Health and Nutrition of Bethune, CO Residents

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Forty five percent of Bethune 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 (%)

  • Bethune 45.4%
  • Kit Carson County 47.4%
  • State 48.4%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Bethune 20.8
  • Kit Carson County 21.5
  • State 20.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Bethune 3.8
  • County 3.3
  • State 3.7

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

  • Bethune 2.1
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Bethune 2.2
  • Kit Carson County 1.8
  • Colorado 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Bethune 3.8
  • Kit Carson County 3.7
  • Colorado 3.7

The average Bethune 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 four percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Bethune residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 43 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 23 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.1
  • County 2.2
  • State 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Bethune 18.7%
  • Kit Carson County 17.4%
  • Colorado 16.7%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 23.7%
  • Kit Carson County 22.9%
  • State 21.7%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 43.4%
  • Kit Carson County 43.6%
  • State 46.2%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.7
  • Kit Carson County 2.6
  • Colorado 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.9
  • Kit Carson County 2.8
  • Colorado 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Here 22.8
  • Kit Carson County 21.8
  • Colorado 23.4

The average height of Bethune residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 178 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty eight percent of people living here are obese. Forty eight percent have ever been obese. Thirty six percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.5
  • County 66.8
  • Colorado 66.8

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 178.0
  • County 181.7
  • Colorado 179.4

Average BMI

  • Here 28.7
  • County 28.9
  • Colorado 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Bethune 37.6%
  • Kit Carson County 39.1%
  • State 36.9%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Bethune 48.5%
  • County 52.1%
  • State 48.4%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Bethune 36.5%
  • County 33.4%
  • State 35.9%

Sixty four percent of Bethune 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. Sixteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Bethune 64.1%
  • Kit Carson County 66.0%
  • State 64.3%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 25.1%
  • Kit Carson County 26.1%
  • State 24.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 22.6%
  • Kit Carson County 23.3%
  • State 22.6%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Bethune 2.8%
  • Kit Carson County 3.1%
  • State 2.8%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 15.6%
  • Kit Carson County 14.8%
  • State 14.0%

Ten percent of people living in Bethune have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty six 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 (%)

  • Here 9.9%
  • County 10.8%
  • Colorado 9.0%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Bethune 46.0%
  • Kit Carson County 46.5%
  • Colorado 45.3%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • Kit Carson County 3.2%
  • Colorado 2.8%

Bethune 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

  • Bethune 1.1
  • Kit Carson County 1.2
  • State 1.1

Twelve percent of Bethune 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 seven percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty six percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Seventeen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty four 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 (%)

  • Bethune 12.2%
  • County 12.0%
  • State 11.7%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Bethune 5.6%
  • Kit Carson County 5.8%
  • Colorado 5.2%

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

  • Bethune 66.6%
  • Kit Carson County 68.6%
  • Colorado 67.5%

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

  • Bethune 26.1%
  • County 28.0%
  • State 27.7%

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

  • Bethune 17.3%
  • County 17.2%
  • State 16.5%

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

  • Bethune 24.0%
  • Kit Carson County 23.1%
  • Colorado 22.4%

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

  • Here 38.5%
  • Kit Carson County 39.4%
  • State 40.8%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 70.0%
  • County 71.4%
  • Colorado 72.6%

Nineteen percent of people living in Bethune have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty one percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty five percent of people in Bethune frequently check their blood cholesterol. Sixteen 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 18.6%
  • County 23.5%
  • State 19.4%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Bethune 21.4%
  • Kit Carson County 25.2%
  • Colorado 22.6%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 34.7%
  • Kit Carson County 41.0%
  • State 38.6%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 16.0%
  • County 20.5%
  • State 16.5%

Thirty three percent of people living in Bethune use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Bethune 32.9%
  • County 31.9%
  • Colorado 35.9%

Twenty eight percent of Bethune 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 two percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty nine 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. Twenty one percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Sixteen percent of people living here move or speak so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual. 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 (%)

  • Here 28.3%
  • County 27.6%
  • Colorado 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 29.2%
  • County 28.6%
  • Colorado 27.3%

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

  • Bethune 43.7%
  • County 43.0%
  • Colorado 42.3%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 52.5%
  • Kit Carson County 51.2%
  • State 51.8%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 29.4%
  • County 28.5%
  • State 28.1%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Bethune 22.0%
  • Kit Carson County 22.0%
  • State 21.2%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Bethune 20.5%
  • Kit Carson County 19.8%
  • State 19.9%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Bethune 15.5%
  • County 14.9%
  • State 14.2%

