Health and Nutrition of Alexandria, VA Residents

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Fifty percent of Alexandria 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 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 four frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 49.9%
  • Alexandria city County 49.9%
  • State 50.2%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Alexandria 19.6
  • Alexandria city County 19.6
  • Virginia 20.5

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Alexandria 4.1
  • County 4.1
  • Virginia 3.7

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

  • Alexandria 2.0
  • Alexandria city County 2.0
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Alexandria 2.1
  • Alexandria city County 2.1
  • State 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Alexandria 3.6
  • County 3.6
  • State 3.5

The average Alexandria 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 percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Alexandria 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 25 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.8
  • Alexandria city County 1.8
  • Virginia 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Alexandria 14.5%
  • Alexandria city County 14.5%
  • State 15.1%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 20.2%
  • Alexandria city County 20.2%
  • State 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Alexandria 48.9%
  • Alexandria city County 48.9%
  • State 47.8%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Alexandria 3.0
  • Alexandria city County 3.0
  • State 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 3.0
  • County 3.0
  • Virginia 2.9

Average number of teeth

  • Here 24.6
  • Alexandria city County 24.6
  • State 23.4

The average height of Alexandria residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 178 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty five percent of people living here are obese. Forty five percent have ever been obese. Thirty seven percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.9
  • Alexandria city County 66.9
  • State 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Alexandria 178.2
  • County 178.2
  • Virginia 180.7

Average BMI

  • Alexandria 28.2
  • County 28.2
  • Virginia 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Alexandria 34.6%
  • Alexandria city County 34.6%
  • State 37.1%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Alexandria 44.6%
  • Alexandria city County 44.6%
  • Virginia 48.2%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Alexandria 37.1%
  • County 37.1%
  • Virginia 36.0%

Sixty two percent of Alexandria residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty one 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. Eleven percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 61.9%
  • County 61.9%
  • State 62.6%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 20.6%
  • County 20.6%
  • Virginia 21.9%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 18.8%
  • County 18.8%
  • State 20.0%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Alexandria 2.4%
  • Alexandria city County 2.4%
  • Virginia 2.9%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Alexandria 10.7%
  • Alexandria city County 10.7%
  • Virginia 11.1%

Eight percent of people living in Alexandria have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty six 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 (%)

  • Here 7.9%
  • Alexandria city County 7.9%
  • Virginia 9.6%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Alexandria 45.7%
  • Alexandria city County 45.7%
  • Virginia 47.3%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Alexandria 2.6%
  • County 2.6%
  • Virginia 3.1%

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

Alexandria 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

  • Alexandria 1.0
  • Alexandria city County 1.0
  • State 1.1

Eleven percent of Alexandria 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. Five percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Sixty four percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty five percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Fourteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Nineteen percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty eight percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 10.8%
  • County 10.8%
  • State 10.7%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Alexandria 5.3%
  • Alexandria city County 5.3%
  • Virginia 5.5%

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

  • Alexandria 64.1%
  • Alexandria city County 64.1%
  • State 66.2%

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

  • Here 24.7%
  • Alexandria city County 24.7%
  • Virginia 27.3%

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

  • Alexandria 13.6%
  • Alexandria city County 13.6%
  • State 15.2%

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

  • Alexandria 19.2%
  • Alexandria city County 19.2%
  • Virginia 20.6%

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

  • Here 38.4%
  • County 38.4%
  • Virginia 40.2%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 75.8%
  • County 75.8%
  • Virginia 75.8%

Seventeen percent of people living in Alexandria have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty one percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty nine percent of people in Alexandria frequently check their blood cholesterol. Thirteen 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 17.4%
  • County 17.4%
  • Virginia 22.1%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Alexandria 20.8%
  • Alexandria city County 20.8%
  • Virginia 24.0%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Alexandria 39.0%
  • Alexandria city County 39.0%
  • Virginia 42.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Alexandria 13.4%
  • County 13.4%
  • State 17.9%

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

Thirty five percent of people living in Alexandria use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 35.3%
  • County 35.3%
  • Virginia 35.0%

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

  • Here 24.6%
  • Alexandria city County 24.6%
  • Virginia 25.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 25.0%
  • County 25.0%
  • State 25.8%

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

  • Alexandria 40.5%
  • County 40.5%
  • Virginia 40.6%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 50.6%
  • County 50.6%
  • Virginia 50.5%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Alexandria 27.0%
  • County 27.0%
  • Virginia 26.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

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

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 18.6%
  • County 18.6%
  • Virginia 18.3%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 12.3%
  • Alexandria city County 12.3%
  • Virginia 12.8%

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

  • Alexandria 4.0%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 4.0%

Alexandria residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 1.6
  • County 1.6
  • State 2.0

