Health and Nutrition of Collegeville, PA Residents

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Fifty four percent of Collegeville 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 five 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 54.1%
  • Montgomery County 52.8%
  • Pennsylvania 49.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Collegeville 18.8
  • Montgomery County 21.4
  • State 21.5

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Collegeville 4.7
  • Montgomery County 3.7
  • State 3.5

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

  • Here 2.2
  • County 1.7
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Collegeville 2.1
  • Montgomery County 1.8
  • Pennsylvania 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.3
  • Montgomery County 3.4
  • State 3.5

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

The average Collegeville 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). Nine percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Eighteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Collegeville residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 55 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 26 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Collegeville 1.7
  • Montgomery County 1.8
  • Pennsylvania 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Collegeville 9.5%
  • County 13.5%
  • State 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Collegeville 18.1%
  • Montgomery County 19.7%
  • Pennsylvania 21.1%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Collegeville 55.3%
  • County 50.6%
  • Pennsylvania 46.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.1
  • Montgomery County 3.0
  • Pennsylvania 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Collegeville 3.0
  • Montgomery County 2.7
  • State 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Here 26.4
  • County 23.1
  • Pennsylvania 22.2

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

The average height of Collegeville residents 16 years and older is 69 inches. The average weight is 188 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty two percent of people living here are obese. Forty three percent have ever been obese. Thirty four percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Collegeville 68.8
  • Montgomery County 67.0
  • State 66.8

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 187.6
  • Montgomery County 178.1
  • State 180.1

Average BMI

  • Here 27.8
  • Montgomery County 28.2
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Collegeville 31.5%
  • County 34.5%
  • Pennsylvania 37.5%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Collegeville 42.5%
  • Montgomery County 45.6%
  • State 49.4%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 33.8%
  • Montgomery County 35.8%
  • State 34.6%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 63.3%
  • Montgomery County 62.9%
  • State 64.2%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 15.5%
  • County 21.4%
  • Pennsylvania 23.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 15.1%
  • Montgomery County 19.6%
  • State 21.6%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Collegeville 2.0%
  • Montgomery County 2.8%
  • Pennsylvania 3.2%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Collegeville 5.4%
  • Montgomery County 11.0%
  • State 12.8%

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

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Collegeville 6.4%
  • Montgomery County 9.4%
  • State 10.6%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 42.4%
  • Montgomery County 48.2%
  • State 47.7%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Collegeville 2.6%
  • Montgomery County 2.9%
  • Pennsylvania 3.3%

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

Collegeville 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

  • Collegeville 0.8
  • County 1.1
  • Pennsylvania 1.2

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

Eight percent of Collegeville 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. Fifty nine percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty two percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Fifteen 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. Thirty six percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 8.0%
  • County 11.2%
  • State 11.7%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • County 5.6%
  • State 5.8%

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

  • Collegeville 58.6%
  • Montgomery County 68.2%
  • State 68.9%

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

  • Collegeville 21.8%
  • Montgomery County 31.1%
  • Pennsylvania 30.2%

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

  • Collegeville 14.6%
  • County 15.4%
  • State 16.1%

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

  • Here 19.4%
  • County 21.8%
  • Pennsylvania 21.9%

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

  • Here 35.9%
  • County 42.7%
  • State 41.9%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Collegeville 77.2%
  • County 79.0%
  • Pennsylvania 75.8%

Sixteen percent of people living in Collegeville 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 eight percent of people in Collegeville frequently check their blood cholesterol. Eleven percent of people have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that their blood cholesterol level was high.

Summary

Has high blood pressure (%)

  • Here 15.7%
  • Montgomery County 23.4%
  • State 24.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Collegeville 21.0%
  • Montgomery County 25.1%
  • Pennsylvania 25.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Collegeville 37.8%
  • County 45.3%
  • Pennsylvania 44.2%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 11.1%
  • County 19.5%
  • Pennsylvania 20.8%

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

Thirty four percent of people living in Collegeville use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 34.4%
  • Montgomery County 40.3%
  • Pennsylvania 35.2%

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

  • Collegeville 20.5%
  • Montgomery County 23.8%
  • State 25.9%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 19.5%
  • Montgomery County 24.5%
  • State 27.2%

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

  • Here 34.7%
  • Montgomery County 39.8%
  • Pennsylvania 41.6%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Collegeville 43.3%
  • Montgomery County 49.7%
  • Pennsylvania 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 20.1%
  • County 24.4%
  • Pennsylvania 27.4%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 16.9%
  • Montgomery County 19.6%
  • Pennsylvania 21.1%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 14.6%
  • County 17.6%
  • Pennsylvania 18.9%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Collegeville 10.7%
  • County 11.5%
  • State 13.7%

