Houston (Texas) : Health Conditions and Public Awareness Report

According to year 2015 data published by CDC, out of 2099451 adults living in Houston around 726410 adults are suffering from High Cholesterol. We have gathered information from government databases about health of adult population of Houston 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 : Houston
  • State : Texas
  • Location : (29.7806691396, -95.3860033966)
  • Adult Population : 2099451

Major Health Conditions among people of Houston (Texas)

  • Around 726410 adults in Houston are suffering from High Cholesterol. It makes around 34.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 694918 adults in Houston are suffering from High Blood Pressure. It makes around 33.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 447183 adults in Houston are suffering from Arthritis. It makes around 21.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 380001 adults in Houston are suffering from Teeth Loss. It makes around 18.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Physical Health of around 283426 adults in Houston was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 13.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 281326 adults in Houston are suffering from Diabetes. It makes around 13.4% of adult population of this city.
  • Mental Health of around 264531 adults in Houston was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 12.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 184752 adults in Houston were suffering from Asthma during year 2016. It makes around 8.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 136464 adults in Houston are suffering from Coronary Heart Disease. It makes around 6.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 128067 adults in Houston were suffering from COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) during year 2016. It makes around 6.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Till year 2016 around 115470 adults in Houston were suffering from Cancer(except skin cancer). It makes around 5.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 75580 adults in Houston have suffered from Stroke at some point in their adult life. It makes around 3.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Kidneys of 71381 adults in Houston were not functioning properly due to Chronic Kidney Disease till year 2016. It makes around 3.4% of adult population of this city.

Unhealthy Behaviors found in people of Houston (Texas)

Following unhealthy behaviors were reported among the adult population of Houston
  • 745305 adults, i.e. 35.5% of adult population of this city, are suffering from lack of sleep, which means they are sleeping for less than 7 hours per day.
  • 690719 adults, i.e. 32.9% 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
  • 638233 adults, i.e. 30.4% of adult population of this city, are physically inactive. Physical Inactivity as a behavioral trait can be an invitation to various diseases.
  • 335912 adults, i.e. 16% 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.
  • 317017 adults, i.e. 15.1% 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 Houston (Texas)

Following preventive measures were reported by the adult population of Houston to keep them on safer side. It is something good which should be further improved.
  • 75.2% of women in age group of 21-65 have gone through Pap Smear Test during year 2016.
  • 71.4% of women in age group 50-74 have gone through Mammography during year 2016.
  • 1488511 adults, i.e. 70.9% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Cholesterol Screening.
  • 1454920 adults, i.e. 69.3% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Annual Checkup.
  • 1289063 adults, i.e. 61.4% 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
  • 1217682 adults, i.e. 58% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Colorectal Cancer Screening.
  • 1148400 adults, i.e. 54.7% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Dental Visit.
  • 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.
  • 28.2% of adult population in the age group of 18 to 64 have not taken health insurance. In other words 71.8% adults in 18-64 age group have taken health insurance, which is a good thing.
  • 28.1% 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.

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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