Health and Nutrition of Bluffton, OH Residents

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Fifty five percent of Bluffton 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 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 (%)

  • Here 54.9%
  • County 50.8%
  • State 49.6%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Bluffton 21.5
  • County 20.9
  • State 21.4

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Bluffton 3.9
  • Allen County 3.6
  • Ohio 3.6

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

  • Here 1.6
  • County 1.7
  • Ohio 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Bluffton 1.8
  • County 1.7
  • Ohio 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Bluffton 3.6
  • Allen County 3.3
  • State 3.6

The average Bluffton 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). Eleven percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Eighteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Bluffton residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 55 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 two days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 24 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.6
  • County 1.9
  • State 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 11.5%
  • County 15.0%
  • State 16.1%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Bluffton 17.8%
  • County 20.7%
  • Ohio 21.3%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Bluffton 54.7%
  • Allen County 48.0%
  • Ohio 46.4%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Bluffton 3.4
  • County 3.0
  • Ohio 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.5
  • County 2.7
  • Ohio 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Bluffton 24.1
  • Allen County 23.1
  • State 22.5

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

The average height of Bluffton residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 174 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty two percent of people living here are obese. Forty three percent have ever been obese. Thirty nine percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Bluffton 66.7
  • Allen County 67.0
  • Ohio 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 174.2
  • Allen County 182.6
  • Ohio 181.0

Average BMI

  • Here 28.0
  • Allen County 29.0
  • State 28.8

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 32.1%
  • County 38.6%
  • Ohio 37.7%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Bluffton 42.5%
  • County 50.2%
  • Ohio 49.5%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 38.9%
  • Allen County 36.5%
  • Ohio 35.2%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 61.6%
  • County 63.8%
  • Ohio 64.5%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 20.0%
  • Allen County 23.3%
  • State 23.9%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Bluffton 18.5%
  • County 21.5%
  • State 21.7%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Bluffton 2.0%
  • Allen County 2.9%
  • State 3.2%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Bluffton 9.0%
  • Allen County 11.6%
  • Ohio 12.8%

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

Eight percent of people living in Bluffton have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty eight 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 (%)

  • Bluffton 8.1%
  • Allen County 10.3%
  • State 10.1%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Bluffton 47.7%
  • Allen County 47.1%
  • State 47.2%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Bluffton 2.3%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 3.2%

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

Bluffton 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

  • Bluffton 1.0
  • Allen County 1.1
  • Ohio 1.1

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

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Bluffton 12.1%
  • County 11.8%
  • Ohio 11.5%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 5.2%
  • Allen County 4.9%
  • Ohio 5.7%

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

  • Bluffton 70.4%
  • Allen County 68.8%
  • State 68.6%

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

  • Here 39.4%
  • Allen County 32.0%
  • State 29.9%

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

  • Here 14.4%
  • County 16.2%
  • State 16.2%

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

  • Bluffton 20.7%
  • County 21.4%
  • Ohio 22.1%

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

  • Here 47.2%
  • Allen County 43.9%
  • State 42.5%

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

Eighty two percent of people living in Bluffton are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 81.5%
  • Allen County 76.8%
  • State 75.4%

Twenty two percent of people living in Bluffton 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 four percent of people in Bluffton 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 (%)

  • Bluffton 21.6%
  • Allen County 23.8%
  • Ohio 23.6%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Bluffton 23.8%
  • County 24.6%
  • State 25.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Bluffton 44.2%
  • Allen County 44.6%
  • State 43.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 17.6%
  • Allen County 19.7%
  • State 19.7%

Forty six percent of people living in Bluffton use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Bluffton 45.6%
  • County 36.9%
  • State 35.5%

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

Twenty one percent of Bluffton 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 four percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Nineteen percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Sixteen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Twelve 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. Three 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 (%)

  • Bluffton 21.4%
  • Allen County 25.3%
  • State 25.9%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Bluffton 24.4%
  • County 27.4%
  • Ohio 27.0%

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

  • Here 40.5%
  • Allen County 41.5%
  • State 41.8%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 51.8%
  • County 51.4%
  • Ohio 51.4%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Bluffton 23.6%
  • County 26.7%
  • Ohio 27.5%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 19.0%
  • County 20.9%
  • Ohio 21.0%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 16.2%
  • County 18.8%
  • State 18.9%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 11.5%
  • County 13.2%
  • Ohio 13.6%

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

  • Bluffton 3.5%
  • Allen County 4.4%
  • Ohio 4.3%

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

Bluffton residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.1
  • Allen County 2.1
  • Ohio 2.2

