Reading (Pennsylvania) : Health Conditions and Public Awareness Report

According to year 2015 data published by CDC, out of 88082 adults living in Reading around 32326 adults are suffering from High Blood Pressure. We have gathered information from government databases about health of adult population of Reading 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 : Reading
  • State : Pennsylvania
  • Location : (40.3399678686, -75.9266128837)
  • Adult Population : 88082

Major Health Conditions among people of Reading (Pennsylvania)

  • Around 32326 adults in Reading are suffering from High Blood Pressure. It makes around 36.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 29860 adults in Reading are suffering from High Cholesterol. It makes around 33.9% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 27834 adults in Reading are suffering from Teeth Loss. It makes around 31.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 27305 adults in Reading are suffering from Arthritis. It makes around 31% of adult population of this city.
  • Physical Health of around 17352 adults in Reading was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 19.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Mental Health of around 15855 adults in Reading was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 18% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 14357 adults in Reading are suffering from Diabetes. It makes around 16.3% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 10306 adults in Reading were suffering from Asthma during year 2016. It makes around 11.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 8544 adults in Reading were suffering from COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) during year 2016. It makes around 9.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 7663 adults in Reading are suffering from Coronary Heart Disease. It makes around 8.7% of adult population of this city.
  • Till year 2016 around 4933 adults in Reading were suffering from Cancer(except skin cancer). It makes around 5.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 4316 adults in Reading have suffered from Stroke at some point in their adult life. It makes around 4.9% of adult population of this city.
  • Kidneys of 3699 adults in Reading were not functioning properly due to Chronic Kidney Disease till year 2016. It makes around 4.2% of adult population of this city.

Unhealthy Behaviors found in people of Reading (Pennsylvania)

Following unhealthy behaviors were reported among the adult population of Reading
  • 39989 adults, i.e. 45.4% of adult population of this city, are suffering from lack of sleep, which means they are sleeping for less than 7 hours per day.
  • 37435 adults, i.e. 42.5% 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
  • 35057 adults, i.e. 39.8% of adult population of this city, are physically inactive. Physical Inactivity as a behavioral trait can be an invitation to various diseases.
  • 21492 adults, i.e. 24.4% 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.
  • 12860 adults, i.e. 14.6% 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 Reading (Pennsylvania)

Following preventive measures were reported by the adult population of Reading to keep them on safer side. It is something good which should be further improved.
  • 60072 adults, i.e. 68.2% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Annual Checkup.
  • 67.7% of women in age group of 21-65 have gone through Pap Smear Test during year 2016.
  • 66% of women in age group 50-74 have gone through Mammography during year 2016.
  • 58046 adults, i.e. 65.9% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Cholesterol Screening.
  • 55139 adults, i.e. 62.6% 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
  • 45626 adults, i.e. 51.8% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Colorectal Cancer Screening.
  • 40606 adults, i.e. 46.1% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Dental Visit.
  • 28.2% 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.
  • 25.1% of adult population in the age group of 18 to 64 have not taken health insurance. In other words 74.9% adults in 18-64 age group have taken health insurance, which is a good thing.
  • 25% 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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