• Smoking Rates


    Health / Smoking

    Smoking rates in the Washington D.C. region remain one of the lowest among benchmark regions. Some 14.6 percent of residents in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Statistical Area are smokers, above only Los Angeles and San Francisco. More


  • Self-Reported Health Status


    Health / Health Status

    Washington D.C. residents find themselves above the benchmark average when self-reported health status is measured across 11 benchmark regions. About 86.5 percent of residents describe their health as good or better, and 13.5 percent rate it fir or poor, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention national survey data. More


  • Health Care Coverage


    Health / Health Care

    According to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention national survey data, the Washington D.C. region has the third-largest adult population with health care coverage at 86.4 percent, behind only Boston and San Francisco. More


  • Diabetes Rates


    Health / Diabetes

    Diabetes rates in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area increased 0.2 percent from 2011 to 2012, now at 8.7 percent of the adult population. However, D.C. is still below the benchmark average of 9 percent. More


  • Body Mass Index Categories


    Health / Overweight or Obese

    The percentage of adults in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Statistical Area who are overweight is 36.7 percent, the highest rate among all benchmark regions.  The D.C. area also has higher-than-average rates of obesity among adults, totaling 24.2 percent of the population, slightly above the benchmark average of 24.1 percent. More