Seventy nine percent of people living in Bluffton have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Twelve percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.6 days per month on average. They have 4.9 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 18 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 79.2%
  • Allen County 79.1%
  • State 80.0%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Bluffton 12.1%
  • County 11.4%
  • Ohio 10.7%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 5.6
  • Allen County 5.3
  • Ohio 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Here 4.9
  • Allen County 5.8
  • State 5.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • Bluffton 18.0
  • Allen County 24.0
  • State 23.8

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

Ninety four percent of Bluffton residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty six percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty one percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Nine percent of males in Bluffton have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety five percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty three percent have ever had anal sex. Nine percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Bluffton 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 17 women. He has vaginal sex with 14 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 three women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 5.9 men on average. They have had 3.3 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Bluffton were 19 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on eight men in their lifetime. Eight percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Bluffton has vaginal or anal sex 68 times a year. Fifty four percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Bluffton 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 0.4 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 94.5%
  • Allen County 97.0%
  • Ohio 97.3%

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

  • Bluffton 90.4%
  • County 94.3%
  • State 94.5%

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

  • Here 85.6%
  • Allen County 86.9%
  • State 87.1%

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

  • Bluffton 40.9%
  • Allen County 45.9%
  • Ohio 48.1%

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

  • Here 8.7%
  • County 6.9%
  • Ohio 5.9%

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

  • Bluffton 95.3%
  • Allen County 97.7%
  • Ohio 97.4%

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

  • Here 86.8%
  • County 85.7%
  • Ohio 85.3%

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

  • Bluffton 33.3%
  • Allen County 37.5%
  • Ohio 38.7%

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

  • Bluffton 8.7%
  • Allen County 10.8%
  • State 11.6%

Average age people first had sex

  • Bluffton 17.3
  • Allen County 16.9
  • State 16.7

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

  • Bluffton 16.6
  • Allen County 26.6
  • State 26.8

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

  • Bluffton 13.9
  • County 20.7
  • State 21.2

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

  • Here 21.1
  • County 21.5
  • State 21.6

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

  • Bluffton 3.3
  • Allen County 5.0
  • Ohio 5.1

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

  • Bluffton 5.9
  • Allen County 4.6
  • State 3.1

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

  • Here 3.3
  • County 2.7
  • Ohio 1.8

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

  • Here 18.6
  • County 18.6
  • State 19.8

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

  • Here 7.6
  • Allen County 6.7
  • Ohio 5.4

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 7.6%
  • County 8.9%
  • Ohio 8.7%

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

  • Bluffton 67.9
  • County 61.7
  • Ohio 61.8

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Bluffton 54.2%
  • County 54.6%
  • State 55.1%

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

  • Here 11.6
  • Allen County 11.0
  • State 11.3

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

  • Bluffton 10.6
  • County 9.6
  • Ohio 9.9

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

  • Bluffton 0.4
  • County 0.5
  • Ohio 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 86.7%
  • Allen County 83.5%
  • State 83.2%

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

Nine percent of households in Bluffton 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 (%)

  • Bluffton 8.7%
  • County 9.5%
  • Ohio 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Bluffton 4.0%
  • County 4.4%
  • State 4.3%

Bluffton 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 7.0
  • Allen County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 29.7%
  • County 32.2%
  • State 31.9%

Forty two percent of Bluffton residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Bluffton 42.3%
  • Allen County 49.9%
  • Ohio 51.9%

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

Twenty one percent of Bluffton 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 six 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 seven percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty six 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 one 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 1.3 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Bluffton 21.5%
  • County 22.6%
  • State 22.0%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 36.2%
  • Allen County 39.3%
  • State 38.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 27.0%
  • Allen County 27.6%
  • Ohio 29.4%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 26.4%
  • County 21.0%
  • State 19.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Bluffton 51.4%
  • County 44.1%
  • Ohio 42.6%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.5
  • Allen County 6.1
  • Ohio 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Bluffton 2.6
  • County 2.8
  • State 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Bluffton 1.3
  • County 1.3
  • State 1.2

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

Ten percent of Bluffton residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Two percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". Five percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty one percent are overweight. Fourteen 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 Bluffton have ever received a blood transfusion. Fourteen 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. Three percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Three 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. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Nine percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. One 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 10.3%
  • County 10.0%
  • State 10.8%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 2.4%
  • Allen County 3.1%
  • Ohio 3.4%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • Allen County 3.9%
  • Ohio 3.9%

People with overweight (%)

