Health and Nutrition of Bristol, RI Residents

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Fifty three percent of Bristol 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 53.1%
  • County 58.6%
  • Rhode Island 48.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Bristol 21.7
  • County 21.5
  • Rhode Island 21.4

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Bristol 3.8
  • County 4.2
  • Rhode Island 3.5

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

  • Here 1.7
  • County 1.5
  • Rhode Island 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.9
  • Bristol County 1.9
  • Rhode Island 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Bristol 3.6
  • County 3.1
  • Rhode Island 3.7

The average Bristol 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). Thirteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Nineteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Bristol residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 51 percent. People living here aged 30 years and older, aside from brushing their teeth with toothbrush, use dental floss or any other device that clean between teeth on average three days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of three days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 24 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.7
  • County 1.3
  • State 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Bristol 12.9%
  • Bristol County 8.4%
  • State 16.8%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 19.5%
  • Bristol County 16.5%
  • Rhode Island 21.3%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 51.5%
  • County 59.6%
  • Rhode Island 45.7%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Bristol 3.1
  • Bristol County 3.5
  • State 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.6
  • Bristol County 2.4
  • State 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Bristol 23.5
  • County 25.0
  • Rhode Island 22.3

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

The average height of Bristol residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 179 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty five percent of people living here are obese. Forty six percent have ever been obese. Thirty six percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 67.2
  • County 67.3
  • Rhode Island 66.6

Average weight (pounds)

  • Bristol 178.8
  • County 175.9
  • Rhode Island 178.8

Average BMI

  • Bristol 28.1
  • Bristol County 27.5
  • State 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Bristol 34.7%
  • County 30.3%
  • State 36.9%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Bristol 46.0%
  • Bristol County 40.2%
  • Rhode Island 48.9%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 35.8%
  • Bristol County 38.5%
  • State 34.6%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Bristol 64.7%
  • County 64.1%
  • State 64.8%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 22.9%
  • County 17.5%
  • Rhode Island 25.0%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 21.5%
  • County 16.7%
  • Rhode Island 22.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • Bristol County 1.9%
  • State 3.1%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Bristol 12.7%
  • Bristol County 7.5%
  • Rhode Island 14.1%

Nine percent of people living in Bristol 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 8.7%
  • Bristol County 7.2%
  • State 10.2%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 48.7%
  • County 50.6%
  • Rhode Island 46.9%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • County 2.2%
  • Rhode Island 3.1%

Bristol 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

  • Bristol 1.0
  • Bristol County 1.0
  • State 1.1

Eleven percent of Bristol 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 two percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty five percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Nineteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty two percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty six percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 11.1%
  • County 11.2%
  • State 11.9%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • County 5.6%
  • Rhode Island 5.8%

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

  • Bristol 71.7%
  • Bristol County 69.5%
  • Rhode Island 69.1%

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

  • Bristol 35.4%
  • Bristol County 36.5%
  • Rhode Island 29.3%

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

  • Here 18.6%
  • County 15.3%
  • State 16.2%

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

  • Bristol 22.4%
  • County 22.7%
  • Rhode Island 22.3%

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

  • Bristol 45.8%
  • County 46.3%
  • Rhode Island 41.6%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 79.7%
  • Bristol County 86.1%
  • State 73.9%

Twenty four percent of people living in Bristol have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty six percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty three percent of people in Bristol frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty 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 23.6%
  • County 22.7%
  • Rhode Island 22.9%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Bristol 25.6%
  • Bristol County 24.6%
  • Rhode Island 24.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Bristol 42.9%
  • County 48.8%
  • State 41.7%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 19.9%
  • Bristol County 18.2%
  • State 19.4%

Forty four percent of people living in Bristol use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Bristol 44.0%
  • County 52.0%
  • Rhode Island 35.3%

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

Twenty four percent of Bristol 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 one percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty five 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. Eleven percent of people living here move or speak so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual. Four percent have thoughts that they would be better off dead or of hurting themselves in some way.

