Health and Nutrition of Compton, CA Residents

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Forty five percent of Compton residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 17 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 (%)

  • Here 45.1%
  • County 48.6%
  • State 48.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 17.2
  • Los Angeles County 18.8
  • State 19.6

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Compton 3.9
  • Los Angeles County 3.8
  • California 3.7

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

  • Compton 2.2
  • County 1.9
  • California 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 2.2
  • Los Angeles County 2.2
  • State 2.1

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.1
  • County 3.2
  • California 3.3

The average Compton 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). Seventeen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Compton residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 44 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 four days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 25 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.9
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Compton 16.6%
  • County 15.1%
  • State 15.6%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 20.3%
  • County 19.9%
  • California 20.6%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Compton 44.0%
  • Los Angeles County 47.8%
  • State 47.1%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Compton 2.8
  • County 3.0
  • California 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 3.8
  • Los Angeles County 3.1
  • State 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Here 24.9
  • County 24.3
  • California 23.8

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

The average height of Compton residents 16 years and older is 65 inches. The average weight is 177 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty percent of people living here are obese. Fifty one percent have ever been obese. Thirty five percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Compton 64.6
  • County 65.8
  • California 66.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Compton 176.6
  • Los Angeles County 172.4
  • California 174.2

Average BMI

  • Here 29.0
  • County 28.0
  • California 28.1

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 39.6%
  • County 33.8%
  • California 34.4%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Compton 50.5%
  • County 44.3%
  • California 45.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Compton 35.4%
  • Los Angeles County 35.8%
  • State 35.3%

Fifty nine percent of Compton residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty three percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty two percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. One percent have ever used heroin. Thirteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Compton 58.6%
  • County 58.7%
  • California 60.0%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Compton 23.2%
  • Los Angeles County 21.8%
  • California 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 22.1%
  • County 20.2%
  • California 20.9%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 1.4%
  • County 1.6%
  • State 2.0%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Compton 13.3%
  • County 12.7%
  • State 13.1%

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

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Compton 9.7%
  • County 8.9%
  • California 9.3%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 46.7%
  • County 46.0%
  • California 45.8%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • County 2.5%
  • California 2.6%

Compton 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

  • Compton 1.1
  • County 1.0
  • State 1.1

Nine percent of Compton 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 six percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Fifteen percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Eleven percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Thirteen percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Twenty seven percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 9.4%
  • Los Angeles County 10.8%
  • California 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • Los Angeles County 4.3%
  • State 4.7%

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

  • Compton 56.4%
  • County 62.1%
  • California 64.0%

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

  • Here 14.9%
  • County 21.9%
  • State 23.8%

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

  • Compton 10.5%
  • County 13.1%
  • State 14.2%

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

  • Compton 12.8%
  • County 16.7%
  • California 18.7%

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

  • Here 26.9%
  • Los Angeles County 31.8%
  • California 34.5%

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

Sixty six percent of people living in Compton are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Compton 65.8%
  • County 72.6%
  • State 72.4%

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

  • Compton 17.1%
  • Los Angeles County 16.9%
  • State 18.4%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 17.9%
  • County 20.1%
  • California 21.5%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Compton 35.7%
  • Los Angeles County 38.0%
  • State 38.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 13.9%
  • County 15.0%
  • State 16.3%

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

Twenty five percent of people living in Compton use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 25.2%
  • County 33.9%
  • State 34.3%

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

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

  • Compton 30.6%
  • County 26.9%
  • State 26.7%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Compton 30.8%
  • Los Angeles County 27.2%
  • California 27.1%

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

  • Here 41.3%
  • Los Angeles County 40.6%
  • State 40.9%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 52.7%
  • County 51.2%
  • State 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Compton 33.8%
  • County 28.6%
  • California 28.2%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 23.2%
  • Los Angeles County 20.7%
  • California 20.9%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Compton 21.1%
  • County 20.1%
  • California 19.8%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Compton 19.6%
  • County 15.3%
  • California 14.8%

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

  • Here 5.9%
  • Los Angeles County 4.5%
  • California 4.4%

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

Compton residents on average take one prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Compton 1.3
  • County 1.5
  • California 1.7

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

Seventy eight percent of people living in Compton have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eleven percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 3.8 days per month on average. They have 5.7 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 21 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 78.1%
  • County 78.2%
  • California 78.7%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Compton 11.5%
  • Los Angeles County 11.3%
  • California 11.4%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Compton 3.8
  • County 4.3
  • California 4.5

