Health and Nutrition of Austin, TX Residents

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Forty eight percent of Austin residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 19 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 (%)

  • Austin 48.3%
  • Travis County 48.5%
  • Texas 48.0%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Austin 19.4
  • Travis County 19.6
  • State 20.0

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 4.2
  • County 4.1
  • State 3.7

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

  • Here 2.0
  • County 2.0
  • Texas 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Austin 2.3
  • County 2.3
  • State 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Austin 3.8
  • Travis County 3.7
  • Texas 3.3

The average Austin resident last visited a dentist two years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Fifteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Austin residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 49 percent. People living here aged 30 years and older, aside from brushing their teeth with toothbrush, use dental floss or any other device that clean between teeth on average three days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of three days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 25 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.8
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Austin 15.2%
  • County 15.4%
  • State 16.1%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Austin 20.4%
  • County 20.6%
  • State 21.0%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Austin 48.6%
  • County 48.4%
  • State 46.4%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.9
  • Travis County 2.9
  • State 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Austin 3.0
  • County 2.9
  • Texas 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Austin 25.1
  • Travis County 24.9
  • Texas 23.7

The average height of Austin residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 176 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty four percent of people living here are obese. Forty four percent have ever been obese. Thirty seven percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.8
  • County 66.8
  • Texas 66.2

Average weight (pounds)

  • Austin 176.1
  • Travis County 176.6
  • Texas 177.4

Average BMI

  • Here 27.9
  • County 28.1
  • State 28.5

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 33.5%
  • Travis County 34.2%
  • Texas 37.2%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Austin 43.6%
  • Travis County 44.5%
  • State 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 36.9%
  • Travis County 36.9%
  • Texas 36.0%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Austin 63.8%
  • Travis County 63.6%
  • Texas 61.8%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 21.8%
  • County 22.1%
  • Texas 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 20.0%
  • County 20.3%
  • Texas 20.9%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 2.0%
  • County 2.1%
  • State 2.3%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 12.0%
  • Travis County 12.2%
  • Texas 12.5%

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

  • Austin 6.8%
  • County 7.1%
  • Texas 9.3%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Austin 43.1%
  • County 43.6%
  • State 46.4%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Austin 2.2%
  • Travis County 2.3%
  • Texas 2.8%

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

Austin 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 0.9
  • Travis County 1.0
  • Texas 1.1

Eleven percent of Austin residents above the age of 40 have problems with their ability to smell, such as not being able to smell things or things not smelling the way they are supposed to. Five percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Sixty four percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty five percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Fourteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty seven percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Austin 11.1%
  • County 11.1%
  • State 11.2%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • Travis County 4.7%
  • Texas 5.0%

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

  • Austin 64.3%
  • County 64.7%
  • State 65.0%

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

  • Here 24.7%
  • County 25.0%
  • Texas 25.0%

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

  • Here 14.4%
  • County 14.8%
  • Texas 14.8%

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

  • Austin 20.3%
  • Travis County 20.7%
  • Texas 19.8%

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

  • Here 37.3%
  • Travis County 38.0%
  • Texas 36.0%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Austin 73.4%
  • Travis County 73.4%
  • State 72.1%

Fourteen percent of people living in Austin 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 four percent of people in Austin frequently check their blood cholesterol. Eleven 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 (%)

  • Austin 14.1%
  • Travis County 14.8%
  • State 19.4%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Austin 18.8%
  • County 19.3%
  • Texas 21.7%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 34.1%
  • County 35.1%
  • State 39.0%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 11.3%
  • Travis County 12.0%
  • State 16.3%

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

Thirty five percent of people living in Austin use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Austin 35.3%
  • Travis County 35.7%
  • Texas 33.4%

Twenty five percent of Austin residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty five percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty one percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty one percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty seven percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty 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. Fourteen 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 (%)

  • Austin 25.1%
  • Travis County 25.2%
  • State 26.8%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 25.3%
  • Travis County 25.5%
  • Texas 27.6%

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

  • Here 41.0%
  • Travis County 41.2%
  • Texas 41.2%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 51.2%
  • County 51.3%
  • State 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 27.5%
  • County 27.5%
  • Texas 28.6%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 19.7%
  • Travis County 19.9%
  • State 21.2%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 19.5%
  • Travis County 19.5%
  • Texas 19.7%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 13.8%
  • County 13.7%
  • Texas 14.9%

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

  • Austin 3.8%
  • County 3.8%
  • State 4.5%

Austin residents on average take one prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Austin 1.4
  • Travis County 1.5
  • State 1.8

