Health and Nutrition of Bedford Park, IL Residents

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Fifty percent of Bedford Park 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 49.6%
  • County 48.6%
  • Illinois 48.6%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 22.3
  • Cook County 19.6
  • Illinois 20.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.4
  • Cook County 3.7
  • Illinois 3.6

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

  • Bedford Park 1.7
  • County 1.9
  • State 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Bedford Park 1.8
  • County 2.0
  • Illinois 1.9

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.6
  • County 3.2
  • Illinois 3.5

The average Bedford Park resident last visited a dentist two years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Sixteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty one percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Bedford Park residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 46 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 21 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.0
  • Cook County 1.9
  • Illinois 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Bedford Park 16.3%
  • County 15.6%
  • State 16.4%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 21.4%
  • County 20.7%
  • State 21.4%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Bedford Park 46.0%
  • Cook County 46.6%
  • State 45.7%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.8
  • County 2.9
  • State 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.7
  • County 3.1
  • State 2.9

Average number of teeth

  • Bedford Park 21.4
  • County 23.5
  • Illinois 22.9

The average height of Bedford Park residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 179 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty seven percent of people living here are obese. Forty nine percent have ever been obese. Thirty four percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Bedford Park 66.8
  • County 66.4
  • State 66.6

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 179.3
  • County 178.5
  • State 179.3

Average BMI

  • Bedford Park 28.6
  • Cook County 28.7
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Bedford Park 36.8%
  • Cook County 37.5%
  • State 37.3%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Bedford Park 49.1%
  • County 48.3%
  • Illinois 48.8%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 34.1%
  • County 35.6%
  • Illinois 34.8%

Sixty six percent of Bedford Park 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 (%)

  • Bedford Park 65.6%
  • County 61.2%
  • Illinois 63.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Bedford Park 25.4%
  • County 21.3%
  • State 23.4%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Bedford Park 22.8%
  • Cook County 19.5%
  • Illinois 21.2%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Bedford Park 3.5%
  • Cook County 2.4%
  • State 2.9%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Bedford Park 14.4%
  • Cook County 11.0%
  • State 12.7%

Eleven percent of people living in Bedford Park have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty nine 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 (%)

  • Here 11.0%
  • County 10.0%
  • Illinois 10.0%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Bedford Park 48.9%
  • Cook County 47.1%
  • Illinois 46.6%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • County 3.1%
  • Illinois 3.1%

Bedford Park 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 1.2
  • Cook County 1.1
  • Illinois 1.1

Twelve percent of Bedford Park 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. Seven percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Seventy one percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty three percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Seventeen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty three percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty three percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Bedford Park 11.6%
  • Cook County 10.6%
  • State 11.3%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Bedford Park 6.5%
  • County 5.3%
  • Illinois 5.6%

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

  • Here 70.6%
  • Cook County 64.0%
  • Illinois 66.6%

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

  • Bedford Park 32.9%
  • Cook County 24.2%
  • State 26.7%

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

  • Bedford Park 17.1%
  • Cook County 13.4%
  • State 15.1%

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

  • Bedford Park 22.9%
  • Cook County 18.0%
  • State 20.7%

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

  • Here 42.8%
  • Cook County 35.6%
  • State 39.0%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Bedford Park 75.4%
  • County 74.2%
  • Illinois 73.6%

Twenty seven percent of people living in Bedford Park have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty eight percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty five percent of people in Bedford Park frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty three 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 26.5%
  • Cook County 21.4%
  • State 22.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 27.5%
  • Cook County 22.9%
  • State 23.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Bedford Park 45.5%
  • County 41.5%
  • State 41.2%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 22.5%
  • County 17.1%
  • State 18.2%

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

Thirty seven percent of people living in Bedford Park use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 37.2%
  • Cook County 31.2%
  • State 32.9%

Twenty six percent of Bedford Park residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty seven percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty two 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. Nineteen 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 (%)

  • Here 26.0%
  • County 26.3%
  • State 26.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 26.9%
  • County 26.6%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • Bedford Park 42.5%
  • Cook County 40.3%
  • Illinois 41.4%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 51.0%
  • County 50.4%
  • State 51.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Bedford Park 26.8%
  • Cook County 28.4%
  • Illinois 28.4%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 20.4%
  • Cook County 20.2%
  • Illinois 21.1%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 18.6%
  • Cook County 18.8%
  • Illinois 19.2%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Bedford Park 12.9%
  • Cook County 14.1%
  • State 14.3%

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

  • Here 4.3%
  • County 4.3%
  • Illinois 4.4%

Bedford Park residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Bedford Park 2.4
  • County 1.8
  • Illinois 2.0

