Health and Nutrition of Collins, MS Residents

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Fifty seven percent of Collins 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 (%)

  • Collins 57.0%
  • County 50.4%
  • Mississippi 48.6%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 19.4
  • County 20.7
  • State 20.4

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Collins 3.8
  • County 3.6
  • Mississippi 3.6

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

  • Collins 1.6
  • Covington County 1.8
  • State 2.0

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Collins 1.8
  • County 1.7
  • Mississippi 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 2.6
  • Covington County 3.4
  • Mississippi 3.4

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

The average Collins 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. Seventeen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Collins residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 56 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

  • Collins 1.6
  • Covington County 2.0
  • Mississippi 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 9.1%
  • County 14.6%
  • State 16.0%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 16.7%
  • Covington County 20.4%
  • State 21.2%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 55.5%
  • County 47.1%
  • State 45.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.5
  • Covington County 2.8
  • State 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Collins 3.2
  • County 3.0
  • Mississippi 3.1

Average number of teeth

  • Collins 24.6
  • County 22.5
  • Mississippi 22.7

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

The average height of Collins residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 181 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty six percent of people living here are obese. Forty five percent have ever been obese. Thirty five percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.9
  • Covington County 66.9
  • Mississippi 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 181.0
  • County 181.8
  • State 183.5

Average BMI

  • Collins 28.7
  • Covington County 28.8
  • Mississippi 29.2

People that are obese (%)

  • Collins 36.0%
  • Covington County 38.1%
  • State 40.0%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Collins 45.5%
  • Covington County 49.4%
  • Mississippi 51.6%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 35.5%
  • Covington County 33.2%
  • Mississippi 34.6%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 62.6%
  • County 63.7%
  • Mississippi 63.4%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Collins 13.0%
  • Covington County 20.0%
  • Mississippi 21.4%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 12.8%
  • Covington County 18.4%
  • State 19.6%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 1.9%
  • Covington County 3.2%
  • Mississippi 3.2%

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

Ten percent of people living in Collins have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Fifty four 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 (%)

  • Here 10.5%
  • Covington County 10.6%
  • State 10.7%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 53.6%
  • Covington County 48.5%
  • Mississippi 48.0%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Collins 3.4%
  • County 3.4%
  • Mississippi 3.6%

Collins 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

  • Collins 1.3
  • Covington County 1.2
  • State 1.2

Ten percent of Collins 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. Sixty six percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty six percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Eleven 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 eight percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 9.7%
  • County 10.5%
  • State 10.3%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 6.7%
  • County 6.5%
  • Mississippi 6.0%

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

  • Collins 66.1%
  • Covington County 65.6%
  • Mississippi 65.4%

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

  • Here 35.9%
  • County 26.5%
  • State 25.6%

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

  • Here 10.6%
  • County 13.7%
  • Mississippi 14.5%

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

  • Here 14.6%
  • County 19.8%
  • Mississippi 19.4%

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

  • Here 37.5%
  • Covington County 38.3%
  • Mississippi 38.1%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Collins 84.3%
  • Covington County 76.9%
  • Mississippi 74.8%

Thirty percent of people living in Collins have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty seven percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Fifty four percent of people in Collins frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty 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 30.1%
  • Covington County 25.8%
  • Mississippi 24.8%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Collins 26.7%
  • County 25.1%
  • Mississippi 25.1%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 54.4%
  • Covington County 45.6%
  • Mississippi 44.0%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Collins 20.3%
  • Covington County 20.2%
  • Mississippi 19.2%

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

Thirty four percent of people living in Collins use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Collins 34.0%
  • County 30.5%
  • State 28.9%

Twenty three percent of Collins residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty one 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 five percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty three percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Sixteen percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Fourteen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Ten 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 (%)

  • Here 22.8%
  • County 25.7%
  • Mississippi 26.6%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Collins 21.2%
  • County 25.6%
  • State 26.8%

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

  • Collins 34.6%
  • Covington County 39.1%
  • State 40.4%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Collins 45.2%
  • Covington County 49.1%
  • State 50.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Collins 22.8%
  • Covington County 26.8%
  • Mississippi 28.5%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 15.7%
  • Covington County 20.2%
  • Mississippi 20.7%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Collins 14.4%
  • County 17.5%
  • State 18.3%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 10.1%
  • Covington County 13.9%
  • State 14.0%