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

  • Here 3.2%
  • Montgomery County 3.8%
  • State 4.4%

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

Collegeville residents on average take one prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Collegeville 1.3
  • Montgomery County 2.1
  • State 2.2

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

Eighty six percent of people living in Collegeville have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eight percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 6.5 days per month on average. They have 6.0 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 24 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 86.3%
  • Montgomery County 81.1%
  • State 79.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 7.8%
  • Montgomery County 10.1%
  • State 11.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Collegeville 6.5
  • County 5.5
  • State 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Collegeville 6.0
  • Montgomery County 5.4
  • State 5.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • Collegeville 23.9
  • County 21.0
  • State 23.4

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

Ninety six percent of Collegeville 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 three percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty three percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Collegeville 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 seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty one percent have ever had anal sex. Seven percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Collegeville 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 22 women. People living here were on average 21 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on five women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 1.2 men on average. They have had 0.8 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Collegeville were 18 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on two men in their lifetime. Twelve percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Collegeville has vaginal or anal sex 58 times a year. Fifty two percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Collegeville 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 0.2 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy seven percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Collegeville 95.6%
  • County 97.0%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Collegeville 93.4%
  • County 94.3%
  • Pennsylvania 94.6%

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

  • Here 83.4%
  • Montgomery County 87.0%
  • Pennsylvania 86.9%

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

  • Here 43.4%
  • County 45.3%
  • Pennsylvania 48.0%

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

  • Here 6.5%
  • Montgomery County 6.3%
  • State 5.9%

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

  • Here 93.0%
  • County 96.8%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Here 86.8%
  • Montgomery County 85.5%
  • State 84.5%

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

  • Here 30.6%
  • Montgomery County 36.4%
  • Pennsylvania 38.1%

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

  • Here 6.5%
  • Montgomery County 10.0%
  • Pennsylvania 11.4%

Average age people first had sex

  • Collegeville 17.1
  • County 17.2
  • Pennsylvania 16.8

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

  • Collegeville 25.1
  • County 23.9
  • Pennsylvania 27.0

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

  • Collegeville 21.7
  • County 18.8
  • Pennsylvania 21.2

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

  • Collegeville 21.4
  • Montgomery County 22.2
  • State 21.7

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

  • Collegeville 5.3
  • Montgomery County 4.6
  • Pennsylvania 5.1

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

  • Here 1.2
  • Montgomery County 3.1
  • Pennsylvania 3.5

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

  • Collegeville 0.8
  • County 1.7
  • Pennsylvania 2.0

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

  • Here 18.1
  • County 20.1
  • State 19.9

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

  • Here 2.0
  • Montgomery County 5.1
  • Pennsylvania 5.9

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 12.2%
  • County 7.3%
  • Pennsylvania 8.7%

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

  • Collegeville 58.1
  • County 58.2
  • Pennsylvania 60.6

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Collegeville 52.1%
  • Montgomery County 54.8%
  • State 54.1%

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

  • Collegeville 7.7
  • County 10.5
  • Pennsylvania 11.2

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

  • Here 6.8
  • County 9.1
  • Pennsylvania 9.8

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

  • Here 0.2
  • Montgomery County 0.4
  • Pennsylvania 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Collegeville 76.6%
  • County 82.7%
  • State 82.3%

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

Eleven percent of households in Collegeville 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 (%)

  • Collegeville 11.0%
  • Montgomery County 9.5%
  • Pennsylvania 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • Montgomery County 4.5%
  • State 4.4%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Collegeville 6.7
  • County 6.9
  • Pennsylvania 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Collegeville 21.2%
  • County 30.5%
  • Pennsylvania 31.9%

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

Forty three percent of Collegeville residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 42.5%
  • Montgomery County 45.0%
  • Pennsylvania 50.8%

Twenty two percent of Collegeville 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 six 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 five percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Forty 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 two 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 1.6 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Collegeville 21.8%
  • Montgomery County 20.0%
  • State 21.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Collegeville 36.1%
  • County 35.2%
  • State 37.3%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 35.5%
  • County 29.9%
  • State 28.8%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Collegeville 40.3%
  • County 22.8%
  • Pennsylvania 18.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Collegeville 51.9%
  • Montgomery County 46.2%
  • Pennsylvania 41.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.3
  • Montgomery County 6.3
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Collegeville 2.4
  • County 2.6
  • Pennsylvania 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.6
  • Montgomery County 1.3
  • State 1.2

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

Eight percent of Collegeville residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Two 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. Eleven 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. Six percent of people living in Collegeville have ever received a blood transfusion. Twelve percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twelve percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Three percent have ever been told they had gout. One percent have congestive heart failure. One percent have coronary heart disease. One percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Two percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Five percent have another thyroid problem. One 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 (%)

  • Here 7.8%
  • Montgomery County 10.2%
  • Pennsylvania 10.7%

People with anemia (%)

