AHS Index

December 2022

The AHS Index is a new way to look at data that illuminates a snapshot of our world today. It is intended to highlight health inequities and spark conversation, debate, and wonder.


Increase in global acts of social benevolence including donating, volunteering, and helping strangers since 2019, according to Gallup’s World Happiness Report: +25%


Increase in global unrest including riots, strikes and anti-government demonstrations between 2011 and 2019: +244%


Average number of times American men self-reported crying in 2022: 48


Number of times that American women reportedly cried: 36


Number of years most Americans say they expect to live: 82


Life expectancy of the average American: 76


Decline in life expectancy since 2019: -2.7 years


Average life expectancy of an unsheltered person: 50


Number of people in Alameda County who will be unsheltered over the holidays: 7,135


Rank of “monkeypox vaccine near me” among 2022’s top trending near-me Google searches in the Bay Area: 1


Rank of “Indian buffet near me”: 9


Number of Alameda Health System residents featured on the NBC baking competition show, Baking It!: 1