Health and Nutrition of Chambersburg, PA Residents

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Forty seven percent of Chambersburg residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 23 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 three 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 (%)

  • Chambersburg 46.9%
  • Franklin County 47.8%
  • Pennsylvania 49.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Chambersburg 22.8
  • County 22.4
  • Pennsylvania 21.5

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Chambersburg 3.1
  • Franklin County 3.2
  • Pennsylvania 3.5

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

  • Here 1.8
  • County 1.8
  • Pennsylvania 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.6
  • Franklin County 1.6
  • Pennsylvania 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.9
  • County 3.8
  • State 3.5

The average Chambersburg resident last visited a dentist two years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Nineteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty one percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Chambersburg residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 41 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 two 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 20 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.3
  • County 2.2
  • Pennsylvania 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Chambersburg 18.8%
  • Franklin County 18.2%
  • State 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 21.4%
  • County 22.8%
  • Pennsylvania 21.1%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 41.4%
  • County 42.8%
  • State 46.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.3
  • County 2.6
  • State 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Chambersburg 2.8
  • County 2.7
  • State 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Chambersburg 20.0
  • County 20.8
  • State 22.2

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

The average height of Chambersburg residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 178 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty eight percent of people living here are obese. Fifty one percent have ever been obese. Thirty one percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.3
  • Franklin County 66.8
  • State 66.8

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 177.9
  • County 180.7
  • State 180.1

Average BMI

  • Here 28.6
  • County 28.8
  • Pennsylvania 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 38.1%
  • Franklin County 38.2%
  • Pennsylvania 37.5%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Chambersburg 51.0%
  • County 51.2%
  • State 49.4%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 30.6%
  • Franklin County 32.7%
  • State 34.6%

Sixty seven percent of Chambersburg residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty six 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. Four percent have ever used heroin. Fifteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Chambersburg 67.3%
  • Franklin County 66.3%
  • Pennsylvania 64.2%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 26.3%
  • Franklin County 26.6%
  • Pennsylvania 23.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Chambersburg 23.0%
  • County 23.7%
  • State 21.6%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • Franklin County 3.7%
  • Pennsylvania 3.2%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 14.7%
  • County 15.2%
  • Pennsylvania 12.8%

Thirteen percent of people living in Chambersburg have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty seven percent of people had a blood test for high sugar or diabetes within the past three years. Four percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Chambersburg 12.6%
  • County 11.5%
  • State 10.6%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Chambersburg 47.4%
  • County 46.7%
  • Pennsylvania 47.7%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • Franklin County 3.4%
  • Pennsylvania 3.3%

Chambersburg 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 1.3
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.2

Thirteen percent of Chambersburg 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. Seven 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. Twenty seven percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Fifteen 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. Thirty nine percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Chambersburg 12.7%
  • Franklin County 12.6%
  • Pennsylvania 11.7%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 7.2%
  • Franklin County 6.3%
  • Pennsylvania 5.8%

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

  • Chambersburg 69.9%
  • County 70.4%
  • State 68.9%

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

  • Here 27.2%
  • County 30.0%
  • State 30.2%

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

  • Chambersburg 15.0%
  • County 16.8%
  • Pennsylvania 16.1%

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

  • Chambersburg 21.9%
  • County 23.6%
  • State 21.9%

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

  • Here 38.9%
  • County 42.0%
  • Pennsylvania 41.9%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Chambersburg 72.5%
  • County 73.4%
  • Pennsylvania 75.8%

Twenty nine percent of people living in Chambersburg have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty eight percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty three percent of people in Chambersburg frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty four 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 (%)

  • Chambersburg 28.6%
  • County 25.7%
  • Pennsylvania 24.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Chambersburg 28.3%
  • County 27.2%
  • Pennsylvania 25.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 43.4%
  • Franklin County 43.4%
  • Pennsylvania 44.2%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 23.6%
  • County 22.5%
  • Pennsylvania 20.8%

Twenty eight percent of people living in Chambersburg use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 28.1%
  • County 32.8%
  • Pennsylvania 35.2%

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

Twenty seven percent of Chambersburg residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty nine percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty two 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. Thirty percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty three 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. Sixteen percent of people living here move or speak so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual. Five percent have thoughts that they would be better off dead or of hurting themselves in some way.