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

  • Collins 2.8%
  • Covington County 4.2%
  • State 4.3%

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

Collins residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.2
  • County 2.2
  • State 2.1

Seventy nine percent of people living in Collins have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Nine 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 4.9 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 17 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Collins 79.2%
  • Covington County 79.1%
  • Mississippi 77.9%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Collins 8.6%
  • County 10.5%
  • Mississippi 11.3%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 6.5
  • Covington County 5.3
  • State 4.9

Average drinks/week

  • Collins 4.9
  • Covington County 5.6
  • Mississippi 5.6

Average days/year people drink much

  • Collins 16.6
  • County 24.1
  • Mississippi 24.1

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

Ninety seven percent of Collins residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety two percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Thirty two percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Eight percent of males in Collins 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 six percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty percent have ever had anal sex. Eleven percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Collins 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 27 women. He has vaginal sex with 19 women. People living here were on average 24 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on two women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 3.3 men on average. They have had 1.3 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Collins 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. Fourteen percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Collins has vaginal or anal sex 45 times a year. Forty four percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Collins 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 11 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. Seventy five percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Collins 96.7%
  • County 97.0%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 92.3%
  • Covington County 94.0%
  • State 94.3%

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

  • Collins 79.7%
  • Covington County 83.1%
  • Mississippi 83.9%

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

  • Here 32.3%
  • Covington County 43.6%
  • State 45.9%

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

  • Collins 8.1%
  • Covington County 5.4%
  • Mississippi 5.3%

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

  • Collins 96.6%
  • County 96.7%
  • Mississippi 97.1%

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

  • Collins 76.2%
  • County 78.7%
  • State 80.3%

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

  • Collins 30.4%
  • County 33.9%
  • Mississippi 37.0%

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

  • Here 11.3%
  • Covington County 12.5%
  • State 13.1%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 17.5
  • Covington County 16.8
  • State 16.6

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

  • Collins 27.0
  • County 29.3
  • Mississippi 30.0

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

  • Here 18.5
  • County 22.7
  • State 23.4

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

  • Here 23.5
  • County 22.5
  • Mississippi 22.0

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

  • Here 2.2
  • Covington County 4.2
  • Mississippi 4.6

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

  • Here 3.3
  • Covington County 2.8
  • State 2.3

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

  • Collins 1.3
  • County 1.6
  • Mississippi 1.4

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

  • Here 19.6
  • County 20.4
  • Mississippi 19.9

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

  • Here 2.8
  • Covington County 4.6
  • State 4.4

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Collins 13.7%
  • Covington County 12.2%
  • State 12.3%

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

  • Here 44.9
  • County 56.2
  • State 57.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Collins 44.2%
  • Covington County 49.7%
  • State 51.0%

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

  • Here 10.6
  • Covington County 11.7
  • Mississippi 11.6

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

  • Here 7.5
  • County 9.3
  • State 9.6

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

  • Collins 0.5
  • County 0.6
  • State 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 75.4%
  • County 78.4%
  • State 79.1%

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

Eleven percent of households in Collins 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 (%)

  • Collins 10.9%
  • Covington County 10.9%
  • Mississippi 11.2%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Collins 4.1%
  • Covington County 4.1%
  • Mississippi 4.0%

Collins 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
  • Covington County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 25.5%
  • Covington County 28.6%
  • State 29.4%

Thirty seven percent of Collins residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 36.7%
  • County 50.3%
  • Mississippi 54.4%

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

Thirteen percent of Collins 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. Twenty eight 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 one percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty six 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 seven 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 seven 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 1.3 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 13.3%
  • Covington County 19.3%
  • State 20.4%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Collins 28.4%
  • Covington County 32.8%
  • State 36.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Collins 31.2%
  • Covington County 31.4%
  • Mississippi 31.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 26.3%
  • County 20.4%
  • Mississippi 20.0%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Collins 47.2%
  • Covington County 40.9%
  • Mississippi 40.1%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Collins 6.7
  • Covington County 6.2
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.7
  • County 2.9
  • Mississippi 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.3
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.2

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

Ten percent of Collins residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Five 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 five 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. Fourteen percent of people living in Collins have ever received a blood transfusion. Fifteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty seven percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Five percent have ever been told they had gout. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Four 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. Four percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Eight percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. One percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Fourteen percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Collins 10.0%
  • Covington County 11.4%
  • State 11.0%

