OHIO | CDC data examines Ohio’s rate of seniors with underlying health conditions


Ohio has the 14th-highest rate of seniors (individuals ages 55 and older) with underlying health conditions according to QuoteWizard’s recent report.

Our team of industry experts analyzed CDC BRFSS Prevalence & Trends Data to find which states had the highest prevalence of seniors with serious underlying medical conditions which include: diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma.

Key findings:

  • Ohio’s diabetes rate for seniors is 21.75 percent — the 14th-highest in the nation.
  • The cardiovascular disease rate is 10.2 percent, which is ranked #10.
  • C.O.P.D. rate is 13.75 percent, which is ranked #13.
  • The asthma rate is 8.95 percent, which is ranked #33.
  • West Virginia, Kentucky and Alabama have the most at-risk group of seniors.
  • Minnesota, Colorado and Massachusetts have the lowest number of at-risk seniors.
  • 76 million Americans are over 60 years old with underlying health conditions.
  • Michigan, Florida, Georgia and Louisiana are the most at-risk states when comparing the number of at-risk seniors and confirmed cases of COVID-19.

You can find the report here: https://quotewizard.com/news/posts/states-with-seniors-and-underlying-health-conditions

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