Laredo (Texas) : Health Conditions and Public Awareness Report

According to year 2015 data published by CDC, out of 236091 adults living in Laredo around 79563 adults are suffering from High Cholesterol. We have gathered information from government databases about health of adult population of Laredo 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 : Laredo
  • State : Texas
  • Location : (27.5482572475, -99.4867797312)
  • Adult Population : 236091

Major Health Conditions among people of Laredo (Texas)

  • Around 79563 adults in Laredo are suffering from High Cholesterol. It makes around 33.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 77910 adults in Laredo are suffering from High Blood Pressure. It makes around 33% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 53357 adults in Laredo are suffering from Arthritis. It makes around 22.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 48399 adults in Laredo are suffering from Teeth Loss. It makes around 20.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Physical Health of around 40372 adults in Laredo was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 17.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 39899 adults in Laredo are suffering from Diabetes. It makes around 16.9% of adult population of this city.
  • Mental Health of around 32581 adults in Laredo was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 13.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 20304 adults in Laredo were suffering from Asthma during year 2016. It makes around 8.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 17707 adults in Laredo are suffering from Coronary Heart Disease. It makes around 7.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 14874 adults in Laredo were suffering from COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) during year 2016. It makes around 6.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Till year 2016 around 10860 adults in Laredo were suffering from Cancer(except skin cancer). It makes around 4.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Kidneys of 9916 adults in Laredo were not functioning properly due to Chronic Kidney Disease till year 2016. It makes around 4.2% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 8971 adults in Laredo have suffered from Stroke at some point in their adult life. It makes around 3.8% of adult population of this city.

Unhealthy Behaviors found in people of Laredo (Texas)

Following unhealthy behaviors were reported among the adult population of Laredo
  • 97742 adults, i.e. 41.4% 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
  • 93256 adults, i.e. 39.5% of adult population of this city, are physically inactive. Physical Inactivity as a behavioral trait can be an invitation to various diseases.
  • 82632 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.
  • 39899 adults, i.e. 16.9% 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.
  • 33761 adults, i.e. 14.3% 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 Laredo (Texas)

Following preventive measures were reported by the adult population of Laredo to keep them on safer side. It is something good which should be further improved.
  • 73.1% of women in age group of 21-65 have gone through Pap Smear Test during year 2016.
  • 67.6% of women in age group 50-74 have gone through Mammography during year 2016.
  • 157945 adults, i.e. 66.9% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Cholesterol Screening.
  • 156292 adults, i.e. 66.2% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Annual Checkup.
  • 140002 adults, i.e. 59.3% 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
  • 106241 adults, i.e. 45% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Dental Visit.
  • 105769 adults, i.e. 44.8% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Colorectal Cancer Screening.
  • 41% of adult population in the age group of 18 to 64 have not taken health insurance. In other words 59% adults in 18-64 age group have taken health insurance, which is a good thing.
  • 22.1% 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.
  • 18.8% 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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