Average drinks/week

  • Compton 5.7
  • County 5.3
  • California 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Compton 21.0
  • County 18.8
  • California 20.4

Ninety seven percent of Compton residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety four percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty one percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty nine percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Five percent of males in Compton have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety six percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Seventy seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty nine percent have ever had anal sex. Seventeen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Compton 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 33 women. He has vaginal sex with 27 women. People living here were on average 22 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 0.6 men on average. They have had 0.4 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Compton were 20 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. Sixteen percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Compton has vaginal or anal sex 62 times a year. Forty two percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Compton 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with nine men on average. They have had eight male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.7 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Fifty nine percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Compton 97.5%
  • Los Angeles County 97.0%
  • State 96.9%

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

  • Compton 94.0%
  • County 92.2%
  • State 92.8%

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

  • Here 81.3%
  • Los Angeles County 82.6%
  • California 83.7%

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

  • Compton 48.5%
  • Los Angeles County 48.3%
  • California 48.3%

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

  • Compton 5.5%
  • County 7.5%
  • State 6.8%

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

  • Here 96.3%
  • County 95.9%
  • California 96.0%

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

  • Here 76.5%
  • County 82.2%
  • California 82.7%

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

  • Here 39.1%
  • Los Angeles County 38.8%
  • State 38.9%

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

  • Compton 17.5%
  • County 12.7%
  • California 12.2%

Average age people first had sex

  • Compton 16.5
  • County 17.2
  • California 17.1

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

  • Here 33.1
  • Los Angeles County 25.1
  • California 25.6

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

  • Compton 26.5
  • Los Angeles County 20.5
  • State 20.9

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

  • Here 21.5
  • Los Angeles County 21.4
  • State 21.3

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

  • Compton 4.7
  • Los Angeles County 4.7
  • California 5.0

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

  • Compton 0.6
  • County 1.5
  • California 1.8

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

  • Compton 0.4
  • Los Angeles County 0.8
  • State 1.0

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

  • Here 19.6
  • Los Angeles County 19.9
  • California 20.0

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

  • Here 1.6
  • Los Angeles County 2.8
  • California 3.4

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Compton 15.7%
  • Los Angeles County 10.1%
  • California 9.6%

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

  • Compton 62.4
  • Los Angeles County 62.3
  • State 62.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Compton 41.7%
  • County 47.0%
  • State 49.2%

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

  • Compton 9.3
  • County 8.8
  • State 9.4

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

  • Compton 7.8
  • Los Angeles County 7.7
  • California 8.3

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

  • Compton 0.7
  • Los Angeles County 0.6
  • California 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 59.3%
  • County 64.1%
  • State 68.4%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Compton 10.8%
  • Los Angeles County 9.6%
  • State 9.7%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 5.5%
  • County 4.7%
  • State 4.6%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.6
  • Los Angeles County 6.7
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 22.1%
  • County 25.2%
  • State 26.9%

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

Fifty two percent of Compton residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 52.1%
  • Los Angeles County 46.2%
  • State 47.9%

Nineteen percent of Compton 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 two 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 six percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty three 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 nine 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 1.3 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 18.6%
  • County 17.7%
  • State 19.2%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Compton 32.4%
  • Los Angeles County 32.1%
  • State 34.1%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 35.8%
  • Los Angeles County 33.8%
  • State 32.8%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 23.2%
  • Los Angeles County 23.6%
  • State 22.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Compton 38.7%
  • Los Angeles County 42.5%
  • State 42.4%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.5
  • County 6.0
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Compton 2.6
  • Los Angeles County 2.5
  • State 2.6

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.3
  • County 1.4
  • State 1.4

Eight percent of Compton 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". 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 one percent are overweight. Fifteen percent of people 60 years and older have difficulties in thinking or remembering that can make a big difference in everyday activities (this does not refer to occasionally forgetting your keys or the name of someone you recently met). This refers to things like confusion or memory loss that are happening more often or getting worse. Ten percent of people living in Compton have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty three percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Seventeen percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Two percent have ever been told they had gout. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Two percent have coronary heart disease. One percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Two percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Three percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Four percent have another thyroid problem. One percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Four percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Compton 7.6%
  • Los Angeles County 8.5%
  • State 9.2%

People with anemia (%)

