Health and Nutrition of Charlottesville, VA Residents

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Fifty one percent of Charlottesville residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 20 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 (%)

  • Charlottesville 51.5%
  • County 51.5%
  • State 50.2%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 20.3
  • Charlottesville city County 20.3
  • Virginia 20.5

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 4.2
  • Charlottesville city County 4.2
  • State 3.7

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

  • Charlottesville 1.9
  • Charlottesville city County 1.9
  • Virginia 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Charlottesville 2.1
  • Charlottesville city County 2.1
  • State 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Charlottesville 4.2
  • Charlottesville city County 4.2
  • State 3.5

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

The average Charlottesville 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). Twelve 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). Charlottesville residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 53 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 25 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Charlottesville 1.7
  • Charlottesville city County 1.7
  • State 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 12.3%
  • County 12.3%
  • Virginia 15.1%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Charlottesville 19.0%
  • Charlottesville city County 19.0%
  • Virginia 20.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Charlottesville 52.5%
  • County 52.5%
  • State 47.8%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.1
  • County 3.1
  • State 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Charlottesville 3.0
  • Charlottesville city County 3.0
  • Virginia 2.9

Average number of teeth

  • Here 25.2
  • Charlottesville city County 25.2
  • Virginia 23.4

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

The average height of Charlottesville residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 175 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty two percent of people living here are obese. Forty one percent have ever been obese. Thirty eight percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.9
  • Charlottesville city County 66.9
  • State 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 175.5
  • County 175.5
  • Virginia 180.7

Average BMI

  • Here 27.8
  • Charlottesville city County 27.8
  • Virginia 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 31.7%
  • County 31.7%
  • Virginia 37.1%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Charlottesville 41.0%
  • County 41.0%
  • State 48.2%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 37.7%
  • Charlottesville city County 37.7%
  • Virginia 36.0%

Sixty one percent of Charlottesville residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Seventeen percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Sixteen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Two percent have ever used heroin. Seven percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 61.4%
  • County 61.4%
  • State 62.6%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 17.2%
  • Charlottesville city County 17.2%
  • State 21.9%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 16.1%
  • County 16.1%
  • Virginia 20.0%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Charlottesville 1.9%
  • County 1.9%
  • Virginia 2.9%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 6.7%
  • Charlottesville city County 6.7%
  • Virginia 11.1%

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

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 6.6%
  • Charlottesville city County 6.6%
  • State 9.6%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 43.8%
  • County 43.8%
  • Virginia 47.3%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Charlottesville 2.1%
  • County 2.1%
  • Virginia 3.1%

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

Charlottesville 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

  • Charlottesville 0.9
  • Charlottesville city County 0.9
  • Virginia 1.1

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

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 10.6%
  • Charlottesville city County 10.6%
  • Virginia 10.7%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Charlottesville 5.6%
  • Charlottesville city County 5.6%
  • State 5.5%

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

  • Here 65.4%
  • County 65.4%
  • State 66.2%

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

  • Here 28.9%
  • Charlottesville city County 28.9%
  • Virginia 27.3%

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

  • Here 13.4%
  • Charlottesville city County 13.4%
  • State 15.2%

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

  • Here 19.2%
  • County 19.2%
  • Virginia 20.6%

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

  • Charlottesville 39.8%
  • Charlottesville city County 39.8%
  • Virginia 40.2%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 77.9%
  • Charlottesville city County 77.9%
  • State 75.8%

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

  • Charlottesville 16.4%
  • County 16.4%
  • State 22.1%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 21.0%
  • County 21.0%
  • State 24.0%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 37.3%
  • County 37.3%
  • State 42.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 12.6%
  • County 12.6%
  • Virginia 17.9%

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

Thirty eight percent of people living in Charlottesville use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 38.4%
  • County 38.4%
  • State 35.0%

Twenty three percent of Charlottesville residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty three 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. Nineteen percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Seventeen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Thirteen percent of people living here move or speak so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual. Three percent have thoughts that they would be better off dead or of hurting themselves in some way.

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Charlottesville 23.3%
  • Charlottesville city County 23.3%
  • State 25.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 23.3%
  • County 23.3%
  • Virginia 25.8%

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

  • Here 40.9%
  • County 40.9%
  • Virginia 40.6%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Charlottesville 51.3%
  • Charlottesville city County 51.3%
  • State 50.5%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Charlottesville 25.2%
  • Charlottesville city County 25.2%
  • State 26.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 19.0%
  • County 19.0%
  • State 20.3%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 16.7%
  • Charlottesville city County 16.7%
  • State 18.3%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 13.2%
  • Charlottesville city County 13.2%
  • State 12.8%

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

  • Charlottesville 3.3%
  • County 3.3%
  • Virginia 4.0%

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

Charlottesville residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 1.6
  • County 1.6
  • State 2.0

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

Eighty one percent of people living in Charlottesville have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eleven 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 5.0 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 (%)

