Health and Nutrition of Albany, IL Residents

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Fifty percent of Albany residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 21 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 two 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 (%)

  • Here 50.1%
  • Whiteside County 48.8%
  • State 48.6%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 20.7
  • Whiteside County 21.7
  • Illinois 20.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.7
  • County 3.3
  • State 3.6

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

  • Here 1.8
  • Whiteside County 1.7
  • Illinois 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Albany 1.9
  • County 1.7
  • Illinois 1.9

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Albany 3.4
  • Whiteside County 3.5
  • Illinois 3.5

The average Albany resident last visited a dentist two years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Fifteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty one percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Albany residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 49 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 24 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Albany 1.8
  • County 2.0
  • Illinois 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Albany 15.3%
  • County 16.6%
  • State 16.4%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 21.3%
  • Whiteside County 22.0%
  • Illinois 21.4%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 48.5%
  • Whiteside County 45.1%
  • State 45.7%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.0
  • County 2.8
  • State 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Albany 2.8
  • Whiteside County 2.8
  • Illinois 2.9

Average number of teeth

  • Here 23.6
  • Whiteside County 21.9
  • State 22.9

The average height of Albany residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 186 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty nine percent of people living here are obese. Fifty two percent have ever been obese. Thirty nine percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Albany 67.4
  • County 66.7
  • Illinois 66.6

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 185.8
  • County 180.2
  • State 179.3

Average BMI

  • Albany 29.1
  • County 28.8
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Albany 39.4%
  • County 38.3%
  • State 37.3%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Albany 52.3%
  • County 50.8%
  • State 48.8%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Albany 39.4%
  • Whiteside County 34.6%
  • State 34.8%

Sixty nine percent of Albany residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty eight percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty six percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Three percent have ever used heroin. Sixteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Albany 69.1%
  • County 65.2%
  • State 63.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 28.4%
  • Whiteside County 25.9%
  • State 23.4%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 26.1%
  • County 23.5%
  • Illinois 21.2%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Albany 3.0%
  • Whiteside County 3.2%
  • Illinois 2.9%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 16.2%
  • Whiteside County 14.7%
  • State 12.7%

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

Nine percent of people living in Albany have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Fifty 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 (%)

  • Albany 9.3%
  • County 10.7%
  • State 10.0%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Albany 50.4%
  • Whiteside County 47.7%
  • State 46.6%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Albany 3.4%
  • Whiteside County 3.2%
  • State 3.1%

Albany 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
  • Whiteside County 1.1
  • State 1.1

Eleven percent of Albany 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. Seventy four percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty five percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Twenty two percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty four percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty six percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 10.6%
  • County 12.2%
  • State 11.3%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Albany 5.6%
  • County 5.8%
  • Illinois 5.6%

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

  • Here 74.3%
  • County 69.9%
  • State 66.6%

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

  • Here 35.0%
  • Whiteside County 30.7%
  • State 26.7%

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

  • Albany 21.8%
  • County 17.5%
  • Illinois 15.1%

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

  • Here 23.5%
  • County 22.8%
  • Illinois 20.7%

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

  • Albany 46.2%
  • County 41.5%
  • State 39.0%

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

Seventy five percent of people living in Albany are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 75.1%
  • County 74.2%
  • Illinois 73.6%

Twenty five percent of people living in Albany 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. Forty three percent of people in Albany frequently check their blood cholesterol. Nineteen 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 24.6%
  • Whiteside County 24.6%
  • State 22.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Albany 26.7%
  • County 26.5%
  • Illinois 23.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Albany 43.3%
  • County 43.5%
  • Illinois 41.2%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Albany 19.0%
  • County 21.3%
  • State 18.2%

Forty five percent of people living in Albany use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 44.6%
  • Whiteside County 35.5%
  • Illinois 32.9%

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

Twenty six percent of Albany residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty six percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty five percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty four percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty eight percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty two percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Twenty percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Ten 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. Four 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 (%)

  • Albany 26.4%
  • County 27.1%
  • Illinois 26.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 26.1%
  • Whiteside County 28.6%
  • Illinois 27.3%

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

  • Albany 45.1%
  • County 43.0%
  • Illinois 41.4%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Albany 54.1%
  • County 52.5%
  • Illinois 51.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Albany 27.8%
  • Whiteside County 28.2%
  • State 28.4%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 22.2%
  • Whiteside County 21.6%
  • State 21.1%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 20.3%
  • County 19.7%
  • State 19.2%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Albany 10.5%
  • County 14.6%
  • State 14.3%

