Health and Nutrition of Chula Vista, CA Residents

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Forty nine percent of Chula Vista residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 19 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 (%)

  • Chula Vista 49.5%
  • San Diego County 49.3%
  • California 48.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 19.2
  • San Diego County 20.0
  • California 19.6

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.7
  • County 3.8
  • California 3.7

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

  • Here 1.7
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Chula Vista 2.2
  • San Diego County 2.1
  • State 2.1

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Chula Vista 3.0
  • County 3.5
  • State 3.3

The average Chula Vista 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). Fourteen 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). Chula Vista residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 49 percent. People living here aged 30 years and older, aside from brushing their teeth with toothbrush, use dental floss or any other device that clean between teeth on average three days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of three days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 24 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.7
  • San Diego County 1.8
  • California 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Chula Vista 14.4%
  • San Diego County 15.3%
  • California 15.6%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 19.2%
  • County 20.3%
  • California 20.6%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 48.7%
  • San Diego County 47.6%
  • State 47.1%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.1
  • County 2.9
  • State 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Chula Vista 3.0
  • County 2.9
  • State 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Here 24.5
  • County 23.9
  • California 23.8

The average height of Chula Vista residents 16 years and older is 65 inches. The average weight is 172 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 eight percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 65.4
  • County 66.3
  • State 66.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Chula Vista 172.1
  • San Diego County 175.3
  • California 174.2

Average BMI

  • Here 28.2
  • San Diego County 28.1
  • State 28.1

People that are obese (%)

  • Chula Vista 35.4%
  • County 34.4%
  • California 34.4%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Chula Vista 45.5%
  • County 45.2%
  • California 45.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Chula Vista 37.6%
  • County 35.5%
  • California 35.3%

Fifty seven percent of Chula Vista residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty one percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Nineteen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. One percent have ever used heroin. Eleven percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 57.1%
  • County 61.2%
  • State 60.0%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 20.7%
  • San Diego County 22.6%
  • State 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 19.2%
  • County 20.8%
  • California 20.9%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 1.5%
  • San Diego County 2.2%
  • California 2.0%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Chula Vista 11.3%
  • San Diego County 12.7%
  • California 13.1%

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

Nine percent of people living in Chula Vista 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. Two percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 9.3%
  • San Diego County 8.9%
  • California 9.3%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Chula Vista 47.0%
  • County 45.5%
  • California 45.8%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • San Diego County 2.6%
  • State 2.6%

Chula Vista 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 1.0
  • County 1.0
  • California 1.1

Eleven percent of Chula Vista 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. Four percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Sixty two percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty three percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Fourteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Seventeen percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty one percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 10.8%
  • San Diego County 11.2%
  • California 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • San Diego County 4.9%
  • California 4.7%

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

  • Here 62.4%
  • County 65.3%
  • State 64.0%

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

  • Chula Vista 22.7%
  • San Diego County 25.6%
  • State 23.8%

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

  • Here 13.6%
  • County 14.8%
  • State 14.2%

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

  • Chula Vista 16.9%
  • County 19.6%
  • California 18.7%

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

  • Chula Vista 31.0%
  • County 36.4%
  • State 34.5%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 72.8%
  • County 73.3%
  • State 72.4%

Eighteen percent of people living in Chula Vista 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 nine percent of people in Chula Vista frequently check their blood cholesterol. Sixteen 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 (%)

  • Chula Vista 17.9%
  • San Diego County 18.5%
  • California 18.4%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 20.8%
  • San Diego County 21.8%
  • State 21.5%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 39.4%
  • County 38.7%
  • California 38.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Chula Vista 15.8%
  • San Diego County 16.0%
  • State 16.3%

Thirty six percent of people living in Chula Vista use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Chula Vista 36.4%
  • San Diego County 35.4%
  • State 34.3%

Twenty six percent of Chula Vista residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty six percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty seven percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Nineteen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Fourteen 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 (%)

  • Chula Vista 26.1%
  • County 25.9%
  • California 26.7%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 26.4%
  • San Diego County 26.2%
  • State 27.1%

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

  • Here 39.6%
  • County 40.8%
  • State 40.9%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Chula Vista 50.4%
  • San Diego County 51.0%
  • State 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Chula Vista 27.3%
  • County 27.4%
  • State 28.2%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 19.8%
  • County 20.4%
  • California 20.9%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

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

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Chula Vista 14.0%
  • San Diego County 14.0%
  • California 14.8%

