Health and Nutrition of Alamo, CA Residents

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Fifty seven percent of Alamo residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 20 times per month. This includes chocolate and other flavored milks, as well as hot cocoa made with milk, and does not count small amounts of milk added to coffee or tea. People living here eat an average of four meals (breakfasts, lunches or dinners) per week that were prepared away from home in places such as restaurants, fast food places, food stands, grocery stores or from vending machines. They get one of these meals from a fast-food or pizza place. People here eat two "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat three frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Alamo 56.5%
  • Contra Costa County 50.0%
  • State 48.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Alamo 20.4
  • Contra Costa County 20.0
  • California 19.6

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.9
  • Contra Costa County 3.6
  • State 3.7

Meals from fast food or pizza place (#/week)

  • Here 1.4
  • Contra Costa County 1.7
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 2.0
  • County 2.0
  • State 2.1

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 2.8
  • Contra Costa County 3.2
  • State 3.3

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

The average Alamo resident last visited a dentist one years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Ten percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Eighteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Alamo residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 57 percent. People living here aged 30 years and older, aside from brushing their teeth with toothbrush, use dental floss or any other device that clean between teeth on average three days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of three days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 25 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.4
  • Contra Costa County 1.8
  • State 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 10.4%
  • County 15.3%
  • State 15.6%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Alamo 18.1%
  • County 21.0%
  • State 20.6%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Alamo 56.6%
  • Contra Costa County 47.6%
  • California 47.1%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.5
  • Contra Costa County 2.9
  • State 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.6
  • County 2.9
  • California 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Alamo 24.5
  • County 23.4
  • California 23.8

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

The average height of Alamo residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 179 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty three percent of people living here are obese. Forty four percent have ever been obese. Forty two percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 67.1
  • County 66.4
  • California 66.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 179.0
  • Contra Costa County 176.1
  • State 174.2

Average BMI

  • Alamo 28.2
  • Contra Costa County 28.3
  • State 28.1

People that are obese (%)

  • Alamo 33.4%
  • County 35.4%
  • California 34.4%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Alamo 43.9%
  • County 46.4%
  • California 45.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 41.6%
  • County 35.9%
  • State 35.3%

Sixty three percent of Alamo residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Nineteen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Two percent have ever used heroin. Nine percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 63.2%
  • Contra Costa County 60.0%
  • California 60.0%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 20.2%
  • County 22.5%
  • State 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Alamo 19.1%
  • Contra Costa County 20.5%
  • California 20.9%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 1.8%
  • Contra Costa County 2.4%
  • State 2.0%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Alamo 9.1%
  • Contra Costa County 12.3%
  • California 13.1%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Nine percent of people living in Alamo have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Fifty five percent of people had a blood test for high sugar or diabetes within the past three years. Three percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Alamo 9.3%
  • Contra Costa County 9.9%
  • California 9.3%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Alamo 54.8%
  • County 47.1%
  • California 45.8%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • Contra Costa County 3.0%
  • State 2.6%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Alamo residents 20 years and older on average get up to urinate one time at night (from time they go to bed at night until the time they get up in the morning).

Summary

Avg. # of times urinating at night

  • Here 1.0
  • Contra Costa County 1.1
  • California 1.1

Eleven percent of Alamo residents above the age of 40 have problems with their ability to smell, such as not being able to smell things or things not smelling the way they are supposed to. Six percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Sixty nine percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty four percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Seventeen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty three percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty five percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Alamo 11.0%
  • Contra Costa County 11.1%
  • State 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Alamo 6.1%
  • Contra Costa County 5.1%
  • California 4.7%

People 40+ that ever had wisdom teeth removed (%)

  • Here 69.0%
  • Contra Costa County 65.2%
  • California 64.0%

People 40+ that ever had tonsils teeth removed (%)

  • Alamo 34.3%
  • County 25.5%
  • State 23.8%

People 40+ that ever had a loss of consciousness because of a head injury (%)

  • Alamo 17.2%
  • County 14.8%
  • State 14.2%

People 40+ that ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull (%)

  • Alamo 22.6%
  • County 19.6%
  • State 18.7%

People 40+ that ever had two or more sinus infections (%)

  • Here 44.9%
  • Contra Costa County 37.1%
  • State 34.5%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Eighty four percent of people living in Alamo are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 84.2%
  • Contra Costa County 74.8%
  • State 72.4%

Twenty six percent of people living in Alamo have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty seven percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Fifty four percent of people in Alamo frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty one percent of people have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that their blood cholesterol level was high.

