Health and Nutrition of Delaware Water Gap, PA Residents

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Fifty percent of Delaware Water Gap 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 49.7%
  • County 50.0%
  • Pennsylvania 49.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 21.3
  • Monroe County 21.0
  • State 21.5

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Delaware Water Gap 3.7
  • Monroe County 3.5
  • State 3.5

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

  • Delaware Water Gap 1.7
  • County 1.7
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Delaware Water Gap 1.8
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Delaware Water Gap 3.8
  • Monroe County 3.4
  • Pennsylvania 3.5

The average Delaware Water Gap 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). Fifteen 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). Delaware Water Gap residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 48 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 23 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Delaware Water Gap 1.9
  • County 1.9
  • Pennsylvania 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 14.9%
  • County 15.3%
  • Pennsylvania 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 21.6%
  • Monroe County 21.4%
  • Pennsylvania 21.1%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 47.9%
  • Monroe County 47.4%
  • State 46.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Delaware Water Gap 2.8
  • Monroe County 3.0
  • State 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Delaware Water Gap 2.8
  • County 2.8
  • State 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Delaware Water Gap 23.5
  • County 23.1
  • State 22.2

The average height of Delaware Water Gap residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 182 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty seven percent of people living here are obese. Forty nine percent have ever been obese. Thirty eight percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Delaware Water Gap 67.0
  • County 66.9
  • State 66.8

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 182.4
  • County 181.6
  • Pennsylvania 180.1

Average BMI

  • Here 28.8
  • County 28.9
  • Pennsylvania 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 37.4%
  • Monroe County 38.3%
  • State 37.5%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 49.2%
  • County 50.4%
  • Pennsylvania 49.4%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 37.8%
  • Monroe County 36.7%
  • State 34.6%

Sixty six percent of Delaware Water Gap residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty four 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. Three percent have ever used heroin. Twelve percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 66.3%
  • County 63.4%
  • Pennsylvania 64.2%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 24.5%
  • County 24.7%
  • Pennsylvania 23.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 22.0%
  • Monroe County 22.8%
  • State 21.6%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 2.5%
  • County 2.9%
  • Pennsylvania 3.2%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 12.2%
  • Monroe County 13.6%
  • Pennsylvania 12.8%

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

Nine percent of people living in Delaware Water Gap have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty six 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 (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 8.7%
  • County 9.8%
  • Pennsylvania 10.6%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 46.1%
  • Monroe County 47.5%
  • Pennsylvania 47.7%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 3.0%
  • County 3.1%
  • State 3.3%

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

Delaware Water Gap 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 1.0
  • County 1.1
  • Pennsylvania 1.2

Twelve percent of Delaware Water Gap 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. Six 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 nine percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Sixteen 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 one percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 12.4%
  • County 11.6%
  • Pennsylvania 11.7%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 6.1%
  • County 4.8%
  • State 5.8%

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

  • Delaware Water Gap 70.0%
  • Monroe County 68.9%
  • Pennsylvania 68.9%

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

  • Delaware Water Gap 28.7%
  • Monroe County 30.3%
  • Pennsylvania 30.2%

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

  • Delaware Water Gap 16.0%
  • County 17.6%
  • State 16.1%

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

  • Here 24.2%
  • County 22.2%
  • Pennsylvania 21.9%

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

  • Here 41.4%
  • Monroe County 42.6%
  • State 41.9%

Seventy five percent of people living in Delaware Water Gap are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 74.9%
  • Monroe County 75.5%
  • State 75.8%

Twenty percent of people living in Delaware Water Gap have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty five percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty three percent of people in Delaware Water Gap frequently check their blood cholesterol. Sixteen 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 20.4%
  • Monroe County 22.5%
  • State 24.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 24.9%
  • Monroe County 24.8%
  • State 25.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 42.8%
  • County 43.2%
  • Pennsylvania 44.2%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 16.1%
  • County 19.2%
  • State 20.8%

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

Thirty nine percent of people living in Delaware Water Gap use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 39.2%
  • Monroe County 38.8%
  • Pennsylvania 35.2%

Twenty six percent of Delaware Water Gap residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty six percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty two percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty two percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty six percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty one percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Nineteen 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 (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 25.6%
  • County 26.2%
  • Pennsylvania 25.9%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 26.5%
  • County 27.7%
  • Pennsylvania 27.2%

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

  • Here 42.3%
  • County 42.6%
  • State 41.6%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 52.0%
  • Monroe County 52.3%
  • State 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 26.3%
  • Monroe County 27.1%
  • State 27.4%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 21.1%
  • Monroe County 21.5%
  • Pennsylvania 21.1%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 19.2%
  • Monroe County 19.6%
  • State 18.9%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 13.8%
  • Monroe County 13.5%
  • Pennsylvania 13.7%

