Health and Nutrition of Ashland, MS Residents

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Fifty percent of Ashland 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 three 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%
  • Benton County 48.1%
  • State 48.6%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 22.1
  • County 20.8
  • Mississippi 20.4

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.3
  • Benton County 3.4
  • State 3.6

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

  • Here 1.8
  • County 1.9
  • Mississippi 2.0

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Ashland 1.8
  • County 1.6
  • State 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Ashland 3.8
  • County 3.6
  • State 3.4

The average Ashland 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). Fourteen 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). Ashland residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 45 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 20 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Ashland 2.1
  • County 2.3
  • State 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 13.9%
  • Benton County 17.0%
  • State 16.0%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 21.3%
  • County 21.5%
  • State 21.2%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Ashland 45.2%
  • County 43.3%
  • State 45.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Ashland 2.7
  • County 2.5
  • State 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Ashland 2.9
  • County 3.2
  • Mississippi 3.1

Average number of teeth

  • Here 20.3
  • County 21.1
  • State 22.7

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

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 67.0
  • County 66.8
  • Mississippi 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 179.5
  • Benton County 182.7
  • Mississippi 183.5

Average BMI

  • Here 28.5
  • Benton County 29.0
  • Mississippi 29.2

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 36.1%
  • Benton County 39.3%
  • State 40.0%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Ashland 49.6%
  • County 51.7%
  • State 51.6%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Ashland 31.6%
  • Benton County 31.9%
  • Mississippi 34.6%

Sixty seven percent of Ashland residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty five percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty three percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Three percent have ever used heroin. Fourteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 67.1%
  • County 65.3%
  • Mississippi 63.4%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Ashland 24.9%
  • County 21.9%
  • State 21.4%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 23.1%
  • Benton County 19.6%
  • State 19.6%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Ashland 3.4%
  • Benton County 3.4%
  • State 3.2%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Ashland 14.0%
  • Benton County 10.0%
  • Mississippi 10.1%

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

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 11.9%
  • Benton County 12.3%
  • Mississippi 10.7%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 52.9%
  • County 49.5%
  • Mississippi 48.0%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Ashland 4.0%
  • Benton County 4.0%
  • Mississippi 3.6%

Ashland 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

  • Ashland 1.3
  • County 1.3
  • Mississippi 1.2

Eleven percent of Ashland 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. Thirty three percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Eighteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty one percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty nine percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 10.9%
  • County 10.2%
  • Mississippi 10.3%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 6.5%
  • Benton County 7.6%
  • State 6.0%

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

  • Here 69.8%
  • Benton County 66.1%
  • State 65.4%

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

  • Here 33.1%
  • County 25.0%
  • State 25.6%

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

  • Ashland 18.4%
  • County 14.5%
  • Mississippi 14.5%

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

  • Ashland 20.7%
  • County 20.2%
  • State 19.4%

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

  • Here 39.5%
  • County 36.5%
  • State 38.1%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 76.5%
  • Benton County 74.5%
  • State 74.8%

Thirty percent of people living in Ashland have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Thirty three percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Fifty percent of people in Ashland frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty seven 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 30.4%
  • Benton County 28.6%
  • Mississippi 24.8%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Ashland 32.8%
  • County 27.1%
  • State 25.1%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Ashland 49.8%
  • Benton County 46.7%
  • Mississippi 44.0%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 27.2%
  • Benton County 22.6%
  • State 19.2%

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

Thirty one percent of people living in Ashland use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Ashland 31.2%
  • Benton County 25.2%
  • Mississippi 28.9%

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

  • Ashland 26.0%
  • Benton County 27.0%
  • State 26.6%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 24.4%
  • County 26.7%
  • State 26.8%

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

  • Here 40.7%
  • County 39.6%
  • State 40.4%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 49.4%
  • Benton County 49.6%
  • State 50.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 27.0%
  • County 29.2%
  • Mississippi 28.5%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 17.3%
  • County 20.6%
  • State 20.7%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Ashland 17.3%
  • County 17.8%
  • Mississippi 18.3%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Ashland 12.5%
  • Benton County 14.9%
  • Mississippi 14.0%

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

  • Ashland 3.7%
  • Benton County 4.3%
  • Mississippi 4.3%

Ashland residents on average take three prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.7
  • County 2.4
  • State 2.1

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

Seventy nine percent of people living in Ashland 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 5.3 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 (%)