People with anemia (%)

  • Collins 4.6%
  • Covington County 4.3%
  • State 4.2%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • County 3.2%
  • Mississippi 3.3%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 35.0%
  • Covington County 33.6%
  • Mississippi 34.6%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Collins 11.2%
  • County 19.2%
  • Mississippi 19.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 14.0%
  • Covington County 12.1%
  • State 12.0%

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

  • Collins 15.0%
  • Covington County 18.3%
  • State 19.1%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 26.8%
  • County 25.4%
  • State 25.2%

People with gout (%)

  • Collins 5.4%
  • Covington County 4.0%
  • State 4.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Collins 2.0%
  • County 3.5%
  • State 3.5%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • County 3.2%
  • State 3.0%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.3%
  • Covington County 2.1%
  • State 2.2%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

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

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 4.0%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Collins 1.9%
  • Covington County 3.3%
  • Mississippi 2.9%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 7.8%
  • County 7.0%
  • Mississippi 6.8%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • County 3.7%
  • Mississippi 3.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Collins 1.5%
  • County 2.8%
  • Mississippi 2.7%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 14.0%
  • Covington County 9.1%
  • Mississippi 7.9%

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

Fifty eight percent of births in Collins were vaginal deliveries. Forty two percent of deliveries were cesarean. 98.6 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty seven percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty six percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty three percent of women in Collins have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Thirteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy five percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Eight percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Sixteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty 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 (%)

  • Collins 58.2%
  • Covington County 62.4%
  • Mississippi 64.3%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 41.8%
  • County 37.6%
  • State 35.7%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Collins 98.6%
  • Covington County 99.0%
  • Mississippi 99.0%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 57.0%
  • County 58.2%
  • Mississippi 59.9%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Collins 56.0%
  • Covington County 51.4%
  • State 50.0%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 23.0%
  • Covington County 21.7%
  • State 22.3%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 12.7%
  • County 11.5%
  • State 11.2%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Collins 75.1%
  • County 75.1%
  • Mississippi 74.4%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 8.0%
  • Covington County 8.3%
  • Mississippi 7.3%

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

  • Collins 15.9%
  • County 16.9%
  • State 18.8%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Collins 19.6%
  • Covington County 16.4%
  • State 16.3%

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

People living in Collins report their general health condition on average at 61 percent. Six percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 45 percent of Collins residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Collins are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Collins 60.7%
  • Covington County 55.9%
  • Mississippi 54.8%

Blood donors (%)

  • Collins 5.6%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 4.3%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 44.6%
  • County 43.8%
  • State 44.5%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Collins 9.0%
  • Covington County 8.5%
  • Mississippi 8.8%

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

People in Collins spend $359 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 Collins spends $78 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $177 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $30 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 $359
  • County $359
  • Mississippi $352

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

  • Here 23.2%
  • Covington County 25.9%
  • State 26.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $78
  • County $70
  • State $71

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 4.5%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Collins $177
  • County $140
  • State $130

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Collins 7.2%
  • County 6.3%
  • State 6.9%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Collins $30
  • Covington County $26
  • State $24

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Collins 1.2%
  • Covington County 1.2%
  • Mississippi 1.3%

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

People living in Collins report their general condition of hearing on average at 81 percent. Eighty seven 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. Fourteen percent of Collins population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Twenty seven 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 Collins had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Collins 81.4%
  • County 79.9%
  • State 79.9%

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

  • Here 87.4%
  • County 80.0%
  • State 80.2%

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

  • Here 97.3%
  • County 95.3%
  • State 95.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 14.1%
  • County 18.3%
  • State 18.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Collins 26.9%
  • County 38.9%
  • State 41.3%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 12.2%
  • County 14.8%
  • Mississippi 15.6%

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

Thirty five percent of Collins 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 (%)

  • Collins 34.9%
  • County 28.1%
  • State 26.7%

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

Twelve percent of Collins 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. Nineteen percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Ten percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Seven percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Ten 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 (%)

  • Collins 11.8%
  • County 18.8%
  • State 18.9%

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

  • Collins 18.9%
  • County 24.5%
  • State 25.0%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 9.9%
  • Covington County 10.0%
  • Mississippi 9.7%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Collins 6.6%
  • Covington County 9.9%
  • State 9.7%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Collins 10.2%
  • Covington County 9.1%
  • State 8.6%

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

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