Importance Of Health In Corpus Christi

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Community Corpus Christi is a coastal city in the South Texas region of the U.S. part of Nueces County. According to the U.S. Census bureau, there are 442,600 inhabitants living here. The majority of the residence living in Corpus Christi is a white population (80.9%). Hispanics are the second largest group living here at 54.3%, which is much higher number compared to the rest of Texas. The majority of the population is employed in services, wholesale and retail trade, and government sector. The unemployment rate in Corpus Christi is 7%, which is higher compared to the nation’s unemployment rate. The median household income in Corpus Christi in 2013 was $47,029, which is below the national income of $51,563. Another interesting fact about Corpus Christi…show more content…
Obesity is one of the most serious heath care problems in this area because it contributes to many diseases such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, gallbladder disease, sleep disturbances, and certain types of cancer. The high scoring results of the local survey were compared with the data of the Health Department of Texas and the National data of CDC for the U.S. The data proved that Corpus Christi is ranking high in obesity and physical inactivity. Nevertheless, poor nutrition has the highest prevalence when compare to nation wide statistics. | Corpus Christi/Nueces County 2012 (%) | Texas 2012 (%) | U.S. 2012(%) | Low Physical Health Perception | 24.7 | 19.8 | 22.1 | Mental Health Prevalence | 19.3 | 20.4 | 22.1 | Poor Nutrition | 76.1 | 74.8 | 70.2 | Obesity Prevalence | 44.3 | 29.9 | 28.3 | Tobacco Use Prevalence | 15.1 | 18.0 | 18.8 | No Health Care Coverage | 45.7 | 36.3 | 22.8

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