Health and Nutrition of Beach City, TX Residents

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Fifty three percent of Beach City residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 21 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 (%)

  • Here 52.5%
  • County 46.9%
  • Texas 48.0%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Beach City 21.1
  • Chambers County 21.1
  • Texas 20.0

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Beach City 4.0
  • County 3.6
  • State 3.7

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

  • Here 1.6
  • Chambers County 1.9
  • State 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.8
  • County 1.8
  • State 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.2
  • County 3.8
  • Texas 3.3

The average Beach City 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). Beach City residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 52 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

  • Here 1.7
  • Chambers County 2.1
  • State 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Beach City 15.1%
  • County 18.9%
  • State 16.1%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Beach City 19.8%
  • Chambers County 22.8%
  • Texas 21.0%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 51.5%
  • Chambers County 43.1%
  • State 46.4%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.0
  • County 2.6
  • Texas 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.6
  • Chambers County 2.9
  • Texas 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Beach City 23.6
  • Chambers County 22.1
  • Texas 23.7

The average height of Beach City residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 182 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty seven percent of people living here are obese. Forty eight percent have ever been obese. Thirty eight percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Beach City 67.2
  • County 66.8
  • Texas 66.2

Average weight (pounds)

  • Beach City 181.8
  • Chambers County 181.2
  • State 177.4

Average BMI

  • Here 28.6
  • County 28.9
  • Texas 28.5

People that are obese (%)

  • Beach City 37.2%
  • Chambers County 38.7%
  • State 37.2%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Beach City 47.9%
  • County 51.1%
  • State 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Beach City 37.9%
  • Chambers County 34.1%
  • Texas 36.0%

Sixty seven percent of Beach City residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty four 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. Three percent have ever used heroin. Twelve percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 66.7%
  • County 65.3%
  • Texas 61.8%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 24.0%
  • County 26.7%
  • State 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 21.4%
  • County 23.8%
  • Texas 20.9%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • Chambers County 3.4%
  • Texas 2.3%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 11.6%
  • Chambers County 15.2%
  • Texas 12.5%

Ten percent of people living in Beach City have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Fifty 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 (%)

  • Beach City 9.8%
  • County 10.7%
  • State 9.3%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Beach City 50.0%
  • Chambers County 46.6%
  • State 46.4%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Beach City 3.3%
  • Chambers County 3.3%
  • State 2.8%

Beach City 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

  • Beach City 1.1
  • Chambers County 1.2
  • State 1.1

Twelve percent of Beach City 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 one percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Seventeen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty five percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty five percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 12.0%
  • Chambers County 11.6%
  • State 11.2%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 5.9%
  • County 6.0%
  • State 5.0%

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

  • Beach City 69.8%
  • County 67.0%
  • State 65.0%

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

  • Beach City 30.8%
  • Chambers County 26.0%
  • Texas 25.0%

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

  • Beach City 16.6%
  • County 15.9%
  • Texas 14.8%

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

  • Beach City 24.6%
  • County 23.2%
  • State 19.8%

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

  • Beach City 44.7%
  • County 40.5%
  • Texas 36.0%

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

Seventy eight percent of people living in Beach City are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 77.9%
  • Chambers County 70.7%
  • Texas 72.1%

Twenty three percent of people living in Beach City have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty four percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty six percent of people in Beach City frequently check their blood cholesterol. Nineteen 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 (%)

  • Beach City 23.3%
  • Chambers County 22.3%
  • Texas 19.4%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Beach City 24.1%
  • County 24.0%
  • State 21.7%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Beach City 45.9%
  • County 39.9%
  • State 39.0%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Beach City 18.9%
  • Chambers County 19.1%
  • State 16.3%

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

Forty three percent of people living in Beach City use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Beach City 42.8%
  • County 31.3%
  • Texas 33.4%

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

Twenty four percent of Beach City 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. Fifty two percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty five 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. Eighteen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Eleven 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 (%)

  • Beach City 23.9%
  • Chambers County 27.5%
  • State 26.8%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Beach City 24.5%
  • Chambers County 28.8%
  • Texas 27.6%

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

  • Beach City 41.4%
  • Chambers County 43.1%
  • Texas 41.2%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Beach City 52.2%
  • Chambers County 52.3%
  • Texas 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Beach City 25.2%
  • County 30.0%
  • State 28.6%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Beach City 22.4%
  • Chambers County 22.9%
  • State 21.2%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Beach City 18.2%
  • Chambers County 20.2%
  • Texas 19.7%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Beach City 11.5%
  • County 15.6%
  • State 14.9%

