Health and Nutrition of Auburn, AL Residents

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Forty eight percent of Auburn 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 six frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Auburn 47.9%
  • County 48.1%
  • Alabama 48.5%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 22.1
  • County 21.2
  • State 20.9

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Auburn 4.3
  • County 3.9
  • State 3.5

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

  • Here 2.3
  • Lee County 2.1
  • Alabama 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Auburn 2.4
  • County 2.0
  • Alabama 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Auburn 5.9
  • Lee County 4.5
  • State 3.5

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

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

  • Auburn 1.9
  • County 2.0
  • State 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 14.5%
  • Lee County 16.3%
  • State 16.8%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 20.6%
  • County 21.3%
  • State 21.5%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 49.0%
  • Lee County 45.9%
  • Alabama 44.8%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Auburn 2.9
  • County 2.8
  • Alabama 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.9
  • County 3.0
  • Alabama 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Here 25.5
  • Lee County 24.0
  • State 22.2

The average height of Auburn residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 175 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 27. Twenty nine percent of people living here are obese. Thirty eight percent have ever been obese. Thirty seven percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Auburn 67.3
  • Lee County 67.1
  • State 66.8

Average weight (pounds)

  • Auburn 174.5
  • County 180.4
  • State 182.5

Average BMI

  • Auburn 27.1
  • County 28.4
  • State 29.0

People that are obese (%)

  • Auburn 28.5%
  • Lee County 35.9%
  • State 39.5%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Auburn 38.5%
  • County 46.8%
  • Alabama 51.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 36.5%
  • Lee County 35.4%
  • Alabama 34.3%

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

Sixty four percent of Auburn residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Sixteen percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Fifteen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Three percent have ever used heroin. Eight percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Auburn 64.3%
  • Lee County 64.1%
  • State 64.3%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 16.2%
  • County 20.8%
  • Alabama 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Auburn 15.1%
  • County 18.9%
  • State 20.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • Lee County 3.3%
  • Alabama 3.3%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 8.2%
  • Lee County 10.6%
  • State 11.3%

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

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Auburn 5.3%
  • Lee County 8.2%
  • Alabama 11.0%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 40.1%
  • Lee County 44.2%
  • Alabama 47.6%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Auburn 1.9%
  • Lee County 2.8%
  • State 3.5%

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

Auburn 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

  • Auburn 0.9
  • Lee County 1.0
  • State 1.2

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

Ten percent of Auburn 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. Sixty six percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty six percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Fifteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty 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 10.3%
  • Lee County 10.3%
  • Alabama 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Auburn 5.8%
  • Lee County 5.7%
  • State 6.0%

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

  • Here 65.7%
  • Lee County 65.9%
  • State 66.8%

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

  • Auburn 26.1%
  • County 25.8%
  • Alabama 26.5%

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

  • Auburn 14.7%
  • Lee County 15.1%
  • State 14.8%

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

  • Auburn 20.3%
  • County 20.4%
  • State 20.7%

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

  • Here 39.2%
  • County 40.1%
  • State 39.3%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 75.1%
  • Lee County 73.9%
  • Alabama 74.6%

Twelve percent of people living in Auburn have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Twenty seven percent of people in Auburn frequently check their blood cholesterol. Ten 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 12.4%
  • County 18.6%
  • Alabama 25.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 20.3%
  • County 22.6%
  • State 25.5%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 27.3%
  • Lee County 35.5%
  • Alabama 43.9%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Auburn 9.7%
  • Lee County 14.6%
  • State 20.0%

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

Thirty five percent of people living in Auburn use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 35.1%
  • County 32.4%
  • State 30.3%

Twenty five percent of Auburn residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty one percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Thirty nine 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. Eighteen percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Eighteen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Sixteen 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. Three 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%
  • Lee County 25.6%
  • State 26.6%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Auburn 20.6%
  • Lee County 25.2%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • Auburn 39.4%
  • Lee County 40.8%
  • Alabama 41.1%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Auburn 50.7%
  • Lee County 51.1%
  • Alabama 50.8%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 26.7%
  • Lee County 28.5%
  • Alabama 28.6%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Auburn 18.4%
  • Lee County 20.4%
  • Alabama 21.3%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 17.8%
  • County 18.9%
  • State 18.7%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Auburn 15.6%
  • Lee County 14.5%
  • Alabama 14.4%