  • Here 79.3%
  • Benton County 77.8%
  • Mississippi 77.9%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 10.5%
  • County 10.8%
  • State 11.3%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Ashland 5.3
  • County 4.8
  • State 4.9

Average drinks/week

  • Ashland 5.9
  • County 5.6
  • State 5.6

Average days/year people drink much

  • Ashland 24.5
  • County 24.5
  • State 24.1

Ninety nine percent of Ashland residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety five percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty three percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty one percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Four percent of males in Ashland have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety eight percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Ninety two percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty three percent have ever had anal sex. Nine percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Ashland 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 39 women. He has vaginal sex with 28 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 five women. People in Ashland were 21 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. Eleven percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Ashland has vaginal or anal sex 51 times a year. Forty seven percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Ashland 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with nine men on average. They have had seven male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.4 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy nine percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Ashland 98.6%
  • Benton County 97.5%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 95.1%
  • County 94.0%
  • State 94.3%

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

  • Here 83.1%
  • County 82.2%
  • Mississippi 83.9%

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

  • Here 51.0%
  • Benton County 44.1%
  • State 45.9%

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

  • Here 4.3%
  • County 4.4%
  • State 5.3%

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

  • Here 98.2%
  • County 97.1%
  • Mississippi 97.1%

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

  • Ashland 91.7%
  • County 77.3%
  • Mississippi 80.3%

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

  • Ashland 43.1%
  • Benton County 37.5%
  • Mississippi 37.0%

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

  • Here 9.1%
  • County 14.5%
  • State 13.1%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.2
  • Benton County 16.4
  • Mississippi 16.6

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

  • Here 38.8
  • Benton County 31.0
  • Mississippi 30.0

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

  • Here 28.1
  • Benton County 22.8
  • State 23.4

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

  • Here 20.9
  • Benton County 22.0
  • Mississippi 22.0

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

  • Here 5.4
  • Benton County 4.2
  • Mississippi 4.6

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

  • Ashland 21.4
  • Benton County 20.9
  • State 19.9

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

  • Ashland 1.9
  • County 2.8
  • Mississippi 4.4

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 11.3%
  • County 13.7%
  • Mississippi 12.3%

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

  • Here 50.7
  • Benton County 53.2
  • Mississippi 57.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 46.6%
  • County 48.8%
  • Mississippi 51.0%

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

  • Here 9.5
  • Benton County 12.0
  • State 11.6

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

  • Here 7.4
  • Benton County 9.5
  • Mississippi 9.6

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

  • Ashland 0.4
  • Benton County 0.7
  • Mississippi 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 78.8%
  • County 77.1%
  • Mississippi 79.1%

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

Eleven percent of households in Ashland 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 (%)

  • Ashland 11.3%
  • County 12.3%
  • Mississippi 11.2%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Ashland 4.8%
  • County 4.1%
  • State 4.0%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.8
  • Benton County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Ashland 30.2%
  • County 30.0%
  • State 29.4%

Forty eight percent of Ashland residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Ashland 47.9%
  • County 54.3%
  • State 54.4%

Twenty one percent of Ashland 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 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 percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Thirteen 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 three percent do any moderate-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause a small increase in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking, bicycling, swimming or golf for at least 10 minutes continuously. People living here spend 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 1.0 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 21.5%
  • Benton County 18.8%
  • State 20.4%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Ashland 37.7%
  • County 32.6%
  • State 36.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 29.5%
  • Benton County 32.1%
  • Mississippi 31.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 13.3%
  • Benton County 16.5%
  • Mississippi 20.0%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Ashland 33.1%
  • County 35.7%
  • State 40.1%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Ashland 6.1
  • County 6.2
  • Mississippi 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Ashland 3.0
  • County 3.0
  • State 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Ashland 1.0
  • Benton County 1.1
  • Mississippi 1.2

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

Ten percent of Ashland 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". 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 five percent are overweight. Twenty 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. Sixteen percent of people living in Ashland have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Thirty seven percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Six percent have ever been told they had gout. Six percent have congestive heart failure. Five percent have coronary heart disease. Three percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Six percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Five percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Six 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. Thirteen percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 10.0%
  • County 12.2%
  • State 11.0%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • Benton County 4.7%
  • Mississippi 4.2%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Ashland 4.4%
  • Benton County 3.3%
  • Mississippi 3.3%

People with overweight (%)

  • Ashland 35.4%
  • Benton County 34.6%
  • State 34.6%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Ashland 20.2%
  • County 23.3%
  • State 19.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 16.1%
  • County 14.1%
  • State 12.0%