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

Eighty two percent of people living in Austin 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 4.9 days per month on average. They have 5.3 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 20 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 81.9%
  • Travis County 81.9%
  • State 79.9%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Austin 9.4%
  • Travis County 9.4%
  • Texas 10.4%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Austin 4.9
  • County 4.9
  • Texas 4.6

Average drinks/week

  • Austin 5.3
  • Travis County 5.4
  • State 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 20.4
  • County 20.9
  • Texas 21.6

Ninety seven percent of Austin residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety one percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty four percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty eight percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Eight percent of males in Austin 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 six 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 Austin 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 21 women. He has vaginal sex with 18 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. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 1.6 men on average. They have had 0.9 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Austin 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. Ten percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Austin has vaginal or anal sex 68 times a year. Fifty two percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Austin 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 10 men on average. They have had nine male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy two percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Austin 97.0%
  • County 97.1%
  • Texas 97.5%

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

  • Austin 90.6%
  • County 91.2%
  • State 93.4%

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

  • Here 83.6%
  • County 84.3%
  • Texas 85.2%

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

  • Austin 48.3%
  • County 48.6%
  • State 49.5%

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

  • Austin 8.4%
  • County 8.1%
  • State 6.9%

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

  • Here 96.5%
  • Travis County 96.7%
  • Texas 97.0%

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

  • Here 86.5%
  • County 86.6%
  • Texas 83.7%

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

  • Austin 41.2%
  • County 41.0%
  • State 39.9%

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

  • Austin 13.5%
  • County 13.0%
  • Texas 12.4%

Average age people first had sex

  • Austin 16.9
  • County 16.9
  • State 16.8

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

  • Austin 21.1
  • County 21.8
  • Texas 26.6

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

  • Austin 17.8
  • Travis County 18.4
  • Texas 21.8

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

  • Austin 21.0
  • Travis County 21.1
  • State 21.2

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

  • Austin 4.6
  • Travis County 4.7
  • Texas 5.0

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

  • Here 1.6
  • Travis County 1.7
  • Texas 2.0

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

  • Austin 0.9
  • County 1.0
  • Texas 1.1

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

  • Austin 19.3
  • County 19.4
  • Texas 19.9

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

  • Here 3.3
  • County 3.5
  • State 3.8

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Austin 9.9%
  • County 9.6%
  • Texas 10.2%

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

  • Here 67.5
  • Travis County 66.9
  • State 62.9

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Austin 52.4%
  • Travis County 53.1%
  • State 50.7%

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

  • Here 9.9
  • Travis County 10.0
  • State 10.0

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

  • Here 8.9
  • County 9.0
  • Texas 8.9

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

  • Here 0.6
  • County 0.5
  • Texas 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 71.6%
  • Travis County 72.5%
  • State 70.3%

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

Nine percent of households in Austin 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 9.4%
  • County 9.4%
  • State 10.3%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • County 4.0%
  • Texas 4.3%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Austin 6.8
  • County 6.8
  • Texas 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 26.6%
  • Travis County 27.2%
  • State 27.8%

Fifty one percent of Austin residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 50.7%
  • Travis County 50.7%
  • State 49.8%

Twenty percent of Austin 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 five 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 five percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty seven percent do any vigorous-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause large increases in breathing or heart rate like running or basketball for at least 10 minutes continuously. Forty seven 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 two hours per day. They use a computer or play computer games (including Playstation, Nintendo DS, or other portable video games) outside of work or school for 1.5 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 20.1%
  • Travis County 20.3%
  • Texas 20.3%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 34.6%
  • Travis County 35.0%
  • Texas 35.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Austin 35.1%
  • Travis County 34.4%
  • State 32.3%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 27.2%
  • Travis County 26.4%
  • State 21.8%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 46.6%
  • Travis County 46.4%
  • Texas 42.1%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Austin 6.2
  • Travis County 6.2
  • Texas 5.9

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Austin 2.5
  • County 2.5
  • Texas 2.6

Average hours a day using computer

  • Austin 1.5
  • County 1.5
  • Texas 1.3

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

Ten percent of Austin 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". Three percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty 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. Eight percent of people living in Austin have ever received a blood transfusion. Seventeen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Sixteen 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. One percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Two percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Two 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. Five percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Austin 9.7%
  • Travis County 9.7%
  • State 9.7%

People with anemia (%)

