When orthopedic surgeons rate their physical health one to five, with one being very unhealthy and five being very healthy, the average scores are:
1. Age 31-41: 4.10
2. Age 41-50: 4.35
3. Age 51-60: 4.22
4. Age 61-70: 4.18
Despite rating themselves as very healthy, a large portion of orthopedic surgeons also reported being overweight or obese.
5. 34 percent reported being overweight (BMI 25-29.9)
6. 4 percent reported being obese (BMI greater than or equal to 30)
7. 60 percent reported being normal (BMI 18.5-24.9)
8. 1 percent reported being underweight (BMI less than 18.5)
For their lifestyle, most orthopedic surgeons report not smoking and having less than one alcoholic drink per day.
9. 90 percent reported not smoking
10. Less than 5 percent reported smoking
11. Around 10 percent are former smokers
12. 57.9 percent reported having less than one drink per day
13. 19.7 percent reported not drinking
14. 18.5 percent reported drinking one to two drinks per day
15. 3.9 percent reported two or more drinks per day
15 Statistics on Orthopedic Surgeon Health FeaturedWritten by Laura Miller | June 01, 2012
Overall, orthopedic surgeons are a relatively healthy bunch leading a healthy lifestyle, according to Medscape's Orthopedist Lifestyle Report 2012.
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