Study finds 1 in 5 Americans have ‘sickness’
Posted On July 5, 2021
A new study out of Oxford Health Care suggests 1 in 6 Americans are “sick,” with more than 2 million of us in the U.S. alone.
Oxford Health Care’s National Health Survey, released Monday, found 1 in 3 Americans have a “sickle cell anemia” (SMA), a condition that can affect a person’s ability to absorb oxygen.
According to the study, SMA affects nearly 2 million Americans, including nearly 1 in 4 children.
Oxbridge Health Care reported that there are now more than 3.6 million SMA cases in the country.
In 2015, more than 1.7 million Americans were diagnosed with SMA.
Researchers found that people with SAA were much more likely to suffer from hypertension, stroke and heart disease.
Researchers also found that SAA patients had a higher risk of death.
According of the study:There were 1.5 million SAA cases in 2017.
Of those, about one in five patients had SAA.
Oxfords National Health survey found that 1 in 8 people in the US have SAA, and more than half have it in their late 30s and early 40s.
It is the second-highest SMA rate in the world.