It's all downhill from 27, new research reveals.
At least if you are millenarian, chronic conditions and diseases begin to raise their minds in the late 20s, and from then things continue to deteriorate, according to a new Blue Cross Blue Shield report.
The millennium generation, in general, has worse health than its predecessors, Gen X, with higher rates of depression, hyperactivity, substance abuse, type 2 diabetes and Crohn's disease, among other chronic conditions.
The report's authors warn that the healthcare community needs to be aware that millennials face increasing and perhaps unprecedented health problems that can cost them years of life and cost money and productivity to the US economy.
It's all from here: a depressing chart shows a sharp decline in health that begins after age 27 and continues until the millennials die.
The epidemic of obesity, the opiate epidemic, the epidemic of mental illness: Americans are facing a series of health crises.
And the older millennials are in the heart of these, according to the new report.
Blue Cross Blue Shield analyzed data from 55 million people in the millennium – people who were between the ages of 21 and 36 in 2017 – to calculate the overall health score of the generation (which covers 73 million Americans in total).
As a whole, the generation did very well, getting a 95.1, which means that little more than 95 percent of the age group was living in their ideal health that year.
But the story of the self-epoch era, avocado toast, influencers, and a certain nonconfrontably pink tint become darker with age.
When researchers narrowed their focus to the older millennials, ages 34-36, they found higher rates of almost all of the 10 more common conditions than those seen in generation X at the same ages – despite the fact that 83% of millennials think they are in good health & # 39; or & quot; excellent & quot ;.
The group has 18 percent higher rates of major depression than their generational predecessors, according to the new study, as well as 12 percent higher rates of substance use disorder.
Millenials only made gains on gen Xers in a category of 10 best conditions, according to the new study. Three percent less than the millennium generation has "psychotic conditions" than members of Generation X in 2014.
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are also 15% more common among the elderly of the millennium.
The increase in inflammatory bowel disease should be a concern for health authorities and for millennial generation professionals as it is a significant risk for colorectal cancer, which is staggering – and kills – more and more Americans at younger ages.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, as the obesity epidemic continues to hit the US, type 2 diabetes has been more common, affecting 4.1 out of 100 millennials (a 19% increase over generic ones).
The Millennials scored 95.1 on their overall health (dark blue), but that mark drops (orange) as you move southeast across the map. The southern United States suffers most with obesity and poverty, increasing health risks for millennials and others living in the region
The smoking rate in the United States reached its lowest level last year, a benchmark that officials consider a major victory for Americans' health.
But older millennials can withstand this trend, with a 10% higher rate of tobacco dependence than generation X.
High cholesterol and blood pressure are also among the generation.
But no increase was as significant as rates of hyperactivity, which is 37% more common among millennials in their 30s than among gene Xers.
In recent years, some health experts have suggested that ADHD has been over-diagnosed and over-medicated, which may in part explain the great disparity.
However, the behavioral conditions considered together were eight percent more common in millennials in 2017 than in generic ones in 2014.
And general adverse health conditions were 11% more common, a difference that was most strongly influenced by the increasing rates of cardiovascular conditions.
Endocrine conditions – including diabetes – are now 15% more prevalent in the mid-30s as well.
This increase may be driven in part by rising rates of obesity and the still dominant Western diet with its sweet, fatty and highly processed foods.
Health scores also fall among the millennials when you move south and east, with the lowest scores in states like Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Missouri and Oklahoma.
It turns out that these are some of the states with the highest rates of obesity and the poorest diets.
The millennium generation may be all about the "well-being" propagated by Instagram influences, but more recent data suggests that generation members are not as healthy as they think behind filters – and could be a problem that affects other generations as well.
"Millennials' health status is likely to have substantial effects on the US economy over the next two decades, including workplace productivity and health care costs," the report's authors warned.