Over 50% of Young Adults in the U.S. Suffer from Chronic Disease?

Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 54% of young adults between 18 and 34 years old suffer from at least one chronic health issue.

According to Knowridge, obesity, depression, high blood pressure, and asthma are just a few health conditions that one in every four young adults deals with; 40 million are affected.

The team of scientists highlighted the following percentages:

  • Obesity – 25%
  • Depression – 21.3%
  • High Blood Pressure – 10.7%
  • High Cholesterol – 10%
  • Asthma – 9%
  • Arthritis – 6%

Researchers found that living conditions and unhealthy lifestyles play a factor in chronic health conditions. Black Americans were also more likely to be obese compared to white Americans—33.7% versus 23.9%.

The researchers advised that health conditions get worse as we age, so risk factors are essential for better health.

Until Next Time…

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54% of younger U.S. adults suffers from a chronic disease, study finds. Knowridge. (2022, July 29). Retrieved July 29, 2022, from https://knowridge.com/2022/07/54-of-younger-u-s-adults-suffers-from-a-chronic-disease-study-finds/ 

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