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

  • Albany 3.6%
  • County 4.7%
  • Illinois 4.4%

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

Albany residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Albany 2.3
  • County 2.3
  • State 2.0

Eighty four percent of people living in Albany 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 5.8 days per month on average. They have 5.9 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 24 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Albany 83.8%
  • Whiteside County 80.4%
  • Illinois 79.3%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Albany 7.9%
  • Whiteside County 10.6%
  • State 11.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Albany 5.8
  • Whiteside County 4.9
  • Illinois 4.7

Average drinks/week

  • Albany 5.9
  • County 5.9
  • State 5.6

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 24.2
  • County 24.8
  • Illinois 22.9

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

Ninety eight percent of Albany 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. Ninety one percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty two percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Albany have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety nine percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Ninety four percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty eight percent have ever had anal sex. Ten percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Albany were 17 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 33 women. He has vaginal sex with 23 women. People living here were on average 21 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on seven women. People in Albany were 18 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on two men in their lifetime. Six percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Albany has vaginal or anal sex 51 times a year. Sixty two percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Albany 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with nine men on average. They have had nine male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.4 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty nine percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 97.9%
  • Whiteside County 97.6%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 95.5%
  • Whiteside County 95.1%
  • Illinois 93.9%

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

  • Albany 91.3%
  • County 87.8%
  • Illinois 85.5%

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

  • Here 51.6%
  • County 50.4%
  • Illinois 48.3%

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

  • Here 6.3%
  • County 5.8%
  • Illinois 6.1%

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

  • Here 99.0%
  • County 97.8%
  • Illinois 97.1%

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

  • Here 94.0%
  • Whiteside County 87.1%
  • Illinois 83.4%

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

  • Albany 47.8%
  • County 40.4%
  • Illinois 38.9%

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

  • Here 9.8%
  • County 10.9%
  • Illinois 12.5%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.8
  • County 16.6
  • State 16.8

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

  • Here 32.9
  • County 28.5
  • Illinois 26.9

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

  • Albany 22.5
  • Whiteside County 22.6
  • State 21.7

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

  • Albany 20.9
  • Whiteside County 21.1
  • Illinois 21.5

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

  • Albany 7.2
  • County 5.7
  • Illinois 5.0

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

  • Here 18.0
  • County 19.8
  • Illinois 20.0

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

  • Here 2.4
  • Whiteside County 6.4
  • Illinois 4.6

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 6.1%
  • Whiteside County 8.1%
  • Illinois 9.8%

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

  • Here 50.9
  • Whiteside County 61.2
  • State 62.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 62.4%
  • County 54.9%
  • State 52.8%

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

  • Here 9.5
  • Whiteside County 10.7
  • State 11.1

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

  • Albany 8.7
  • Whiteside County 9.5
  • Illinois 9.7

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

  • Here 0.4
  • County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Albany 89.3%
  • County 81.0%
  • State 76.6%

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

Eleven percent of households in Albany 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 (%)

  • Albany 10.8%
  • Whiteside County 10.2%
  • State 10.3%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Albany 4.6%
  • County 4.4%
  • Illinois 4.3%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.8
  • County 6.8
  • Illinois 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 36.4%
  • Whiteside County 32.6%
  • State 29.8%

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

Forty eight percent of Albany residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 48.0%
  • Whiteside County 51.2%
  • State 52.2%

Twenty three percent of Albany 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. Forty eight 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. Eighteen 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. Forty six 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 six 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 three 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 22.7%
  • Whiteside County 22.7%
  • Illinois 20.9%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Albany 47.6%
  • County 39.2%
  • Illinois 36.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 29.5%
  • Whiteside County 28.2%
  • State 30.9%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Albany 18.5%
  • Whiteside County 16.1%
  • Illinois 20.2%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 46.2%
  • Whiteside County 41.0%
  • Illinois 41.7%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Albany 6.4
  • County 6.0
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.7
  • Whiteside County 2.8
  • State 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.3
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.3

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

Ten percent of Albany 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". Five percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty nine percent are overweight. Seventeen 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. Thirteen percent of people living in Albany have ever received a blood transfusion. Eighteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Thirty percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Five percent have ever been told they had gout. Four percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. Three percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Four 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. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Eleven percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Albany 9.6%
  • Whiteside County 10.4%
  • Illinois 10.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Albany 2.8%
  • Whiteside County 3.2%
  • State 3.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Albany 4.8%
  • Whiteside County 4.2%
  • State 3.5%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 38.7%
  • Whiteside County 34.9%
  • Illinois 33.2%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 17.2%
  • Whiteside County 21.0%
  • Illinois 20.7%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Albany 13.1%
  • Whiteside County 12.8%
  • Illinois 11.3%