  • Bluffton 30.6%
  • Allen County 34.9%
  • Ohio 34.2%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 13.8%
  • County 16.7%
  • State 19.6%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 10.4%
  • County 11.5%
  • State 11.8%

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

  • Here 14.1%
  • Allen County 17.9%
  • State 18.6%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Bluffton 24.3%
  • Allen County 26.1%
  • Ohio 26.5%

People with gout (%)

  • Bluffton 3.5%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 3.9%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • Allen County 3.3%
  • Ohio 3.6%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Bluffton 3.1%
  • Allen County 3.2%
  • Ohio 3.2%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Bluffton 2.6%
  • County 2.6%
  • State 2.3%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • County 3.7%
  • State 3.9%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • Allen County 3.8%
  • State 4.0%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 2.1%
  • Allen County 2.4%
  • Ohio 3.3%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 9.3%
  • Allen County 8.1%
  • State 7.8%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Bluffton 3.3%
  • County 3.7%
  • State 3.9%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Bluffton 1.3%
  • Allen County 2.1%
  • State 2.9%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Bluffton 11.0%
  • Allen County 9.5%
  • State 9.2%

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

Sixty two percent of births in Bluffton were vaginal deliveries. Thirty eight percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.6 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty six percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty six percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty two percent of women in Bluffton have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Thirteen 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. Fifteen percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Twelve percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty 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 (%)

  • Bluffton 62.2%
  • Allen County 64.5%
  • State 64.6%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Bluffton 37.8%
  • County 35.5%
  • State 35.4%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.6%
  • County 99.3%
  • Ohio 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Bluffton 55.8%
  • Allen County 60.0%
  • Ohio 59.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 56.5%
  • Allen County 52.0%
  • State 53.7%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 22.0%
  • County 24.1%
  • State 23.0%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 13.3%
  • Allen County 13.2%
  • State 12.4%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Bluffton 75.4%
  • County 75.7%
  • State 75.6%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 15.4%
  • Allen County 9.0%
  • State 8.5%

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

  • Bluffton 11.7%
  • County 15.3%
  • State 15.9%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Bluffton 20.5%
  • County 20.0%
  • State 18.9%

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

People living in Bluffton report their general health condition on average at 61 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 35 percent of Bluffton residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Bluffton are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Bluffton 61.4%
  • County 57.2%
  • State 56.1%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 5.5%
  • Allen County 5.1%
  • State 4.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 34.7%
  • Allen County 38.8%
  • State 40.0%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 8.4%
  • Allen County 8.9%
  • Ohio 8.6%

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

People in Bluffton spend $348 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 18 percent of their income. The average family in Bluffton spends $75 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $168 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $26 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 $348
  • Allen County $348
  • State $357

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

  • Bluffton 18.1%
  • Allen County 22.3%
  • State 23.6%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Bluffton $75
  • Allen County $75
  • Ohio $71

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Bluffton 3.7%
  • County 4.5%
  • Ohio 4.2%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Bluffton $168
  • County $141
  • Ohio $139

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 6.8%
  • County 7.1%
  • Ohio 6.8%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Bluffton $26
  • Allen County $24
  • State $24

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Bluffton 1.2%
  • County 1.4%
  • State 1.3%

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

People living in Bluffton report their general condition of hearing on average at 79 percent. Eighty one 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. Sixteen percent of Bluffton population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty 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. Fourteen percent of people in Bluffton had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Bluffton 79.2%
  • Allen County 78.6%
  • Ohio 78.7%

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

  • Bluffton 81.0%
  • Allen County 78.8%
  • State 78.0%

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

  • Here 95.2%
  • Allen County 94.6%
  • State 94.8%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Bluffton 15.8%
  • Allen County 19.7%
  • State 20.3%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 35.2%
  • Allen County 43.4%
  • State 43.4%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Bluffton 13.8%
  • County 15.4%
  • State 15.7%

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Thirty one percent of Bluffton 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 31.0%
  • Allen County 27.6%
  • State 26.5%

Twelve percent of Bluffton residents 20 or older have limitations caused by a long-term physical, mental or emotional problems or illnesses keeping them from working at a job or business. Eighteen percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Eight percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Seven 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 (%)

  • Bluffton 11.6%
  • County 16.8%
  • Ohio 18.5%

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

  • Here 18.3%
  • County 23.4%
  • Ohio 25.0%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Bluffton 8.1%
  • Allen County 8.8%
  • State 9.5%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 7.0%
  • County 9.0%
  • Ohio 9.8%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 7.3%
  • County 7.9%
  • State 8.1%

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