Wilmington (Delaware) : Health Conditions and Public Awareness Report

According to year 2015 data published by CDC, out of 70851 adults living in Wilmington around 27136 adults are suffering from High Blood Pressure. We have gathered information from government databases about health of adult population of Wilmington 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 : Wilmington
  • State : Delaware
  • Location : (39.7412748227, -75.5418960925)
  • Adult Population : 70851

Major Health Conditions among people of Wilmington (Delaware)

  • Around 27136 adults in Wilmington are suffering from High Blood Pressure. It makes around 38.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 22460 adults in Wilmington are suffering from High Cholesterol. It makes around 31.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 17571 adults in Wilmington are suffering from Arthritis. It makes around 24.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 15446 adults in Wilmington are suffering from Teeth Loss. It makes around 21.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Mental Health of around 10203 adults in Wilmington was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 14.4% of adult population of this city.
  • Physical Health of around 10132 adults in Wilmington was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 14.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 10061 adults in Wilmington are suffering from Diabetes. It makes around 14.2% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 7581 adults in Wilmington were suffering from Asthma during year 2016. It makes around 10.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 5385 adults in Wilmington were suffering from COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) during year 2016. It makes around 7.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 4676 adults in Wilmington are suffering from Coronary Heart Disease. It makes around 6.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Till year 2016 around 4109 adults in Wilmington were suffering from Cancer(except skin cancer). It makes around 5.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 3117 adults in Wilmington have suffered from Stroke at some point in their adult life. It makes around 4.4% of adult population of this city.
  • Kidneys of 2551 adults in Wilmington were not functioning properly due to Chronic Kidney Disease till year 2016. It makes around 3.6% of adult population of this city.

Unhealthy Behaviors found in people of Wilmington (Delaware)

Following unhealthy behaviors were reported among the adult population of Wilmington
  • 30537 adults, i.e. 43.1% of adult population of this city, are suffering from lack of sleep, which means they are sleeping for less than 7 hours per day.
  • 26073 adults, i.e. 36.8% 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
  • 23523 adults, i.e. 33.2% of adult population of this city, are physically inactive. Physical Inactivity as a behavioral trait can be an invitation to various diseases.
  • 16721 adults, i.e. 23.6% 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.
  • 10415 adults, i.e. 14.7% 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 Wilmington (Delaware)

Following preventive measures were reported by the adult population of Wilmington to keep them on safer side. It is something good which should be further improved.
  • 54910 adults, i.e. 77.5% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Annual Checkup.
  • 77.3% of women in age group 50-74 have gone through Mammography during year 2016.
  • 76.8% of women in age group of 21-65 have gone through Pap Smear Test during year 2016.
  • 52005 adults, i.e. 73.4% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Cholesterol Screening.
  • 45982 adults, i.e. 64.9% 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
  • 42581 adults, i.e. 60.1% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Colorectal Cancer Screening.
  • 37480 adults, i.e. 52.9% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Dental Visit.
  • 32.2% 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.
  • 31.4% 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.
  • 17.1% of adult population in the age group of 18 to 64 have not taken health insurance. In other words 82.9% 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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