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

  • Bethune 4.9%
  • Kit Carson County 4.5%
  • Colorado 4.3%

Bethune residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 1.8
  • County 2.2
  • Colorado 1.9

Eighty percent of people living in Bethune have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eleven percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.5 days per month on average. They have 6.0 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 25 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 80.5%
  • Kit Carson County 80.8%
  • Colorado 81.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 11.0%
  • Kit Carson County 10.5%
  • Colorado 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.5
  • County 4.8
  • Colorado 4.9

Average drinks/week

  • Bethune 6.0
  • Kit Carson County 6.2
  • Colorado 5.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 24.8
  • Kit Carson County 26.1
  • Colorado 23.5

Ninety eight percent of Bethune 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. Fifty percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Four percent of males in Bethune 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 six percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty four percent have ever had anal sex. Fifteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Bethune 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 26 women. He has vaginal sex with 21 women. People living here were on average 20 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on 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 Bethune 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. Nine percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Bethune has vaginal or anal sex 74 times a year. Fifty six percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Bethune 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 0.7 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) (%)

  • Bethune 97.7%
  • Kit Carson County 97.7%
  • Colorado 97.5%

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

  • Bethune 94.9%
  • Kit Carson County 95.2%
  • State 93.7%

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

  • Here 88.0%
  • Kit Carson County 87.1%
  • Colorado 87.0%

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

  • Here 50.0%
  • County 51.0%
  • State 50.1%

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

  • Bethune 3.9%
  • Kit Carson County 5.3%
  • State 6.7%

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

  • Bethune 97.8%
  • County 97.7%
  • Colorado 97.4%

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

  • Bethune 86.1%
  • County 84.5%
  • Colorado 86.8%

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

  • Here 44.2%
  • County 40.7%
  • State 40.8%

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

  • Bethune 14.9%
  • County 11.5%
  • State 11.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.4
  • Kit Carson County 16.5
  • State 16.7

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

  • Bethune 25.6
  • County 28.4
  • State 25.7

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

  • Here 21.4
  • County 23.0
  • State 21.2

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

  • Bethune 20.0
  • Kit Carson County 20.8
  • Colorado 21.1

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

  • Here 5.4
  • Kit Carson County 6.1
  • Colorado 5.4

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

  • Here 1.6
  • Kit Carson County 2.7
  • Colorado 2.2

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

  • Bethune 0.9
  • County 1.6
  • Colorado 1.2

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

  • Here 20.5
  • County 20.3
  • Colorado 19.8

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

  • Bethune 3.6
  • County 5.3
  • State 4.4

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 9.3%
  • County 8.7%
  • Colorado 8.7%

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

  • Here 73.7
  • County 63.1
  • State 65.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Bethune 55.6%
  • County 54.1%
  • State 55.0%

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

  • Here 10.9
  • County 11.8
  • State 10.8

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

  • Bethune 10.2
  • County 10.5
  • Colorado 9.7

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

  • Here 0.7
  • County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 76.4%
  • County 77.8%
  • Colorado 77.5%

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

Ten percent of households in Bethune 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 (%)

  • Bethune 9.9%
  • County 10.7%
  • Colorado 9.8%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • Kit Carson County 4.4%
  • State 4.2%

Bethune 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

  • Here 6.8
  • Kit Carson County 6.8
  • Colorado 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 30.1%
  • Kit Carson County 31.6%
  • Colorado 30.6%

Fifty six percent of Bethune residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Bethune 56.5%
  • County 54.5%
  • State 52.0%

Twenty three percent of Bethune 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 nine 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. Nineteen 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 1.2 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 23.4%
  • County 24.0%
  • State 22.3%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Bethune 39.4%
  • County 39.4%
  • State 38.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Bethune 31.2%
  • Kit Carson County 29.0%
  • Colorado 31.3%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Bethune 19.4%
  • Kit Carson County 17.0%
  • State 21.1%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Bethune 40.0%
  • County 39.9%
  • State 43.5%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.8
  • Kit Carson County 5.9
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Bethune 2.7
  • County 2.9
  • Colorado 2.6

Average hours a day using computer

  • Bethune 1.2
  • County 1.2
  • Colorado 1.3

Twelve percent of Bethune 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 four percent are overweight. Twenty three 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. Ten percent of people living in Bethune have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty one percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty four percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Three percent have ever been told they had gout. Three 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. Three percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Four percent have ever had emphysema. Six percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Seven percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Bethune 11.8%
  • County 11.1%
  • Colorado 10.4%

People with anemia (%)

