Health and Nutrition of Carlsbad, CA Residents

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Fifty two percent of Carlsbad 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 three frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 51.7%
  • County 49.3%
  • State 48.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 21.1
  • San Diego County 20.0
  • State 19.6

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.7
  • San Diego County 3.8
  • California 3.7

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

  • Carlsbad 1.7
  • San Diego County 1.8
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.9
  • County 2.1
  • California 2.1

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Carlsbad 3.4
  • County 3.5
  • State 3.3

The average Carlsbad 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). Fifteen 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). Carlsbad residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 50 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

  • Carlsbad 1.8
  • County 1.8
  • California 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 14.6%
  • San Diego County 15.3%
  • State 15.6%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 20.0%
  • San Diego County 20.3%
  • California 20.6%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 49.8%
  • San Diego County 47.6%
  • State 47.1%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Carlsbad 3.0
  • San Diego County 2.9
  • State 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.7
  • County 2.9
  • California 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Here 23.1
  • San Diego County 23.9
  • California 23.8

The average height of Carlsbad residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 177 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)

  • Carlsbad 66.8
  • County 66.3
  • State 66.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Carlsbad 177.3
  • San Diego County 175.3
  • California 174.2

Average BMI

  • Here 28.3
  • County 28.1
  • State 28.1

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 34.9%
  • San Diego County 34.4%
  • State 34.4%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Carlsbad 46.2%
  • County 45.2%
  • California 45.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 36.4%
  • County 35.5%
  • California 35.3%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Carlsbad 63.2%
  • San Diego County 61.2%
  • State 60.0%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Carlsbad 22.9%
  • County 22.6%
  • California 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 20.8%
  • San Diego County 20.8%
  • State 20.9%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Carlsbad 2.6%
  • County 2.2%
  • California 2.0%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Carlsbad 12.3%
  • San Diego County 12.7%
  • California 13.1%

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

Ten percent of people living in Carlsbad 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. Three percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 9.6%
  • County 8.9%
  • California 9.3%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Carlsbad 48.3%
  • San Diego County 45.5%
  • California 45.8%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Carlsbad 2.9%
  • County 2.6%
  • State 2.6%

Carlsbad 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

  • Carlsbad 1.1
  • County 1.0
  • California 1.1

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

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 11.5%
  • San Diego County 11.2%
  • California 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 5.6%
  • San Diego County 4.9%
  • California 4.7%

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

  • Carlsbad 68.2%
  • County 65.3%
  • State 64.0%

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

  • Carlsbad 30.3%
  • County 25.6%
  • State 23.8%

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

  • Here 15.7%
  • County 14.8%
  • California 14.2%

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

  • Here 22.2%
  • County 19.6%
  • State 18.7%

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

  • Carlsbad 41.9%
  • County 36.4%
  • State 34.5%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 77.4%
  • County 73.3%
  • California 72.4%

Twenty two percent of people living in Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad frequently check their blood cholesterol. Nineteen 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 22.5%
  • San Diego County 18.5%
  • State 18.4%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 24.4%
  • County 21.8%
  • State 21.5%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 44.3%
  • County 38.7%
  • State 38.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 19.0%
  • San Diego County 16.0%
  • State 16.3%

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

Forty percent of people living in Carlsbad use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 40.4%
  • County 35.4%
  • California 34.3%

Twenty four percent of Carlsbad 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 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. Eighteen 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 (%)

  • Here 24.3%
  • County 25.9%
  • California 26.7%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 25.1%
  • County 26.2%
  • State 27.1%

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

  • Here 40.5%
  • San Diego County 40.8%
  • California 40.9%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 50.6%
  • San Diego County 51.0%
  • State 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Carlsbad 25.3%
  • San Diego County 27.4%
  • State 28.2%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 20.1%
  • County 20.4%
  • California 20.9%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 18.4%
  • County 19.5%
  • State 19.8%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Carlsbad 12.0%
  • San Diego County 14.0%
  • California 14.8%

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

  • Here 3.7%
  • County 4.1%
  • California 4.4%

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

Carlsbad residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.1
  • San Diego County 1.7
  • State 1.7

