Health and Nutrition of Cottage Grove, MN Residents

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Forty eight percent of Cottage Grove residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 21 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 four frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 48.5%
  • Washington County 50.2%
  • State 49.3%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 21.0
  • County 21.2
  • Minnesota 21.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Cottage Grove 3.7
  • County 3.8
  • State 3.6

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

  • Here 1.9
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.8
  • Washington County 1.8
  • Minnesota 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.8
  • County 3.6
  • State 3.9

The average Cottage Grove 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 two percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Cottage Grove residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 46 percent. People living here aged 30 years and older, aside from brushing their teeth with toothbrush, use dental floss or any other device that clean between teeth on average three days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of three days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 24 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.9
  • County 1.9
  • State 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 17.2%
  • County 15.6%
  • State 16.6%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 22.4%
  • Washington County 21.4%
  • Minnesota 21.6%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 46.1%
  • County 48.3%
  • Minnesota 46.1%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.8
  • County 2.9
  • Minnesota 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Cottage Grove 2.7
  • County 2.6
  • State 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • Cottage Grove 23.7
  • Washington County 23.5
  • State 22.5

The average height of Cottage Grove residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 183 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty nine percent of people living here are obese. Fifty percent have ever been obese. Thirty seven percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Cottage Grove 67.2
  • County 67.2
  • State 67.0

Average weight (pounds)

  • Cottage Grove 183.5
  • Washington County 181.9
  • Minnesota 179.8

Average BMI

  • Cottage Grove 29.0
  • County 28.7
  • Minnesota 28.5

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 38.6%
  • County 37.2%
  • Minnesota 36.1%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 50.3%
  • Washington County 48.7%
  • State 48.0%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Cottage Grove 36.7%
  • County 36.4%
  • Minnesota 34.4%

Sixty five percent of Cottage Grove residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty seven percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty four percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Three percent have ever used heroin. Sixteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Cottage Grove 65.3%
  • County 65.4%
  • Minnesota 65.3%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 26.8%
  • County 25.4%
  • State 25.0%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 24.1%
  • County 22.8%
  • Minnesota 22.6%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Cottage Grove 3.4%
  • County 3.1%
  • State 3.3%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 15.5%
  • Washington County 14.0%
  • Minnesota 14.2%

Eight percent of people living in Cottage Grove have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty 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 (%)

  • Cottage Grove 8.1%
  • County 8.5%
  • Minnesota 9.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 44.1%
  • County 45.7%
  • Minnesota 45.9%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • County 2.9%
  • Minnesota 2.9%

Cottage Grove 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

  • Cottage Grove 1.0
  • Washington County 1.0
  • Minnesota 1.1

Twelve percent of Cottage Grove 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. Seventy percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty eight percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Eighteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty four percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty six percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 11.6%
  • County 11.8%
  • Minnesota 11.7%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Cottage Grove 4.4%
  • County 5.1%
  • State 5.8%

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

  • Here 69.8%
  • Washington County 69.7%
  • Minnesota 69.1%

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

  • Here 28.0%
  • County 28.7%
  • State 29.8%

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

  • Cottage Grove 17.8%
  • Washington County 17.0%
  • Minnesota 16.8%

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

  • Here 24.1%
  • Washington County 24.2%
  • State 23.5%

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

  • Here 45.6%
  • County 44.8%
  • State 43.1%

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

Seventy two percent of people living in Cottage Grove are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 71.9%
  • County 74.5%
  • Minnesota 74.1%

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

  • Cottage Grove 17.7%
  • County 19.7%
  • Minnesota 21.9%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Cottage Grove 21.7%
  • County 23.0%
  • Minnesota 24.6%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 36.9%
  • County 40.3%
  • Minnesota 40.7%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Cottage Grove 14.9%
  • County 16.4%
  • Minnesota 18.7%

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

Thirty nine percent of people living in Cottage Grove use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 39.4%
  • Washington County 40.8%
  • Minnesota 36.5%

Twenty six percent of Cottage Grove residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty eight percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty four 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. Twenty eight 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. Fourteen percent of people living here move or speak so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual. Five percent have thoughts that they would be better off dead or of hurting themselves in some way.