  • Charlottesville 80.7%
  • Charlottesville city County 80.7%
  • State 79.6%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 10.8%
  • Charlottesville city County 10.8%
  • Virginia 10.7%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Charlottesville 5.2
  • County 5.2
  • State 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Charlottesville 5.0
  • County 5.0
  • Virginia 5.5

Average days/year people drink much

  • Charlottesville 19.7
  • County 19.7
  • State 22.6

Ninety three percent of Charlottesville residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Eighty eight percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty one percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Seven percent of males in Charlottesville have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety three percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty one percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty four percent have ever had anal sex. Twelve percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Charlottesville 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 19 women. He has vaginal sex with 15 women. People living here were on average 21 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on three women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 2.9 men on average. They have had 1.7 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Charlottesville were 19 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. Twelve percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Charlottesville has vaginal or anal sex 65 times a year. Fifty percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Charlottesville 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 10 men on average. They have had eight 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) (%)

  • Charlottesville 93.0%
  • County 93.0%
  • Virginia 97.0%

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

  • Charlottesville 87.8%
  • Charlottesville city County 87.8%
  • Virginia 93.9%

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

  • Here 80.3%
  • Charlottesville city County 80.3%
  • State 85.5%

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

  • Charlottesville 40.6%
  • Charlottesville city County 40.6%
  • State 46.2%

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

  • Here 7.3%
  • County 7.3%
  • State 6.0%

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

  • Charlottesville 92.7%
  • Charlottesville city County 92.7%
  • State 96.9%

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

  • Charlottesville 81.3%
  • County 81.3%
  • Virginia 83.6%

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

  • Charlottesville 33.9%
  • Charlottesville city County 33.9%
  • Virginia 37.8%

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

  • Charlottesville 11.5%
  • Charlottesville city County 11.5%
  • State 11.6%

Average age people first had sex

  • Charlottesville 17.1
  • County 17.1
  • State 17.0

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

  • Charlottesville 18.8
  • Charlottesville city County 18.8
  • State 26.3

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

  • Charlottesville 15.2
  • County 15.2
  • State 20.9

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

  • Charlottesville 21.0
  • Charlottesville city County 21.0
  • Virginia 21.9

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

  • Charlottesville 3.1
  • County 3.1
  • Virginia 4.8

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

  • Here 2.9
  • Charlottesville city County 2.9
  • Virginia 2.2

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

  • Charlottesville 1.7
  • County 1.7
  • Virginia 1.3

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

  • Charlottesville 18.7
  • County 18.7
  • Virginia 19.8

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

  • Charlottesville 4.5
  • County 4.5
  • State 4.3

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Charlottesville 12.0%
  • County 12.0%
  • State 9.6%

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

  • Here 65.5
  • County 65.5
  • Virginia 59.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Charlottesville 49.5%
  • County 49.5%
  • Virginia 53.7%

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

  • Here 9.6
  • Charlottesville city County 9.6
  • Virginia 10.8

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

  • Here 8.2
  • County 8.2
  • Virginia 9.3

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

  • Charlottesville 0.5
  • County 0.5
  • Virginia 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 79.8%
  • County 79.8%
  • State 79.9%

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

Ten percent of households in Charlottesville use chemical products in their homes to control fleas, roaches, ants, termites or other insects. Three percent use chemical products in their lawns or gardens to kill weeds.

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Charlottesville 10.3%
  • Charlottesville city County 10.3%
  • Virginia 10.3%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

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

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

Charlottesville residents 16 years and older usually get seven hours of sleep at night on weekdays or workdays. Twenty five percent of them have trouble sleeping.

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.9
  • Charlottesville city County 6.9
  • Virginia 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Charlottesville 24.6%
  • County 24.6%
  • Virginia 29.8%

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

Forty nine percent of Charlottesville residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Charlottesville 49.1%
  • County 49.1%
  • State 50.5%

Twenty one percent of Charlottesville 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 four percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Thirty percent do any vigorous-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause large increases in breathing or heart rate like running or basketball for at least 10 minutes continuously. Fifty 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 1.5 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 20.5%
  • Charlottesville city County 20.5%
  • Virginia 20.5%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 34.5%
  • County 34.5%
  • Virginia 36.5%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 34.5%
  • County 34.5%
  • Virginia 31.1%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 30.0%
  • County 30.0%
  • State 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 50.0%
  • Charlottesville city County 50.0%
  • Virginia 44.1%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.5
  • Charlottesville city County 6.5
  • Virginia 6.2

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.6
  • Charlottesville city County 2.6
  • Virginia 2.7

Average hours a day using computer

  • Charlottesville 1.5
  • County 1.5
  • Virginia 1.3

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

Eleven percent of Charlottesville 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". Three percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Twenty eight 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. Nine percent of people living in Charlottesville have ever received a blood transfusion. Fourteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Seventeen 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. Two percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Three percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. One percent have ever had emphysema. Six percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. One 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 10.8%
  • Charlottesville city County 10.8%
  • State 10.3%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • County 3.1%
  • Virginia 3.6%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • County 3.4%
  • Virginia 3.6%