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

Eighty percent of people living in Bedford Park 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 5.1 days per month on average. They have 5.6 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 23 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Bedford Park 80.4%
  • Cook County 78.0%
  • State 79.3%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 10.1%
  • County 11.4%
  • State 11.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Bedford Park 5.1
  • County 4.6
  • Illinois 4.7

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.6
  • County 5.4
  • State 5.6

Average days/year people drink much

  • Bedford Park 23.4
  • Cook County 21.2
  • State 22.9

Ninety eight percent of Bedford Park 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 eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty nine percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Five percent of males in Bedford Park 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 eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty two percent have ever had anal sex. Ten percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Bedford Park 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 26 women. He has vaginal sex with 20 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 2.6 men on average. They have had 1.4 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Bedford Park were 21 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on five men in their lifetime. Seven percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Bedford Park has vaginal or anal sex 62 times a year. Fifty six percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Bedford Park 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 11 men on average. They have had 10 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.5 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) (%)

  • Bedford Park 97.9%
  • Cook County 97.2%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 94.6%
  • Cook County 93.1%
  • Illinois 93.9%

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

  • Bedford Park 88.3%
  • County 83.3%
  • State 85.5%

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

  • Here 48.8%
  • County 47.0%
  • Illinois 48.3%

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

  • Here 5.5%
  • County 6.7%
  • State 6.1%

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

  • Here 98.3%
  • County 96.7%
  • Illinois 97.1%

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

  • Here 87.8%
  • Cook County 81.3%
  • State 83.4%

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

  • Here 41.8%
  • Cook County 37.9%
  • State 38.9%

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

  • Bedford Park 10.2%
  • Cook County 12.8%
  • State 12.5%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.6
  • County 16.9
  • State 16.8

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

  • Bedford Park 25.5
  • Cook County 26.7
  • Illinois 26.9

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

  • Bedford Park 20.0
  • County 21.3
  • Illinois 21.7

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

  • Here 21.2
  • Cook County 21.8
  • Illinois 21.5

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

  • Bedford Park 5.2
  • Cook County 4.5
  • Illinois 5.0

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

  • Here 2.6
  • County 2.1
  • Illinois 2.4

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

  • Here 1.4
  • County 1.2
  • Illinois 1.4

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

  • Here 20.7
  • Cook County 19.8
  • State 20.0

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

  • Bedford Park 4.8
  • County 3.8
  • State 4.6

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 6.9%
  • Cook County 11.1%
  • State 9.8%

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

  • Bedford Park 61.6
  • County 60.1
  • Illinois 62.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Bedford Park 56.2%
  • County 49.6%
  • Illinois 52.8%

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

  • Bedford Park 10.7
  • County 10.4
  • Illinois 11.1

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

  • Bedford Park 9.6
  • Cook County 8.8
  • State 9.7

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

  • Here 0.5
  • County 0.6
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Bedford Park 83.8%
  • County 71.6%
  • State 76.6%

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

Ten percent of households in Bedford Park 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 (%)

  • Bedford Park 10.0%
  • County 10.5%
  • State 10.3%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Bedford Park 4.2%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 4.3%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.8
  • Cook County 6.7
  • Illinois 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Bedford Park 33.1%
  • County 27.6%
  • State 29.8%

Fifty percent of Bedford Park residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 49.7%
  • County 50.6%
  • Illinois 52.2%

Twenty two percent of Bedford Park 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. Twenty nine percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Sixteen 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 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 1.1 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Bedford Park 22.3%
  • Cook County 19.0%
  • Illinois 20.9%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 38.0%
  • County 34.0%
  • Illinois 36.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 28.6%
  • Cook County 32.0%
  • Illinois 30.9%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Bedford Park 15.8%
  • Cook County 22.1%
  • State 20.2%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 39.8%
  • Cook County 42.0%
  • Illinois 41.7%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.1
  • Cook County 6.1
  • Illinois 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Bedford Park 2.8
  • County 2.7
  • Illinois 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Bedford Park 1.1
  • Cook County 1.3
  • Illinois 1.3

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

Eleven percent of Bedford Park 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 five percent are overweight. Twenty two 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. Fourteen percent of people living in Bedford Park have ever received a blood transfusion. Nineteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Thirty one percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Five percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. Three percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Five 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. Four 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. Eleven percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 11.0%
  • Cook County 9.8%
  • State 10.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • Cook County 4.0%
  • State 3.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • County 3.0%
  • State 3.5%

People with overweight (%)

  • Bedford Park 35.2%
  • County 32.9%
  • State 33.2%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 21.7%
  • County 19.1%
  • Illinois 20.7%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Bedford Park 13.9%
  • Cook County 10.9%
  • Illinois 11.3%