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Here 26.4%
  • Washington County 25.5%
  • Minnesota 26.0%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 28.0%
  • Washington County 26.8%
  • State 27.0%

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

  • Cottage Grove 44.3%
  • Washington County 42.9%
  • State 42.3%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Cottage Grove 53.2%
  • County 52.5%
  • Minnesota 51.7%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Cottage Grove 28.1%
  • Washington County 26.6%
  • State 27.4%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 23.2%
  • County 22.6%
  • Minnesota 21.5%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 21.0%
  • Washington County 19.9%
  • State 19.4%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Cottage Grove 13.8%
  • County 13.0%
  • Minnesota 13.8%

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

  • Cottage Grove 4.6%
  • County 4.4%
  • Minnesota 4.3%

Cottage Grove residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 1.9
  • County 2.0
  • Minnesota 2.1

Eighty three percent of people living in Cottage Grove have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Ten percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.2 days per month on average. They have 6.0 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 26 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 82.7%
  • Washington County 83.2%
  • Minnesota 81.3%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Cottage Grove 9.5%
  • Washington County 9.0%
  • State 10.1%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 5.2
  • County 5.4
  • State 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Here 6.0
  • County 5.7
  • Minnesota 5.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 26.3
  • County 24.2
  • Minnesota 24.0

Ninety seven percent of Cottage Grove residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety five percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Ninety percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty two percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Cottage Grove have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety eight percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty two percent have ever had anal sex. Twelve percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Cottage Grove 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 26 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 six women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 2.3 men on average. They have had 1.4 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Cottage Grove were 19 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on five men in their lifetime. Seven percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Cottage Grove has vaginal or anal sex 68 times a year. Sixty one percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Cottage Grove 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 12 men on average. They have had 11 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty five percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 97.4%
  • Washington County 97.3%
  • Minnesota 97.2%

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

  • Here 95.0%
  • County 94.8%
  • Minnesota 94.3%

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

  • Cottage Grove 89.9%
  • County 89.5%
  • Minnesota 87.8%

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

  • Here 52.1%
  • Washington County 48.9%
  • Minnesota 49.2%

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

  • Cottage Grove 6.3%
  • Washington County 6.5%
  • State 5.7%

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

  • Here 97.9%
  • Washington County 97.7%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 89.2%
  • County 88.0%
  • State 86.6%

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

  • Here 42.0%
  • Washington County 40.7%
  • Minnesota 39.8%

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

  • Here 12.1%
  • Washington County 11.5%
  • Minnesota 11.8%

Average age people first had sex

  • Cottage Grove 16.7
  • County 16.9
  • State 16.7

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

  • Here 26.0
  • County 24.8
  • State 25.7

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

  • Here 21.6
  • County 20.4
  • Minnesota 20.8

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

  • Here 21.3
  • County 21.7
  • State 21.3

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

  • Here 5.9
  • Washington County 5.6
  • State 5.5

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

  • Cottage Grove 2.3
  • Washington County 2.7
  • Minnesota 2.5

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

  • Here 1.4
  • County 1.5
  • Minnesota 1.4

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

  • Here 18.7
  • Washington County 19.0
  • Minnesota 20.2

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

  • Here 5.3
  • County 5.6
  • State 5.1

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Cottage Grove 6.9%
  • Washington County 6.3%
  • Minnesota 8.0%

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

  • Here 68.4
  • County 63.6
  • Minnesota 64.4

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Cottage Grove 61.3%
  • County 60.9%
  • Minnesota 56.6%

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

  • Here 12.1
  • Washington County 12.3
  • Minnesota 11.6

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

  • Cottage Grove 11.0
  • County 11.1
  • Minnesota 10.3

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

  • Here 0.6
  • Washington County 0.5
  • Minnesota 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 85.1%
  • Washington County 85.1%
  • State 83.3%

Nine percent of households in Cottage Grove 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 (%)

  • Cottage Grove 9.3%
  • County 9.5%
  • Minnesota 9.7%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Cottage Grove 4.6%
  • County 4.8%
  • Minnesota 4.3%

Cottage Grove residents 16 years and older usually get seven hours of sleep at night on weekdays or workdays. Thirty four percent of them have trouble sleeping.

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.8
  • Washington County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 34.0%
  • County 33.1%
  • State 32.0%

Fifty five percent of Cottage Grove residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Cottage Grove 55.0%
  • County 50.9%
  • State 52.5%

Twenty five percent of Cottage Grove 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. Forty 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. Twenty nine percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty one 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 six 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 24.6%
  • County 22.3%
  • Minnesota 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Cottage Grove 41.8%
  • County 38.8%
  • State 38.1%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Cottage Grove 29.5%
  • County 29.9%
  • Minnesota 30.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Cottage Grove 21.1%
  • Washington County 22.0%
  • Minnesota 19.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 46.2%
  • County 47.5%
  • State 42.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.0
  • County 6.2
  • Minnesota 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.6
  • Washington County 2.6
  • Minnesota 2.7

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.3
  • County 1.3
  • Minnesota 1.2

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

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 10.6%
  • County 10.6%
  • Minnesota 11.1%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • Washington County 2.9%
  • State 3.2%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Cottage Grove 4.1%
  • County 4.0%
  • Minnesota 4.0%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 34.8%
  • County 34.4%
  • State 33.2%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 19.4%
  • County 20.4%
  • Minnesota 21.1%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Cottage Grove 9.4%
  • County 10.2%
  • Minnesota 11.3%