People with overweight (%)

  • Charlottesville 28.1%
  • County 28.1%
  • Virginia 33.7%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 15.4%
  • County 15.4%
  • Virginia 18.2%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 8.6%
  • Charlottesville city County 8.6%
  • Virginia 10.8%

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

  • Charlottesville 13.6%
  • County 13.6%
  • Virginia 17.8%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Charlottesville 17.1%
  • Charlottesville city County 17.1%
  • Virginia 23.6%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • Charlottesville city County 2.8%
  • State 3.8%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Charlottesville 1.8%
  • Charlottesville city County 1.8%
  • State 3.0%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 1.9%
  • Charlottesville city County 1.9%
  • State 2.7%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 1.8%
  • Charlottesville city County 1.8%
  • Virginia 2.0%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 2.2%
  • County 2.2%
  • State 3.2%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • Charlottesville city County 3.0%
  • Virginia 3.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 1.4%
  • Charlottesville city County 1.4%
  • State 2.6%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Charlottesville 6.4%
  • Charlottesville city County 6.4%
  • State 7.0%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Charlottesville 2.6%
  • County 2.6%
  • State 3.3%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 1.5%
  • County 1.5%
  • State 2.7%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 6.6%
  • County 6.6%
  • State 8.2%

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

Sixty percent of births in Charlottesville were vaginal deliveries. Forty percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty one percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty seven percent of women breastfeed their children. Fifteen percent of women in Charlottesville have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Eight percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy six percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Fifteen percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Seventeen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Thirteen 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 (%)

  • Charlottesville 60.2%
  • County 60.2%
  • State 62.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Charlottesville 39.8%
  • Charlottesville city County 39.8%
  • Virginia 37.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Charlottesville 99.4%
  • County 99.4%
  • Virginia 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Charlottesville 50.5%
  • Charlottesville city County 50.5%
  • Virginia 58.5%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Charlottesville 57.3%
  • Charlottesville city County 57.3%
  • State 55.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 14.9%
  • Charlottesville city County 14.9%
  • Virginia 20.7%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Charlottesville 8.2%
  • Charlottesville city County 8.2%
  • State 10.9%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Charlottesville 76.0%
  • County 76.0%
  • Virginia 75.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Charlottesville 14.9%
  • County 14.9%
  • Virginia 8.6%

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

  • Charlottesville 17.2%
  • Charlottesville city County 17.2%
  • State 16.7%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Charlottesville 13.1%
  • County 13.1%
  • State 16.8%

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

People living in Charlottesville report their general health condition on average at 60 percent. Six percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 41 percent of Charlottesville residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Charlottesville are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 60.4%
  • Charlottesville city County 60.4%
  • State 56.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Charlottesville 5.8%
  • Charlottesville city County 5.8%
  • Virginia 4.8%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Charlottesville 41.0%
  • Charlottesville city County 41.0%
  • Virginia 42.5%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 7.9%
  • County 7.9%
  • Virginia 8.6%

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

People in Charlottesville spend $343 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 Charlottesville spends $71 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $159 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $26 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Charlottesville $343
  • County $343
  • Virginia $361

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

  • Here 23.0%
  • County 23.0%
  • State 23.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $71
  • Charlottesville city County $71
  • Virginia $75

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Charlottesville 4.2%
  • Charlottesville city County 4.2%
  • Virginia 4.2%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $159
  • Charlottesville city County $159
  • State $148

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 8.2%
  • County 8.2%
  • Virginia 7.0%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Charlottesville $26
  • County $26
  • Virginia $26

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.4%
  • County 1.4%
  • State 1.3%

People living in Charlottesville report their general condition of hearing on average at 83 percent. Eighty four 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 six percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Fourteen percent of Charlottesville population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty three 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 Charlottesville had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Charlottesville 82.6%
  • County 82.6%
  • State 80.3%

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

  • Here 84.3%
  • County 84.3%
  • Virginia 80.5%

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

  • Here 95.9%
  • County 95.9%
  • Virginia 95.4%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 13.8%
  • County 13.8%
  • Virginia 18.3%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 33.0%
  • Charlottesville city County 33.0%
  • State 39.8%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 14.3%
  • County 14.3%
  • State 15.1%

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

Twenty eight percent of Charlottesville 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 (%)

  • Charlottesville 27.5%
  • County 27.5%
  • State 25.1%

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

  • Charlottesville 11.6%
  • Charlottesville city County 11.6%
  • State 16.5%

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

  • Charlottesville 17.7%
  • County 17.7%
  • State 22.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Charlottesville 6.5%
  • Charlottesville city County 6.5%
  • Virginia 8.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 6.3%
  • Charlottesville city County 6.3%
  • Virginia 8.7%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 5.9%
  • Charlottesville city County 5.9%
  • State 7.2%

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

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