  • Compton 5.1%
  • Los Angeles County 3.6%
  • State 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 1.7%
  • Los Angeles County 2.8%
  • State 3.1%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 31.1%
  • County 30.7%
  • California 31.3%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 15.2%
  • Los Angeles County 19.3%
  • State 20.3%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Compton 9.6%
  • County 9.4%
  • State 9.9%

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

  • Compton 23.3%
  • County 20.2%
  • State 20.0%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Compton 16.7%
  • Los Angeles County 18.7%
  • State 20.7%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 2.2%
  • County 2.7%
  • California 3.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 1.6%
  • County 2.0%
  • State 2.4%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 1.5%
  • County 2.3%
  • California 2.7%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 1.0%
  • Los Angeles County 1.5%
  • State 1.7%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 1.7%
  • County 2.5%
  • State 2.9%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • Los Angeles County 2.7%
  • California 3.1%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Compton 4.4%
  • Los Angeles County 6.0%
  • State 6.4%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 1.4%
  • County 2.1%
  • California 2.5%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Compton 2.5%
  • Los Angeles County 2.9%
  • California 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Compton 3.7%
  • Los Angeles County 5.5%
  • California 6.4%

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

Sixty four percent of births in Compton were vaginal deliveries. Thirty six percent of deliveries were cesarean. 98.7 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty eight percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty seven percent of women breastfeed their children. Fourteen percent of women in Compton have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Six percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Sixty seven percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. 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. Eight 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 (%)

  • Compton 63.8%
  • Los Angeles County 62.8%
  • State 63.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 36.2%
  • County 37.2%
  • California 36.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 98.7%
  • Los Angeles County 99.2%
  • California 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Compton 58.3%
  • County 58.0%
  • State 58.6%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Compton 56.9%
  • Los Angeles County 63.7%
  • California 61.9%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 13.9%
  • Los Angeles County 14.3%
  • California 16.5%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Compton 6.5%
  • County 7.5%
  • California 8.7%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 66.8%
  • Los Angeles County 66.4%
  • California 68.1%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • County 5.8%
  • California 6.3%

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

  • Compton 24.0%
  • County 18.9%
  • California 17.9%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Compton 7.9%
  • County 11.9%
  • State 13.8%

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

People living in Compton report their general health condition on average at 52 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 45 percent of Compton residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Seven percent of people living in Compton are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 52.4%
  • Los Angeles County 55.8%
  • California 55.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • Los Angeles County 4.8%
  • California 4.7%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Compton 45.5%
  • Los Angeles County 40.2%
  • State 39.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Compton 7.4%
  • Los Angeles County 7.2%
  • State 7.5%

People in Compton spend $372 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 25 percent of their income. The average family in Compton spends $90 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $133 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $29 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 $372
  • County $374
  • State $372

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

  • Here 24.6%
  • County 22.2%
  • California 22.6%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $90
  • Los Angeles County $89
  • California $83

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Compton 5.3%
  • Los Angeles County 4.5%
  • State 4.4%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Compton $133
  • Los Angeles County $153
  • State $148

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Compton 7.9%
  • Los Angeles County 8.1%
  • State 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $29
  • County $30
  • State $29

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.3%
  • Los Angeles County 1.1%
  • State 1.1%

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

People living in Compton report their general condition of hearing on average at 83 percent. Eighty six 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. Fifteen percent of Compton 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. Twelve percent of people in Compton had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 82.7%
  • Los Angeles County 81.5%
  • California 80.6%

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

  • Here 86.5%
  • County 84.5%
  • California 82.6%

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

  • Here 96.2%
  • Los Angeles County 95.9%
  • State 95.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 15.0%
  • Los Angeles County 15.7%
  • California 17.2%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 38.3%
  • County 35.5%
  • California 38.3%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 11.9%
  • County 12.1%
  • California 13.3%

Twenty three percent of Compton residents 40 and older take a low-dose aspirin each day to prevent heart attacks, strokes or cancer.

Summary

Adults 40+ taking low-dose aspirin (%)

  • Here 22.9%
  • Los Angeles County 22.7%
  • State 23.4%

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

  • Compton 12.7%
  • County 13.7%
  • State 15.3%

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

  • Here 16.6%
  • Los Angeles County 18.4%
  • California 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 6.3%
  • Los Angeles County 6.5%
  • California 7.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 9.6%
  • County 9.0%
  • State 9.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 5.3%
  • County 5.5%
  • California 6.1%

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

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