10 Shocking Healthcare Statistics You Might Not Know About

Continue reading to find out which statistics make our list.

  1. More than 5% of GA Medicare managed care patients can’t understand health-related information their provider explains to them.
  2. The United States spent 16.9% of its GDP on healthcare in 2012.
  3. Approximately 17% of American children were obese in 2011-2012.
  4. There were an estimated 2,522 new diagnoses of HIV in Georgia in 2011, more than twice the number of new diagnoses in Australia.
  5. Obesity costs Americans an estimated $147 billion (2008 USD) in medical costs per year.
  6. Less than 30% of high school aged children receive the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day.
  7. Only 10% of GA patients under 70 with chronic kidney failure receive a transplant within 3 years of renal failure.
  8. 8.4% of American children aged 2 to 5 were obese in 2011-2012.
  9. 47.8% of Non-Hispanic Blacks in America were obese in 2012.
  10. 22.4% of Hispanic children in America were obese in 2011-2012.
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