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

  • Here 20.0%
  • Benton County 21.1%
  • State 19.1%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Ashland 37.0%
  • Benton County 29.2%
  • State 25.2%

People with gout (%)

  • Ashland 5.8%
  • Benton County 4.9%
  • State 4.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Ashland 6.4%
  • Benton County 4.6%
  • State 3.5%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 5.2%
  • County 3.9%
  • State 3.0%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • County 2.5%
  • State 2.2%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 5.8%
  • County 4.6%
  • Mississippi 3.6%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Ashland 5.4%
  • Benton County 4.9%
  • State 4.0%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 6.3%
  • Benton County 4.4%
  • Mississippi 2.9%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 9.4%
  • County 6.8%
  • Mississippi 6.8%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • Benton County 4.6%
  • State 3.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Ashland 3.1%
  • County 3.4%
  • Mississippi 2.7%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Ashland 12.6%
  • Benton County 9.0%
  • Mississippi 7.9%

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

Seventy one percent of births in Ashland were vaginal deliveries. Twenty nine percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty two percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty nine percent of women breastfeed their children. Thirty one percent of women in Ashland have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Fifteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy three percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Seven percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Thirteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Thirty 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 70.6%
  • County 69.0%
  • Mississippi 64.3%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Ashland 29.4%
  • Benton County 31.0%
  • State 35.7%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Ashland 99.4%
  • County 98.9%
  • State 99.0%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Ashland 62.4%
  • Benton County 63.3%
  • Mississippi 59.9%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 58.8%
  • Benton County 47.0%
  • State 50.0%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 31.1%
  • County 25.2%
  • Mississippi 22.3%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 14.9%
  • Benton County 12.2%
  • State 11.2%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Ashland 73.4%
  • County 71.6%
  • State 74.4%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Ashland 6.6%
  • County 4.9%
  • Mississippi 7.3%

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

  • Ashland 13.3%
  • County 19.8%
  • Mississippi 18.8%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Ashland 30.1%
  • Benton County 17.3%
  • Mississippi 16.3%

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

People living in Ashland report their general health condition on average at 53 percent. Three percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 37 percent of Ashland residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Ashland are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 53.5%
  • Benton County 52.7%
  • State 54.8%

Blood donors (%)

  • Ashland 3.2%
  • County 3.3%
  • Mississippi 4.3%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 37.4%
  • County 44.1%
  • Mississippi 44.5%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Ashland 7.9%
  • County 8.2%
  • Mississippi 8.8%

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

People in Ashland spend $342 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 Ashland spends $58 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $124 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $19 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Ashland $342
  • Benton County $356
  • Mississippi $352

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

  • Here 24.3%
  • Benton County 28.7%
  • Mississippi 26.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Ashland $58
  • County $63
  • Mississippi $71

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Ashland 4.0%
  • Benton County 4.0%
  • State 4.5%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $124
  • County $126
  • Mississippi $130

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Ashland 7.1%
  • Benton County 6.7%
  • State 6.9%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $19
  • Benton County $23
  • Mississippi $24

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Ashland 0.9%
  • County 1.2%
  • Mississippi 1.3%

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

People living in Ashland report their general condition of hearing on average at 76 percent. Seventy eight 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. Twenty two percent of Ashland 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. Seventeen percent of people in Ashland had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 76.4%
  • County 78.5%
  • Mississippi 79.9%

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

  • Ashland 78.2%
  • Benton County 78.6%
  • Mississippi 80.2%

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

  • Here 96.2%
  • County 95.2%
  • Mississippi 95.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Ashland 21.7%
  • Benton County 20.5%
  • Mississippi 18.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Ashland 47.6%
  • Benton County 41.0%
  • State 41.3%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 17.0%
  • Benton County 15.7%
  • Mississippi 15.6%

Thirty four percent of Ashland 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 34.1%
  • County 29.3%
  • State 26.7%

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

Twenty two percent of Ashland 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. Thirty two percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Thirteen 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. Twelve 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 (%)

  • Ashland 21.8%
  • Benton County 22.7%
  • State 18.9%

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

  • Here 32.0%
  • Benton County 29.3%
  • State 25.0%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 13.3%
  • Benton County 11.8%
  • Mississippi 9.7%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Ashland 10.8%
  • Benton County 11.3%
  • Mississippi 9.7%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Ashland 12.5%
  • County 10.6%
  • State 8.6%

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

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