Health and Nutrition of Burlington, KY Residents

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Fifty percent of Burlington 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 (%)

  • Here 49.7%
  • County 48.6%
  • Kentucky 49.3%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Burlington 20.7
  • County 21.2
  • State 21.6

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 4.2
  • County 3.8
  • Kentucky 3.6

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

  • Burlington 2.0
  • County 1.9
  • Kentucky 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Burlington 2.0
  • Boone County 1.8
  • Kentucky 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Burlington 4.0
  • Boone County 3.9
  • Kentucky 3.8

The average Burlington resident last visited a dentist two years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Sixteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Burlington residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 49 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

  • Burlington 1.8
  • Boone County 2.0
  • Kentucky 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 16.2%
  • Boone County 17.4%
  • Kentucky 16.6%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Burlington 20.5%
  • Boone County 22.1%
  • State 21.6%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Burlington 48.7%
  • County 45.8%
  • State 46.1%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.9
  • Boone County 2.8
  • State 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.7
  • Boone County 2.7
  • State 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Here 24.4
  • Boone County 23.3
  • State 22.5

The average height of Burlington residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 183 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty seven percent of people living here are obese. Forty eight percent have ever been obese. Thirty eight percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 67.4
  • Boone County 67.1
  • Kentucky 67.0

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 183.1
  • County 182.3
  • Kentucky 181.0

Average BMI

  • Burlington 28.7
  • County 28.9
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 36.9%
  • County 38.1%
  • Kentucky 37.3%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 47.8%
  • Boone County 49.8%
  • State 49.2%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 38.4%
  • County 36.4%
  • State 35.1%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 65.9%
  • County 65.5%
  • Kentucky 65.6%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Burlington 25.4%
  • County 26.5%
  • Kentucky 24.5%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 22.7%
  • County 23.8%
  • State 22.2%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Burlington 3.2%
  • Boone County 3.5%
  • State 3.3%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Burlington 14.2%
  • County 15.3%
  • State 13.4%

Seven percent of people living in Burlington 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 7.4%
  • County 8.8%
  • State 9.8%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Burlington 44.9%
  • County 45.0%
  • Kentucky 46.6%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • County 2.9%
  • State 3.1%

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

Burlington residents 20 years and older on average get up to urinate one time at night (from time they go to bed at night until the time they get up in the morning).

Summary

Avg. # of times urinating at night

  • Here 0.9
  • County 1.0
  • Kentucky 1.1

Ten percent of Burlington 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 percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Eighteen 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. Forty six percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 10.3%
  • Boone County 11.4%
  • State 11.6%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Burlington 5.0%
  • Boone County 4.9%
  • Kentucky 5.9%

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

  • Here 69.7%
  • County 70.0%
  • Kentucky 69.4%

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

  • Here 30.2%
  • County 30.1%
  • Kentucky 30.2%

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

  • Burlington 17.8%
  • Boone County 17.9%
  • Kentucky 16.7%

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

  • Burlington 23.8%
  • County 23.6%
  • State 23.0%

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

  • Here 46.2%
  • County 45.7%
  • Kentucky 43.3%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 73.6%
  • County 72.7%
  • State 74.7%

Seventeen percent of people living in Burlington have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty two percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty seven percent of people in Burlington frequently check their blood cholesterol. Fourteen 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 (%)

  • Burlington 17.1%
  • County 19.6%
  • Kentucky 22.9%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 21.5%
  • Boone County 23.0%
  • Kentucky 25.1%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Burlington 36.8%
  • County 38.1%
  • Kentucky 41.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 13.6%
  • County 16.5%
  • Kentucky 19.2%

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

Forty one percent of people living in Burlington use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 41.4%
  • Boone County 38.4%
  • Kentucky 36.1%

Twenty five percent of Burlington residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty five percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty three 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 seven 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 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. 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 (%)

  • Burlington 24.7%
  • County 26.1%
  • State 25.9%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 25.4%
  • Boone County 27.7%
  • Kentucky 27.0%

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

  • Here 42.8%
  • Boone County 43.7%
  • Kentucky 42.3%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 52.5%
  • Boone County 53.0%
  • Kentucky 51.7%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 27.1%
  • Boone County 28.3%
  • State 27.7%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Burlington 21.5%
  • Boone County 22.4%
  • Kentucky 21.4%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Burlington 19.6%
  • Boone County 20.3%
  • Kentucky 19.2%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 12.1%
  • County 13.4%
  • State 13.7%

