Thu August 23, 2012
Health Report Finds Concerns in Aging Population
A new report finds that the population of Worcester County is aging…and facing serious health problems.
The 2012 Community Health Assessment for Worcester County found that the top causes of death range from heart disease and malignant tumors to non-cardiac vascular diseases and chronic lower respiratory diseases.
Worcester is still considered to be medically underserved with a shortage of doctors and other medical personnel.
Health insurance is also a problem with 16 percent of adults reporting they have no coverage.
And more than 60 percent of the population is deemed to be overweight.