Summary

Has high blood pressure (%)

  • Here 25.9%
  • County 21.0%
  • State 18.4%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Alamo 26.6%
  • Contra Costa County 23.4%
  • California 21.5%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Alamo 53.8%
  • Contra Costa County 42.1%
  • State 38.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Alamo 21.0%
  • County 18.1%
  • California 16.3%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Fifty percent of people living in Alamo use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Alamo 50.1%
  • County 35.7%
  • California 34.3%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Twenty three percent of Alamo residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty two percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Thirty nine percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Forty nine percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty one percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Eighteen percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Sixteen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Nine percent of people living here move or speak so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual. Three percent have thoughts that they would be better off dead or of hurting themselves in some way.

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Alamo 22.5%
  • County 25.8%
  • State 26.7%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 22.4%
  • Contra Costa County 26.3%
  • State 27.1%

People who have trouble sleeping or sleeping too much (%)

  • Here 39.2%
  • County 40.5%
  • California 40.9%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 49.2%
  • County 50.7%
  • State 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 21.1%
  • County 26.9%
  • California 28.2%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Alamo 17.9%
  • Contra Costa County 20.3%
  • State 20.9%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Alamo 16.5%
  • County 19.0%
  • California 19.8%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Alamo 8.7%
  • Contra Costa County 13.1%
  • California 14.8%

People having thoughts they would be better off dead (%)

  • Alamo 3.0%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 4.4%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Alamo residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.2
  • County 1.9
  • State 1.7

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Eighty three percent of people living in Alamo have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eight percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 6.4 days per month on average. They have 4.8 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 16 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Alamo 83.1%
  • Contra Costa County 78.2%
  • California 78.7%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Alamo 8.0%
  • Contra Costa County 11.6%
  • California 11.4%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 6.4
  • County 4.7
  • State 4.5

Average drinks/week

  • Alamo 4.8
  • Contra Costa County 5.4
  • State 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Alamo 16.0
  • County 21.0
  • State 20.4

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Ninety eight percent of Alamo residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety five percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Thirty nine percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Eight percent of males in Alamo have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety eight percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Ninety percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty one percent have ever had anal sex. Nine percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Alamo were 18 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 21 women. He has vaginal sex with 15 women. People living here were on average 23 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on four women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 3.2 men on average. They have had 1.5 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Alamo were 20 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on four men in their lifetime. Four percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Alamo has vaginal or anal sex 47 times a year. Sixty percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Alamo 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with nine men on average. They have had eight male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.4 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty five percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

People 18+ that ever had sex (vaginal, anal, or oral) (%)

  • Here 98.2%
  • Contra Costa County 97.0%
  • State 96.9%

Males 18+ that ever had vaginal sex with a woman (%)

  • Here 95.4%
  • Contra Costa County 93.5%
  • California 92.8%

Males 18+ that ever performed oral sex on a woman (%)

  • Here 89.1%
  • Contra Costa County 84.6%
  • State 83.7%

Males 18+ that ever had anal sex with a woman (%)

  • Here 38.7%
  • County 47.1%
  • State 48.3%

Males 18+ that ever had any sex with a man (%)

  • Alamo 8.1%
  • County 6.4%
  • State 6.8%

Females 18+ that ever had vaginal sex with a man (%)

  • Alamo 98.3%
  • Contra Costa County 96.5%
  • California 96.0%

Females 18+ that ever performed oral sex on a man (%)

  • Alamo 90.1%
  • Contra Costa County 83.1%
  • California 82.7%

Females 18+ that ever had anal sex with a man (%)

  • Here 41.1%
  • County 37.9%
  • California 38.9%

Females 18+ that ever had any kind of sex with a woman (%)

  • Here 8.6%
  • Contra Costa County 10.9%
  • State 12.2%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 18.1
  • Contra Costa County 17.2
  • California 17.1

Average number of female sex partners in lifetime (males 18+)

  • Here 20.6
  • Contra Costa County 25.8
  • California 25.6

Average number of female vaginal sex partners in lifetime (males 18+)

  • Here 14.6
  • County 20.9
  • California 20.9

Average age people first performed oral sex on a woman (18+)

  • Here 23.0
  • County 21.9
  • California 21.3

Average number of woman performed oral sex on in lifetime (18+)

  • Alamo 4.1
  • County 4.9
  • California 5.0

Average number of male sex partners in lifetime (males 18+)

  • Here 3.2
  • County 1.9
  • California 1.8

Average number of male anal sex partners in lifetime (males 18+)

  • Here 1.5
  • County 1.1
  • State 1.0

Average age people first performed oral sex on a man (18+)