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

  • Burlington 3.8%
  • Boone County 4.3%
  • Kentucky 4.3%

Burlington residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Burlington 1.8
  • Boone County 2.0
  • Kentucky 2.2

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

Eighty three percent of people living in Burlington 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 5.2 days per month on average. They have 5.5 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 24 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Burlington 83.2%
  • County 81.7%
  • State 80.9%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Burlington 9.0%
  • Boone County 10.0%
  • State 10.3%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Burlington 5.2
  • County 5.1
  • State 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.5
  • Boone County 5.9
  • State 5.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • Burlington 23.8
  • County 25.7
  • State 24.2

Ninety seven percent of Burlington residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety three percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty seven percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Burlington 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. Ninety one percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty four percent have ever had anal sex. Thirteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Burlington 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 22 women. He has vaginal sex with 18 women. People living here were on average 21 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on five women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 1.2 men on average. They have had 0.7 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Burlington were 19 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. Seven percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Burlington has vaginal or anal sex 67 times a year. Sixty percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Burlington 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 11 men on average. They have had 10 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty seven percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 97.0%
  • County 97.3%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 93.3%
  • Boone County 94.4%
  • Kentucky 94.2%

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

  • Burlington 88.8%
  • County 89.1%
  • Kentucky 87.6%

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

  • Here 47.3%
  • Boone County 51.0%
  • Kentucky 48.3%

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

  • Here 6.4%
  • County 6.0%
  • Kentucky 5.8%

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

  • Burlington 97.9%
  • County 97.9%
  • State 97.4%

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

  • Here 90.6%
  • Boone County 89.0%
  • State 86.1%

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

  • Here 44.0%
  • County 41.6%
  • Kentucky 39.7%

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

  • Here 12.8%
  • County 11.8%
  • Kentucky 11.8%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.8
  • Boone County 16.7
  • Kentucky 16.7

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

  • Burlington 22.3
  • County 26.2
  • State 26.0

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

  • Here 17.8
  • County 21.0
  • State 20.6

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

  • Here 20.9
  • County 21.1
  • Kentucky 21.4

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

  • Burlington 5.3
  • County 5.9
  • State 5.2

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

  • Burlington 1.2
  • County 1.9
  • State 2.7

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

  • Here 0.7
  • Boone County 1.1
  • State 1.5

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

  • Here 19.0
  • Boone County 19.3
  • State 19.9

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

  • Here 3.7
  • Boone County 4.6
  • State 5.2

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 7.2%
  • County 7.6%
  • State 8.4%

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

  • Here 66.9
  • Boone County 66.4
  • State 62.9

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 60.4%
  • Boone County 59.2%
  • State 56.3%

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

  • Here 11.3
  • Boone County 11.6
  • Kentucky 11.6

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

  • Burlington 10.4
  • Boone County 10.5
  • State 10.2

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

  • Burlington 0.5
  • County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 86.7%
  • County 85.3%
  • Kentucky 84.1%

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

Nine percent of households in Burlington 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 (%)

  • Burlington 9.2%
  • County 9.4%
  • Kentucky 10.0%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Burlington 4.1%
  • Boone County 4.2%
  • State 4.2%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Burlington 6.8
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Burlington 33.1%
  • County 34.0%
  • State 32.5%

Fifty three percent of Burlington residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Burlington 53.3%
  • Boone County 54.6%
  • Kentucky 52.7%

Twenty three percent of Burlington 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 one 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 two percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty five 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 eight 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 1.4 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Burlington 23.2%
  • Boone County 24.5%
  • Kentucky 22.5%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Burlington 41.5%
  • Boone County 42.0%
  • Kentucky 38.4%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 32.0%
  • Boone County 29.8%
  • State 29.9%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Burlington 25.1%
  • Boone County 20.2%
  • Kentucky 19.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 48.4%
  • County 44.4%
  • Kentucky 42.9%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.3
  • County 6.0
  • Kentucky 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.5
  • County 2.7
  • State 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.4
  • County 1.3
  • Kentucky 1.2

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

Eleven percent of Burlington 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. Eighteen 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. Nine percent of people living in Burlington have ever received a blood transfusion. Sixteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty one percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Three percent have ever been told they had gout. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Two percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Three percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Two percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Seven 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 (%)

  • Here 10.9%
  • Boone County 10.9%
  • Kentucky 11.3%

People with anemia (%)

