Health and Nutrition of Appleton, WI Residents

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Forty seven percent of Appleton residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 22 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 (%)

  • Appleton 47.4%
  • Outagamie County 47.5%
  • State 48.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 22.0
  • County 21.9
  • State 21.6

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.5
  • Outagamie County 3.5
  • Wisconsin 3.5

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

  • Here 1.9
  • County 1.9
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.8
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 4.1
  • Outagamie County 4.1
  • State 3.8

The average Appleton 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). Eighteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty two percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Appleton residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 43 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 22 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.1
  • County 2.1
  • Wisconsin 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Appleton 18.5%
  • Outagamie County 18.3%
  • State 16.8%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 22.3%
  • County 22.6%
  • Wisconsin 22.0%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Appleton 43.1%
  • County 43.3%
  • State 45.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.6
  • Outagamie County 2.7
  • Wisconsin 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.7
  • County 2.7
  • Wisconsin 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • Appleton 22.1
  • Outagamie County 22.1
  • Wisconsin 22.3

The average height of Appleton residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 180 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty seven percent of people living here are obese. Forty nine percent have ever been obese. Thirty three percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 67.0
  • Outagamie County 67.1
  • State 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Appleton 180.1
  • Outagamie County 181.1
  • State 180.7

Average BMI

  • Here 28.6
  • Outagamie County 28.7
  • Wisconsin 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Appleton 37.1%
  • County 37.4%
  • Wisconsin 37.3%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Appleton 49.3%
  • County 49.9%
  • Wisconsin 49.5%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Appleton 33.4%
  • Outagamie County 33.7%
  • State 34.4%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 66.4%
  • County 66.5%
  • State 65.4%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 26.9%
  • Outagamie County 27.3%
  • State 25.3%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 23.9%
  • County 24.4%
  • State 22.9%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Appleton 3.8%
  • Outagamie County 3.8%
  • Wisconsin 3.3%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Appleton 16.1%
  • County 16.4%
  • State 14.3%

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

  • Appleton 9.5%
  • Outagamie County 9.5%
  • State 9.9%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 44.6%
  • County 45.0%
  • Wisconsin 46.3%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Appleton 3.0%
  • County 3.0%
  • Wisconsin 3.1%

Appleton 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 1.1
  • Outagamie County 1.1
  • Wisconsin 1.1

Eleven percent of Appleton 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 percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty nine percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Seventeen 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 three percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Appleton 11.5%
  • County 11.5%
  • State 11.8%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 5.7%
  • Outagamie County 5.7%
  • Wisconsin 5.7%

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

  • Here 69.5%
  • County 69.7%
  • Wisconsin 69.3%

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

  • Appleton 29.0%
  • County 29.5%
  • State 30.0%

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

  • Here 17.0%
  • County 17.7%
  • State 17.0%

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

  • Here 23.6%
  • County 24.1%
  • State 23.2%

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

  • Appleton 43.2%
  • County 43.6%
  • Wisconsin 42.7%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 70.7%
  • Outagamie County 71.4%
  • Wisconsin 73.9%

Twenty one percent of people living in Appleton have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty five percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty eight percent of people in Appleton frequently check their blood cholesterol. Eighteen 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 (%)

  • Appleton 21.4%
  • Outagamie County 21.5%
  • State 22.8%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Appleton 24.6%
  • County 24.9%
  • Wisconsin 25.1%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Appleton 37.8%
  • Outagamie County 38.7%
  • Wisconsin 41.4%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Appleton 18.2%
  • Outagamie County 18.5%
  • Wisconsin 19.4%

Thirty four percent of people living in Appleton use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 34.0%
  • Outagamie County 34.8%
  • State 35.3%

Twenty seven percent of Appleton residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty eight percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty three percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty two percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty nine 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. Fifteen 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 26.8%
  • Outagamie County 27.0%
  • State 26.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Appleton 27.9%
  • County 28.1%
  • State 27.7%

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

  • Here 43.3%
  • County 43.7%
  • Wisconsin 42.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 52.2%
  • County 52.4%
  • State 52.0%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Appleton 29.1%
  • County 28.9%
  • State 28.0%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Appleton 22.1%
  • Outagamie County 22.0%
  • State 21.6%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Appleton 20.1%
  • County 20.2%
  • Wisconsin 19.6%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Appleton 14.6%
  • County 14.5%
  • State 14.2%

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

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 4.5%
  • Wisconsin 4.5%

Appleton residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Appleton 2.1
  • Outagamie County 2.1
  • State 2.2