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

  • Here 4.1%
  • County 4.1%
  • State 4.4%

Chula Vista residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Chula Vista 1.6
  • County 1.7
  • State 1.7

Seventy seven percent of people living in Chula Vista have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Twelve percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.2 days per month on average. They have 5.0 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 18 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Chula Vista 77.2%
  • County 79.2%
  • California 78.7%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Chula Vista 12.2%
  • San Diego County 11.1%
  • State 11.4%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.2
  • San Diego County 4.6
  • State 4.5

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.0
  • San Diego County 5.4
  • State 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 17.8
  • County 20.6
  • California 20.4

Ninety seven percent of Chula Vista residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety three percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty four percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty nine percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Eight percent of males in Chula Vista have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety five percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty one percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty eight percent have ever had anal sex. Eleven percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Chula Vista 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 25 women. He has vaginal sex with 20 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 four women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 1.7 men on average. They have had 0.9 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Chula Vista were 20 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on three men in their lifetime. Ten percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Chula Vista has vaginal or anal sex 61 times a year. Forty six percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Chula Vista 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with eight men on average. They have had seven male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Sixty four percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Chula Vista 96.8%
  • San Diego County 96.8%
  • State 96.9%

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

  • Chula Vista 92.8%
  • County 92.4%
  • State 92.8%

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

  • Chula Vista 83.6%
  • San Diego County 84.4%
  • State 83.7%

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

  • Chula Vista 48.7%
  • San Diego County 48.3%
  • California 48.3%

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

  • Here 7.7%
  • County 7.0%
  • State 6.8%

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

  • Here 95.3%
  • County 96.0%
  • State 96.0%

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

  • Here 81.2%
  • San Diego County 83.6%
  • California 82.7%

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

  • Chula Vista 38.2%
  • County 39.2%
  • State 38.9%

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

  • Chula Vista 10.8%
  • County 12.0%
  • California 12.2%

Average age people first had sex

  • Chula Vista 17.3
  • San Diego County 17.1
  • State 17.1

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

  • Here 25.1
  • County 24.5
  • State 25.6

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

  • Here 20.3
  • San Diego County 19.9
  • State 20.9

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

  • Here 21.2
  • San Diego County 21.2
  • State 21.3

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

  • Here 4.4
  • San Diego County 4.9
  • State 5.0

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

  • Chula Vista 1.7
  • County 1.9
  • State 1.8

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

  • Chula Vista 0.9
  • San Diego County 1.1
  • California 1.0

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

  • Chula Vista 19.7
  • County 19.8
  • California 20.0

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

  • Here 2.8
  • San Diego County 3.7
  • State 3.4

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Chula Vista 9.8%
  • County 9.3%
  • State 9.6%

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

  • Chula Vista 61.0
  • San Diego County 63.3
  • California 62.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Chula Vista 46.2%
  • County 50.6%
  • State 49.2%

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

  • Here 7.7
  • San Diego County 9.6
  • State 9.4

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

  • Chula Vista 6.9
  • County 8.5
  • California 8.3

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

  • Chula Vista 0.5
  • San Diego County 0.5
  • California 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 64.5%
  • San Diego County 72.2%
  • California 68.4%

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

Ten percent of households in Chula Vista 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 10.1%
  • San Diego County 9.7%
  • California 9.7%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Chula Vista 4.1%
  • County 4.4%
  • California 4.6%

Chula Vista 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 6.8
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 25.2%
  • County 27.4%
  • California 26.9%

Forty four percent of Chula Vista residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 43.7%
  • San Diego County 48.5%
  • California 47.9%

Eighteen percent of Chula Vista 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 three 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 three percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty four 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 four 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 two hours per day. They use a computer or play computer games (including Playstation, Nintendo DS, or other portable video games) outside of work or school for 1.4 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 17.7%
  • County 19.9%
  • State 19.2%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 33.4%
  • San Diego County 35.3%
  • California 34.1%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 33.1%
  • County 32.7%
  • State 32.8%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 23.8%
  • County 23.0%
  • State 22.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 43.5%
  • San Diego County 43.5%
  • State 42.4%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Chula Vista 5.9
  • San Diego County 6.0
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Chula Vista 2.5
  • San Diego County 2.6
  • State 2.6

Average hours a day using computer

  • Chula Vista 1.4
  • San Diego County 1.4
  • California 1.4

Nine percent of Chula Vista 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. Thirty two 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. Nine percent of people living in Chula Vista have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Three percent have ever been told they had gout. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Three percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Three percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Three percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Six percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Six percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Chula Vista 8.7%
  • San Diego County 9.5%
  • State 9.2%

