Choose the community of New York City. And discuss How is the community of New York City) doing compared with other communities? (Give the rates of activities such as smoking, physical activities, health conditions and diseases)
The Health department of New York City is determined for eliminating obstacles to health care its citizens. Clinical experiences along with health care providers are significant opportunities to prevent and treat, however, the citizens have been facing problems in receiving health care services. However, New York City laws grants its individuals specific rights to its citizens. One has the right to refuse or accept health care treatments encompassing life-prolonging procedures. The facilities offered in the New York City including hospitals and nursing homes are needed to be informed citizens to inform them about the services.
In New York City the smoking rate in adults has been reduced to 14.8% in 2011 from 21.5% in 2002 which is about 31% reduction. In the year 2011, about 36% (more than one third) smokers were occasional smokers. The percentage of non-daily smokers reduced from to 5.5% from 7.0% which is 21% change (New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 2012).
Cardio Vascular Diseases are one of the major causes of death in New York for its male and female citizens. In addition, physical in activity, unhealthy nutritional habits, smoking and use of tobacco, diabetes, hypertension, and high blood cholesterol increase the risk of cardio vascular diseases. About thirty six percent of the youngsters in the New York City use tobacco in different forms whereas, only 25% participate in physical exercises and 26% add healthy food (fruits and vegetables) in their diet (American Heart Association, 2012).
Enumerate regarding the prevalence and incidence rates for diseases or health conditions in New York City. Give the statistics for diseases.etc.
In New York City obesity has taken the form of epidemic. Obesity is one of the most rapidly growing health issues in the New York City. By the year 2008 about 34% (one third) population was obese (National Health Examination Survey, 2008). Furthermore, Cardio Vascular Diseases are one of the major causes of death in New York for. About thirty six percent of the youngsters in the New York City utilize tobacco in different forms while, only 25% participate in physical exercises and 26% add healthy food (fruits and vegetables) in their diet.