Brownsville (Texas) : Health Conditions and Public Awareness Report

According to year 2015 data published by CDC, out of 175023 adults living in Brownsville around 59683 adults are suffering from High Cholesterol. We have gathered information from government databases about health of adult population of Brownsville 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 : Brownsville
  • State : Texas
  • Location : (25.9981977861, -97.4566343763)
  • Adult Population : 175023

Major Health Conditions among people of Brownsville (Texas)

  • Around 59683 adults in Brownsville are suffering from High Cholesterol. It makes around 34.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 58458 adults in Brownsville are suffering from High Blood Pressure. It makes around 33.4% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 40255 adults in Brownsville are suffering from Arthritis. It makes around 23% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 35005 adults in Brownsville are suffering from Teeth Loss. It makes around 20% of adult population of this city.
  • Physical Health of around 29754 adults in Brownsville was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 17% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 29229 adults in Brownsville are suffering from Diabetes. It makes around 16.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Mental Health of around 24678 adults in Brownsville was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 14.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 15227 adults in Brownsville were suffering from Asthma during year 2016. It makes around 8.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 13127 adults in Brownsville are suffering from Coronary Heart Disease. It makes around 7.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 11376 adults in Brownsville were suffering from COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) during year 2016. It makes around 6.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Till year 2016 around 8401 adults in Brownsville were suffering from Cancer(except skin cancer). It makes around 4.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Kidneys of 7351 adults in Brownsville were not functioning properly due to Chronic Kidney Disease till year 2016. It makes around 4.2% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 6826 adults in Brownsville have suffered from Stroke at some point in their adult life. It makes around 3.9% of adult population of this city.

Unhealthy Behaviors found in people of Brownsville (Texas)

Following unhealthy behaviors were reported among the adult population of Brownsville
  • 77710 adults, i.e. 44.4% 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
  • 68609 adults, i.e. 39.2% of adult population of this city, are physically inactive. Physical Inactivity as a behavioral trait can be an invitation to various diseases.
  • 61258 adults, i.e. 35% of adult population of this city, are suffering from lack of sleep, which means they are sleeping for less than 7 hours per day.
  • 30454 adults, i.e. 17.4% 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.
  • 23978 adults, i.e. 13.7% 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 Brownsville (Texas)

Following preventive measures were reported by the adult population of Brownsville to keep them on safer side. It is something good which should be further improved.
  • 71.9% of women in age group of 21-65 have gone through Pap Smear Test during year 2016.
  • 66.7% of women in age group 50-74 have gone through Mammography during year 2016.
  • 116215 adults, i.e. 66.4% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Cholesterol Screening.
  • 114465 adults, i.e. 65.4% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Annual Checkup.
  • 104839 adults, i.e. 59.9% 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
  • 82436 adults, i.e. 47.1% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Colorectal Cancer Screening.
  • 82261 adults, i.e. 47% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Dental Visit.
  • 41.4% of adult population in the age group of 18 to 64 have not taken health insurance. In other words 58.6% adults in 18-64 age group have taken health insurance, which is a good thing.
  • 21.6% 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.
  • 20.4% 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.

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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