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

  • Here 18.4%
  • County 20.4%
  • Illinois 19.6%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Albany 30.1%
  • Whiteside County 28.8%
  • State 24.1%

People with gout (%)

  • Albany 4.7%
  • Whiteside County 4.0%
  • Illinois 3.6%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • County 4.1%
  • Illinois 3.2%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • Whiteside County 3.9%
  • Illinois 2.9%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • Whiteside County 2.6%
  • Illinois 2.1%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • County 4.6%
  • State 3.5%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • County 4.3%
  • Illinois 3.7%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Albany 2.4%
  • Whiteside County 3.7%
  • Illinois 2.9%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 9.3%
  • County 8.3%
  • State 6.9%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • Whiteside County 4.2%
  • State 3.5%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • County 3.2%
  • State 3.1%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 10.6%
  • Whiteside County 9.8%
  • State 7.9%

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

Sixty seven percent of births in Albany were vaginal deliveries. Thirty three percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.2 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty one percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty five percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty six percent of women in Albany 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 one percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Seven percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Seventeen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty seven 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 67.3%
  • Whiteside County 66.7%
  • Illinois 64.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 32.7%
  • Whiteside County 33.3%
  • State 35.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Albany 99.2%
  • Whiteside County 99.4%
  • State 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Albany 60.7%
  • County 60.9%
  • Illinois 59.7%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Albany 64.7%
  • Whiteside County 55.7%
  • Illinois 54.6%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 26.2%
  • Whiteside County 24.7%
  • State 20.8%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Albany 14.0%
  • Whiteside County 13.4%
  • State 11.0%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Albany 81.1%
  • County 74.4%
  • Illinois 72.6%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 7.0%
  • Whiteside County 7.2%
  • State 7.4%

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

  • Here 16.6%
  • Whiteside County 15.5%
  • State 17.4%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 27.0%
  • County 21.3%
  • State 16.3%

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

People living in Albany report their general health condition on average at 57 percent. Seven percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 42 percent of Albany residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Ten percent of people living in Albany are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Albany 57.3%
  • County 54.9%
  • Illinois 55.4%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 6.7%
  • Whiteside County 4.3%
  • State 4.4%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Albany 41.8%
  • County 37.1%
  • State 40.8%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 10.1%
  • Whiteside County 8.3%
  • Illinois 8.2%

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

People in Albany spend $342 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 20 percent of their income. The average family in Albany spends $74 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $143 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is nine percent of their income. They also spend $21 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is two percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $342
  • Whiteside County $357
  • Illinois $361

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

  • Albany 20.2%
  • Whiteside County 23.8%
  • Illinois 24.2%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Albany $74
  • County $70
  • Illinois $74

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • Whiteside County 4.3%
  • Illinois 4.3%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Albany $143
  • County $128
  • State $139

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 8.7%
  • County 6.8%
  • Illinois 7.0%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Albany $21
  • Whiteside County $22
  • State $25

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.7%
  • Whiteside County 1.2%
  • Illinois 1.2%

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

People living in Albany report their general condition of hearing on average at 78 percent. Eighty 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 four percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty two percent of Albany population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty eight 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. Nineteen percent of people in Albany had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 78.2%
  • County 77.1%
  • Illinois 79.5%

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

  • Here 79.7%
  • Whiteside County 77.1%
  • State 79.7%

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

  • Albany 94.4%
  • County 94.3%
  • Illinois 95.1%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 22.3%
  • Whiteside County 22.0%
  • Illinois 19.1%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 47.9%
  • County 47.2%
  • State 41.6%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Albany 19.1%
  • County 16.2%
  • Illinois 14.9%

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

Twenty six percent of Albany 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 (%)

  • Albany 25.8%
  • County 27.4%
  • Illinois 25.2%

Eighteen percent of Albany 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. Twenty seven percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Eight percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Eight percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Eight 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 (%)

  • Albany 18.3%
  • Whiteside County 20.3%
  • State 17.9%

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

  • Albany 26.7%
  • County 27.3%
  • State 23.7%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Albany 8.3%
  • Whiteside County 10.3%
  • Illinois 9.0%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Albany 8.3%
  • Whiteside County 10.8%
  • Illinois 9.9%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Albany 8.1%
  • County 8.9%
  • Illinois 7.5%
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