Health and Nutrition of Coldwater, MS Residents

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Forty five percent of Coldwater 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 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 three frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 45.3%
  • County 46.5%
  • State 48.6%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Coldwater 19.1
  • Tate County 21.4
  • Mississippi 20.4

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.4
  • Tate County 3.3
  • Mississippi 3.6

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

  • Here 2.1
  • Tate County 2.0
  • State 2.0

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.6
  • County 1.6
  • State 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.1
  • Tate County 3.8
  • State 3.4

The average Coldwater 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). Eighteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty two percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Coldwater 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 four days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 22 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.4
  • County 2.3
  • State 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 17.5%
  • County 19.1%
  • State 16.0%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 21.7%
  • Tate County 22.8%
  • Mississippi 21.2%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 40.8%
  • County 41.0%
  • Mississippi 45.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.4
  • County 2.4
  • Mississippi 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 3.6
  • Tate County 3.0
  • State 3.1

Average number of teeth

  • Coldwater 21.9
  • County 21.1
  • Mississippi 22.7

The average height of Coldwater residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 187 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 30. Forty six percent of people living here are obese. Fifty seven percent have ever been obese. Thirty two percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.4
  • Tate County 66.8
  • State 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Coldwater 187.3
  • County 182.7
  • State 183.5

Average BMI

  • Coldwater 30.1
  • Tate County 29.2
  • State 29.2

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 46.0%
  • County 40.8%
  • Mississippi 40.0%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Coldwater 57.2%
  • County 52.9%
  • State 51.6%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Coldwater 32.4%
  • Tate County 31.2%
  • Mississippi 34.6%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Coldwater 61.2%
  • County 65.1%
  • State 63.4%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 19.7%
  • County 23.9%
  • State 21.4%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Coldwater 17.9%
  • County 21.2%
  • State 19.6%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • County 4.0%
  • Mississippi 3.2%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Coldwater 6.7%
  • County 12.1%
  • Mississippi 10.1%

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

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 13.4%
  • Tate County 11.8%
  • State 10.7%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Coldwater 50.9%
  • Tate County 46.7%
  • State 48.0%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 4.8%
  • County 3.8%
  • Mississippi 3.6%

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

Coldwater 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

  • Coldwater 1.5
  • County 1.3
  • Mississippi 1.2

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

Nine percent of Coldwater 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. Fifty eight percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Seventeen percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Ten percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Fifteen percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty two percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Coldwater 8.6%
  • Tate County 11.0%
  • State 10.3%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Coldwater 7.4%
  • County 6.9%
  • State 6.0%

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

  • Here 58.2%
  • Tate County 65.6%
  • Mississippi 65.4%

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

  • Here 17.2%
  • County 24.0%
  • Mississippi 25.6%

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

  • Coldwater 10.3%
  • County 14.3%
  • State 14.5%

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

  • Here 14.6%
  • Tate County 21.2%
  • State 19.4%

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

  • Here 31.7%
  • County 38.3%
  • State 38.1%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 74.2%
  • County 71.9%
  • State 74.8%

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

  • Coldwater 30.1%
  • Tate County 26.1%
  • Mississippi 24.8%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 25.8%
  • Tate County 25.3%
  • State 25.1%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Coldwater 47.1%
  • County 42.5%
  • Mississippi 44.0%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Coldwater 20.7%
  • Tate County 21.1%
  • Mississippi 19.2%

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

Sixteen percent of people living in Coldwater use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 16.3%
  • County 24.3%
  • State 28.9%

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

Thirty percent of Coldwater residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty eight percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Thirty nine 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. Thirty two percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty two percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Eighteen 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 (%)

  • Coldwater 29.6%
  • County 28.1%
  • Mississippi 26.6%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 28.4%
  • County 29.1%
  • State 26.8%

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

  • Coldwater 39.1%
  • County 41.4%
  • Mississippi 40.4%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Coldwater 50.3%
  • Tate County 51.2%
  • Mississippi 50.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 32.3%
  • Tate County 30.7%
  • Mississippi 28.5%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 21.9%
  • County 22.4%
  • Mississippi 20.7%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Coldwater 18.0%
  • County 19.4%
  • State 18.3%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 16.1%
  • County 16.3%
  • Mississippi 14.0%

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

  • Here 4.8%
  • Tate County 4.9%
  • State 4.3%

Coldwater residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.2
  • County 2.3
  • Mississippi 2.1

Seventy three percent of people living in Coldwater 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 4.2 days per month on average. They have 5.5 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 26 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 72.7%
  • Tate County 77.4%
  • Mississippi 77.9%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Coldwater 13.4%
  • Tate County 11.7%
  • Mississippi 11.3%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.2
  • County 4.6
  • State 4.9