  • Alamo 19.6
  • County 20.2
  • California 20.0

Average number of male oral sex partners in lifetime (18+)

  • Alamo 4.2
  • Contra Costa County 3.8
  • California 3.4

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • Contra Costa County 8.8%
  • California 9.6%

Average number of times people have vaginal or anal sex a year

  • Alamo 47.1
  • County 59.3
  • State 62.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 60.4%
  • County 51.8%
  • California 49.2%

Average number of male sex partners in lifetime (females 18+)

  • Alamo 9.1
  • County 9.9
  • State 9.4

Average number of male vaginal sex partners in lifetime (females 18+)

  • Alamo 8.3
  • Contra Costa County 8.7
  • State 8.3

Average number of female sex partners in lifetime (females 18+)

  • Alamo 0.4
  • County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 84.7%
  • County 73.2%
  • State 68.4%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Nine percent of households in Alamo use chemical products in their homes to control fleas, roaches, ants, termites or other insects. Five percent use chemical products in their lawns or gardens to kill weeds.

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Alamo 9.1%
  • Contra Costa County 10.1%
  • State 9.7%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • Contra Costa County 4.4%
  • California 4.6%

Alamo residents 16 years and older usually get seven hours of sleep at night on weekdays or workdays. Thirty two percent of them have trouble sleeping.

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Alamo 6.9
  • County 6.8
  • California 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Alamo 32.4%
  • Contra Costa County 28.8%
  • State 26.9%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Thirty five percent of Alamo residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 34.9%
  • Contra Costa County 47.8%
  • State 47.9%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Seventeen percent of Alamo residents' work involve vigorous-intensity activity that causes large increases in breathing or heart rate, like carrying or lifting heavy loads, digging or construction work for at least 10 minutes continuously. Thirty four percent of people do moderate-intensity activities at work that cause small increases in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking or carrying light loads for at least 10 minutes continuously. Twenty nine percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty six percent do any vigorous-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause large increases in breathing or heart rate like running or basketball for at least 10 minutes continuously. Fifty three percent do any moderate-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause a small increase in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking, bicycling, swimming or golf for at least 10 minutes continuously. People living here spend seven hours sitting on a typical day (this includes sitting at work, at home, getting to and from places, or with friends, including time spent sitting at a desk, traveling in a car or bus, reading, playing cards, watching television or using a computer). They usually sit and watch TV or videos for about two hours per day. They use a computer or play computer games (including Playstation, Nintendo DS, or other portable video games) outside of work or school for 1.3 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 16.6%
  • County 19.4%
  • State 19.2%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Alamo 33.8%
  • Contra Costa County 34.9%
  • California 34.1%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 29.1%
  • County 31.2%
  • State 32.8%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Alamo 26.2%
  • County 21.6%
  • California 22.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 53.0%
  • Contra Costa County 43.2%
  • State 42.4%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.8
  • County 6.1
  • California 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.4
  • Contra Costa County 2.6
  • State 2.6

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.3
  • Contra Costa County 1.3
  • State 1.4

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Nine percent of Alamo residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Three percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". Four percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty seven percent are overweight. Thirteen percent of people 60 years and older have difficulties in thinking or remembering that can make a big difference in everyday activities (this does not refer to occasionally forgetting your keys or the name of someone you recently met). This refers to things like confusion or memory loss that are happening more often or getting worse. Twelve percent of people living in Alamo have ever received a blood transfusion. Fifteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty seven percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Five percent have ever been told they had gout. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Three percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Three percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Three percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Nine percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Twelve percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 8.9%
  • Contra Costa County 9.7%
  • California 9.2%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • Contra Costa County 3.5%
  • California 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Alamo 4.1%
  • County 3.5%
  • State 3.1%

People with overweight (%)

  • Alamo 36.6%
  • Contra Costa County 32.9%
  • State 31.3%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 12.7%
  • County 19.5%
  • State 20.3%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Alamo 12.2%
  • Contra Costa County 10.5%
  • California 9.9%

People having trouble seeing even with glass/contacts (%)

  • Alamo 15.0%
  • Contra Costa County 19.3%
  • State 20.0%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Alamo 26.9%
  • County 23.1%
  • State 20.7%

People with gout (%)

  • Alamo 5.3%
  • Contra Costa County 3.6%
  • California 3.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Alamo 2.1%
  • Contra Costa County 2.9%
  • California 2.4%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • Contra Costa County 2.9%
  • California 2.7%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Alamo 2.3%
  • Contra Costa County 1.9%
  • State 1.7%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • Contra Costa County 3.3%
  • State 2.9%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • County 3.4%
  • California 3.1%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Alamo 2.1%
  • County 2.6%
  • State 2.2%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 8.9%
  • Contra Costa County 6.9%
  • California 6.4%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • County 3.0%
  • State 2.5%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Alamo 2.3%
  • County 3.0%
  • State 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 12.3%
  • Contra Costa County 7.5%
  • State 6.4%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

Sixty three percent of births in Alamo were vaginal deliveries. Thirty seven percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.1 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty eight percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty nine percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty five percent of women in Alamo have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Fourteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Eighty percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Eight percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Eleven percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty four percent have ever used female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, including any forms of female hormones, such as pills, cream, patch and injections, but do not include birth control methods or use for infertility.

