Health and Nutrition of Belvidere, IL Residents

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Forty six percent of Belvidere 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 four frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Belvidere 46.0%
  • County 46.6%
  • State 48.6%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 21.4
  • County 21.6
  • State 20.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Belvidere 3.5
  • Boone County 3.5
  • State 3.6

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

  • Belvidere 2.0
  • Boone County 1.9
  • Illinois 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.9
  • County 1.8
  • Illinois 1.9

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Belvidere 4.1
  • Boone County 4.0
  • State 3.5

The average Belvidere 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). Nineteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty two percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Belvidere residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 42 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 two 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 22 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Belvidere 2.1
  • Boone County 2.1
  • Illinois 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 18.5%
  • County 18.6%
  • State 16.4%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Belvidere 22.5%
  • Boone County 22.9%
  • Illinois 21.4%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Belvidere 42.4%
  • County 43.0%
  • Illinois 45.7%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.5
  • Boone County 2.5
  • Illinois 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Belvidere 2.8
  • County 2.8
  • State 2.9

Average number of teeth

  • Belvidere 22.2
  • Boone County 21.9
  • Illinois 22.9

The average height of Belvidere residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 179 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty seven percent of people living here are obese. Fifty percent have ever been obese. Thirty two percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Belvidere 66.3
  • Boone County 66.7
  • Illinois 66.6

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 178.5
  • Boone County 180.4
  • State 179.3

Average BMI

  • Here 28.6
  • Boone County 28.7
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 37.4%
  • Boone County 38.0%
  • State 37.3%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 49.6%
  • Boone County 50.5%
  • Illinois 48.8%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Belvidere 31.9%
  • County 32.7%
  • State 34.8%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Belvidere 66.6%
  • County 66.8%
  • Illinois 63.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Belvidere 28.6%
  • Boone County 28.3%
  • Illinois 23.4%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Belvidere 25.4%
  • County 25.2%
  • Illinois 21.2%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • Boone County 3.5%
  • Illinois 2.9%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Belvidere 17.8%
  • County 17.2%
  • State 12.7%

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

Ten percent of people living in Belvidere have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty five 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 9.8%
  • County 10.0%
  • State 10.0%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Belvidere 45.0%
  • Boone County 45.6%
  • State 46.6%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Belvidere 2.8%
  • County 3.0%
  • State 3.1%

Belvidere 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

  • Belvidere 1.2
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.1

Twelve percent of Belvidere 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 nine percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty six percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Sixteen 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. Thirty nine percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 12.1%
  • County 12.1%
  • Illinois 11.3%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Belvidere 5.9%
  • Boone County 6.0%
  • Illinois 5.6%

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

  • Here 68.8%
  • County 69.7%
  • State 66.6%

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

  • Belvidere 26.4%
  • Boone County 27.4%
  • Illinois 26.7%

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

  • Belvidere 16.2%
  • Boone County 17.2%
  • Illinois 15.1%

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

  • Belvidere 22.8%
  • County 24.1%
  • State 20.7%

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

  • Belvidere 39.1%
  • County 41.1%
  • State 39.0%

Sixty eight percent of people living in Belvidere are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 67.8%
  • County 69.9%
  • State 73.6%

Twenty one percent of people living in Belvidere 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. Thirty seven percent of people in Belvidere frequently check their blood cholesterol. Eighteen 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 21.1%
  • Boone County 21.9%
  • Illinois 22.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Belvidere 23.7%
  • County 24.4%
  • State 23.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 37.2%
  • County 38.7%
  • Illinois 41.2%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 18.1%
  • Boone County 19.0%
  • Illinois 18.2%

Thirty one percent of people living in Belvidere use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Belvidere 31.1%
  • County 33.0%
  • Illinois 32.9%

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

  • Belvidere 28.2%
  • County 28.1%
  • State 26.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Belvidere 29.0%
  • Boone County 29.1%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • Belvidere 43.5%
  • County 44.1%
  • Illinois 41.4%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 52.7%
  • Boone County 53.1%
  • Illinois 51.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 31.2%
  • County 30.3%
  • Illinois 28.4%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 23.5%
  • County 23.7%
  • State 21.1%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Belvidere 20.5%
  • County 20.7%
  • Illinois 19.2%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Belvidere 16.8%
  • County 15.9%
  • Illinois 14.3%

