Conditions that Impact Health

Of the more than 200 health condition categories measured by the BCBS Health Index, these 10 conditions have the greatest impact on the health and well-being of commercially insured Americans. The health impact of a condition is the proportion of adverse health that  specific condition contributes to a defined population (by national, state, or county groupings).

Top 10 National Conditions National Health Impact
1. Hypertension 12.5%
2. Major Depression 9%
3. High Cholesterol 8.6%
4. Coronary Artery Disease 7%
5. Diabetes Type II 5.5%
6. Other Substance Use Disorder* 3.4%
7. Alcohol Use Disorder 3.3%
8. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 3.3%
9. Psychotic Disorder 2.9%
10. Crohn's Disease/Ulcerative Colitis 2.7%

*All substances are included in the category “Other Substance Use Disorder” except for tobacco and alcohol products.

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