Health and Nutrition of Arcola, TX Residents

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Forty six percent of Arcola residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 17 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 (%)

  • Arcola 46.4%
  • County 49.8%
  • State 48.0%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 17.3
  • County 19.2
  • State 20.0

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.9
  • County 3.9
  • Texas 3.7

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

  • Here 2.1
  • County 1.9
  • State 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 2.2
  • County 2.0
  • Texas 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.2
  • Fort Bend County 3.1
  • State 3.3

The average Arcola 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). Sixteen 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). Arcola residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 47 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

  • Arcola 1.8
  • Fort Bend County 1.7
  • State 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Arcola 15.7%
  • Fort Bend County 14.7%
  • Texas 16.1%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Arcola 18.4%
  • County 20.5%
  • Texas 21.0%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Arcola 47.1%
  • County 48.6%
  • Texas 46.4%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.9
  • County 3.0
  • State 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 3.5
  • County 3.0
  • Texas 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Arcola 24.1
  • County 24.4
  • State 23.7

The average height of Arcola residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 177 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 five percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 65.9
  • Fort Bend County 66.5
  • State 66.2

Average weight (pounds)

  • Arcola 177.3
  • Fort Bend County 177.4
  • State 177.4

Average BMI

  • Arcola 28.7
  • County 28.4
  • Texas 28.5

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 37.2%
  • County 35.7%
  • State 37.2%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 48.8%
  • County 46.2%
  • Texas 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Arcola 35.3%
  • County 37.2%
  • State 36.0%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Arcola 62.1%
  • Fort Bend County 57.9%
  • State 61.8%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Arcola 22.3%
  • County 20.7%
  • State 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Arcola 21.2%
  • County 19.0%
  • Texas 20.9%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Arcola 1.7%
  • Fort Bend County 2.1%
  • State 2.3%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 13.0%
  • County 11.1%
  • Texas 12.5%

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

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

  • Arcola 9.9%
  • Fort Bend County 9.1%
  • Texas 9.3%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Arcola 48.2%
  • County 47.3%
  • Texas 46.4%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Arcola 3.2%
  • County 2.8%
  • Texas 2.8%

Arcola 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

  • Arcola 1.2
  • Fort Bend County 1.1
  • Texas 1.1

Ten percent of Arcola 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 percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Nineteen percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Eleven percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Fifteen percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 10.2%
  • County 10.2%
  • State 11.2%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • County 4.6%
  • Texas 5.0%

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

  • Here 60.0%
  • County 61.9%
  • State 65.0%

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

  • Arcola 19.0%
  • Fort Bend County 21.9%
  • State 25.0%

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

  • Arcola 11.5%
  • Fort Bend County 13.5%
  • Texas 14.8%

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

  • Here 14.7%
  • Fort Bend County 18.1%
  • State 19.8%

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

  • Here 30.1%
  • Fort Bend County 35.2%
  • Texas 36.0%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Arcola 74.1%
  • Fort Bend County 75.0%
  • State 72.1%

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

  • Arcola 19.6%
  • County 18.4%
  • Texas 19.4%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 18.7%
  • Fort Bend County 21.7%
  • Texas 21.7%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 39.2%
  • Fort Bend County 41.1%
  • State 39.0%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Arcola 14.7%
  • Fort Bend County 15.1%
  • State 16.3%

Twenty nine percent of people living in Arcola use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 29.3%
  • County 34.8%
  • State 33.4%

Twenty nine percent of Arcola residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty nine 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 three percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty three 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 two percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Nineteen 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. Five 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 28.6%
  • County 25.8%
  • State 26.8%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 28.9%
  • County 26.1%
  • Texas 27.6%

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

  • Here 42.9%
  • County 40.0%
  • State 41.2%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Arcola 53.0%
  • Fort Bend County 50.4%
  • State 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Arcola 33.0%
  • Fort Bend County 27.0%
  • Texas 28.6%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 22.3%
  • Fort Bend County 20.2%
  • Texas 21.2%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Arcola 22.0%
  • Fort Bend County 18.9%
  • Texas 19.7%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Arcola 19.1%
  • County 13.0%
  • State 14.9%

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

  • Arcola 5.3%
  • Fort Bend County 4.1%
  • Texas 4.5%

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

Arcola residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Arcola 1.5
  • Fort Bend County 1.6
  • Texas 1.8

Eighty percent of people living in Arcola have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Nine percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.4 days per month on average. They have 5.6 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 22 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 80.3%
  • County 78.6%
  • Texas 79.9%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Arcola 8.6%
  • County 11.2%
  • Texas 10.4%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.4
  • Fort Bend County 4.6
  • State 4.6