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

Eighty one percent of people living in Carlsbad have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Ten percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.3 days per month on average. They have 5.2 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 20 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 81.1%
  • San Diego County 79.2%
  • State 78.7%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Carlsbad 9.8%
  • San Diego County 11.1%
  • California 11.4%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Carlsbad 5.3
  • County 4.6
  • State 4.5

Average drinks/week

  • Carlsbad 5.2
  • County 5.4
  • California 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Carlsbad 20.1
  • San Diego County 20.6
  • State 20.4

Ninety eight percent of Carlsbad residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety four percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty seven percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Seven percent of males in Carlsbad 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 six percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty eight percent have ever had anal sex. Ten percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Carlsbad 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 23 women. He has vaginal sex with 18 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 five women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 2.4 men on average. They have had 1.2 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Carlsbad 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. Seven percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Carlsbad has vaginal or anal sex 59 times a year. Fifty five percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Carlsbad 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 11 men on average. They have had nine male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Carlsbad 97.6%
  • County 96.8%
  • State 96.9%

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

  • Here 94.1%
  • County 92.4%
  • State 92.8%

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

  • Carlsbad 87.8%
  • County 84.4%
  • California 83.7%

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

  • Here 46.7%
  • County 48.3%
  • California 48.3%

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

  • Carlsbad 7.0%
  • San Diego County 7.0%
  • State 6.8%

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

  • Carlsbad 97.4%
  • County 96.0%
  • California 96.0%

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

  • Here 86.2%
  • County 83.6%
  • State 82.7%

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

  • Here 38.5%
  • County 39.2%
  • California 38.9%

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

  • Here 10.4%
  • San Diego County 12.0%
  • State 12.2%

Average age people first had sex

  • Carlsbad 17.2
  • San Diego County 17.1
  • California 17.1

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

  • Here 23.4
  • County 24.5
  • State 25.6

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

  • Carlsbad 18.5
  • San Diego County 19.9
  • California 20.9

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

  • Here 21.9
  • County 21.2
  • State 21.3

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

  • Carlsbad 4.8
  • San Diego County 4.9
  • State 5.0

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

  • Here 2.4
  • County 1.9
  • State 1.8

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

  • Here 1.2
  • County 1.1
  • State 1.0

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

  • Carlsbad 20.3
  • County 19.8
  • California 20.0

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

  • Here 4.4
  • County 3.7
  • California 3.4

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 6.8%
  • County 9.3%
  • State 9.6%

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

  • Carlsbad 59.2
  • County 63.3
  • California 62.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 55.1%
  • San Diego County 50.6%
  • State 49.2%

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

  • Here 10.6
  • County 9.6
  • California 9.4

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

  • Here 9.3
  • County 8.5
  • State 8.3

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

  • Here 0.5
  • San Diego County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 79.9%
  • County 72.2%
  • State 68.4%

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

Ten percent of households in Carlsbad 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 (%)

  • Carlsbad 9.6%
  • County 9.7%
  • California 9.7%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 4.4%
  • State 4.6%

Carlsbad 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

  • Carlsbad 6.9
  • San Diego County 6.8
  • California 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 31.3%
  • San Diego County 27.4%
  • California 26.9%

Forty five percent of Carlsbad residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 45.3%
  • County 48.5%
  • State 47.9%

Nineteen percent of Carlsbad 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 five 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 five 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 (%)

  • Carlsbad 19.4%
  • San Diego County 19.9%
  • State 19.2%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 35.0%
  • County 35.3%
  • California 34.1%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Carlsbad 30.2%
  • County 32.7%
  • State 32.8%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 22.2%
  • County 23.0%
  • California 22.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 45.4%
  • County 43.5%
  • California 42.4%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.3
  • County 6.0
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.6
  • County 2.6
  • California 2.6

Average hours a day using computer

  • Carlsbad 1.3
  • San Diego County 1.4
  • California 1.4

Ten percent of Carlsbad 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. Nineteen 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 Carlsbad have ever received a blood transfusion. Eighteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty five percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four 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. Four percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Three percent have ever had emphysema. Eight percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Ten percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 10.4%
  • San Diego County 9.5%
  • California 9.2%

People with anemia (%)

  • Carlsbad 3.2%
  • County 3.4%
  • California 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Carlsbad 3.9%
  • County 3.2%
  • California 3.1%