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

  • Delaware Water Gap 4.5%
  • County 4.5%
  • State 4.4%

Delaware Water Gap residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.0
  • County 2.1
  • Pennsylvania 2.2

Eighty two percent of people living in Delaware Water Gap 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 4.9 days per month on average. They have 5.0 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 (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 82.1%
  • Monroe County 80.6%
  • State 79.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 9.1%
  • County 10.5%
  • Pennsylvania 11.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.9
  • Monroe County 5.2
  • Pennsylvania 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Delaware Water Gap 5.0
  • County 5.8
  • Pennsylvania 5.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 20.6
  • County 24.1
  • Pennsylvania 23.4

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

Ninety seven percent of Delaware Water Gap 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 eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty five percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Eight percent of males in Delaware Water Gap 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 eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty six percent have ever had anal sex. Fourteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Delaware Water Gap 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 20 women. He has vaginal sex with 17 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 four women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 4.5 men on average. They have had 2.6 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Delaware Water Gap were 18 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on eight men in their lifetime. Six percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Delaware Water Gap has vaginal or anal sex 66 times a year. Sixty three percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Delaware Water Gap 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 13 men on average. They have had 12 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty four percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Delaware Water Gap 97.3%
  • Monroe County 97.4%
  • Pennsylvania 97.2%

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

  • Delaware Water Gap 94.3%
  • Monroe County 95.1%
  • Pennsylvania 94.6%

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

  • Here 88.5%
  • Monroe County 88.3%
  • State 86.9%

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

  • Here 45.4%
  • County 49.2%
  • Pennsylvania 48.0%

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

  • Here 7.7%
  • County 6.4%
  • State 5.9%

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

  • Here 97.7%
  • Monroe County 97.7%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Here 87.8%
  • Monroe County 87.7%
  • Pennsylvania 84.5%

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

  • Delaware Water Gap 45.9%
  • County 39.8%
  • Pennsylvania 38.1%

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

  • Here 14.4%
  • County 10.3%
  • State 11.4%

Average age people first had sex

  • Delaware Water Gap 17.0
  • County 16.9
  • Pennsylvania 16.8

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

  • Here 19.5
  • Monroe County 29.1
  • State 27.0

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

  • Delaware Water Gap 17.1
  • County 22.7
  • State 21.2

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

  • Here 21.3
  • Monroe County 21.5
  • State 21.7

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

  • Delaware Water Gap 4.4
  • County 5.7
  • Pennsylvania 5.1

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

  • Here 4.5
  • County 4.3
  • State 3.5

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

  • Here 2.6
  • Monroe County 2.5
  • Pennsylvania 2.0

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

  • Delaware Water Gap 18.2
  • Monroe County 19.0
  • Pennsylvania 19.9

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

  • Here 7.6
  • Monroe County 6.5
  • State 5.9

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 5.9%
  • County 7.8%
  • State 8.7%

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

  • Here 66.4
  • County 60.2
  • Pennsylvania 60.6

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 62.9%
  • Monroe County 56.0%
  • State 54.1%

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

  • Here 12.9
  • Monroe County 10.2
  • State 11.2

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

  • Here 11.6
  • Monroe County 9.2
  • State 9.8

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

  • Delaware Water Gap 0.6
  • County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 84.2%
  • County 82.4%
  • State 82.3%

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

Ten percent of households in Delaware Water Gap 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 (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 10.1%
  • Monroe County 9.9%
  • State 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 4.7%
  • County 4.5%
  • Pennsylvania 4.4%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.8
  • Monroe County 6.8
  • Pennsylvania 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 32.3%
  • County 32.1%
  • Pennsylvania 31.9%

Fifty one percent of Delaware Water Gap residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 51.2%
  • Monroe County 49.7%
  • Pennsylvania 50.8%

Nineteen percent of Delaware Water Gap 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 five 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 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. Forty 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 1.4 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 19.1%
  • County 23.0%
  • State 21.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 35.4%
  • County 40.6%
  • Pennsylvania 37.3%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 29.0%
  • County 28.2%
  • State 28.8%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 22.9%
  • Monroe County 19.6%
  • Pennsylvania 18.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 49.2%
  • County 44.3%
  • Pennsylvania 41.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Delaware Water Gap 6.3
  • Monroe County 6.1
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.7
  • County 2.7
  • Pennsylvania 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.4
  • County 1.2
  • Pennsylvania 1.2

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

Eleven percent of Delaware Water Gap 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 three percent are overweight. Twenty four 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 Delaware Water Gap have ever received a blood transfusion. Nineteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty three percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Three 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. Nine percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 10.9%
  • Monroe County 9.5%
  • State 10.7%