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Here 27.2%
  • County 27.4%
  • State 25.9%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 28.5%
  • Franklin County 29.1%
  • State 27.2%

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

  • Chambersburg 41.9%
  • County 43.3%
  • Pennsylvania 41.6%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 51.2%
  • County 52.2%
  • Pennsylvania 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 30.4%
  • Franklin County 29.0%
  • State 27.4%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 22.8%
  • County 22.2%
  • State 21.1%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Chambersburg 19.6%
  • County 19.8%
  • State 18.9%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Chambersburg 16.4%
  • Franklin County 15.3%
  • State 13.7%

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

  • Chambersburg 4.8%
  • Franklin County 4.9%
  • State 4.4%

Chambersburg residents on average take three prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Chambersburg 2.5
  • County 2.4
  • State 2.2

Seventy seven percent of people living in Chambersburg have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Thirteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.3 days per month on average. They have 5.7 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 (%)

  • Chambersburg 76.5%
  • Franklin County 79.5%
  • State 79.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 13.3%
  • Franklin County 11.2%
  • Pennsylvania 11.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.3
  • County 4.8
  • Pennsylvania 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Chambersburg 5.7
  • Franklin County 5.9
  • Pennsylvania 5.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • Chambersburg 24.0
  • Franklin County 25.8
  • State 23.4

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

Ninety seven percent of Chambersburg 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 six percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty one percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Five percent of males in Chambersburg 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 one percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty nine percent have ever had anal sex. Fifteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Chambersburg were 16 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 29 women. He has vaginal sex with 22 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 2.3 men on average. They have had 1.3 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Chambersburg were 21 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on five men in their lifetime. Eleven percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Chambersburg has vaginal or anal sex 64 times a year. Fifty three percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Chambersburg 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 13 men on average. They have had 11 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.6 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) (%)

  • Chambersburg 97.4%
  • Franklin County 97.5%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 94.4%
  • Franklin County 95.0%
  • Pennsylvania 94.6%

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

  • Chambersburg 86.1%
  • County 87.8%
  • Pennsylvania 86.9%

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

  • Chambersburg 50.6%
  • County 50.4%
  • State 48.0%

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

  • Here 5.2%
  • Franklin County 5.5%
  • State 5.9%

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

  • Here 97.1%
  • County 97.6%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Chambersburg 80.7%
  • Franklin County 85.2%
  • Pennsylvania 84.5%

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

  • Chambersburg 39.1%
  • Franklin County 40.2%
  • State 38.1%

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

  • Here 14.5%
  • Franklin County 12.0%
  • State 11.4%

Average age people first had sex

  • Chambersburg 16.3
  • Franklin County 16.4
  • Pennsylvania 16.8

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

  • Chambersburg 29.1
  • Franklin County 27.3
  • Pennsylvania 27.0

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

  • Here 22.5
  • Franklin County 22.1
  • State 21.2

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

  • Here 21.2
  • Franklin County 21.1
  • State 21.7

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

  • Chambersburg 5.1
  • Franklin County 5.5
  • Pennsylvania 5.1

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

  • Here 2.3
  • County 4.4
  • State 3.5

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

  • Here 1.3
  • Franklin County 2.6
  • State 2.0

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

  • Here 20.6
  • Franklin County 20.4
  • State 19.9

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

  • Chambersburg 5.4
  • Franklin County 7.3
  • State 5.9

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 10.8%
  • County 7.9%
  • State 8.7%

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

  • Chambersburg 63.7
  • Franklin County 64.3
  • State 60.6

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 52.7%
  • Franklin County 55.9%
  • Pennsylvania 54.1%

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

  • Here 12.8
  • Franklin County 12.3
  • State 11.2

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

  • Here 11.0
  • Franklin County 10.9
  • Pennsylvania 9.8

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

  • Chambersburg 0.6
  • County 0.5
  • Pennsylvania 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Chambersburg 79.9%
  • Franklin County 83.7%
  • Pennsylvania 82.3%

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

Eleven percent of households in Chambersburg 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 (%)

  • Here 11.3%
  • Franklin County 10.2%
  • Pennsylvania 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • County 4.5%
  • Pennsylvania 4.4%

Chambersburg 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

  • Here 6.9
  • Franklin County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Chambersburg 33.0%
  • County 33.8%
  • Pennsylvania 31.9%

Fifty five percent of Chambersburg residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 54.7%
  • County 55.1%
  • State 50.8%

Twenty percent of Chambersburg 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. Twenty nine percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twelve 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. Thirty 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 1.1 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Chambersburg 20.3%
  • County 23.0%
  • Pennsylvania 21.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 34.7%
  • County 38.0%
  • State 37.3%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Chambersburg 29.1%
  • Franklin County 27.7%
  • State 28.8%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 12.4%
  • County 14.1%
  • State 18.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 35.7%
  • County 38.7%
  • State 41.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.9
  • Franklin County 5.9
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Chambersburg 3.1
  • Franklin County 3.0
  • State 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.1
  • County 1.1
  • Pennsylvania 1.2

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

Twelve percent of Chambersburg residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Four percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". Three percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty two percent are overweight. Twenty seven 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. Fifteen percent of people living in Chambersburg have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty three percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Thirty one percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Five percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. Three percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Five percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Six percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Five percent have ever had emphysema. Eight percent have another thyroid problem. Five percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Four 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 (%)

  • Chambersburg 12.5%
  • Franklin County 11.7%
  • State 10.7%

People with anemia (%)