People with overweight (%)

  • Carlsbad 33.9%
  • County 31.5%
  • California 31.3%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Carlsbad 19.3%
  • County 20.1%
  • State 20.3%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 11.3%
  • San Diego County 9.9%
  • California 9.9%

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

  • Carlsbad 18.1%
  • San Diego County 18.9%
  • California 20.0%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 25.5%
  • San Diego County 21.0%
  • State 20.7%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • San Diego County 3.1%
  • California 3.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • San Diego County 2.5%
  • State 2.4%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • San Diego County 2.7%
  • State 2.7%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Carlsbad 2.1%
  • County 1.7%
  • California 1.7%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Carlsbad 3.7%
  • San Diego County 3.0%
  • State 2.9%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Carlsbad 3.6%
  • San Diego County 3.0%
  • State 3.1%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Carlsbad 3.1%
  • San Diego County 2.2%
  • California 2.2%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Carlsbad 7.9%
  • County 6.6%
  • California 6.4%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • County 2.7%
  • State 2.5%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • County 2.8%
  • State 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Carlsbad 9.8%
  • San Diego County 6.9%
  • California 6.4%

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

Sixty three percent of births in Carlsbad were vaginal deliveries. Thirty seven percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty nine percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty one percent of women in Carlsbad have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Twelve 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. Eight percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Fourteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Nineteen 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 (%)

  • Carlsbad 63.1%
  • San Diego County 63.6%
  • California 63.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 36.9%
  • San Diego County 36.4%
  • California 36.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Carlsbad 99.4%
  • County 99.3%
  • State 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Carlsbad 59.0%
  • County 58.6%
  • California 58.6%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Carlsbad 60.1%
  • San Diego County 61.7%
  • State 61.9%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 21.4%
  • County 17.1%
  • State 16.5%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Carlsbad 11.8%
  • County 9.1%
  • California 8.7%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 74.5%
  • County 69.4%
  • California 68.1%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 8.2%
  • County 6.9%
  • State 6.3%

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

  • Here 14.5%
  • San Diego County 17.8%
  • State 17.9%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 18.8%
  • San Diego County 14.7%
  • California 13.8%

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

People living in Carlsbad report their general health condition on average at 58 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 39 percent of Carlsbad residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Carlsbad are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Carlsbad 57.9%
  • County 56.4%
  • State 55.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Carlsbad 4.9%
  • County 4.8%
  • State 4.7%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Carlsbad 39.3%
  • San Diego County 39.4%
  • State 39.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 8.2%
  • San Diego County 7.7%
  • California 7.5%

People in Carlsbad spend $375 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 21 percent of their income. The average family in Carlsbad spends $77 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $166 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $30 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 $375
  • San Diego County $368
  • State $372

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

  • Here 21.4%
  • San Diego County 22.7%
  • State 22.6%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Carlsbad $77
  • County $81
  • California $83

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • County 4.4%
  • California 4.4%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Carlsbad $166
  • County $150
  • California $148

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Carlsbad 7.0%
  • San Diego County 7.8%
  • State 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $30
  • San Diego County $29
  • California $29

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Carlsbad 1.1%
  • San Diego County 1.2%
  • California 1.1%

People living in Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty eight 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 Carlsbad had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 79.4%
  • County 80.5%
  • California 80.6%

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

  • Here 80.1%
  • County 82.4%
  • California 82.6%

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

  • Carlsbad 95.5%
  • San Diego County 95.7%
  • State 95.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 19.2%
  • County 17.3%
  • State 17.2%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 38.4%
  • County 38.9%
  • State 38.3%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 14.3%
  • San Diego County 14.1%
  • State 13.3%

Twenty five percent of Carlsbad 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 25.4%
  • San Diego County 23.9%
  • California 23.4%

Seventeen percent of Carlsbad 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 two percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Nine 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. 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 (%)

  • Carlsbad 16.5%
  • San Diego County 15.1%
  • State 15.3%

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

  • Carlsbad 22.5%
  • County 20.4%
  • State 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 8.6%
  • San Diego County 7.4%
  • California 7.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Carlsbad 8.9%
  • San Diego County 8.9%
  • State 9.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Carlsbad 7.3%
  • San Diego County 6.3%
  • State 6.1%
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