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.6
  • County 5.1
  • Texas 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 21.6
  • Fort Bend County 19.4
  • State 21.6

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

Ninety eight percent of Arcola residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety three percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty two percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Nine percent of males in Arcola 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. Eighty two percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty nine percent have ever had anal sex. Fifteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Arcola 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 36 women. He has vaginal sex with 27 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 five women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 0.8 men on average. They have had 0.5 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Arcola were 19 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. Thirteen percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Arcola has vaginal or anal sex 62 times a year. Forty three percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Arcola 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 10 men on average. They have had eight male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Sixty one percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 98.1%
  • County 97.1%
  • Texas 97.5%

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

  • Arcola 92.9%
  • Fort Bend County 93.7%
  • Texas 93.4%

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

  • Arcola 82.1%
  • Fort Bend County 84.7%
  • Texas 85.2%

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

  • Here 50.4%
  • Fort Bend County 46.7%
  • State 49.5%

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

  • Here 8.7%
  • Fort Bend County 6.7%
  • Texas 6.9%

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

  • Arcola 97.6%
  • Fort Bend County 96.5%
  • State 97.0%

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

  • Here 81.6%
  • Fort Bend County 83.3%
  • State 83.7%

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

  • Here 39.3%
  • Fort Bend County 38.5%
  • Texas 39.9%

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

  • Here 15.1%
  • Fort Bend County 11.4%
  • Texas 12.4%

Average age people first had sex

  • Arcola 16.5
  • Fort Bend County 17.3
  • Texas 16.8

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

  • Arcola 36.3
  • County 24.9
  • State 26.6

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

  • Here 27.0
  • County 21.1
  • State 21.8

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

  • Here 22.1
  • Fort Bend County 22.2
  • Texas 21.2

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

  • Arcola 4.7
  • Fort Bend County 4.7
  • Texas 5.0

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

  • Here 0.8
  • County 1.3
  • State 2.0

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

  • Here 0.5
  • Fort Bend County 0.7
  • Texas 1.1

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

  • Arcola 19.5
  • Fort Bend County 20.2
  • Texas 19.9

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

  • Here 2.0
  • Fort Bend County 3.2
  • State 3.8

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Arcola 12.9%
  • Fort Bend County 8.8%
  • State 10.2%

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

  • Arcola 61.8
  • Fort Bend County 59.5
  • Texas 62.9

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Arcola 43.0%
  • County 52.8%
  • State 50.7%

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

  • Here 10.2
  • County 10.1
  • State 10.0

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

  • Here 8.2
  • County 9.0
  • State 8.9

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

  • Arcola 0.6
  • Fort Bend County 0.5
  • Texas 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 61.2%
  • County 71.1%
  • Texas 70.3%

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

Ten percent of households in Arcola 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 (%)

  • Arcola 10.1%
  • County 10.3%
  • State 10.3%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 5.4%
  • Fort Bend County 4.5%
  • Texas 4.3%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.6
  • County 6.7
  • Texas 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Arcola 24.3%
  • County 27.1%
  • Texas 27.8%

Forty nine percent of Arcola residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 48.8%
  • County 48.3%
  • Texas 49.8%

Sixteen percent of Arcola 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. Twenty 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. Thirty four percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty two 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. Thirty eight 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 1.4 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Arcola 16.2%
  • Fort Bend County 18.2%
  • Texas 20.3%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Arcola 28.4%
  • County 33.5%
  • State 35.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Arcola 34.4%
  • Fort Bend County 32.5%
  • Texas 32.3%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Arcola 21.9%
  • County 25.2%
  • State 21.8%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Arcola 38.0%
  • Fort Bend County 44.7%
  • State 42.1%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Arcola 6.1
  • Fort Bend County 6.2
  • Texas 5.9

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.6
  • Fort Bend County 2.5
  • State 2.6

Average hours a day using computer

  • Arcola 1.4
  • Fort Bend County 1.4
  • Texas 1.3

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

Eight percent of Arcola residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Five percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". Two percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty four 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. Eleven percent of people living in Arcola have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty three percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Nineteen percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Two percent have ever been told they had gout. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Two percent have coronary heart disease. Two 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. One percent have ever had emphysema. Six percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Four percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Arcola 7.8%
  • County 9.0%
  • Texas 9.7%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 4.8%
  • County 3.5%
  • State 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Arcola 2.3%
  • Fort Bend County 3.3%
  • State 3.2%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 33.6%
  • County 33.0%
  • State 33.0%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 17.8%
  • County 17.9%
  • State 20.4%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 10.9%
  • County 9.4%
  • State 10.2%