  • Bethune 3.3%
  • Kit Carson County 3.1%
  • Colorado 3.1%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • County 3.8%
  • Colorado 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 33.8%
  • Kit Carson County 35.1%
  • Colorado 33.3%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 22.5%
  • County 24.0%
  • State 20.3%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 9.7%
  • County 12.0%
  • State 10.2%

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

  • Here 20.8%
  • Kit Carson County 21.0%
  • State 19.1%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Bethune 23.9%
  • Kit Carson County 27.5%
  • Colorado 23.0%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • Kit Carson County 3.9%
  • State 3.2%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • County 4.1%
  • State 2.8%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • Kit Carson County 3.9%
  • State 2.7%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Bethune 1.9%
  • Kit Carson County 2.4%
  • Colorado 1.8%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Bethune 3.7%
  • County 4.7%
  • State 3.2%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • County 4.3%
  • Colorado 3.2%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Bethune 3.6%
  • County 4.1%
  • State 2.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 5.8%
  • County 7.3%
  • State 6.9%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Bethune 3.1%
  • County 4.1%
  • State 3.3%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • Kit Carson County 3.5%
  • State 3.1%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Bethune 6.7%
  • Kit Carson County 8.7%
  • State 7.4%

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

Sixty six percent of births in Bethune were vaginal deliveries. Thirty four percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.5 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty nine percent of women breastfeed their children. Sixteen percent of women in Bethune have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Eight percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy four percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Seven percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Twenty one 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 (%)

  • Bethune 65.8%
  • County 68.0%
  • Colorado 63.3%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Bethune 34.2%
  • County 32.0%
  • State 36.7%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Bethune 99.5%
  • Kit Carson County 99.4%
  • Colorado 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Bethune 60.1%
  • Kit Carson County 61.6%
  • Colorado 59.7%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Bethune 58.6%
  • County 53.7%
  • State 58.7%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 16.3%
  • Kit Carson County 24.6%
  • Colorado 19.2%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Bethune 8.3%
  • Kit Carson County 13.1%
  • State 10.2%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Bethune 74.4%
  • County 73.6%
  • Colorado 74.9%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Bethune 6.9%
  • County 6.2%
  • Colorado 8.1%

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

  • Bethune 21.4%
  • Kit Carson County 16.2%
  • Colorado 18.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 15.6%
  • County 20.3%
  • State 16.2%

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

People living in Bethune report their general health condition on average at 54 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 41 percent of Bethune residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Seven percent of people living in Bethune are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 53.6%
  • County 53.9%
  • State 56.2%

Blood donors (%)

  • Bethune 4.4%
  • County 4.4%
  • State 4.8%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Bethune 40.9%
  • County 37.9%
  • Colorado 40.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 6.8%
  • County 8.1%
  • Colorado 8.2%

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

People in Bethune spend $369 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 24 percent of their income. The average family in Bethune spends $83 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $144 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $39 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 $369
  • County $363
  • Colorado $367

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

  • Bethune 24.3%
  • County 24.8%
  • Colorado 23.8%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Bethune $83
  • Kit Carson County $70
  • Colorado $78

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • County 4.1%
  • State 4.4%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $144
  • County $127
  • Colorado $146

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 6.7%
  • County 6.6%
  • State 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Bethune $39
  • County $26
  • Colorado $27

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Bethune 1.1%
  • Kit Carson County 1.3%
  • State 1.3%

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

People living in Bethune report their general condition of hearing on average at 79 percent. Seventy eight 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 percent of Bethune population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty six 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 Bethune had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Bethune 78.9%
  • County 77.3%
  • State 79.8%

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

  • Bethune 78.3%
  • Kit Carson County 77.3%
  • Colorado 79.4%

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

  • Bethune 95.3%
  • County 94.5%
  • State 95.1%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 20.0%
  • County 22.3%
  • Colorado 19.2%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Bethune 45.7%
  • County 49.0%
  • State 43.1%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Bethune 15.3%
  • Kit Carson County 16.8%
  • State 15.6%

Twenty three percent of Bethune 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 (%)

  • Bethune 23.4%
  • Kit Carson County 26.2%
  • State 23.7%

Eighteen percent of Bethune 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. Seven percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Ten percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Six 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 17.8%
  • Kit Carson County 21.4%
  • Colorado 17.0%

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

  • Here 22.9%
  • County 27.7%
  • Colorado 22.8%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Bethune 7.3%
  • Kit Carson County 10.3%
  • State 8.0%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 10.1%
  • County 11.4%
  • Colorado 9.4%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Bethune 5.9%
  • Kit Carson County 8.8%
  • State 6.4%
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