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

  • Belvidere 5.2%
  • Boone County 5.0%
  • State 4.4%

Belvidere residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.0
  • County 2.1
  • State 2.0

Eighty one percent of people living in Belvidere 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 4.4 days per month on average. They have 6.1 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 26 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Belvidere 81.4%
  • County 82.3%
  • State 79.3%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Belvidere 10.1%
  • County 9.5%
  • State 11.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.4
  • Boone County 4.8
  • State 4.7

Average drinks/week

  • Here 6.1
  • County 6.2
  • Illinois 5.6

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 25.7
  • County 26.8
  • State 22.9

Ninety eight percent of Belvidere residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety four percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty four percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Five percent of males in Belvidere 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 five percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty three percent have ever had anal sex. Fifteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Belvidere were 16 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 30 women. He has vaginal sex with 25 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 six 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 Belvidere were 20 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. Ten percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Belvidere has vaginal or anal sex 68 times a year. Fifty four percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Belvidere 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 12 men on average. They have had 11 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy six percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Belvidere 97.6%
  • County 97.7%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 94.5%
  • County 94.9%
  • Illinois 93.9%

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

  • Here 87.8%
  • County 88.6%
  • Illinois 85.5%

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

  • Here 53.9%
  • County 53.4%
  • State 48.3%

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

  • Belvidere 5.5%
  • County 5.4%
  • Illinois 6.1%

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

  • Here 97.5%
  • Boone County 97.7%
  • Illinois 97.1%

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

  • Here 84.8%
  • County 85.8%
  • Illinois 83.4%

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

  • Here 42.7%
  • Boone County 42.1%
  • State 38.9%

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

  • Here 14.7%
  • County 13.2%
  • Illinois 12.5%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.3
  • Boone County 16.4
  • Illinois 16.8

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

  • Here 30.5
  • Boone County 30.6
  • Illinois 26.9

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

  • Here 24.8
  • County 24.8
  • Illinois 21.7

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

  • Here 20.6
  • Boone County 21.0
  • Illinois 21.5

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

  • Belvidere 6.3
  • County 6.5
  • State 5.0

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

  • Belvidere 1.6
  • County 1.8
  • Illinois 2.4

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

  • Here 0.9
  • Boone County 1.1
  • Illinois 1.4

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

  • Belvidere 20.2
  • Boone County 20.5
  • Illinois 20.0

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

  • Belvidere 4.4
  • County 4.8
  • State 4.6

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 9.7%
  • County 8.3%
  • State 9.8%

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

  • Belvidere 67.6
  • Boone County 64.6
  • State 62.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 54.2%
  • Boone County 56.3%
  • Illinois 52.8%

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

  • Belvidere 12.1
  • Boone County 12.5
  • State 11.1

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

  • Here 10.7
  • Boone County 11.2
  • State 9.7

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

  • Belvidere 0.6
  • Boone County 0.6
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 75.8%
  • County 79.4%
  • Illinois 76.6%

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

Ten percent of households in Belvidere 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 (%)

  • Here 9.9%
  • County 10.2%
  • State 10.3%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • County 4.6%
  • Illinois 4.3%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Belvidere 6.8
  • Boone County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 30.4%
  • County 32.2%
  • State 29.8%

Fifty five percent of Belvidere residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 55.5%
  • County 55.5%
  • State 52.2%

Twenty three percent of Belvidere 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 one percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Seventeen percent do any vigorous-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause large increases in breathing or heart rate like running or basketball for at least 10 minutes continuously. Thirty nine 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 1.2 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 23.3%
  • Boone County 23.5%
  • Illinois 20.9%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 37.7%
  • County 38.6%
  • State 36.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Belvidere 31.2%
  • Boone County 30.6%
  • State 30.9%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Belvidere 16.5%
  • Boone County 16.1%
  • State 20.2%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 38.9%
  • County 39.7%
  • Illinois 41.7%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.7
  • County 5.9
  • Illinois 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Belvidere 2.8
  • County 2.8
  • State 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.2
  • Boone County 1.2
  • Illinois 1.3