  • Chambersburg 4.4%
  • County 3.5%
  • Pennsylvania 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • County 4.2%
  • State 3.9%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 32.3%
  • Franklin County 34.3%
  • State 34.2%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 27.3%
  • Franklin County 24.0%
  • Pennsylvania 20.2%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Chambersburg 15.0%
  • Franklin County 13.5%
  • Pennsylvania 12.4%

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

  • Here 23.1%
  • Franklin County 21.1%
  • Pennsylvania 19.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 31.0%
  • Franklin County 30.0%
  • Pennsylvania 27.5%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • County 4.2%
  • Pennsylvania 4.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Chambersburg 5.5%
  • County 4.6%
  • Pennsylvania 3.8%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 4.1%
  • Pennsylvania 3.5%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • Franklin County 2.8%
  • Pennsylvania 2.5%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 5.4%
  • Franklin County 5.0%
  • State 4.2%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Chambersburg 5.7%
  • County 5.0%
  • Pennsylvania 4.3%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • County 4.6%
  • Pennsylvania 3.5%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 8.3%
  • Franklin County 8.2%
  • State 8.1%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Chambersburg 5.0%
  • Franklin County 4.9%
  • State 4.0%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • Franklin County 3.8%
  • State 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 10.6%
  • County 9.9%
  • Pennsylvania 9.8%

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

Seventy two percent of births in Chambersburg were vaginal deliveries. Twenty eight percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.5 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty three percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty seven percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty eight percent of women in Chambersburg have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Fifteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Sixty six percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Five percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Sixteen 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 (%)

  • Here 72.3%
  • County 68.8%
  • Pennsylvania 65.5%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 27.7%
  • County 31.2%
  • Pennsylvania 34.5%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.5%
  • County 99.5%
  • Pennsylvania 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 62.8%
  • Franklin County 62.4%
  • Pennsylvania 60.1%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Chambersburg 46.7%
  • County 49.9%
  • Pennsylvania 53.0%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Chambersburg 27.8%
  • County 25.8%
  • Pennsylvania 24.1%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 14.7%
  • County 13.9%
  • Pennsylvania 13.1%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 66.1%
  • Franklin County 73.0%
  • Pennsylvania 74.0%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • Franklin County 6.7%
  • Pennsylvania 7.9%

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

  • Here 16.1%
  • Franklin County 15.4%
  • State 15.2%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Chambersburg 18.6%
  • County 20.3%
  • State 19.6%

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

People living in Chambersburg report their general health condition on average at 51 percent. Three percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 37 percent of Chambersburg residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Chambersburg are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 51.4%
  • Franklin County 53.6%
  • State 55.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • County 3.5%
  • Pennsylvania 4.3%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Chambersburg 36.7%
  • County 37.1%
  • Pennsylvania 38.7%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Chambersburg 7.6%
  • County 8.3%
  • Pennsylvania 8.5%

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

People in Chambersburg spend $353 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 27 percent of their income. The average family in Chambersburg spends $61 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $109 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six percent of their income. They also spend $19 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Chambersburg $353
  • County $355
  • State $356

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

  • Chambersburg 27.4%
  • Franklin County 25.7%
  • Pennsylvania 23.5%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $61
  • County $64
  • State $70

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • County 4.1%
  • State 4.1%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Chambersburg $109
  • Franklin County $121
  • Pennsylvania $137

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Chambersburg 6.0%
  • County 6.2%
  • Pennsylvania 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Chambersburg $19
  • Franklin County $20
  • State $23

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Chambersburg 1.2%
  • County 1.1%
  • State 1.2%

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

People living in Chambersburg report their general condition of hearing on average at 75 percent. Seventy six 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 four percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty three percent of Chambersburg population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty six percent of people living here have ever had a job where they were exposed to loud sounds or noise. Loud means so loud that they must speak in a raised voice to be heard. Sixteen percent of people in Chambersburg had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 75.5%
  • Franklin County 76.3%
  • State 78.0%

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

  • Chambersburg 76.4%
  • County 74.5%
  • State 77.9%

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

  • Chambersburg 94.4%
  • Franklin County 93.8%
  • State 94.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Chambersburg 23.1%
  • County 23.4%
  • Pennsylvania 20.6%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 45.8%
  • County 47.8%
  • Pennsylvania 43.4%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 15.7%
  • Franklin County 16.5%
  • Pennsylvania 15.4%

Twenty nine percent of Chambersburg 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 (%)

  • Chambersburg 29.1%
  • County 27.7%
  • State 27.3%

Twenty five percent of Chambersburg 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. Thirty one percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Fourteen percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Fourteen percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Twelve 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 24.8%
  • County 22.8%
  • Pennsylvania 19.1%

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

  • Here 31.2%
  • Franklin County 29.7%
  • State 25.7%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Chambersburg 13.5%
  • Franklin County 11.5%
  • State 9.9%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 14.0%
  • County 12.0%
  • Pennsylvania 10.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Chambersburg 11.5%
  • County 9.6%
  • State 8.6%

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

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