Summary

Vaginal deliveries (%)

  • Here 63.4%
  • Contra Costa County 63.6%
  • California 63.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Alamo 36.6%
  • County 36.4%
  • California 36.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.1%
  • County 99.3%
  • State 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Alamo 57.7%
  • County 58.9%
  • State 58.6%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 68.8%
  • County 60.4%
  • California 61.9%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 24.8%
  • County 19.2%
  • State 16.5%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Alamo 14.0%
  • County 10.1%
  • California 8.7%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 79.6%
  • Contra Costa County 70.6%
  • California 68.1%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 8.3%
  • County 6.8%
  • State 6.3%

Women that have ever used Depo-Provera or injectables (%)

  • Here 11.4%
  • County 16.4%
  • California 17.9%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 24.3%
  • County 15.9%
  • California 13.8%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

People living in Alamo report their general health condition on average at 62 percent. Six percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 42 percent of Alamo residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Alamo are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Alamo 61.9%
  • County 56.2%
  • State 55.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 6.0%
  • Contra Costa County 4.6%
  • State 4.7%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Alamo 42.1%
  • County 39.7%
  • California 39.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 8.6%
  • Contra Costa County 8.0%
  • California 7.5%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

People in Alamo spend $388 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 17 percent of their income. The average family in Alamo spends $81 on food at other stores monthly. This is three percent of their income. They spend $203 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $32 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Alamo $388
  • Contra Costa County $371
  • State $372

Income spent on food at supermarket/grocery store (%)

  • Alamo 17.3%
  • Contra Costa County 22.2%
  • State 22.6%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $81
  • County $80
  • California $83

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • County 4.1%
  • California 4.4%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Alamo $203
  • County $151
  • California $148

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Alamo 7.5%
  • County 7.1%
  • State 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $32
  • Contra Costa County $29
  • State $29

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.0%
  • Contra Costa County 1.1%
  • California 1.1%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

People living in Alamo report their general condition of hearing on average at 80 percent. Eighty two percent of them can usually hear and understand, without the use of a hearing aid or any other listening devices, what a person says without seeing his or her face if that person whispers to them from across a quiet room. Ninety six percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Eighteen percent of Alamo population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty two percent of people living here have ever had a job where they were exposed to loud sounds or noise. Loud means so loud that they must speak in a raised voice to be heard. Thirteen percent of people in Alamo had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Alamo 80.1%
  • Contra Costa County 80.1%
  • California 80.6%

People that can hear a whisper from across a quiet room (%)

  • Alamo 81.8%
  • County 81.2%
  • State 82.6%

People that can hear normal voice from across a quiet room (%)

  • Alamo 95.8%
  • County 95.4%
  • State 95.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Alamo 18.3%
  • County 18.1%
  • California 17.2%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 32.0%
  • Contra Costa County 38.7%
  • California 38.3%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Alamo 12.7%
  • Contra Costa County 13.9%
  • State 13.3%

Twenty seven percent of Alamo residents 40 and older take a low-dose aspirin each day to prevent heart attacks, strokes or cancer.

Summary

Adults 40+ taking low-dose aspirin (%)

  • Here 27.4%
  • Contra Costa County 23.8%
  • State 23.4%

Twelve percent of Alamo residents 20 or older have limitations caused by a long-term physical, mental or emotional problems or illnesses keeping them from working at a job or business. Nineteen percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Seven percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Six percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Seven percent of people here have health problems that require them to use special equipment, such as a cane, wheelchair, special bed or special telephone.

Summary

People having limitations keeping them from working (%)

  • Alamo 11.8%
  • Contra Costa County 16.4%
  • State 15.3%

People limited in amount of work they can do (%)

  • Here 19.0%
  • County 21.9%
  • California 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Alamo 6.9%
  • County 8.1%
  • State 7.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 5.9%
  • County 9.0%
  • State 9.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Alamo 6.8%
  • County 6.8%
  • California 6.1%

The biggest differences compared to state averages have been highlighted with a blue background.

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