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

  • Here 2.7%
  • Lee County 3.8%
  • State 4.5%

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

Auburn residents on average take one prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 1.4
  • County 1.8
  • State 2.2

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

Eighty two percent of people living in Auburn 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 4.9 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 (%)

  • Auburn 81.8%
  • County 79.7%
  • Alabama 78.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Auburn 10.8%
  • County 11.3%
  • Alabama 11.2%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Auburn 4.7
  • Lee County 4.7
  • State 4.8

Average drinks/week

  • Here 4.9
  • County 5.4
  • State 5.6

Average days/year people drink much

  • Auburn 20.0
  • Lee County 23.3
  • State 24.3

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

Ninety four percent of Auburn residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty three percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty seven percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Five percent of males in Auburn have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety two percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty four percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty six percent have ever had anal sex. Thirteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Auburn 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 18 women. He has vaginal sex with 15 women. People living here were on average 20 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on four women. People in Auburn were 19 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. Fourteen percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Auburn has vaginal or anal sex 73 times a year. Fifty three percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Auburn 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with nine men on average. They have had eight male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.4 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) (%)

  • Here 93.8%
  • County 96.1%
  • Alabama 97.2%

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

  • Here 90.3%
  • Lee County 92.7%
  • State 94.4%

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

  • Here 83.0%
  • County 85.0%
  • Alabama 85.2%

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

  • Here 47.2%
  • Lee County 47.7%
  • Alabama 46.7%

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

  • Here 4.6%
  • Lee County 4.9%
  • Alabama 5.6%

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

  • Here 92.2%
  • County 95.9%
  • State 97.1%

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

  • Auburn 83.6%
  • County 83.5%
  • Alabama 80.9%

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

  • Auburn 36.0%
  • County 38.0%
  • Alabama 37.4%

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

  • Here 12.6%
  • Lee County 13.3%
  • Alabama 13.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Auburn 16.6
  • County 16.6
  • Alabama 16.6

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

  • Auburn 18.1
  • County 24.5
  • Alabama 28.5

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

  • Auburn 14.9
  • County 19.6
  • State 22.4

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

  • Here 19.8
  • Lee County 20.9
  • Alabama 21.9

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

  • Auburn 3.6
  • Lee County 4.5
  • State 4.7

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

  • Auburn 19.1
  • Lee County 19.6
  • Alabama 19.9

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

  • Auburn 2.7
  • County 3.5
  • Alabama 5.2

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 14.2%
  • Lee County 12.1%
  • State 10.9%

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

  • Auburn 72.6
  • Lee County 66.1
  • Alabama 59.2

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Auburn 53.4%
  • County 54.0%
  • State 52.7%

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

  • Here 8.7
  • County 11.3
  • State 12.0

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

  • Here 7.7
  • County 9.8
  • State 10.2

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

  • Auburn 0.4
  • County 0.6
  • Alabama 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 83.9%
  • County 82.7%
  • Alabama 80.7%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Auburn 10.6%
  • Lee County 10.6%
  • Alabama 11.0%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Auburn 2.6%
  • Lee County 3.5%
  • Alabama 4.2%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Auburn 6.9
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Auburn 23.0%
  • Lee County 28.3%
  • State 30.9%

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

Fifty five percent of Auburn residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Auburn 55.1%
  • County 56.5%
  • State 54.4%

Twenty five percent of Auburn 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 eight percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty nine 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 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 (%)

  • Auburn 24.8%
  • County 23.2%
  • State 20.7%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Auburn 38.5%
  • County 38.7%
  • State 35.9%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Auburn 38.0%
  • Lee County 34.0%
  • State 30.4%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 29.1%
  • Lee County 24.0%
  • Alabama 18.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Auburn 48.1%
  • County 44.0%
  • State 40.7%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.1
  • County 6.1
  • Alabama 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Auburn 2.6
  • Lee County 2.8
  • State 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Auburn 1.4
  • Lee County 1.3
  • State 1.2

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

Thirteen percent of Auburn 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. Twenty five percent are overweight. Nineteen 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. Six percent of people living in Auburn have ever received a blood transfusion. Thirteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Fifteen percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Two percent have ever been told they had gout. Two percent have congestive heart failure. One 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. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Five percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Five percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Auburn 13.3%
  • County 12.0%
  • Alabama 11.4%

People with anemia (%)