People with anemia (%)

  • Chula Vista 3.5%
  • San Diego County 3.4%
  • State 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • County 3.2%
  • California 3.1%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 32.3%
  • San Diego County 31.5%
  • State 31.3%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 18.7%
  • County 20.1%
  • California 20.3%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 9.4%
  • San Diego County 9.9%
  • State 9.9%

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

  • Chula Vista 19.6%
  • San Diego County 18.9%
  • State 20.0%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 20.0%
  • County 21.0%
  • California 20.7%

People with gout (%)

  • Chula Vista 2.8%
  • County 3.1%
  • California 3.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 2.0%
  • San Diego County 2.5%
  • California 2.4%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Chula Vista 2.7%
  • County 2.7%
  • State 2.7%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 1.5%
  • County 1.7%
  • California 1.7%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • County 3.0%
  • State 2.9%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Chula Vista 2.8%
  • County 3.0%
  • California 3.1%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Chula Vista 1.5%
  • County 2.2%
  • State 2.2%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Chula Vista 6.3%
  • San Diego County 6.6%
  • State 6.4%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Chula Vista 1.9%
  • San Diego County 2.7%
  • California 2.5%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Chula Vista 2.6%
  • County 2.8%
  • State 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Chula Vista 5.9%
  • County 6.9%
  • State 6.4%

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

Sixty two percent of births in Chula Vista were vaginal deliveries. Thirty eight percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.2 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty nine percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty eight percent of women breastfeed their children. Fifteen percent of women in Chula Vista 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). Sixty seven percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Six percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Nineteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Fourteen 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 62.3%
  • County 63.6%
  • California 63.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 37.7%
  • County 36.4%
  • California 36.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Chula Vista 99.2%
  • San Diego County 99.3%
  • California 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 58.6%
  • San Diego County 58.6%
  • California 58.6%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Chula Vista 68.4%
  • San Diego County 61.7%
  • California 61.9%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 14.5%
  • County 17.1%
  • California 16.5%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Chula Vista 7.5%
  • County 9.1%
  • State 8.7%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 67.3%
  • County 69.4%
  • State 68.1%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 5.6%
  • County 6.9%
  • State 6.3%

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

  • Chula Vista 18.8%
  • San Diego County 17.8%
  • California 17.9%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 13.8%
  • County 14.7%
  • State 13.8%

People living in Chula Vista report their general health condition on average at 56 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 39 percent of Chula Vista residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Seven percent of people living in Chula Vista are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 56.1%
  • San Diego County 56.4%
  • State 55.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • County 4.8%
  • California 4.7%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Chula Vista 39.2%
  • County 39.4%
  • California 39.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Chula Vista 7.0%
  • County 7.7%
  • California 7.5%

People in Chula Vista spend $383 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 22 percent of their income. The average family in Chula Vista spends $91 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $152 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $36 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Chula Vista $383
  • San Diego County $368
  • California $372

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

  • Chula Vista 21.9%
  • County 22.7%
  • State 22.6%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $91
  • County $81
  • California $83

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • San Diego County 4.4%
  • State 4.4%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $152
  • San Diego County $150
  • State $148

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 7.6%
  • County 7.8%
  • California 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Chula Vista $36
  • County $29
  • California $29

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Chula Vista 1.1%
  • County 1.2%
  • California 1.1%

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

People living in Chula Vista report their general condition of hearing on average at 81 percent. Eighty five 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. Sixteen percent of Chula Vista population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty 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. Twelve percent of people in Chula Vista had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Chula Vista 81.4%
  • San Diego County 80.5%
  • California 80.6%

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

  • Chula Vista 85.2%
  • San Diego County 82.4%
  • State 82.6%

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

  • Here 96.1%
  • San Diego County 95.7%
  • State 95.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 15.7%
  • County 17.3%
  • California 17.2%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Chula Vista 35.6%
  • County 38.9%
  • California 38.3%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Chula Vista 12.4%
  • County 14.1%
  • California 13.3%

Twenty three percent of Chula Vista 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 23.5%
  • County 23.9%
  • California 23.4%

Fourteen percent of Chula Vista 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. Eight 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 (%)

  • Here 13.5%
  • County 15.1%
  • California 15.3%

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

  • Here 18.1%
  • County 20.4%
  • State 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 6.8%
  • County 7.4%
  • State 7.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 8.3%
  • County 8.9%
  • California 9.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Chula Vista 5.8%
  • County 6.3%
  • State 6.1%
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