Showing posts with label Alaska Health. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alaska Health. Show all posts

Anchorage (Alaska) : Health Conditions and Public Awareness Report

According to year 2015 data published by CDC, out of 291826 adults living in Anchorage around 93676 adults are suffering from High Cholesterol. We have gathered information from government databases about health of adult population of Anchorage 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 : Anchorage
  • State : Alaska
  • Location : (61.149868731, -149.111113424)
  • Adult Population : 291826

Major Health Conditions among people of Anchorage (Alaska)

  • Around 93676 adults in Anchorage are suffering from High Cholesterol. It makes around 32.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 85213 adults in Anchorage are suffering from High Blood Pressure. It makes around 29.2% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 63910 adults in Anchorage are suffering from Arthritis. It makes around 21.9% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 39397 adults in Anchorage are suffering from Teeth Loss. It makes around 13.5% of adult population of this city.
  • Mental Health of around 31809 adults in Anchorage was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 10.9% of adult population of this city.
  • Physical Health of around 31809 adults in Anchorage was not good for more than 14 days during year 2016. It makes around 10.9% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 26556 adults in Anchorage were suffering from Asthma during year 2016. It makes around 9.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 24513 adults in Anchorage are suffering from Diabetes. It makes around 8.4% of adult population of this city.
  • Till year 2016 around 17801 adults in Anchorage were suffering from Cancer(except skin cancer). It makes around 6.1% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 15759 adults in Anchorage are suffering from Coronary Heart Disease. It makes around 5.4% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 15759 adults in Anchorage were suffering from COPD(Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) during year 2016. It makes around 5.4% of adult population of this city.
  • Around 7587 adults in Anchorage have suffered from Stroke at some point in their adult life. It makes around 2.6% of adult population of this city.
  • Kidneys of 7296 adults in Anchorage were not functioning properly due to Chronic Kidney Disease till year 2016. It makes around 2.5% of adult population of this city.

Unhealthy Behaviors found in people of Anchorage (Alaska)

Following unhealthy behaviors were reported among the adult population of Anchorage
  • 89591 adults, i.e. 30.7% of adult population of this city, are suffering from lack of sleep, which means they are sleeping for less than 7 hours per day.
  • 80252 adults, i.e. 27.5% 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
  • 53112 adults, i.e. 18.2% 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.
  • 53112 adults, i.e. 18.2% of adult population of this city, are physically inactive. Physical Inactivity as a behavioral trait can be an invitation to various diseases.
  • 50194 adults, i.e. 17.2% 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.

Preventive Measures taken by people of Anchorage (Alaska)

Following preventive measures were reported by the adult population of Anchorage to keep them on safer side. It is something good which should be further improved.
  • 76.3% of women in age group of 21-65 have gone through Pap Smear Test during year 2016.
  • 206613 adults, i.e. 70.8% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Cholesterol Screening.
  • 67.6% of women in age group 50-74 have gone through Mammography during year 2016.
  • 191146 adults, i.e. 65.5% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Dental Visit.
  • 186185 adults, i.e. 63.8% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Colorectal Cancer Screening.
  • 171594 adults, i.e. 58.8% of adult population of this city, regularly went for Annual Checkup.
  • 147664 adults, i.e. 50.6% 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
  • 39.7% 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.
  • 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.
  • 12.6% of adult population in the age group of 18 to 64 have not taken health insurance. In other words 87.4% 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/ .