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

  • Cottage Grove 17.8%
  • County 17.7%
  • State 18.6%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 22.1%
  • Washington County 23.1%
  • Minnesota 25.6%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • Washington County 3.6%
  • State 3.8%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Cottage Grove 2.2%
  • Washington County 2.4%
  • Minnesota 3.5%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Cottage Grove 2.1%
  • Washington County 2.4%
  • State 3.1%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Cottage Grove 1.7%
  • County 1.8%
  • State 2.2%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Cottage Grove 2.7%
  • County 2.9%
  • Minnesota 3.8%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • County 3.1%
  • Minnesota 3.8%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Cottage Grove 2.3%
  • County 2.5%
  • State 3.6%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 7.1%
  • County 7.4%
  • Minnesota 7.6%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Cottage Grove 3.6%
  • Washington County 3.5%
  • State 3.9%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Cottage Grove 3.0%
  • County 3.1%
  • State 3.3%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Cottage Grove 7.4%
  • County 8.6%
  • State 9.1%

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

Sixty two percent of births in Cottage Grove were vaginal deliveries. Thirty eight percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty eight percent of women breastfeed their children. Eighteen percent of women in Cottage Grove have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Ten percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Eighty percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Ten percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Nineteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Fifteen 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 (%)

  • Cottage Grove 61.8%
  • Washington County 62.4%
  • State 64.5%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 38.2%
  • County 37.6%
  • Minnesota 35.5%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Cottage Grove 99.4%
  • Washington County 99.4%
  • Minnesota 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Cottage Grove 59.6%
  • County 59.2%
  • State 59.6%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Cottage Grove 57.7%
  • Washington County 57.7%
  • State 55.7%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Cottage Grove 18.3%
  • Washington County 19.9%
  • State 21.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Cottage Grove 9.8%
  • County 11.0%
  • State 11.9%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 80.1%
  • County 78.3%
  • Minnesota 75.4%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 10.2%
  • Washington County 9.8%
  • State 8.9%

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

  • Here 18.6%
  • County 16.0%
  • Minnesota 16.0%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Cottage Grove 15.2%
  • Washington County 16.6%
  • State 18.1%

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

People living in Cottage Grove report their general health condition on average at 57 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 42 percent of Cottage Grove residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Cottage Grove are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Cottage Grove 57.1%
  • County 58.0%
  • Minnesota 56.2%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 5.3%
  • Washington County 5.1%
  • State 4.4%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 42.4%
  • Washington County 41.9%
  • Minnesota 39.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 9.2%
  • County 9.0%
  • Minnesota 8.5%

People in Cottage Grove spend $363 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 24 percent of their income. The average family in Cottage Grove spends $76 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $144 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $25 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is two percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $363
  • Washington County $368
  • State $363

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

  • Cottage Grove 23.8%
  • Washington County 22.8%
  • Minnesota 23.8%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Cottage Grove $76
  • County $73
  • State $70

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Cottage Grove 4.6%
  • Washington County 4.1%
  • Minnesota 4.1%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Cottage Grove $144
  • Washington County $154
  • Minnesota $143

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Cottage Grove 7.3%
  • County 7.1%
  • Minnesota 6.9%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $25
  • Washington County $26
  • State $25

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Cottage Grove 1.6%
  • County 1.4%
  • Minnesota 1.3%

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

People living in Cottage Grove report their general condition of hearing on average at 80 percent. Seventy 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 five percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty percent of Cottage Grove population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty five 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 Cottage Grove had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Cottage Grove 80.2%
  • County 80.0%
  • Minnesota 78.6%

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

  • Here 77.0%
  • Washington County 78.1%
  • State 77.3%

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

  • Cottage Grove 94.6%
  • Washington County 94.7%
  • Minnesota 94.8%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Cottage Grove 20.5%
  • Washington County 20.7%
  • Minnesota 20.6%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 45.5%
  • Washington County 42.5%
  • Minnesota 44.2%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 17.0%
  • County 15.9%
  • Minnesota 16.0%

Twenty one percent of Cottage Grove 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 20.5%
  • County 22.1%
  • State 25.2%

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

Eighteen percent of Cottage Grove residents 20 or older have limitations caused by a long-term physical, mental or emotional problems or illnesses keeping them from working at a job or business. Twenty three percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Seven percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Nine 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 (%)

  • Cottage Grove 17.7%
  • County 17.6%
  • State 18.8%

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

  • Here 23.2%
  • Washington County 23.3%
  • Minnesota 25.0%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Cottage Grove 7.4%
  • Washington County 8.0%
  • Minnesota 9.1%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 9.2%
  • County 9.2%
  • State 10.1%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Cottage Grove 5.4%
  • County 6.3%
  • State 7.5%

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

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