  • Austin 3.2%
  • County 3.1%
  • Texas 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Austin 2.9%
  • Travis County 3.1%
  • Texas 3.2%

People with overweight (%)

  • Austin 30.1%
  • Travis County 30.8%
  • Texas 33.0%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 18.9%
  • County 19.0%
  • State 20.4%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 8.1%
  • Travis County 8.3%
  • State 10.2%

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

  • Here 17.2%
  • Travis County 17.5%
  • State 20.0%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Austin 16.4%
  • Travis County 17.3%
  • State 21.6%

People with gout (%)

  • Austin 2.4%
  • Travis County 2.5%
  • Texas 3.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 1.7%
  • Travis County 1.8%
  • Texas 2.6%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 1.7%
  • Travis County 1.8%
  • Texas 2.6%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 1.3%
  • Travis County 1.3%
  • State 1.7%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 2.0%
  • County 2.2%
  • State 3.0%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Austin 2.2%
  • County 2.3%
  • State 3.2%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Austin 1.5%
  • Travis County 1.7%
  • State 2.3%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 5.6%
  • Travis County 5.8%
  • Texas 6.4%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Austin 2.3%
  • County 2.4%
  • State 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • Travis County 2.7%
  • State 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Austin 5.2%
  • Travis County 5.5%
  • State 6.7%

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

Sixty one percent of births in Austin were vaginal deliveries. Thirty nine percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.3 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty seven percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty two percent of women breastfeed their children. Thirteen percent of women in Austin 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 two percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Nine percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Twenty one percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Eleven 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 60.6%
  • County 60.6%
  • Texas 62.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Austin 39.4%
  • Travis County 39.4%
  • Texas 37.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.3%
  • County 99.3%
  • Texas 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 57.0%
  • County 57.2%
  • Texas 59.4%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Austin 62.1%
  • Travis County 62.0%
  • State 59.5%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 13.4%
  • County 14.1%
  • State 17.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 7.1%
  • County 7.5%
  • Texas 9.2%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Austin 72.2%
  • County 73.0%
  • Texas 71.7%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Austin 9.0%
  • County 9.0%
  • Texas 6.9%

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

  • Austin 20.6%
  • County 20.1%
  • State 19.0%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Austin 11.5%
  • County 12.1%
  • State 14.4%

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

People living in Austin report their general health condition on average at 58 percent. Six percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 42 percent of Austin residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Austin are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 58.2%
  • Travis County 58.0%
  • Texas 55.5%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 5.6%
  • Travis County 5.5%
  • Texas 4.7%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 42.0%
  • Travis County 42.0%
  • Texas 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 7.5%
  • Travis County 7.6%
  • State 7.8%

People in Austin spend $365 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 23 percent of their income. The average family in Austin spends $84 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $161 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is nine percent of their income. They also spend $28 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 $365
  • Travis County $367
  • Texas $370

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

  • Here 23.5%
  • County 23.3%
  • State 23.7%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $84
  • Travis County $84
  • State $82

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • County 4.5%
  • Texas 4.5%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Austin $161
  • County $160
  • State $146

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 9.3%
  • Travis County 8.9%
  • Texas 7.7%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $28
  • Travis County $28
  • Texas $27

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Austin 1.3%
  • County 1.3%
  • State 1.2%

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

People living in Austin report their general condition of hearing on average at 82 percent. Eighty four percent of them can usually hear and understand, without the use of a hearing aid or any other listening devices, what a person says without seeing his or her face if that person whispers to them from across a quiet room. Ninety six percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Fifteen percent of Austin population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty 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. Fourteen percent of people in Austin had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 82.5%
  • County 82.1%
  • State 80.4%

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

  • Here 84.2%
  • County 83.5%
  • State 81.7%

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

  • Here 96.4%
  • Travis County 96.2%
  • State 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 15.1%
  • County 15.7%
  • State 17.6%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 36.5%
  • Travis County 37.4%
  • State 39.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 14.0%
  • County 14.2%
  • Texas 14.1%

Twenty two percent of Austin 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 21.5%
  • Travis County 21.6%
  • Texas 23.8%

Thirteen percent of Austin 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. Eighteen 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. Eight 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 12.5%
  • Travis County 13.1%
  • State 16.0%

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

  • Austin 17.5%
  • Travis County 18.2%
  • State 21.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Austin 5.8%
  • County 6.0%
  • State 7.7%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Austin 7.7%
  • County 7.8%
  • Texas 9.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Austin 4.7%
  • County 4.8%
  • State 6.4%

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

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