Health and Nutrition of Daviston, AL Residents

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Forty eight percent of Daviston 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 three meals (breakfasts, lunches or dinners) per week that were prepared away from home in places such as restaurants, fast food places, food stands, grocery stores or from vending machines. They get two of these meals from a fast-food or pizza place. People here eat one "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 (%)

  • Daviston 47.5%
  • County 48.9%
  • State 48.5%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 20.9
  • County 21.1
  • State 20.9

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Daviston 3.4
  • County 3.3
  • State 3.5

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

  • Here 1.8
  • Tallapoosa County 1.8
  • State 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.3
  • Tallapoosa County 1.6
  • State 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Daviston 3.3
  • Tallapoosa County 3.4
  • Alabama 3.5

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

The average Daviston 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 four percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Daviston residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 45 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 22 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.1
  • Tallapoosa County 2.1
  • Alabama 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Daviston 17.1%
  • Tallapoosa County 16.8%
  • State 16.8%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 24.2%
  • County 21.2%
  • State 21.5%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 44.5%
  • County 44.5%
  • Alabama 44.8%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.9
  • County 2.7
  • State 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.7
  • Tallapoosa County 3.0
  • Alabama 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Daviston 22.5
  • County 21.4
  • Alabama 22.2

The average height of Daviston residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 185 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 30. Forty two percent of people living here are obese. Fifty four percent have ever been obese. Thirty four percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.7
  • Tallapoosa County 66.8
  • State 66.8

Average weight (pounds)

  • Daviston 185.0
  • Tallapoosa County 182.5
  • Alabama 182.5

Average BMI

  • Daviston 29.9
  • Tallapoosa County 29.2
  • State 29.0

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 42.4%
  • County 40.4%
  • Alabama 39.5%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 53.7%
  • Tallapoosa County 52.6%
  • Alabama 51.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Daviston 34.1%
  • County 34.0%
  • State 34.3%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 59.6%
  • County 63.3%
  • Alabama 64.3%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 22.4%
  • Tallapoosa County 23.3%
  • Alabama 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Daviston 21.0%
  • Tallapoosa County 21.3%
  • State 20.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • Tallapoosa County 3.5%
  • State 3.3%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Daviston 12.7%
  • Tallapoosa County 11.7%
  • Alabama 11.3%

Twelve percent of people living in Daviston 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. Four percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 11.9%
  • Tallapoosa County 12.2%
  • Alabama 11.0%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Daviston 43.9%
  • Tallapoosa County 49.1%
  • Alabama 47.6%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • County 3.8%
  • State 3.5%

Daviston 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

  • Here 1.1
  • County 1.3
  • State 1.2

Twelve percent of Daviston 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. Sixty five percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty one percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Sixteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty one percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty seven percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 12.5%
  • County 10.9%
  • Alabama 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • Tallapoosa County 6.1%
  • Alabama 6.0%

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

  • Here 65.3%
  • County 67.4%
  • State 66.8%

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

  • Daviston 31.4%
  • Tallapoosa County 29.0%
  • Alabama 26.5%

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

  • Here 15.8%
  • County 15.6%
  • Alabama 14.8%

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

  • Daviston 20.5%
  • Tallapoosa County 20.4%
  • State 20.7%

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

  • Here 47.4%
  • Tallapoosa County 40.9%
  • State 39.3%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Daviston 75.9%
  • Tallapoosa County 76.0%
  • State 74.6%

Twenty four percent of people living in Daviston have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty four percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty five percent of people in Daviston frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty one percent of people have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that their blood cholesterol level was high.

Summary

Has high blood pressure (%)

  • Daviston 24.0%
  • County 28.2%
  • State 25.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Daviston 23.6%
  • County 26.5%
  • Alabama 25.5%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Daviston 45.4%
  • County 46.8%
  • State 43.9%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 21.4%
  • County 23.3%
  • Alabama 20.0%

Thirty two percent of people living in Daviston use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 31.6%
  • County 29.5%
  • State 30.3%

Twenty eight percent of Daviston residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty two percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty three percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty one percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty seven 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 percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Seventeen 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 (%)

  • Here 28.1%
  • County 26.6%
  • State 26.6%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 32.4%
  • County 28.2%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • Daviston 43.0%
  • County 41.1%
  • Alabama 41.1%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 51.2%
  • Tallapoosa County 50.8%
  • Alabama 50.8%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 27.5%
  • County 28.7%
  • Alabama 28.6%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 22.9%
  • County 21.1%
  • Alabama 21.3%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 20.4%
  • Tallapoosa County 18.5%
  • State 18.7%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 16.6%
  • Tallapoosa County 14.2%
  • Alabama 14.4%