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

  • Here 19.5%
  • County 19.5%
  • Illinois 19.6%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 30.8%
  • County 22.2%
  • State 24.1%

People with gout (%)

  • Bedford Park 4.5%
  • Cook County 3.3%
  • Illinois 3.6%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Bedford Park 4.7%
  • County 2.8%
  • Illinois 3.2%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • Cook County 2.6%
  • Illinois 2.9%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Bedford Park 3.1%
  • Cook County 1.9%
  • Illinois 2.1%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Bedford Park 5.0%
  • Cook County 3.0%
  • Illinois 3.5%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • County 3.4%
  • State 3.7%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • Cook County 2.2%
  • Illinois 2.9%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Bedford Park 8.7%
  • County 6.4%
  • State 6.9%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Bedford Park 4.4%
  • County 3.0%
  • State 3.5%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Bedford Park 3.4%
  • Cook County 2.8%
  • Illinois 3.1%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 11.0%
  • County 6.9%
  • State 7.9%

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

Sixty eight percent of births in Bedford Park were vaginal deliveries. Thirty two percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.3 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty one percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty five percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty seven percent of women in Bedford Park have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Fourteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy five percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Seven percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Fourteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty three 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 67.8%
  • County 63.3%
  • Illinois 64.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 32.2%
  • Cook County 36.7%
  • State 35.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Bedford Park 99.3%
  • Cook County 99.1%
  • Illinois 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Bedford Park 61.1%
  • Cook County 58.9%
  • Illinois 59.7%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Bedford Park 55.4%
  • County 55.5%
  • State 54.6%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Bedford Park 26.9%
  • County 19.2%
  • State 20.8%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 14.5%
  • County 9.8%
  • Illinois 11.0%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Bedford Park 74.9%
  • County 71.1%
  • Illinois 72.6%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Bedford Park 6.5%
  • Cook County 6.7%
  • State 7.4%

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

  • Here 14.4%
  • Cook County 18.7%
  • Illinois 17.4%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 23.3%
  • Cook County 14.4%
  • Illinois 16.3%

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

People living in Bedford Park report their general health condition on average at 55 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 38 percent of Bedford Park residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Bedford Park are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 55.2%
  • Cook County 55.5%
  • State 55.4%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • Cook County 4.5%
  • State 4.4%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Bedford Park 38.2%
  • Cook County 42.5%
  • Illinois 40.8%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 8.2%
  • County 8.0%
  • State 8.2%

People in Bedford Park spend $359 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 Bedford Park spends $68 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $139 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $21 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Bedford Park $359
  • Cook County $361
  • State $361

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

  • Here 23.3%
  • Cook County 23.8%
  • State 24.2%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $68
  • County $80
  • Illinois $74

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Bedford Park 3.9%
  • County 4.5%
  • Illinois 4.3%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $139
  • Cook County $142
  • Illinois $139

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Bedford Park 6.6%
  • County 7.4%
  • State 7.0%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Bedford Park $21
  • Cook County $26
  • Illinois $25

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Bedford Park 1.1%
  • Cook County 1.2%
  • Illinois 1.2%

People living in Bedford Park report their general condition of hearing on average at 77 percent. Seventy seven percent of them can usually hear and understand, without the use of a hearing aid or any other listening devices, what a person says without seeing his or her face if that person whispers to them from across a quiet room. Ninety five percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty two percent of Bedford Park population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty five percent of people living here have ever had a job where they were exposed to loud sounds or noise. Loud means so loud that they must speak in a raised voice to be heard. Sixteen percent of people in Bedford Park had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Bedford Park 76.7%
  • County 80.7%
  • State 79.5%

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

  • Bedford Park 76.6%
  • County 82.5%
  • Illinois 79.7%

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

  • Here 94.7%
  • County 95.7%
  • Illinois 95.1%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 21.8%
  • Cook County 17.1%
  • State 19.1%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Bedford Park 45.4%
  • County 38.0%
  • Illinois 41.6%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Bedford Park 16.2%
  • County 13.8%
  • Illinois 14.9%

Twenty nine percent of Bedford Park 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 28.6%
  • County 25.2%
  • State 25.2%

Twenty percent of Bedford Park 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 seven percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Eleven 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. Ten 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 (%)

  • Bedford Park 20.2%
  • County 16.1%
  • State 17.9%

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

  • Here 27.4%
  • Cook County 21.5%
  • Illinois 23.7%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 10.9%
  • County 8.3%
  • Illinois 9.0%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Bedford Park 10.6%
  • Cook County 9.2%
  • State 9.9%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 9.6%
  • Cook County 7.2%
  • State 7.5%

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

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