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Demographics of Disease [Infographic]

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Diseases in the United States

Health Habits Fitness

Every country has different statistics on injury and disease. The common thread is that there are many common factors impacting the lives of a majority of Americans. Learning how to limit and control these factors is a major component of helping stomp out certain diseases in the United States.

The combination of heart disease, hypertension and stroke account for a whopping 13% of the world's leading cause of death---and the annual average for heart attacks numbers more than 700,000. The thing to remember is 67% of these deaths are preventable by making wise lifestyle choices, losing weight or taking daily medication. This is especially true for men, who tend to be affected by heart disease more often than their female counterparts.

Cancer is also a huge concern, with 1.5 million people perishing each year due to lung-related lymphoma. Of this, 21% of cases are thought to be preventable by wise lifestyle choices---such as refraining from smoking. Sadly, 8% of U.S. adults will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives.

Each year 5.2 million Americans are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Even though only 200,000 of these individuals are under 65, this debilitating condition is still the fifth top cause of death for seniors.


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THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF DISEASES IN THE U.S.

THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES, DISEASES AFFECT INDIVIDUALS IN DIFFERENT WAYS BASED ON GENDER, RACE, GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION, AND AGE

STATISTICS OF DISEASES - OVERALL IN UNITED STATES

HEART DISEASE | HYPERTENSION | STROKE

13% WORLDWIDE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH

700,000+ ANNUAL AVERAGE OF HEART ATTACKS

67% PREVENTABLE DEATHS DUE TO LIFESTYLE, OBESITY, OR LACK OF MEDICATION

GENDER:

MEN MORE AFFECTED THAN WOMEN

39% MEN

35% WOMEN

RACE

AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN 30%

AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN 35%

CAUCASIANS 22%

HISPANICS 19%

AGE

4% ADULTS 44 OR YOUNGER LEAST AFFECTED BY HEART DISEASE

23% ADULTS 44+ MORE AFFECTED BY HEART DISEASE

73% ADULTS 75+ MOST AFFECTED BY HYPERTENSION AND STROKE

CANCER

CAUCASIANS MORE AFFECTED (9%)
THAN AFRICAN AMERICANS (5%)
OR HISPANICS (4%)
2012

1.5 MILLION PEOPLE DIED FROM LUNG-RELATED CANCERS (TRACHEAL + BRONCHIAL) - 3% OF TOTAL CANCER-RELATED DEATHS

21% PREVENTABLE DEATHS LINKED TO LIFESTYLE CHOICES (BEFORE AGE 80)

8% OF U.S. ADULTS ARE DIAGNOSED WITH A CANCER AT SOME POINT IN THEIR LIVES

FEMALES 1% MORE AFFECTED OVERALL, MEN 13% MORE LIKELY TO GET COLORECTAL CANCER

2013 MOST COMMON NEW CANCER DIAGNOSES

MALE

LUNG | PROSTATE | COLORECTUM

FEMALE

BREAST | LUNG | COLORECTUM

SENIORS MOST AFFECTED

28% SENIORS AGED 75+

7% AGED 65 - 74

LUNG DISEASE

COPD | EMPHYSEMA | CHRONIC BRONCHITIS | ASTHMA

HIGHEST RATES IN WOMEN AGED 65-74 AND MEN AGED 75-84

5% 2012: WORLDWIDE CAUSE OF DEATH

39% PREVENTABLE DEATHS (BEFORE AGE 80)

12.5 MILLION

2011: ADULTS AFFECTED IN U.S.

25% WOMEN MORE LIKELY TO HAVE ASTHMA OR SINUSITIS

HIV

STAGES 1, 2, AND 3 (AIDS)

AFRICAN AMERICAN (47%) | CAUCASIAN (28%) | HISPANIC (21%) | ASIAN (2%)

1.2 MILLION DIAGNOSED

207,000+ UNDIAGNOSED
ONLY 36% ADULTS TESTED FOR HIV

44% BETWEEN AGE 20-34

50,000 AVERAGE ANNUAL DIAGNOSES

2013

1.5 MILLION DIED FROM AIDS (2.5% WORLDWIDE)

27,000 FROM U.S. + WESTERN EUROPE (5TH LARGEST REGION)