People with anemia (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 3.1%
  • County 3.0%
  • Pennsylvania 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 3.7%
  • Monroe County 4.2%
  • Pennsylvania 3.9%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 33.3%
  • Monroe County 35.5%
  • Pennsylvania 34.2%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 23.7%
  • Monroe County 17.3%
  • Pennsylvania 20.2%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 12.1%
  • County 11.3%
  • State 12.4%

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

  • Delaware Water Gap 18.6%
  • County 18.5%
  • State 19.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 23.2%
  • County 26.0%
  • Pennsylvania 27.5%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • Monroe County 3.8%
  • State 4.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 2.3%
  • Monroe County 3.2%
  • State 3.8%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • Monroe County 3.2%
  • State 3.5%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.0%
  • County 2.4%
  • Pennsylvania 2.5%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • Monroe County 3.8%
  • State 4.2%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 3.3%
  • County 3.5%
  • Pennsylvania 4.3%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 2.0%
  • Monroe County 2.6%
  • State 3.5%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 6.9%
  • County 8.0%
  • Pennsylvania 8.1%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 4.2%
  • County 3.6%
  • State 4.0%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • Monroe County 2.5%
  • Pennsylvania 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 8.6%
  • Monroe County 9.1%
  • State 9.8%

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

Sixty six percent of births in Delaware Water Gap were vaginal deliveries. Thirty four percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.5 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty two percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty five percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty one percent of women in Delaware Water Gap have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Eleven percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy three percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Seven percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Twenty percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Sixteen percent have ever used female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, including any forms of female hormones, such as pills, cream, patch and injections, but do not include birth control methods or use for infertility.

Summary

Vaginal deliveries (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 65.6%
  • Monroe County 63.4%
  • State 65.5%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 34.4%
  • Monroe County 36.6%
  • Pennsylvania 34.5%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 99.5%
  • Monroe County 99.3%
  • State 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 61.9%
  • Monroe County 59.3%
  • Pennsylvania 60.1%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 55.5%
  • County 58.3%
  • Pennsylvania 53.0%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 21.5%
  • Monroe County 22.3%
  • State 24.1%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 11.3%
  • County 12.1%
  • Pennsylvania 13.1%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 73.1%
  • County 77.9%
  • Pennsylvania 74.0%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 6.9%
  • County 8.8%
  • State 7.9%

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

  • Delaware Water Gap 20.1%
  • Monroe County 16.4%
  • State 15.2%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 16.3%
  • Monroe County 19.8%
  • State 19.6%

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

People living in Delaware Water Gap report their general health condition on average at 58 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 43 percent of Delaware Water Gap residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Delaware Water Gap are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 57.9%
  • Monroe County 56.8%
  • Pennsylvania 55.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • Monroe County 5.1%
  • State 4.3%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 42.7%
  • County 39.4%
  • Pennsylvania 38.7%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 8.6%
  • Monroe County 8.9%
  • Pennsylvania 8.5%

People in Delaware Water Gap spend $366 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 26 percent of their income. The average family in Delaware Water Gap spends $68 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $150 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $24 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 $366
  • County $357
  • State $356

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

  • Delaware Water Gap 25.7%
  • Monroe County 22.3%
  • State 23.5%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Delaware Water Gap $68
  • Monroe County $76
  • State $70

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • Monroe County 4.5%
  • State 4.1%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Delaware Water Gap $150
  • Monroe County $140
  • State $137

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 8.0%
  • Monroe County 7.2%
  • State 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Delaware Water Gap $24
  • Monroe County $25
  • Pennsylvania $23

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 1.2%
  • County 1.3%
  • State 1.2%

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

People living in Delaware Water Gap report their general condition of hearing on average at 80 percent. Eighty one 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 one percent of Delaware Water Gap population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty nine 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. Sixteen percent of people in Delaware Water Gap had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 80.0%
  • County 78.7%
  • State 78.0%

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

  • Here 81.0%
  • County 78.5%
  • Pennsylvania 77.9%

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

  • Here 95.2%
  • Monroe County 94.5%
  • Pennsylvania 94.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 21.1%
  • Monroe County 20.3%
  • Pennsylvania 20.6%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 38.6%
  • County 44.9%
  • Pennsylvania 43.4%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 16.2%
  • County 15.6%
  • Pennsylvania 15.4%

Twenty five percent of Delaware Water Gap 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 24.8%
  • Monroe County 25.4%
  • Pennsylvania 27.3%

Seventeen percent of Delaware Water Gap 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. Ten 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. 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 (%)

  • Here 17.5%
  • Monroe County 17.4%
  • Pennsylvania 19.1%

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

  • Here 23.4%
  • County 24.0%
  • State 25.7%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 10.0%
  • Monroe County 8.4%
  • Pennsylvania 9.9%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 9.3%
  • Monroe County 9.0%
  • State 10.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Delaware Water Gap 7.6%
  • County 7.3%
  • Pennsylvania 8.6%
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