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.5
  • Tate County 6.0
  • Mississippi 5.6

Average days/year people drink much

  • Coldwater 26.2
  • County 27.6
  • Mississippi 24.1

Ninety seven percent of Coldwater residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety five percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Seventy nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty three percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Four percent of males in Coldwater 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. Seventy one percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty four percent have ever had anal sex. Sixteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Coldwater 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 35 women. He has vaginal sex with 28 women. People living here were on average 23 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on three women. People in Coldwater were 21 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. Seventeen percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Coldwater has vaginal or anal sex 53 times a year. Forty five percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Coldwater 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 14 men on average. They have had 10 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 1.0 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy four percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Coldwater 97.4%
  • County 97.4%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Coldwater 94.6%
  • Tate County 94.4%
  • State 94.3%

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

  • Here 78.9%
  • County 84.1%
  • Mississippi 83.9%

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

  • Here 42.8%
  • Tate County 47.7%
  • State 45.9%

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

  • Coldwater 3.8%
  • County 4.3%
  • Mississippi 5.3%

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

  • Here 96.9%
  • Tate County 97.2%
  • State 97.1%

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

  • Here 70.5%
  • County 78.2%
  • State 80.3%

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

  • Here 34.4%
  • County 36.5%
  • Mississippi 37.0%

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

  • Coldwater 16.1%
  • County 14.1%
  • State 13.1%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.3
  • County 16.2
  • Mississippi 16.6

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

  • Coldwater 35.3
  • Tate County 31.7
  • State 30.0

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

  • Here 27.6
  • County 25.3
  • State 23.4

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

  • Here 23.0
  • County 21.9
  • Mississippi 22.0

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

  • Here 3.4
  • County 5.0
  • Mississippi 4.6

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

  • Here 20.7
  • Tate County 21.1
  • State 19.9

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

  • Here 2.5
  • County 4.4
  • State 4.4

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 17.1%
  • County 13.0%
  • Mississippi 12.3%

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

  • Here 53.5
  • County 61.5
  • Mississippi 57.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 45.2%
  • Tate County 51.1%
  • State 51.0%

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

  • Coldwater 14.2
  • County 13.1
  • Mississippi 11.6

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

  • Here 10.1
  • Tate County 10.9
  • State 9.6

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

  • Coldwater 1.0
  • Tate County 0.7
  • State 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 73.7%
  • Tate County 78.6%
  • Mississippi 79.1%

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

Fourteen percent of households in Coldwater 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 13.8%
  • County 11.4%
  • Mississippi 11.2%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Coldwater 3.8%
  • Tate County 4.0%
  • State 4.0%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.6
  • County 6.7
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 27.9%
  • County 31.3%
  • State 29.4%

Sixty percent of Coldwater residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 60.2%
  • Tate County 59.5%
  • State 54.4%

Eighteen percent of Coldwater 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 one percent of people do moderate-intensity activities at work that cause small increases in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking or carrying light loads for at least 10 minutes continuously. Thirty three percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Seventeen 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 three 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 1.2 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 17.6%
  • County 21.6%
  • State 20.4%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 31.4%
  • Tate County 34.5%
  • Mississippi 36.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 32.8%
  • County 31.3%
  • State 31.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 16.9%
  • Tate County 14.8%
  • Mississippi 20.0%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Coldwater 33.1%
  • Tate County 35.1%
  • Mississippi 40.1%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.2
  • Tate County 5.9
  • Mississippi 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Coldwater 3.2
  • County 3.1
  • Mississippi 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.2
  • County 1.1
  • Mississippi 1.2

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

Thirteen percent of Coldwater residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Six percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". Two percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty six percent are overweight. Twenty four 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. Fourteen percent of people living in Coldwater have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty two percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty six percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Four percent have congestive heart failure. Three percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Four percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Five percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Three percent have ever had emphysema. Six percent have another thyroid problem. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Seven percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 12.6%
  • Tate County 12.8%
  • State 11.0%

People with anemia (%)

  • Coldwater 6.4%
  • Tate County 4.6%
  • State 4.2%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 2.3%
  • County 3.3%
  • Mississippi 3.3%

People with overweight (%)

  • Coldwater 36.5%
  • Tate County 34.2%
  • Mississippi 34.6%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Coldwater 24.3%
  • Tate County 24.6%
  • Mississippi 19.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 14.5%
  • Tate County 12.6%
  • State 12.0%

