Norfolk (Virginia) : Health Conditions and Public Awareness Report

According to year 2015 data published by CDC, out of 242803 adults living in Norfolk around 86195 adults are suffering from High Blood Pressure. We have gathered information from government databases about health of adult population of Norfolk 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 : Norfolk
  • State : Virginia
  • Location : (36.8932863006, -76.2567157761)
  • Adult Population : 242803

Major Health Conditions among people of Norfolk (Virginia)

  • Around 86195 adults in Norfolk are suffering from High Blood Pressure. It makes around 35.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 75512 adults in Norfolk are suffering from High Cholesterol. It makes around 31.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 61915 adults in Norfolk are suffering from Arthritis. It makes around 25.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 42248 adults in Norfolk are suffering from Teeth Loss. It makes around 17.4% of adult population of this city.
  • Mental Health of around 31079 adults in Norfolk was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 12.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Physical Health of around 31079 adults in Norfolk was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 12.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 29379 adults in Norfolk are suffering from Diabetes. It makes around 12.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 23309 adults in Norfolk were suffering from Asthma during year 2016. It makes around 9.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 16268 adults in Norfolk were suffering from COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) during year 2016. It makes around 6.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 15297 adults in Norfolk are suffering from Coronary Heart Disease. It makes around 6.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Till year 2016 around 14083 adults in Norfolk were suffering from Cancer(except skin cancer). It makes around 5.8% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 8984 adults in Norfolk have suffered from Stroke at some point in their adult life. It makes around 3.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Kidneys of 7770 adults in Norfolk were not functioning properly due to Chronic Kidney Disease till year 2016. It makes around 3.2% of adult population of this city.

Unhealthy Behaviors found in people of Norfolk (Virginia)

Following unhealthy behaviors were reported among the adult population of Norfolk
  • 101249 adults, i.e. 41.7% of adult population of this city, are suffering from lack of sleep, which means they are sleeping for less than 7 hours per day.
  • 85467 adults, i.e. 35.2% 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
  • 59487 adults, i.e. 24.5% of adult population of this city, are physically inactive. Physical Inactivity as a behavioral trait can be an invitation to various diseases.
  • 49532 adults, i.e. 20.4% 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.
  • 43705 adults, i.e. 18% 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 Norfolk (Virginia)

Following preventive measures were reported by the adult population of Norfolk to keep them on safer side. It is something good which should be further improved.
  • 79.9% of women in age group of 21-65 have gone through Pap Smear Test during year 2016.
  • 78.9% of women in age group 50-74 have gone through Mammography during year 2016.
  • 186958 adults, i.e. 77% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Cholesterol Screening.
  • 185987 adults, i.e. 76.6% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Annual Checkup.
  • 160007 adults, i.e. 65.9% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Colorectal Cancer Screening.
  • 157336 adults, i.e. 64.8% 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
  • 150538 adults, i.e. 62% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Dental Visit.
  • 33.4% 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.
  • 33% 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.
  • 15.4% of adult population in the age group of 18 to 64 have not taken health insurance. In other words 84.6% 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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