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

  • Here 3.7%
  • County 4.7%
  • State 4.5%

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

Beach City residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Beach City 2.2
  • Chambers County 2.1
  • State 1.8

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

Eighty five percent of people living in Beach City have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Seven percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.8 days per month on average. They have 5.3 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 21 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Beach City 84.7%
  • Chambers County 81.2%
  • Texas 79.9%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 7.4%
  • Chambers County 9.8%
  • Texas 10.4%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Beach City 5.8
  • Chambers County 4.6
  • State 4.6

Average drinks/week

  • Beach City 5.3
  • County 5.8
  • State 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 21.3
  • County 25.2
  • Texas 21.6

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

Ninety seven percent of Beach City 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. Ninety percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty three percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Seven percent of males in Beach City 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 five percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty nine percent have ever had anal sex. Eleven percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Beach City 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 23 women. He has vaginal sex with 17 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 1.8 men on average. They have had 0.8 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Beach City were 19 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on four men in their lifetime. Six percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Beach City has vaginal or anal sex 55 times a year. Sixty percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Beach City 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 13 men on average. They have had 11 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty seven percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 97.3%
  • County 97.8%
  • Texas 97.5%

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

  • Beach City 94.5%
  • Chambers County 94.9%
  • State 93.4%

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

  • Beach City 90.0%
  • County 87.9%
  • State 85.2%

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

  • Beach City 42.5%
  • County 49.9%
  • State 49.5%

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

  • Here 7.3%
  • Chambers County 5.3%
  • State 6.9%

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

  • Beach City 97.7%
  • County 97.8%
  • Texas 97.0%

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

  • Here 85.3%
  • County 84.5%
  • Texas 83.7%

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

  • Beach City 39.4%
  • County 40.6%
  • State 39.9%

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

  • Here 11.2%
  • Chambers County 13.1%
  • Texas 12.4%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 17.3
  • Chambers County 16.4
  • Texas 16.8

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

  • Here 23.1
  • Chambers County 28.8
  • Texas 26.6

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

  • Beach City 17.1
  • County 23.5
  • Texas 21.8

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

  • Here 22.3
  • Chambers County 21.3
  • State 21.2

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

  • Here 5.2
  • County 5.8
  • Texas 5.0

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

  • Beach City 1.8
  • County 1.4
  • State 2.0

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

  • Beach City 0.8
  • County 0.8
  • Texas 1.1

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

  • Here 19.3
  • County 21.0
  • Texas 19.9

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

  • Here 4.4
  • County 4.2
  • Texas 3.8

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 6.0%
  • County 9.1%
  • State 10.2%

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

  • Here 54.9
  • Chambers County 64.0
  • State 62.9

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 60.5%
  • County 55.2%
  • Texas 50.7%

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

  • Beach City 13.0
  • Chambers County 12.7
  • Texas 10.0

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

  • Here 11.5
  • Chambers County 11.2
  • Texas 8.9

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

  • Here 0.5
  • County 0.6
  • State 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Beach City 87.0%
  • County 78.8%
  • Texas 70.3%

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

Ten percent of households in Beach City 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 (%)

  • Beach City 10.0%
  • County 10.5%
  • State 10.3%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • Chambers County 4.4%
  • State 4.3%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Beach City 6.9
  • Chambers County 6.7
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 34.0%
  • County 32.4%
  • Texas 27.8%

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

Forty five percent of Beach City residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Beach City 45.3%
  • Chambers County 56.3%
  • Texas 49.8%

Nineteen percent of Beach City 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 one percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty five 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. Fifty 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 seven 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 1.3 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 19.1%
  • County 22.4%
  • Texas 20.3%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Beach City 35.2%
  • County 37.0%
  • Texas 35.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Beach City 31.4%
  • County 31.1%
  • Texas 32.3%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Beach City 24.7%
  • County 17.9%
  • Texas 21.8%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 50.3%
  • Chambers County 39.9%
  • State 42.1%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Beach City 6.5
  • Chambers County 5.9
  • Texas 5.9

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.6
  • Chambers County 2.8
  • Texas 2.6

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.3
  • County 1.2
  • Texas 1.3

Eleven percent of Beach City residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Three percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". Four percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty six percent are overweight. Twenty one 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 Beach City have ever received a blood transfusion. Eighteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty five percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Five percent have ever been told they had gout. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Three percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Three 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. Three percent have ever had emphysema. Seven percent have another thyroid problem. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Four percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Eleven percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Beach City 11.3%
  • County 11.7%
  • Texas 9.7%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • County 3.6%
  • Texas 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Beach City 3.8%
  • County 3.7%
  • Texas 3.2%