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

Eighty percent of people living in Alexandria have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Ten percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.9 days per month on average. They have 5.2 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 20 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 80.2%
  • County 80.2%
  • Virginia 79.6%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 10.2%
  • Alexandria city County 10.2%
  • Virginia 10.7%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Alexandria 4.9
  • Alexandria city County 4.9
  • State 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.2
  • County 5.2
  • State 5.5

Average days/year people drink much

  • Alexandria 20.3
  • Alexandria city County 20.3
  • Virginia 22.6

Ninety seven percent of Alexandria residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety two percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty five percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty seven percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Seven percent of males in Alexandria have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety seven percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty five percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty nine percent have ever had anal sex. Thirteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Alexandria 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 23 women. He has vaginal sex with 19 women. People living here were on average 22 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 1.6 men on average. They have had 0.9 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Alexandria were 20 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on three men in their lifetime. Nine percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Alexandria has vaginal or anal sex 63 times a year. Fifty four percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Alexandria 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 10 men on average. They have had nine male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy five percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 97.3%
  • County 97.3%
  • Virginia 97.0%

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

  • Here 92.2%
  • Alexandria city County 92.2%
  • State 93.9%

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

  • Here 84.8%
  • Alexandria city County 84.8%
  • State 85.5%

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

  • Here 47.2%
  • Alexandria city County 47.2%
  • State 46.2%

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

  • Alexandria 7.5%
  • Alexandria city County 7.5%
  • State 6.0%

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

  • Alexandria 96.6%
  • Alexandria city County 96.6%
  • Virginia 96.9%

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

  • Here 84.9%
  • Alexandria city County 84.9%
  • State 83.6%

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

  • Here 39.3%
  • County 39.3%
  • Virginia 37.8%

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

  • Alexandria 12.8%
  • County 12.8%
  • Virginia 11.6%

Average age people first had sex

  • Alexandria 17.1
  • County 17.1
  • State 17.0

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

  • Alexandria 22.7
  • County 22.7
  • State 26.3

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

  • Here 18.9
  • County 18.9
  • State 20.9

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

  • Alexandria 21.8
  • Alexandria city County 21.8
  • Virginia 21.9

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

  • Alexandria 4.4
  • County 4.4
  • State 4.8

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

  • Alexandria 1.6
  • Alexandria city County 1.6
  • State 2.2

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

  • Alexandria 0.9
  • County 0.9
  • State 1.3

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

  • Alexandria 19.7
  • Alexandria city County 19.7
  • Virginia 19.8

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

  • Alexandria 3.3
  • Alexandria city County 3.3
  • State 4.3

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Alexandria 9.4%
  • Alexandria city County 9.4%
  • Virginia 9.6%

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

  • Alexandria 63.3
  • County 63.3
  • Virginia 59.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Alexandria 53.6%
  • County 53.6%
  • Virginia 53.7%

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

  • Here 10.3
  • County 10.3
  • State 10.8

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

  • Alexandria 9.0
  • County 9.0
  • State 9.3

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

  • Alexandria 0.6
  • Alexandria city County 0.6
  • Virginia 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 75.1%
  • County 75.1%
  • State 79.9%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Alexandria 10.0%
  • Alexandria city County 10.0%
  • State 10.3%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • Alexandria city County 4.0%
  • Virginia 4.2%

Alexandria residents 16 years and older usually get seven hours of sleep at night on weekdays or workdays. Twenty eight percent of them have trouble sleeping.

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.7
  • County 6.7
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Alexandria 28.2%
  • Alexandria city County 28.2%
  • State 29.8%

Fifty percent of Alexandria residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Alexandria 49.8%
  • County 49.8%
  • State 50.5%

Eighteen percent of Alexandria 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. Thirty three percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty seven 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 1.5 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Alexandria 18.4%
  • Alexandria city County 18.4%
  • State 20.5%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 34.0%
  • County 34.0%
  • Virginia 36.5%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Alexandria 33.0%
  • Alexandria city County 33.0%
  • State 31.1%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 27.2%
  • Alexandria city County 27.2%
  • State 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 46.3%
  • Alexandria city County 46.3%
  • Virginia 44.1%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.3
  • County 6.3
  • Virginia 6.2

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.5
  • Alexandria city County 2.5
  • Virginia 2.7

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.5
  • Alexandria city County 1.5
  • Virginia 1.3

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

Ten percent of Alexandria residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Four percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". Three percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty one percent are overweight. Eighteen 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. Nine percent of people living in Alexandria have ever received a blood transfusion. Seventeen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Nineteen percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Three percent have ever been told they had gout. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Two percent have coronary heart disease. One percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Two 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. Six percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Six percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 10.1%
  • Alexandria city County 10.1%
  • State 10.3%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • Alexandria city County 3.7%
  • State 3.6%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Alexandria 3.1%
  • Alexandria city County 3.1%
  • State 3.6%

People with overweight (%)