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Here 23.8%
  • Bristol County 20.4%
  • State 26.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Bristol 24.2%
  • Bristol County 20.2%
  • Rhode Island 27.8%

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

  • Bristol 41.2%
  • Bristol County 37.7%
  • State 42.5%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Bristol 51.0%
  • Bristol County 48.5%
  • State 52.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 24.5%
  • Bristol County 19.3%
  • Rhode Island 28.5%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 20.2%
  • Bristol County 18.0%
  • State 21.9%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 18.6%
  • County 15.6%
  • Rhode Island 19.8%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 11.0%
  • County 8.5%
  • Rhode Island 14.6%

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

  • Bristol 3.7%
  • County 2.9%
  • State 4.6%

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

Bristol residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Bristol 2.2
  • County 2.1
  • Rhode Island 2.1

Eighty three percent of people living in Bristol have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Nine percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 6.0 days per month on average. They have 5.9 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 (%)

  • Bristol 83.3%
  • Bristol County 86.0%
  • Rhode Island 80.1%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 9.4%
  • Bristol County 7.1%
  • State 10.7%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Bristol 6.0
  • Bristol County 6.7
  • Rhode Island 4.9

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.9
  • Bristol County 5.0
  • State 5.6

Average days/year people drink much

  • Bristol 23.3
  • Bristol County 16.7
  • State 23.2

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

Ninety seven percent of Bristol 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 nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Bristol 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 nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty six percent have ever had anal sex. Eight percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Bristol 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 31 women. He has vaginal sex with 21 women. People living here were on average 22 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on 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 Bristol 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. Eight percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Bristol has vaginal or anal sex 56 times a year. Fifty three percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Bristol 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with nine men on average. They have had eight male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.3 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty six percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 96.7%
  • Bristol County 96.6%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Bristol 94.6%
  • Bristol County 93.6%
  • Rhode Island 94.2%

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

  • Here 88.7%
  • County 88.5%
  • State 87.2%

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

  • Bristol 50.4%
  • Bristol County 40.0%
  • State 49.1%

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

  • Bristol 5.6%
  • Bristol County 8.0%
  • Rhode Island 6.1%

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

  • Here 96.7%
  • County 96.6%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 89.0%
  • Bristol County 87.9%
  • State 85.4%

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

  • Here 35.7%
  • Bristol County 33.7%
  • State 39.9%

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

  • Here 8.3%
  • County 8.3%
  • Rhode Island 12.2%

Average age people first had sex

  • Bristol 17.0
  • County 17.9
  • State 16.7

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

  • Here 30.6
  • County 18.8
  • Rhode Island 26.7

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

  • Here 20.9
  • County 13.8
  • State 21.1

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

  • Here 21.7
  • Bristol County 23.0
  • Rhode Island 21.3

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

  • Bristol 5.9
  • County 3.8
  • State 5.2

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

  • Here 1.6
  • County 3.8
  • Rhode Island 2.8

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

  • Bristol 0.9
  • County 1.9
  • State 1.6

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

  • Bristol 19.5
  • County 19.5
  • State 19.9

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

  • Here 3.5
  • County 5.0
  • Rhode Island 5.3

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 7.5%
  • County 4.7%
  • State 8.5%

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

  • Here 56.0
  • County 52.5
  • Rhode Island 63.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Bristol 53.5%
  • Bristol County 56.0%
  • State 54.7%

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

  • Bristol 9.0
  • Bristol County 9.2
  • State 11.4

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

  • Bristol 7.9
  • Bristol County 7.9
  • Rhode Island 10.0

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

  • Bristol 0.3
  • County 0.3
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 86.4%
  • Bristol County 87.6%
  • State 80.7%

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

Nine percent of households in Bristol 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 (%)

  • Bristol 9.3%
  • County 8.8%
  • State 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Bristol 4.4%
  • Bristol County 4.8%
  • State 4.5%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 7.0
  • Bristol County 7.1
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 31.3%
  • County 29.2%
  • Rhode Island 31.9%

Forty three percent of Bristol residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 42.9%
  • County 32.5%
  • State 51.7%

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

Twenty three percent of Bristol 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. Forty two 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 percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty two 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 six 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 (%)

  • Bristol 23.2%
  • County 17.4%
  • State 21.4%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Bristol 41.7%
  • County 32.9%
  • Rhode Island 37.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 29.8%
  • County 30.7%
  • State 29.8%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 21.9%
  • County 30.3%
  • Rhode Island 18.5%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Bristol 46.4%
  • Bristol County 55.6%
  • Rhode Island 41.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Bristol 6.2
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Bristol 2.6
  • Bristol County 2.3
  • Rhode Island 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Bristol 1.3
  • Bristol County 1.3
  • Rhode Island 1.2

Ten percent of Bristol 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 four percent are overweight. Fifteen percent of people 60 years and older have difficulties in thinking or remembering that can make a big difference in everyday activities (this does not refer to occasionally forgetting your keys or the name of someone you recently met). This refers to things like confusion or memory loss that are happening more often or getting worse. Eleven percent of people living in Bristol have ever received a blood transfusion. Fifteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty seven percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four 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. Three percent have ever had emphysema. Nine percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Twelve percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 9.7%
  • Bristol County 9.4%
  • Rhode Island 10.9%

People with anemia (%)

