Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) : Health Conditions and Public Awareness Report

According to year 2015 data published by CDC, out of 1526006 adults living in Philadelphia around 521894 adults are suffering from High Blood Pressure. We have gathered information from government databases about health of adult population of Philadelphia 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 : Philadelphia
  • State : Pennsylvania
  • Location : (40.0093147808, -75.1333888571)
  • Adult Population : 1526006

Major Health Conditions among people of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)

  • Around 521894 adults in Philadelphia are suffering from High Blood Pressure. It makes around 34.2% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 479166 adults in Philadelphia are suffering from High Cholesterol. It makes around 31.4% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 407444 adults in Philadelphia are suffering from Arthritis. It makes around 26.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 291467 adults in Philadelphia are suffering from Teeth Loss. It makes around 19.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Mental Health of around 231953 adults in Philadelphia was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 15.2% of adult population of this city.
  • Physical Health of around 230427 adults in Philadelphia was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 15.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 193803 adults in Philadelphia are suffering from Diabetes. It makes around 12.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 177017 adults in Philadelphia were suffering from Asthma during year 2016. It makes around 11.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 109872 adults in Philadelphia were suffering from COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) during year 2016. It makes around 7.2% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 100716 adults in Philadelphia are suffering from Coronary Heart Disease. It makes around 6.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Till year 2016 around 86982 adults in Philadelphia were suffering from Cancer(except skin cancer). It makes around 5.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 62566 adults in Philadelphia have suffered from Stroke at some point in their adult life. It makes around 4.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Kidneys of 51884 adults in Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)

Following unhealthy behaviors were reported among the adult population of Philadelphia
  • 650079 adults, i.e. 42.6% of adult population of this city, are suffering from lack of sleep, which means they are sleeping for less than 7 hours per day.
  • 462380 adults, i.e. 30.3% 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
  • 422704 adults, i.e. 27.7% of adult population of this city, are physically inactive. Physical Inactivity as a behavioral trait can be an invitation to various diseases.
  • 347929 adults, i.e. 22.8% 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.
  • 311305 adults, i.e. 20.4% 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 Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)

Following preventive measures were reported by the adult population of Philadelphia to keep them on safer side. It is something good which should be further improved.
  • 75.2% of women in age group 50-74 have gone through Mammography during year 2016.
  • 74.6% of women in age group of 21-65 have gone through Pap Smear Test during year 2016.
  • 1133822 adults, i.e. 74.3% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Annual Checkup.
  • 1118562 adults, i.e. 73.3% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Cholesterol Screening.
  • 961384 adults, i.e. 63% 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
  • 947650 adults, i.e. 62.1% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Colorectal Cancer Screening.
  • 833199 adults, i.e. 54.6% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Dental Visit.
  • 38.8% 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.
  • 28.5% 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.
  • 13.9% of adult population in the age group of 18 to 64 have not taken health insurance. In other words 86.1% 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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