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

  • Daviston 6.0%
  • County 4.6%
  • State 4.5%

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

Daviston residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.2
  • County 2.4
  • Alabama 2.2

Seventy five percent of people living in Daviston have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Fourteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.7 days per month on average. They have 5.9 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 75.3%
  • County 77.1%
  • State 78.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Daviston 13.7%
  • Tallapoosa County 12.1%
  • Alabama 11.2%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Daviston 4.7
  • County 5.0
  • State 4.8

Average drinks/week

  • Daviston 5.9
  • Tallapoosa County 5.9
  • State 5.6

Average days/year people drink much

  • Daviston 26.3
  • County 25.4
  • State 24.3

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

Ninety eight percent of Daviston residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety six percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty nine 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 Daviston have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety nine percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty four percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty five percent have ever had anal sex. Ten percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Daviston 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 24 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 3.5 men on average. They have had 2.1 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Daviston 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. Eight percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Daviston has vaginal or anal sex 70 times a year. Fifty six percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Daviston 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 11 men on average. They have had nine 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 98.0%
  • County 97.6%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 95.9%
  • Tallapoosa County 94.9%
  • Alabama 94.4%

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

  • Here 88.7%
  • County 85.0%
  • State 85.2%

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

  • Daviston 51.7%
  • Tallapoosa County 47.2%
  • Alabama 46.7%

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

  • Daviston 5.8%
  • County 5.1%
  • State 5.6%

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

  • Daviston 98.9%
  • Tallapoosa County 97.6%
  • Alabama 97.1%

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

  • Daviston 84.0%
  • Tallapoosa County 81.1%
  • State 80.9%

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

  • Daviston 35.3%
  • Tallapoosa County 36.2%
  • State 37.4%

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

  • Daviston 10.2%
  • County 11.6%
  • Alabama 13.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.7
  • Tallapoosa County 16.6
  • Alabama 16.6

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

  • Daviston 26.0
  • County 32.4
  • Alabama 28.5

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

  • Daviston 24.0
  • County 24.3
  • Alabama 22.4

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

  • Daviston 21.0
  • Tallapoosa County 22.1
  • State 21.9

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

  • Daviston 5.7
  • Tallapoosa County 5.1
  • State 4.7

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

  • Daviston 3.5
  • County 2.4
  • State 2.8

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

  • Daviston 2.1
  • County 1.4
  • State 1.6

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

  • Here 18.7
  • County 20.5
  • Alabama 19.9

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

  • Here 5.4
  • County 4.4
  • State 5.2

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 7.7%
  • Tallapoosa County 11.5%
  • Alabama 10.9%

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

  • Daviston 69.8
  • Tallapoosa County 56.3
  • State 59.2

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Daviston 56.0%
  • County 50.1%
  • Alabama 52.7%

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

  • Daviston 10.6
  • County 11.2
  • Alabama 12.0

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

  • Here 8.8
  • County 9.4
  • Alabama 10.2

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

  • Here 0.6
  • Tallapoosa County 0.6
  • State 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 85.5%
  • County 80.3%
  • Alabama 80.7%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 9.2%
  • Tallapoosa County 10.9%
  • State 11.0%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Daviston 4.5%
  • County 4.2%
  • State 4.2%

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

Daviston 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 6.7
  • County 6.8
  • Alabama 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 34.0%
  • Tallapoosa County 32.1%
  • State 30.9%

Fifty six percent of Daviston residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 55.6%
  • Tallapoosa County 53.0%
  • State 54.4%

Twenty seven percent of Daviston 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 one percent of people do moderate-intensity activities at work that cause small increases in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking or carrying light loads for at least 10 minutes continuously. Twenty three percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Sixteen 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 eight 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 1.1 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 26.9%
  • County 21.5%
  • State 20.7%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 41.2%
  • County 36.8%
  • State 35.9%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 23.2%
  • Tallapoosa County 28.8%
  • Alabama 30.4%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Daviston 16.5%
  • Tallapoosa County 16.0%
  • Alabama 18.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 37.8%
  • County 37.2%
  • State 40.7%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.7
  • Tallapoosa County 6.1
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Daviston 2.9
  • County 3.0
  • State 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Daviston 1.1
  • County 1.1
  • Alabama 1.2

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

Nine percent of Daviston 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 seven 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. Twelve percent of people living in Daviston have ever received a blood transfusion. Eighteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty seven percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Four percent have congestive heart failure. Three percent have coronary heart disease. Three 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. Three percent have ever had emphysema. Eight percent have another thyroid problem. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. One percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Eight percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Daviston 9.1%
  • County 11.1%
  • State 11.4%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • County 4.1%
  • State 4.1%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • Tallapoosa County 3.8%
  • State 3.5%