People with overweight (%)

  • Beach City 35.6%
  • County 34.2%
  • State 33.0%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Beach City 21.0%
  • Chambers County 23.1%
  • State 20.4%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Beach City 11.2%
  • Chambers County 11.4%
  • State 10.2%

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

  • Here 18.4%
  • Chambers County 21.3%
  • State 20.0%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 25.1%
  • County 25.8%
  • Texas 21.6%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • Chambers County 3.8%
  • Texas 3.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Beach City 2.4%
  • County 3.5%
  • Texas 2.6%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Beach City 2.7%
  • Chambers County 3.0%
  • State 2.6%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Beach City 2.0%
  • County 1.9%
  • State 1.7%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • Chambers County 3.8%
  • State 3.0%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • Chambers County 4.0%
  • State 3.2%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • County 3.9%
  • State 2.3%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 7.5%
  • Chambers County 6.5%
  • Texas 6.4%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • Chambers County 3.9%
  • Texas 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Beach City 3.6%
  • Chambers County 4.1%
  • State 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Beach City 10.7%
  • County 7.9%
  • State 6.7%

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

Sixty four percent of births in Beach City were vaginal deliveries. Thirty six percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.3 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty five percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty two percent of women in Beach City have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Twelve percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy seven percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Eight percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Fourteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Eighteen 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 63.9%
  • Chambers County 66.0%
  • Texas 62.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 36.1%
  • Chambers County 34.0%
  • State 37.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

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

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Beach City 60.3%
  • Chambers County 61.7%
  • State 59.4%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Beach City 55.0%
  • Chambers County 51.2%
  • Texas 59.5%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 21.8%
  • County 21.2%
  • State 17.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 12.2%
  • County 11.0%
  • Texas 9.2%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Beach City 77.0%
  • County 74.2%
  • State 71.7%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Beach City 8.4%
  • County 6.8%
  • Texas 6.9%

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

  • Beach City 14.0%
  • Chambers County 18.1%
  • State 19.0%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 17.7%
  • County 15.6%
  • State 14.4%

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

People living in Beach City report their general health condition on average at 59 percent. Six percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 43 percent of Beach City residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Beach City are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Beach City 59.0%
  • County 53.7%
  • Texas 55.5%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 5.7%
  • Chambers County 3.9%
  • Texas 4.7%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 42.7%
  • County 41.6%
  • State 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 8.4%
  • County 8.4%
  • State 7.8%

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

People in Beach City spend $379 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 21 percent of their income. The average family in Beach City spends $77 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $181 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $32 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 $379
  • County $371
  • State $370

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

  • Here 21.2%
  • County 25.4%
  • State 23.7%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Beach City $77
  • County $72
  • State $82

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • Chambers County 4.1%
  • Texas 4.5%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $181
  • County $138
  • State $146

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 7.8%
  • Chambers County 6.8%
  • Texas 7.7%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Beach City $32
  • County $26
  • Texas $27

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Beach City 1.3%
  • County 1.2%
  • State 1.2%

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

People living in Beach City report their general condition of hearing on average at 79 percent. Seventy nine 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 four percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty one percent of Beach City population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty 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. Fifteen percent of people in Beach City had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Beach City 79.5%
  • County 78.7%
  • State 80.4%

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

  • Beach City 78.6%
  • Chambers County 76.2%
  • State 81.7%

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

  • Beach City 94.4%
  • Chambers County 94.4%
  • State 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Beach City 21.4%
  • Chambers County 21.4%
  • Texas 17.6%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Beach City 38.0%
  • County 45.2%
  • State 39.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Beach City 14.9%
  • County 16.1%
  • State 14.1%

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

Twenty four percent of Beach City 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 23.9%
  • Chambers County 23.6%
  • State 23.8%

Eighteen percent of Beach City 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 three percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Eight percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Nine percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Seven 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 (%)

  • Beach City 17.7%
  • County 20.8%
  • Texas 16.0%

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

  • Beach City 23.0%
  • Chambers County 26.5%
  • State 21.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Beach City 8.2%
  • Chambers County 9.6%
  • State 7.7%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Beach City 8.6%
  • County 11.0%
  • Texas 9.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Beach City 7.0%
  • Chambers County 7.4%
  • Texas 6.4%
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