Disease Specific Findings
A recent cross-sectional study of almost 10,000 adults found that
adults with arthritis reported 4.6 more unhealthy days per month compared
to adults without arthritis. Among adults with arthritis, the largest
number of unhealthy days was experienced by women, younger persons, and
persons with less than a college education.
Findings revealed that of almost 338,000 women surveyed, women with
breast cancer reported experiencing 8.5 unhealthy days per month compared
to 6.1 unhealthy days per month for women without breast cancer.
Findings revealed that among 50,938 respondents in 21 states, persons
reporting having had a heart attack, coronary heart disease, or stroke
reported an average of 10 unhealthy days for the prior month compared to 5
unhealthy days reported among persons not having had one of these
Findings revealed that of more than 500,000 adults surveyed, adults
with diabetes reported experiencing 9.9 unhealthy days per month compared
to 5.1 unhealthy days per month for adults without diabetes.