People with overweight (%)

  • Daviston 36.7%
  • Tallapoosa County 36.0%
  • Alabama 34.4%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Daviston 15.5%
  • County 19.2%
  • Alabama 21.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 11.8%
  • County 13.1%
  • State 12.3%

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

  • Here 17.8%
  • County 20.2%
  • Alabama 19.8%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Daviston 27.1%
  • Tallapoosa County 29.8%
  • Alabama 26.2%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • Tallapoosa County 4.5%
  • Alabama 4.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Daviston 3.6%
  • County 4.7%
  • State 3.6%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • Tallapoosa County 3.8%
  • State 3.2%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • County 2.8%
  • State 2.3%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Daviston 3.6%
  • Tallapoosa County 4.5%
  • Alabama 3.8%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Daviston 3.9%
  • Tallapoosa County 4.8%
  • State 4.3%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Daviston 2.8%
  • Tallapoosa County 4.0%
  • State 3.3%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 8.1%
  • County 7.9%
  • State 7.1%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • Tallapoosa County 4.3%
  • Alabama 4.1%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Daviston 1.5%
  • Tallapoosa County 3.0%
  • Alabama 3.1%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 7.6%
  • County 9.7%
  • State 8.5%

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

Sixty four percent of births in Daviston were vaginal deliveries. Thirty six percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.2 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty two percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty four percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty five percent of women in Daviston have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Fourteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy four percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Six percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Eighteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty one 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 (%)

  • Daviston 64.0%
  • County 66.0%
  • Alabama 65.9%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Daviston 36.0%
  • County 34.0%
  • Alabama 34.1%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Daviston 99.2%
  • Tallapoosa County 99.1%
  • Alabama 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 61.9%
  • Tallapoosa County 60.9%
  • State 60.6%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Daviston 43.8%
  • County 47.4%
  • State 49.0%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 25.4%
  • County 25.7%
  • State 23.1%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 14.0%
  • County 13.6%
  • State 11.9%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 74.2%
  • County 73.7%
  • Alabama 73.6%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Daviston 6.4%
  • Tallapoosa County 6.8%
  • Alabama 7.0%

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

  • Daviston 18.0%
  • County 16.1%
  • State 17.5%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Daviston 21.0%
  • County 19.7%
  • Alabama 16.9%

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

People living in Daviston report their general health condition on average at 55 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 39 percent of Daviston residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Daviston are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 55.1%
  • Tallapoosa County 53.7%
  • Alabama 54.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Daviston 4.2%
  • County 4.3%
  • Alabama 4.1%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 39.3%
  • County 40.1%
  • State 42.5%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 9.1%
  • County 8.6%
  • Alabama 8.6%

People in Daviston spend $343 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 Daviston spends $74 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $118 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six percent of their income. They also spend $20 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Daviston $343
  • County $347
  • Alabama $354

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

  • Daviston 25.2%
  • Tallapoosa County 24.5%
  • Alabama 25.7%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Daviston $74
  • Tallapoosa County $68
  • State $70

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 5.1%
  • County 4.2%
  • State 4.3%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $118
  • County $125
  • State $129

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Daviston 5.9%
  • County 6.2%
  • State 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Daviston $20
  • Tallapoosa County $22
  • Alabama $24

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.2%
  • County 1.2%
  • Alabama 1.3%

People living in Daviston report their general condition of hearing on average at 78 percent. Seventy five 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 four percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty one percent of Daviston population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty 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. Fifteen percent of people in Daviston had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 77.7%
  • Tallapoosa County 77.6%
  • State 79.1%

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

  • Daviston 75.0%
  • County 76.8%
  • Alabama 78.7%

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

  • Daviston 94.1%
  • County 94.4%
  • Alabama 94.8%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Daviston 21.2%
  • County 20.5%
  • State 20.3%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Daviston 46.1%
  • County 44.5%
  • Alabama 42.2%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 14.6%
  • County 15.7%
  • Alabama 15.6%

Twenty eight percent of Daviston 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 (%)

  • Daviston 28.0%
  • County 28.8%
  • State 26.7%

Nineteen percent of Daviston 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 five percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Nine 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. Eight 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 (%)

  • Daviston 18.9%
  • County 21.0%
  • Alabama 20.0%

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

  • Daviston 25.1%
  • Tallapoosa County 27.8%
  • Alabama 26.0%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Daviston 9.1%
  • Tallapoosa County 10.8%
  • State 10.2%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Daviston 9.9%
  • County 10.9%
  • Alabama 10.4%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Daviston 7.6%
  • Tallapoosa County 9.7%
  • State 8.8%
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