62% MALE-TO-MALE

27% MALE-TO-FEMALE

ALZHEIMER'S

DEATH RATE DISPARITY: CAUCASIAN 26% MORE LIKELY TO DIE FROM ALZHEIMER'S THAN AFRICAN AMERICANS, 43% MORE LIKELY THAN HISPANICS

DIAGNOSIS DISPARITY: AT AGE 85+, AFRICAN AMERICANS (58%) AND HISPANICS (63%) ARE TWICE AS LIKELY TO HAVE ALZHEIMER'S AS CAUCASIANS (30%)

2013

5.2 MILLION U.S. RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY ALZHEIMER'S

ONLY 200,000 OF THESE ARE YOUNGER THAN AGE 65

WOMEN 30% MORE LIKELY TO DIE FROM ALZHEIMER'S THAN MEN

5TH TOP CAUSE OF DEATH IN SENIORS (65+)

SENIORS AGE 85+ ARE 5 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE OF ALZHEIMER'S THAN SENIORS 75-84

WESTERN STATES

9% HEART DISEASE / STROKE

LOWEST RATES: UTAH, COLORADO, OREGON, WYOMING, ALASKA, HAWAII

HIGHEST RATES: NEVADA, CALIFORNIA, NEW MEXICO

CANCER

LOWEST RATE FOR LUNG CANCER: UTAH (34/100,000 MEN)

LOWEST RATE FOR BREAST CANCER: ARIZONA (107/100,000)

AFRICAN AMERICAN WORST DEATH RATES: CALIFORNIA (202+/100,000)

LOWEST DEATH RATES FOR

FEMALE BREAST CANCER: 20.3/100,000

COLORECTAL CANCER AND LUNG CANCER: 31/10,000 WOMEN, 44/10,000 MEN

LUNG DISEASE 3.3% MEN AFFECTED IN WASHINGTON (LOWEST)

ASTHMA: 54% REGIONALLY (HIGHEST)

HIV/AIDS

2011: SECOND LOWEST AVERAGE REGIONAL RATE OF AIDS (7.5 PER 100,000)

39% CAUCASIAN

34% HISPANIC

19% AFRICAN AMERICAN

HIGHEST RATES: CALIFORNIA (#1 OF 50 STATES) AND NEVADA

LOWEST RATES: ALASKA, NEW MEXICO, UTAH, OREGON

ALZHEIMER'S 2025: PROJECTED 50% INCREASE OF ALZHEIMER'S-RELATED DEATHS

LOWEST RATES: HAWAII, NEVADA, NEW MEXICO (10-17/10,000)

HIGHEST RATE: WASHINGTON (43/10,000)

MIDWESTERN STATES

LOWEST RATES: KANSAS, MINNESOTA, NEBRASKA, SOUTH DAKOTA, NORTH DAKOTA

HIGHEST RATES: OKLAHOMA, INDIANA, ILLINOIS, IOWA

CITIES WITH HIGHEST RATES OF HEART ATTACKS: DAVENPORT-MOLINE-ROCK ISLAND IN IOWA/ILLINOIS (6.7% OF RESIDENTS)

CANCER

HIGHEST DEATH RATES:

BREAST CANCER (22/100,000 WOMEN)

LUNG CANCER (40/100,000 WOMEN)

COLORECTAL (19/100,000 MEN) (13/100,000 WOMEN)

LUNG DISEASE 4% WOMEN AFFECTED IN MINNESOTA (LOWEST)

ASTHMA: 49% REGIONALLY

HIV/AIDS

2011: LOWEST AVERAGE REGIONAL RATE OF HIV (9.3 PER 100,000 RESIDENTS)

51% AFRICAN AMERICAN

35% CAUCASIAN

LOWEST RATES: IOWA, MINNESOTA, NORTH AND SOUTH DAKOTA

ALZHEIMER'S PROJECTED DOUBLING OF ALZHEIMER'S PATIENTS: IDAHO

LOWEST RATES: ILLINOIS (21/10,000)

HIGHEST RATES: NORTH AND SOUTH DAKOTA (36/10,000)