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

Eleven percent of Belvidere residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Four percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". 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 two percent are overweight. Twenty six 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. Twelve percent of people living in Belvidere have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty two percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty five percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Three percent have ever been told they had gout. Four percent have congestive heart failure. Three percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Four percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Four percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Four 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. Eight percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 11.1%
  • County 11.3%
  • Illinois 10.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Belvidere 3.9%
  • County 3.6%
  • Illinois 3.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • County 3.8%
  • State 3.5%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 31.6%
  • County 33.5%
  • State 33.2%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Belvidere 26.3%
  • County 25.2%
  • Illinois 20.7%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 12.1%
  • County 11.9%
  • State 11.3%

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

  • Belvidere 22.2%
  • Boone County 21.5%
  • State 19.6%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 25.1%
  • Boone County 26.3%
  • State 24.1%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • County 3.5%
  • State 3.6%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Belvidere 3.6%
  • County 3.7%
  • State 3.2%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Belvidere 3.1%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 2.9%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.1%
  • Boone County 2.2%
  • State 2.1%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • County 4.1%
  • Illinois 3.5%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Belvidere 4.1%
  • Boone County 4.1%
  • State 3.7%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Belvidere 3.7%
  • County 4.1%
  • Illinois 2.9%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Belvidere 6.9%
  • County 7.2%
  • Illinois 6.9%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 3.5%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • County 4.3%
  • Illinois 3.1%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Belvidere 8.0%
  • County 8.5%
  • State 7.9%

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

Sixty eight percent of births in Belvidere were vaginal deliveries. Thirty two percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.4 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 one percent of women in Belvidere have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Eleven percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Six percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Nineteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Sixteen 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 66.3%
  • State 64.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Belvidere 32.2%
  • County 33.7%
  • Illinois 35.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.4%
  • Boone County 99.4%
  • State 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 61.2%
  • County 61.2%
  • State 59.7%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Belvidere 54.5%
  • County 54.2%
  • State 54.6%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 21.2%
  • County 21.5%
  • Illinois 20.8%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Belvidere 11.3%
  • Boone County 11.6%
  • State 11.0%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 70.1%
  • Boone County 73.4%
  • Illinois 72.6%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Belvidere 6.0%
  • County 7.0%
  • Illinois 7.4%

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

  • Here 19.1%
  • Boone County 17.4%
  • State 17.4%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Belvidere 16.3%
  • County 17.0%
  • Illinois 16.3%

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

People living in Belvidere report their general health condition on average at 53 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 40 percent of Belvidere residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Belvidere are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 53.2%
  • Boone County 53.8%
  • State 55.4%

Blood donors (%)

  • Belvidere 3.7%
  • County 4.1%
  • State 4.4%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Belvidere 39.7%
  • Boone County 40.0%
  • State 40.8%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Belvidere 7.9%
  • County 8.5%
  • State 8.2%

People in Belvidere spend $363 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 Belvidere spends $69 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $125 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

  • Belvidere $363
  • Boone County $363
  • Illinois $361

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

  • Here 25.9%
  • Boone County 25.3%
  • Illinois 24.2%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Belvidere $69
  • Boone County $68
  • State $74

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • County 4.2%
  • Illinois 4.3%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Belvidere $125
  • Boone County $128
  • State $139

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 6.9%
  • Boone County 6.8%
  • State 7.0%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $21
  • County $22
  • State $25

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Belvidere 1.2%
  • Boone County 1.3%
  • Illinois 1.2%

People living in Belvidere report their general condition of hearing on average at 78 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 one percent of Belvidere population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty 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. Sixteen percent of people in Belvidere had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Belvidere 78.1%
  • Boone County 77.8%
  • Illinois 79.5%

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

  • Belvidere 77.3%
  • County 75.8%
  • Illinois 79.7%

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

  • Belvidere 94.6%
  • County 94.1%
  • Illinois 95.1%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Belvidere 21.2%
  • County 22.2%
  • State 19.1%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Belvidere 46.9%
  • Boone County 47.7%
  • Illinois 41.6%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 16.3%
  • County 16.8%
  • Illinois 14.9%

Twenty five percent of Belvidere 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 24.8%
  • Boone County 24.0%
  • State 25.2%

Twenty one percent of Belvidere 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 six percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Ten percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Twelve percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Eight 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 20.7%
  • Boone County 21.8%
  • State 17.9%

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

  • Here 26.3%
  • Boone County 27.8%
  • State 23.7%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Belvidere 10.0%
  • Boone County 9.9%
  • Illinois 9.0%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 12.1%
  • County 11.8%
  • Illinois 9.9%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Belvidere 8.0%
  • County 7.9%
  • State 7.5%

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

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