  • Bristol 3.0%
  • County 2.8%
  • Rhode Island 3.4%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 3.9%
  • Rhode Island 3.8%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 33.9%
  • County 32.7%
  • Rhode Island 33.7%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Bristol 15.3%
  • County 13.1%
  • Rhode Island 21.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 11.0%
  • Bristol County 10.6%
  • Rhode Island 12.1%

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

  • Here 15.5%
  • County 12.6%
  • State 19.9%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Bristol 27.1%
  • Bristol County 23.7%
  • Rhode Island 26.5%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • Bristol County 4.4%
  • Rhode Island 3.9%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • County 1.8%
  • State 3.6%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Bristol 3.5%
  • County 2.9%
  • Rhode Island 3.4%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.4%
  • Bristol County 1.9%
  • Rhode Island 2.3%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Bristol 4.0%
  • County 3.2%
  • Rhode Island 4.1%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Bristol 3.6%
  • County 3.0%
  • Rhode Island 4.0%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • Bristol County 2.2%
  • State 3.4%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 9.4%
  • Bristol County 9.3%
  • State 7.7%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Bristol 3.0%
  • County 2.5%
  • State 3.9%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Bristol 2.5%
  • Bristol County 2.1%
  • Rhode Island 3.3%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Bristol 11.8%
  • Bristol County 13.2%
  • State 9.2%

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

Fifty nine percent of births in Bristol were vaginal deliveries. Forty one percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty four percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty four percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty two percent of women in Bristol 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). Eighty percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Twelve percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Eleven 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 59.1%
  • Bristol County 57.3%
  • Rhode Island 66.3%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 40.9%
  • County 42.7%
  • Rhode Island 33.7%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Bristol 99.4%
  • County 99.4%
  • Rhode Island 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 54.5%
  • Bristol County 52.8%
  • State 60.5%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Bristol 63.8%
  • Bristol County 67.4%
  • Rhode Island 54.7%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 22.0%
  • Bristol County 20.6%
  • State 22.5%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Bristol 13.2%
  • County 13.1%
  • State 12.1%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 79.9%
  • County 80.6%
  • Rhode Island 72.8%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Bristol 12.5%
  • County 12.8%
  • State 7.4%

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

  • Here 11.3%
  • Bristol County 9.1%
  • State 16.5%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Bristol 23.0%
  • County 22.2%
  • Rhode Island 18.3%

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

People living in Bristol report their general health condition on average at 59 percent. Seven percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 37 percent of Bristol residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Bristol are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 59.5%
  • Bristol County 64.6%
  • State 55.2%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 6.5%
  • County 6.5%
  • State 4.3%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 37.2%
  • Bristol County 40.0%
  • State 38.6%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Bristol 8.9%
  • County 8.4%
  • State 8.2%

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

People in Bristol spend $348 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 19 percent of their income. The average family in Bristol spends $75 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $155 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $25 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
  • Bristol County $375
  • State $362

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

  • Bristol 18.9%
  • Bristol County 16.4%
  • Rhode Island 24.2%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Bristol $75
  • Bristol County $78
  • Rhode Island $71

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Bristol 4.1%
  • Bristol County 3.0%
  • State 4.2%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Bristol $155
  • Bristol County $206
  • State $137

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Bristol 7.6%
  • Bristol County 7.1%
  • State 7.0%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $25
  • Bristol County $32
  • Rhode Island $25

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Bristol 1.5%
  • County 1.1%
  • Rhode Island 1.2%

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

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

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Bristol 78.7%
  • Bristol County 81.1%
  • Rhode Island 78.2%

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

  • Here 79.6%
  • Bristol County 83.7%
  • State 78.2%

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

  • Bristol 94.8%
  • County 96.0%
  • State 94.7%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Bristol 18.6%
  • County 16.3%
  • Rhode Island 20.9%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Bristol 44.3%
  • Bristol County 30.5%
  • Rhode Island 43.5%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Bristol 16.2%
  • County 13.0%
  • State 15.4%

Twenty eight percent of Bristol 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 27.7%
  • Bristol County 27.7%
  • State 26.2%

Sixteen percent of Bristol residents 20 or older have limitations caused by a long-term physical, mental or emotional problems or illnesses keeping them from working at a job or business. Twenty three percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Eight percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Nine percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. 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 16.1%
  • County 10.6%
  • State 19.3%

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

  • Bristol 23.0%
  • County 16.5%
  • State 25.7%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 8.1%
  • County 6.7%
  • State 9.7%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Bristol 8.5%
  • County 5.9%
  • State 10.5%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 7.8%
  • County 6.7%
  • Rhode Island 8.2%

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

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