  • Collegeville 1.9%
  • Montgomery County 3.3%
  • Pennsylvania 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Collegeville 3.1%
  • Montgomery County 3.9%
  • Pennsylvania 3.9%

People with overweight (%)

  • Collegeville 27.8%
  • Montgomery County 33.3%
  • Pennsylvania 34.2%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 10.6%
  • Montgomery County 17.7%
  • Pennsylvania 20.2%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 6.1%
  • County 11.3%
  • State 12.4%

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

  • Here 11.8%
  • County 16.7%
  • State 19.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 12.4%
  • County 25.4%
  • Pennsylvania 27.5%

People with gout (%)

  • Collegeville 3.4%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 4.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Collegeville 1.4%
  • County 3.1%
  • State 3.8%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Collegeville 1.3%
  • County 3.1%
  • State 3.5%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 1.2%
  • County 2.2%
  • Pennsylvania 2.5%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 1.8%
  • Montgomery County 3.7%
  • State 4.3%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Collegeville 4.7%
  • Montgomery County 8.2%
  • Pennsylvania 8.1%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 1.4%
  • Montgomery County 2.8%
  • Pennsylvania 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 5.7%
  • Montgomery County 10.4%
  • Pennsylvania 9.8%

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

Fifty four percent of births in Collegeville were vaginal deliveries. Forty six percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.5 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Forty three percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Seventy two percent of women breastfeed their children. Thirteen percent of women in Collegeville have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Nine percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Eighty five percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Twenty percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Ten percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Sixteen 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 54.5%
  • County 61.6%
  • State 65.5%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 45.5%
  • County 38.4%
  • State 34.5%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Collegeville 99.5%
  • Montgomery County 99.4%
  • State 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Collegeville 42.8%
  • County 57.3%
  • State 60.1%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 71.6%
  • County 58.9%
  • Pennsylvania 53.0%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 13.5%
  • Montgomery County 22.0%
  • Pennsylvania 24.1%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 9.1%
  • County 12.6%
  • State 13.1%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Collegeville 85.0%
  • Montgomery County 75.9%
  • State 74.0%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Collegeville 19.8%
  • County 9.7%
  • Pennsylvania 7.9%

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

  • Collegeville 9.9%
  • Montgomery County 13.0%
  • State 15.2%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Collegeville 15.8%
  • Montgomery County 19.7%
  • State 19.6%

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

People living in Collegeville report their general health condition on average at 64 percent. Seven percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 50 percent of Collegeville residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Ten percent of people living in Collegeville are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 63.7%
  • Montgomery County 58.7%
  • Pennsylvania 55.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Collegeville 6.6%
  • County 4.9%
  • State 4.3%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Collegeville 50.0%
  • Montgomery County 39.6%
  • Pennsylvania 38.7%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 9.8%
  • Montgomery County 8.5%
  • State 8.5%

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

People in Collegeville spend $356 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 20 percent of their income. The average family in Collegeville spends $87 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $181 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $32 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Collegeville $356
  • Montgomery County $366
  • State $356

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

  • Here 19.5%
  • Montgomery County 21.0%
  • State 23.5%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $87
  • County $73
  • Pennsylvania $70

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • Montgomery County 3.7%
  • Pennsylvania 4.1%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $181
  • Montgomery County $163
  • Pennsylvania $137

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 7.9%
  • County 6.5%
  • Pennsylvania 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Collegeville $32
  • County $27
  • State $23

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Collegeville 1.4%
  • Montgomery County 1.1%
  • State 1.2%

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

People living in Collegeville report their general condition of hearing on average at 85 percent. Eighty eight 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 seven percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Eleven percent of Collegeville 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. Seventeen percent of people in Collegeville had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Collegeville 85.3%
  • County 79.5%
  • Pennsylvania 78.0%

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

  • Here 88.2%
  • County 80.0%
  • State 77.9%

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

  • Here 97.2%
  • County 95.4%
  • Pennsylvania 94.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 11.0%
  • County 18.6%
  • State 20.6%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 36.5%
  • Montgomery County 38.4%
  • Pennsylvania 43.4%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Collegeville 17.1%
  • County 14.4%
  • Pennsylvania 15.4%

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Twenty one percent of Collegeville 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 (%)

  • Collegeville 21.1%
  • Montgomery County 26.5%
  • State 27.3%

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Ten percent of Collegeville 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. Fourteen percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Four percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Five percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Four 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 9.6%
  • County 16.0%
  • State 19.1%

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

  • Here 14.1%
  • County 22.0%
  • State 25.7%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • County 8.6%
  • Pennsylvania 9.9%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Collegeville 4.7%
  • County 8.7%
  • State 10.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Collegeville 4.3%
  • County 7.6%
  • Pennsylvania 8.6%

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

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