Eighty percent of people living in Appleton have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eleven percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.7 days per month on average. They have 5.8 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 25 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 80.3%
  • Outagamie County 81.0%
  • State 80.7%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 10.8%
  • Outagamie County 10.3%
  • State 10.5%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Appleton 4.7
  • Outagamie County 4.8
  • State 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.8
  • County 5.9
  • State 5.8

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 25.1
  • Outagamie County 25.8
  • Wisconsin 24.7

Ninety seven percent of Appleton residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety four percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty one percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Five percent of males in Appleton 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 seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty one percent have ever had anal sex. Thirteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Appleton were 16 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 26 women. He has vaginal sex with 21 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 six women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 1.7 men on average. They have had 1.0 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Appleton were 20 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on five men in their lifetime. Nine percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Appleton has vaginal or anal sex 69 times a year. Fifty seven percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Appleton 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 12 men on average. They have had 11 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty four percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Appleton 97.4%
  • County 97.6%
  • Wisconsin 97.3%

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

  • Appleton 94.3%
  • Outagamie County 94.6%
  • Wisconsin 94.5%

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

  • Appleton 87.9%
  • Outagamie County 88.6%
  • State 87.7%

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

  • Appleton 51.4%
  • Outagamie County 52.0%
  • Wisconsin 49.9%

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

  • Appleton 5.2%
  • County 5.3%
  • State 5.8%

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

  • Here 97.4%
  • Outagamie County 97.7%
  • Wisconsin 97.5%

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

  • Appleton 86.9%
  • Outagamie County 88.1%
  • State 86.5%

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

  • Appleton 41.4%
  • Outagamie County 42.0%
  • Wisconsin 40.1%

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

  • Appleton 12.6%
  • Outagamie County 12.2%
  • Wisconsin 11.8%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.4
  • County 16.4
  • Wisconsin 16.6

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

  • Appleton 26.3
  • Outagamie County 27.0
  • State 27.0

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

  • Appleton 21.3
  • Outagamie County 22.1
  • State 21.7

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

  • Appleton 20.9
  • Outagamie County 20.8
  • State 21.2

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

  • Appleton 5.8
  • Outagamie County 6.0
  • State 5.6

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

  • Here 1.7
  • County 2.1
  • Wisconsin 3.0

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

  • Here 1.0
  • Outagamie County 1.2
  • Wisconsin 1.8

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

  • Here 20.4
  • County 20.3
  • State 20.0

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

  • Here 4.8
  • Outagamie County 5.0
  • State 5.6

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 8.6%
  • Outagamie County 8.1%
  • State 8.3%

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

  • Appleton 68.6
  • Outagamie County 68.2
  • Wisconsin 64.0

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 57.0%
  • Outagamie County 57.9%
  • State 56.0%

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

  • Here 12.4
  • County 12.0
  • State 11.5

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

  • Appleton 11.1
  • County 10.8
  • Wisconsin 10.2

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

  • Appleton 0.6
  • Outagamie County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Appleton 83.6%
  • County 84.3%
  • State 82.9%

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

Ten percent of households in Appleton 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 (%)

  • Here 9.7%
  • County 9.7%
  • State 9.9%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • County 4.2%
  • Wisconsin 4.4%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.8
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Appleton 33.1%
  • Outagamie County 33.2%
  • State 32.3%

Fifty seven percent of Appleton residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 57.3%
  • Outagamie County 56.9%
  • State 53.3%

Twenty four percent of Appleton 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 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 one percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Seventeen 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 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 1.2 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 24.1%
  • County 24.7%
  • Wisconsin 23.1%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 39.8%
  • County 40.5%
  • Wisconsin 38.9%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Appleton 30.6%
  • County 29.9%
  • State 29.3%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Appleton 16.8%
  • Outagamie County 16.7%
  • Wisconsin 18.2%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Appleton 40.4%
  • County 40.6%
  • State 41.7%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Appleton 5.9
  • Outagamie County 5.9
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.8
  • Outagamie County 2.8
  • Wisconsin 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Appleton 1.2
  • County 1.2
  • Wisconsin 1.2

Twelve percent of Appleton 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 three percent are overweight. Twenty three 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. Eleven percent of people living in Appleton have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty six percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Four percent have congestive heart failure. Three percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Four percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Four percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Four percent have ever had emphysema. Seven percent have another thyroid problem. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Four percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Eight percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Appleton 11.8%
  • Outagamie County 11.5%
  • Wisconsin 10.9%

People with anemia (%)

  • Appleton 3.3%
  • County 3.2%
  • State 3.3%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • Outagamie County 4.2%
  • Wisconsin 4.1%

People with overweight (%)