  • Burlington 2.8%
  • County 2.9%
  • State 3.3%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Burlington 4.1%
  • Boone County 4.2%
  • Kentucky 4.0%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 34.5%
  • County 34.7%
  • Kentucky 34.0%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Burlington 17.9%
  • Boone County 19.4%
  • State 20.6%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Burlington 9.1%
  • Boone County 10.1%
  • State 11.7%

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

  • Burlington 15.9%
  • Boone County 17.9%
  • Kentucky 18.6%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 21.1%
  • Boone County 24.1%
  • Kentucky 26.3%

People with gout (%)

  • Burlington 3.3%
  • Boone County 3.5%
  • State 3.9%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 2.3%
  • Boone County 2.9%
  • Kentucky 3.5%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 1.9%
  • Boone County 2.5%
  • State 3.1%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Burlington 1.6%
  • Boone County 2.0%
  • State 2.3%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Burlington 2.5%
  • County 3.2%
  • State 3.9%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Burlington 2.3%
  • Boone County 3.1%
  • State 3.9%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 2.1%
  • Boone County 2.8%
  • Kentucky 3.5%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 6.8%
  • County 7.5%
  • Kentucky 7.8%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • Boone County 3.8%
  • Kentucky 4.0%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • Boone County 3.1%
  • State 3.2%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 7.4%
  • County 8.1%
  • State 9.2%

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

Sixty two percent of births in Burlington were vaginal deliveries. Thirty eight 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. Eighteen percent of women in Burlington have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Ten 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. Ten percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Twenty 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 (%)

  • Burlington 61.8%
  • County 63.2%
  • Kentucky 65.0%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 38.2%
  • County 36.8%
  • Kentucky 35.0%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Burlington 99.5%
  • Boone County 99.4%
  • Kentucky 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Burlington 60.3%
  • County 60.2%
  • State 60.2%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Burlington 59.1%
  • Boone County 56.3%
  • Kentucky 54.0%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 18.3%
  • County 20.5%
  • Kentucky 22.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 9.6%
  • Boone County 11.1%
  • State 12.3%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 80.1%
  • Boone County 78.8%
  • State 76.0%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Burlington 10.0%
  • County 9.6%
  • Kentucky 8.6%

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

  • Burlington 20.4%
  • Boone County 17.9%
  • State 16.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Burlington 15.6%
  • Boone County 17.2%
  • State 18.9%

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

People living in Burlington report their general health condition on average at 59 percent. Six percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 43 percent of Burlington residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Burlington are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Burlington 58.5%
  • Boone County 56.5%
  • State 56.1%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 5.9%
  • Boone County 5.3%
  • State 4.6%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Burlington 43.2%
  • County 40.7%
  • State 39.9%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 9.0%
  • County 9.0%
  • Kentucky 8.5%

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

People in Burlington spend $362 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 23 percent of their income. The average family in Burlington spends $76 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $163 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $28 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is two percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Burlington $362
  • Boone County $359
  • Kentucky $358

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

  • Here 22.5%
  • County 23.4%
  • State 24.0%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $76
  • Boone County $74
  • Kentucky $70

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • Boone County 4.5%
  • Kentucky 4.2%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $163
  • Boone County $144
  • State $141

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Burlington 8.4%
  • Boone County 7.4%
  • Kentucky 6.9%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $28
  • County $24
  • State $24

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.7%
  • County 1.5%
  • State 1.3%

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

People living in Burlington report their general condition of hearing on average at 81 percent. Seventy nine 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 Burlington population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty two 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. Seventeen percent of people in Burlington had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Burlington 81.1%
  • Boone County 79.3%
  • State 78.6%

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

  • Here 79.3%
  • County 76.8%
  • Kentucky 77.3%

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

  • Burlington 95.5%
  • County 94.6%
  • Kentucky 94.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 18.9%
  • Boone County 20.5%
  • State 20.7%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Burlington 42.1%
  • County 45.8%
  • Kentucky 43.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Burlington 17.1%
  • County 16.9%
  • State 16.1%

Twenty one percent of Burlington 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 21.1%
  • County 22.5%
  • Kentucky 26.1%

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

Fifteen percent of Burlington 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 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. Eight percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Five 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 (%)

  • Burlington 15.0%
  • Boone County 18.0%
  • Kentucky 19.0%

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

  • Here 20.5%
  • Boone County 24.0%
  • Kentucky 25.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 6.6%
  • Boone County 8.0%
  • Kentucky 9.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 7.7%
  • Boone County 9.3%
  • State 9.9%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Burlington 5.0%
  • Boone County 6.2%
  • State 7.8%

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

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