  • Auburn 2.5%
  • County 3.4%
  • Alabama 4.1%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • County 3.4%
  • State 3.5%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 24.6%
  • County 31.0%
  • Alabama 34.4%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 18.8%
  • County 19.3%
  • Alabama 21.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 6.4%
  • Lee County 9.4%
  • State 12.3%

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

  • Auburn 12.6%
  • County 16.5%
  • State 19.8%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Auburn 14.7%
  • County 20.3%
  • State 26.2%

People with gout (%)

  • Auburn 2.1%
  • County 3.0%
  • Alabama 4.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Auburn 1.7%
  • County 2.6%
  • Alabama 3.6%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Auburn 1.4%
  • County 2.1%
  • Alabama 3.2%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 1.6%
  • County 1.7%
  • Alabama 2.3%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 1.8%
  • Lee County 2.7%
  • Alabama 3.8%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Auburn 2.7%
  • Lee County 3.1%
  • State 4.3%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 1.7%
  • Lee County 2.5%
  • Alabama 3.3%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Auburn 5.1%
  • Lee County 6.1%
  • State 7.1%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 2.2%
  • County 3.1%
  • Alabama 4.1%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 1.9%
  • Lee County 2.6%
  • Alabama 3.1%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Auburn 4.7%
  • County 6.5%
  • State 8.5%

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

Sixty three percent of births in Auburn were vaginal deliveries. Thirty seven percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.6 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Forty seven percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty seven percent of women breastfeed their children. Eleven percent of women in Auburn have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Six percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy eight percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Seventeen percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Nineteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Ten 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 63.0%
  • County 63.0%
  • Alabama 65.9%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 37.0%
  • County 37.0%
  • State 34.1%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.6%
  • Lee County 99.3%
  • Alabama 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 47.2%
  • County 57.3%
  • State 60.6%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Auburn 57.3%
  • County 54.0%
  • Alabama 49.0%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 11.4%
  • County 17.0%
  • Alabama 23.1%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 6.2%
  • Lee County 8.8%
  • Alabama 11.9%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Auburn 77.6%
  • County 76.1%
  • Alabama 73.6%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 17.1%
  • Lee County 11.3%
  • State 7.0%

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

  • Here 19.1%
  • County 19.0%
  • State 17.5%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Auburn 10.0%
  • County 13.5%
  • Alabama 16.9%

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

People living in Auburn report their general health condition on average at 59 percent. Seven percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 39 percent of Auburn residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Seven percent of people living in Auburn are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 59.1%
  • County 56.6%
  • Alabama 54.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Auburn 7.1%
  • Lee County 5.3%
  • State 4.1%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Auburn 39.2%
  • Lee County 42.3%
  • State 42.5%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Auburn 6.9%
  • County 8.3%
  • State 8.6%

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

People in Auburn spend $351 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 Auburn spends $67 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $143 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is nine percent of their income. They also spend $25 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is two percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Auburn $351
  • Lee County $354
  • State $354

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

  • Here 26.0%
  • Lee County 25.5%
  • Alabama 25.7%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Auburn $67
  • Lee County $72
  • Alabama $70

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • County 4.7%
  • State 4.3%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $143
  • County $139
  • Alabama $129

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 9.4%
  • County 8.3%
  • Alabama 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Auburn $25
  • County $25
  • Alabama $24

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Auburn 1.7%
  • Lee County 1.6%
  • State 1.3%

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

People living in Auburn report their general condition of hearing on average at 83 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. Thirteen percent of Auburn population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty 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 Auburn had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Auburn 83.1%
  • County 81.2%
  • State 79.1%

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

  • Here 83.5%
  • County 80.5%
  • State 78.7%

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

  • Auburn 96.3%
  • Lee County 95.5%
  • State 94.8%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 13.2%
  • County 17.1%
  • State 20.3%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Auburn 39.5%
  • County 41.8%
  • Alabama 42.2%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 14.3%
  • County 15.5%
  • Alabama 15.6%

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

Twenty five percent of Auburn 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 (%)

  • Auburn 24.5%
  • Lee County 24.6%
  • State 26.7%

Eleven percent of Auburn 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. Seventeen percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Six percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Six percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Five 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 10.9%
  • County 15.8%
  • Alabama 20.0%

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

  • Here 17.0%
  • County 21.5%
  • State 26.0%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 5.7%
  • Lee County 7.7%
  • Alabama 10.2%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 5.7%
  • County 8.3%
  • Alabama 10.4%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 4.8%
  • Lee County 6.3%
  • State 8.8%

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

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