  • Appleton 33.2%
  • County 33.8%
  • State 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 23.1%
  • Outagamie County 22.1%
  • State 20.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 11.3%
  • County 11.4%
  • Wisconsin 11.7%

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

  • Here 19.5%
  • Outagamie County 19.4%
  • State 19.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 25.9%
  • Outagamie County 26.4%
  • Wisconsin 26.6%

People with gout (%)

  • Appleton 3.6%
  • County 3.6%
  • State 3.8%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Appleton 3.7%
  • Outagamie County 3.7%
  • State 3.7%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Appleton 3.0%
  • County 3.2%
  • State 3.3%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Appleton 2.1%
  • County 2.2%
  • State 2.3%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Appleton 3.9%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 4.0%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • Outagamie County 3.8%
  • Wisconsin 4.0%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Appleton 3.8%
  • Outagamie County 4.0%
  • State 3.6%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Appleton 7.5%
  • Outagamie County 7.5%
  • State 7.7%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • Outagamie County 4.2%
  • State 4.0%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Appleton 3.7%
  • Outagamie County 3.6%
  • Wisconsin 3.2%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 8.5%
  • Outagamie County 8.5%
  • Wisconsin 9.1%

Sixty six percent of births in Appleton were vaginal deliveries. Thirty four percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.5 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty two percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty three percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty two percent of women in Appleton have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Twelve 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. Eight percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Eighteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Seventeen 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 (%)

  • Appleton 66.2%
  • Outagamie County 65.6%
  • State 65.2%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Appleton 33.8%
  • Outagamie County 34.4%
  • Wisconsin 34.8%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Appleton 99.5%
  • Outagamie County 99.5%
  • State 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 61.7%
  • County 61.4%
  • State 60.3%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 53.3%
  • Outagamie County 54.6%
  • Wisconsin 54.5%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 21.9%
  • County 22.2%
  • Wisconsin 22.8%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Appleton 11.7%
  • Outagamie County 11.8%
  • Wisconsin 12.3%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 74.2%
  • County 75.8%
  • State 75.3%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 8.2%
  • Outagamie County 8.3%
  • Wisconsin 8.4%

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

  • Appleton 17.6%
  • Outagamie County 17.7%
  • State 16.4%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 17.3%
  • Outagamie County 18.1%
  • State 18.9%

People living in Appleton report their general health condition on average at 55 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 39 percent of Appleton residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Appleton are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 54.6%
  • County 54.8%
  • Wisconsin 55.5%

Blood donors (%)

  • Appleton 4.0%
  • County 4.1%
  • Wisconsin 4.4%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Appleton 38.9%
  • County 39.1%
  • State 39.0%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Appleton 8.5%
  • Outagamie County 8.6%
  • Wisconsin 8.6%

People in Appleton spend $364 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 26 percent of their income. The average family in Appleton spends $68 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $131 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $22 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $364
  • Outagamie County $363
  • Wisconsin $359

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

  • Appleton 25.7%
  • Outagamie County 25.3%
  • State 24.2%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Appleton $68
  • Outagamie County $69
  • Wisconsin $70

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 4.2%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Appleton $131
  • Outagamie County $131
  • State $136

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Appleton 6.9%
  • County 6.8%
  • Wisconsin 6.9%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Appleton $22
  • Outagamie County $23
  • Wisconsin $23

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Appleton 1.3%
  • Outagamie County 1.3%
  • Wisconsin 1.3%

People living in Appleton report their general condition of hearing on average at 78 percent. Seventy six 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 five percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty one percent of Appleton population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty seven 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. Seventeen percent of people in Appleton had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Appleton 78.2%
  • County 78.0%
  • State 78.2%

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

  • Appleton 75.7%
  • Outagamie County 75.6%
  • State 77.1%

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

  • Appleton 94.6%
  • Outagamie County 94.6%
  • Wisconsin 94.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 21.3%
  • County 21.7%
  • Wisconsin 21.0%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Appleton 47.2%
  • Outagamie County 48.4%
  • Wisconsin 45.6%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Appleton 16.9%
  • County 17.2%
  • State 16.3%

Twenty four percent of Appleton 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 24.0%
  • Outagamie County 24.4%
  • Wisconsin 25.9%

Twenty percent of Appleton 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. Ten percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Eleven 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 (%)

  • Here 20.4%
  • County 20.3%
  • State 19.3%

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

  • Here 26.6%
  • Outagamie County 26.7%
  • State 25.9%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 9.7%
  • Outagamie County 9.6%
  • State 9.5%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 11.1%
  • Outagamie County 10.8%
  • Wisconsin 10.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 7.6%
  • County 7.6%
  • State 8.0%
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