Allentown (Pennsylvania) : Health Conditions and Public Awareness Report

According to year 2015 data published by CDC, out of 118032 adults living in Allentown around 41075 adults are suffering from High Blood Pressure. We have gathered information from government databases about health of adult population of Allentown 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 : Allentown
  • State : Pennsylvania
  • Location : (40.596099618, -75.4755373968)
  • Adult Population : 118032

Major Health Conditions among people of Allentown (Pennsylvania)

  • Around 41075 adults in Allentown are suffering from High Blood Pressure. It makes around 34.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 37888 adults in Allentown are suffering from High Cholesterol. It makes around 32.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 34701 adults in Allentown are suffering from Arthritis. It makes around 29.4% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 28092 adults in Allentown are suffering from Teeth Loss. It makes around 23.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Physical Health of around 18885 adults in Allentown was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 16% of adult population of this city.
  • Mental Health of around 18295 adults in Allentown was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 15.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 15698 adults in Allentown are suffering from Diabetes. It makes around 13.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 12629 adults in Allentown were suffering from Asthma during year 2016. It makes around 10.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 9443 adults in Allentown were suffering from COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) during year 2016. It makes around 8% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 8734 adults in Allentown are suffering from Coronary Heart Disease. It makes around 7.4% of adult population of this city.
  • Till year 2016 around 6846 adults in Allentown were suffering from Cancer(except skin cancer). It makes around 5.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 4603 adults in Allentown have suffered from Stroke at some point in their adult life. It makes around 3.9% of adult population of this city.
  • Kidneys of 4131 adults in Allentown 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 Allentown (Pennsylvania)

Following unhealthy behaviors were reported among the adult population of Allentown
  • 46505 adults, i.e. 39.4% of adult population of this city, are suffering from lack of sleep, which means they are sleeping for less than 7 hours per day.
  • 44616 adults, i.e. 37.8% 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
  • 37770 adults, i.e. 32% of adult population of this city, are physically inactive. Physical Inactivity as a behavioral trait can be an invitation to various diseases.
  • 25849 adults, i.e. 21.9% 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.
  • 19711 adults, i.e. 16.7% 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 Allentown (Pennsylvania)

Following preventive measures were reported by the adult population of Allentown to keep them on safer side. It is something good which should be further improved.
  • 72.3% of women in age group of 21-65 have gone through Pap Smear Test during year 2016.
  • 70.5% of women in age group 50-74 have gone through Mammography during year 2016.
  • 82268 adults, i.e. 69.7% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Cholesterol Screening.
  • 81324 adults, i.e. 68.9% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Annual Checkup.
  • 72118 adults, i.e. 61.1% 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
  • 66334 adults, i.e. 56.2% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Colorectal Cancer Screening.
  • 63973 adults, i.e. 54.2% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Dental Visit.
  • 34.2% 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.
  • 29.4% 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.
  • 18.9% of adult population in the age group of 18 to 64 have not taken health insurance. In other words 81.1% 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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