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

  • Arcola 22.7%
  • Fort Bend County 18.6%
  • Texas 20.0%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Arcola 19.4%
  • Fort Bend County 19.1%
  • State 21.6%

People with gout (%)

  • Arcola 2.4%
  • County 3.1%
  • Texas 3.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 2.3%
  • Fort Bend County 2.0%
  • Texas 2.6%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 1.8%
  • County 2.0%
  • State 2.6%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Arcola 1.7%
  • Fort Bend County 1.4%
  • State 1.7%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Arcola 2.3%
  • Fort Bend County 2.3%
  • Texas 3.0%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Arcola 2.8%
  • Fort Bend County 2.6%
  • Texas 3.2%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Arcola 1.1%
  • County 1.9%
  • Texas 2.3%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Arcola 5.5%
  • County 5.9%
  • Texas 6.4%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Arcola 1.7%
  • County 2.4%
  • Texas 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Arcola 2.8%
  • Fort Bend County 2.9%
  • Texas 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • Fort Bend County 5.9%
  • State 6.7%

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

Sixty two percent of births in Arcola were vaginal deliveries. Thirty eight percent of deliveries were cesarean. 98.5 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty eight percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty six percent of women breastfeed their children. Fourteen percent of women in Arcola have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Seven percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Five percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Twenty two percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Eight 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 61.6%
  • County 60.0%
  • Texas 62.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 38.4%
  • County 40.0%
  • State 37.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Arcola 98.5%
  • Fort Bend County 99.2%
  • State 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Arcola 58.5%
  • Fort Bend County 57.9%
  • Texas 59.4%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 56.4%
  • County 61.5%
  • Texas 59.5%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Arcola 14.3%
  • County 15.6%
  • State 17.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Arcola 6.7%
  • Fort Bend County 7.9%
  • Texas 9.2%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Arcola 69.8%
  • County 72.2%
  • Texas 71.7%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 5.3%
  • County 7.4%
  • Texas 6.9%

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

  • Here 22.3%
  • County 17.8%
  • State 19.0%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 8.2%
  • County 12.0%
  • State 14.4%

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

People living in Arcola report their general health condition on average at 54 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 47 percent of Arcola residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Arcola are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 53.6%
  • Fort Bend County 57.1%
  • Texas 55.5%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 5.3%
  • County 4.8%
  • Texas 4.7%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Arcola 47.3%
  • Fort Bend County 44.5%
  • Texas 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Arcola 8.2%
  • County 8.2%
  • Texas 7.8%

People in Arcola spend $363 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 24 percent of their income. The average family in Arcola spends $92 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $141 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is 10 percent of their income. They also spend $23 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 $363
  • Fort Bend County $380
  • State $370

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

  • Here 24.2%
  • Fort Bend County 21.7%
  • State 23.7%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $92
  • Fort Bend County $88
  • Texas $82

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 4.5%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Arcola $141
  • Fort Bend County $162
  • Texas $146

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Arcola 9.8%
  • County 7.2%
  • Texas 7.7%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $23
  • Fort Bend County $29
  • State $27

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Arcola 1.0%
  • County 1.1%
  • State 1.2%

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

People living in Arcola report their general condition of hearing on average at 83 percent. Eighty five 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. Fifteen percent of Arcola population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty five 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. Twelve percent of people in Arcola had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 82.6%
  • County 82.1%
  • State 80.4%

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

  • Here 84.5%
  • Fort Bend County 83.1%
  • State 81.7%

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

  • Arcola 95.4%
  • Fort Bend County 95.9%
  • Texas 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Arcola 15.1%
  • County 16.1%
  • State 17.6%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Arcola 34.8%
  • Fort Bend County 35.3%
  • State 39.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 11.5%
  • Fort Bend County 13.0%
  • Texas 14.1%

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

Twenty two percent of Arcola 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 (%)

  • Arcola 22.5%
  • Fort Bend County 19.9%
  • Texas 23.8%

Fifteen percent of Arcola 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 one 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. Ten 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 15.3%
  • Fort Bend County 14.2%
  • Texas 16.0%

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

  • Here 20.5%
  • County 18.9%
  • State 21.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Arcola 6.7%
  • County 6.5%
  • Texas 7.7%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 10.1%
  • County 8.0%
  • Texas 9.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 6.3%
  • County 5.1%
  • State 6.4%
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