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

  • Here 22.4%
  • Tate County 21.5%
  • Mississippi 19.1%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 26.3%
  • County 27.5%
  • State 25.2%

People with gout (%)

  • Coldwater 4.3%
  • Tate County 4.0%
  • Mississippi 4.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Coldwater 4.3%
  • County 4.4%
  • State 3.5%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • Tate County 3.3%
  • Mississippi 3.0%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • Tate County 2.3%
  • Mississippi 2.2%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • County 4.3%
  • Mississippi 3.6%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Coldwater 4.7%
  • County 4.9%
  • State 4.0%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • Tate County 4.4%
  • State 2.9%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Coldwater 5.5%
  • County 6.7%
  • State 6.8%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Coldwater 4.2%
  • Tate County 4.6%
  • State 3.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Coldwater 3.0%
  • County 3.8%
  • Mississippi 2.7%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 6.7%
  • County 8.0%
  • Mississippi 7.9%

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

Sixty six percent of births in Coldwater were vaginal deliveries. Thirty four percent of deliveries were cesarean. 98.3 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty three percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty one percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty three percent of women in Coldwater have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Ten percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy one percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Five percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Twenty four percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Eleven 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 65.7%
  • County 67.0%
  • Mississippi 64.3%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Coldwater 34.3%
  • County 33.0%
  • State 35.7%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Coldwater 98.3%
  • County 99.0%
  • Mississippi 99.0%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Coldwater 62.9%
  • County 62.2%
  • State 59.9%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Coldwater 41.0%
  • Tate County 44.3%
  • Mississippi 50.0%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Coldwater 23.3%
  • County 22.8%
  • State 22.3%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Coldwater 10.1%
  • Tate County 11.6%
  • State 11.2%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Coldwater 70.9%
  • Tate County 72.2%
  • Mississippi 74.4%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • County 6.3%
  • Mississippi 7.3%

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

  • Coldwater 24.4%
  • County 18.9%
  • Mississippi 18.8%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Coldwater 10.6%
  • Tate County 14.6%
  • State 16.3%

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

People living in Coldwater 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, 52 percent of Coldwater residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Coldwater are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Coldwater 50.6%
  • Tate County 52.1%
  • Mississippi 54.8%

Blood donors (%)

  • Coldwater 3.4%
  • Tate County 3.2%
  • State 4.3%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 52.3%
  • County 42.8%
  • State 44.5%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Coldwater 8.6%
  • Tate County 8.4%
  • Mississippi 8.8%

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

People in Coldwater spend $347 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 30 percent of their income. The average family in Coldwater spends $70 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $106 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six percent of their income. They also spend $24 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $347
  • Tate County $359
  • Mississippi $352

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

  • Coldwater 30.3%
  • County 29.7%
  • Mississippi 26.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Coldwater $70
  • Tate County $65
  • State $71

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Coldwater 4.7%
  • County 4.2%
  • State 4.5%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $106
  • County $116
  • Mississippi $130

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 6.0%
  • County 6.0%
  • Mississippi 6.9%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $24
  • Tate County $22
  • State $24

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.5%
  • County 1.3%
  • Mississippi 1.3%

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

People living in Coldwater report their general condition of hearing on average at 80 percent. Eighty one 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. Eighteen percent of Coldwater population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty eight percent of people living here have ever had a job where they were exposed to loud sounds or noise. Loud means so loud that they must speak in a raised voice to be heard. Fifteen percent of people in Coldwater had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 80.5%
  • Tate County 78.3%
  • Mississippi 79.9%

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

  • Here 81.1%
  • Tate County 75.8%
  • State 80.2%

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

  • Coldwater 95.7%
  • Tate County 94.4%
  • State 95.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 18.5%
  • Tate County 21.1%
  • Mississippi 18.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Coldwater 38.4%
  • County 45.1%
  • State 41.3%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Coldwater 14.6%
  • Tate County 16.2%
  • State 15.6%

Twenty seven percent of Coldwater 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 (%)

  • Coldwater 26.9%
  • County 26.1%
  • Mississippi 26.7%

Twenty three percent of Coldwater residents 20 or older have limitations caused by a long-term physical, mental or emotional problems or illnesses keeping them from working at a job or business. Twenty eight percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Thirteen percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Twelve percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Eleven 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 23.2%
  • Tate County 23.7%
  • Mississippi 18.9%

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

  • Coldwater 28.2%
  • Tate County 29.4%
  • Mississippi 25.0%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 13.0%
  • County 11.5%
  • Mississippi 9.7%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Coldwater 11.7%
  • County 12.3%
  • State 9.7%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Coldwater 11.5%
  • Tate County 9.6%
  • State 8.6%

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

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