  • Alexandria 31.5%
  • County 31.5%
  • Virginia 33.7%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Alexandria 18.3%
  • County 18.3%
  • State 18.2%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 9.3%
  • Alexandria city County 9.3%
  • Virginia 10.8%

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

  • Alexandria 16.8%
  • Alexandria city County 16.8%
  • Virginia 17.8%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Alexandria 18.9%
  • Alexandria city County 18.9%
  • Virginia 23.6%

People with gout (%)

  • Alexandria 3.1%
  • Alexandria city County 3.1%
  • Virginia 3.8%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Alexandria 2.1%
  • Alexandria city County 2.1%
  • State 3.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Alexandria 2.0%
  • County 2.0%
  • Virginia 2.7%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Alexandria 1.5%
  • Alexandria city County 1.5%
  • State 2.0%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Alexandria 2.3%
  • County 2.3%
  • Virginia 3.2%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Alexandria 2.6%
  • Alexandria city County 2.6%
  • State 3.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Alexandria 1.9%
  • Alexandria city County 1.9%
  • State 2.6%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 6.1%
  • Alexandria city County 6.1%
  • Virginia 7.0%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • County 2.6%
  • Virginia 3.3%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • Alexandria city County 2.6%
  • State 2.7%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Alexandria 6.3%
  • Alexandria city County 6.3%
  • State 8.2%

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

Sixty percent of births in Alexandria were vaginal deliveries. Forty percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.2 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty six percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty percent of women breastfeed their children. Fifteen percent of women in Alexandria have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Eight percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy four percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Nine percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Nineteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Thirteen 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 (%)

  • Alexandria 59.7%
  • County 59.7%
  • State 62.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 40.3%
  • Alexandria city County 40.3%
  • State 37.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.2%
  • County 99.2%
  • Virginia 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 56.4%
  • Alexandria city County 56.4%
  • Virginia 58.5%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Alexandria 59.8%
  • Alexandria city County 59.8%
  • State 55.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 15.4%
  • Alexandria city County 15.4%
  • State 20.7%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 8.1%
  • Alexandria city County 8.1%
  • Virginia 10.9%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Alexandria 73.9%
  • Alexandria city County 73.9%
  • State 75.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Alexandria 9.4%
  • Alexandria city County 9.4%
  • State 8.6%

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

  • Alexandria 18.6%
  • Alexandria city County 18.6%
  • State 16.7%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Alexandria 12.9%
  • Alexandria city County 12.9%
  • Virginia 16.8%

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

People living in Alexandria report their general health condition on average at 58 percent. Six percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 45 percent of Alexandria residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Alexandria are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 58.3%
  • County 58.3%
  • Virginia 56.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Alexandria 5.5%
  • Alexandria city County 5.5%
  • State 4.8%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 45.1%
  • Alexandria city County 45.1%
  • State 42.5%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 8.0%
  • Alexandria city County 8.0%
  • State 8.6%

People in Alexandria spend $363 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 23 percent of their income. The average family in Alexandria spends $84 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $162 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $29 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Alexandria $363
  • County $363
  • Virginia $361

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

  • Here 22.9%
  • County 22.9%
  • Virginia 23.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $84
  • County $84
  • Virginia $75

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Alexandria 4.4%
  • County 4.4%
  • Virginia 4.2%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Alexandria $162
  • Alexandria city County $162
  • Virginia $148

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 7.7%
  • County 7.7%
  • Virginia 7.0%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Alexandria $29
  • County $29
  • State $26

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.2%
  • Alexandria city County 1.2%
  • State 1.3%

People living in Alexandria report their general condition of hearing on average at 82 percent. Eighty four 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. Sixteen percent of Alexandria population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty four 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. Fourteen percent of people in Alexandria had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 82.5%
  • County 82.5%
  • State 80.3%

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

  • Alexandria 83.6%
  • Alexandria city County 83.6%
  • Virginia 80.5%

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

  • Here 96.3%
  • Alexandria city County 96.3%
  • Virginia 95.4%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Alexandria 15.5%
  • Alexandria city County 15.5%
  • State 18.3%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Alexandria 34.5%
  • Alexandria city County 34.5%
  • State 39.8%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Alexandria 14.0%
  • County 14.0%
  • State 15.1%

Twenty three percent of Alexandria 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 23.0%
  • County 23.0%
  • Virginia 25.1%

Fourteen percent of Alexandria 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. Eight percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Six 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 (%)

  • Here 13.7%
  • Alexandria city County 13.7%
  • Virginia 16.5%

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

  • Here 18.9%
  • Alexandria city County 18.9%
  • State 22.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 6.7%
  • Alexandria city County 6.7%
  • Virginia 8.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 7.6%
  • County 7.6%
  • State 8.7%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Alexandria 5.6%
  • County 5.6%
  • Virginia 7.2%

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

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