • 481378 adults, i.e. 80% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Annual Checkup.
  • 78.2% of women in age group 50-74 have gone through Mammography during year 2016.
  • 450089 adults, i.e. 74.8% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Dental Visit.
  • 405561 adults, i.e. 67.4% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Colorectal Cancer Screening.
  • 367051 adults, i.e. 61% 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
  • 30.6% 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.
  • 28.4% 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.
  • 7.7% of adult population in the age group of 18 to 64 have not taken health insurance. In other words 92.3% 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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