NORTHEASTERN STATES

10.1% HEART DISEASE/STROKE (REGIONALLY)

LOWEST RATES: NEW HAMPSHIRE, VERMONT, MASSACHUSETTS, CONNECTICUT

CITIES WITH HIGHEST RATES OF HEART ATTACKS: READING IN PA (6% OF RESIDENTS) + UTICA-ROME IN NY (6.6%)

CANCER

LOWEST DEATH RATE: PROSTATE CANCER (20/100,000 MEN)

HIGHEST INCIDENCE RATE:

BREAST CANCER (130/100,000 WOMEN)

BREAST CANCER - CONNECTICUT (137/100,000 WOMEN)

PROSTATE CANCER (144/100,000 MEN)

LUNG DISEASE 3.5% WASHINGON D.C. MEN AFFECTED BY COPD (LOWEST)

ASTHMA: 47% REGIONALLY (LOWEST)

HIV/AIDS

2011: SECOND HIGHEST AVERAGE REGIONAL RATE OF AIDS (12.3 PER 100,000)

HIGHEST RATES: 

WASHINGTON D.C., NEW YORK, CONNECTICUT, RHODE ISLAND, DELEWARE, MARYLAND

48% AFRICAN AMERICAN

27% HISPANIC

22% CAUCASIAN

CITY WITH HIGHEST AIDS RATE: BALTIMORE, MD

LOWEST RATES: MAINE, NEW HAMPSHIRE, VERMONT

ALZHEIMER'S PROJECTED DOUBLING OF ALZHEIMER'S PATIENTS: IDAHO

LOWEST RATE: NEW YORK (11/10,000)

HIGHEST RATE: VERMONT (30/10,000)

SOUTHERN STATES

WORST REGION FOR DEATHS RELATED TO HEART DISEASE + STROKE, CANCER, LUNG DISEASE, AND AIDS

12.2% HEART DISEASE / STROKE (REGIONALLY)

LOWEST RATES: FLORIDA, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA

HIGHEST RATES: ARKANSAS, LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI, TENNESSEE, GEORGIA, FLORIDA, TEXAS, KENTUCKY, ALABAMA, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA

"STROKE BELT BUCKLE" STATES WITH 40% HIGHER RATES THAN NATIONAL AVERAGE: NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA

CANCER

LOWEST INCIDENCE RATES:

FEMALE BREAST CANCER (116/100,000)

HIGHEST DEATH RATE:

PROSTATE CANCER (21/100,000 MEN)

LUNG CANCER (65/100,000 MEN)
HIGHEST RATE FOR LUNG CANCER + SMOKING PREVALENCE: KENTUCKY (128 PER 100,000 MEN)

LUNG DISEASE

9% OF KENTUCKY & ALABAMA AFFECTED BY COPD (HIGHEST)

11.5% TENNESSEE WOMEN (HIGHEST) | ASTHMA: 53% REGIONALLY

HIV/AIDS

2011: HIGHEST AVERAGE REGIONAL RATE BY HIV (20.9 PER 100,000)

HIGHEST RATES:

ALABAMA, LOUISIANA, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, NORTH & SOUTH CAROLINA, MISSISSIPPI, TENNESSEE

CITY WITH HIGHEST AIDS RATE: BATON ROUGE

LOWEST RATE: WEST VIRGINIA

62% AFRICAN AMERICAN

22% CAUCASIAN

ALMOST 50% OF NEW HIV AND AIDS DIAGNOSES FROM THIS REGION

HIGHEST FATALITY RATES

ALZHEIMER'S

2025: PROJECTED 50% INCREASE OF ALZHEIMER'S-RELATED DEATHS

LOWEST RATE: FLORIDA (18/10,000)

HIGHEST RATE: TENNESSEE (38/10,000)

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  • The combination of heart disease, hypertension and stroke account for a whopping 13% of the world's leading cause of death---and the annual average for heart attacks numbers more than 700,000.
  • The thing to remember is 67% of these deaths are preventable by making wise lifestyle choices, losing weight or taking daily medication.
  • This is especially true for men, who tend to be affected by heart disease more often than their female counterparts.
  • Cancer is also a huge concern, with 1.5 million people perishing each year due to lung-related lymphoma.