Health and Nutrition of Denton, NC Residents

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Fifty percent of Denton 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 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 (%)

  • Denton 49.9%
  • County 48.0%
  • State 48.1%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 20.9
  • County 21.5
  • North Carolina 20.9

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Denton 3.2
  • Davidson County 3.4
  • State 3.6

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

  • Here 1.7
  • County 1.9
  • North Carolina 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.7
  • Davidson County 1.7
  • North Carolina 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Denton 3.4
  • County 3.7
  • State 3.7

The average Denton 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). Thirteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty three percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Denton 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

  • Denton 1.9
  • Davidson County 2.1
  • North Carolina 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Denton 13.5%
  • Davidson County 17.2%
  • North Carolina 17.0%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Denton 22.9%
  • Davidson County 22.7%
  • State 21.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Denton 47.6%
  • Davidson County 44.0%
  • State 44.6%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Denton 3.1
  • County 2.7
  • North Carolina 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Denton 2.8
  • County 2.8
  • North Carolina 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Denton 23.1
  • Davidson County 22.0
  • North Carolina 22.5

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

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

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 67.0
  • Davidson County 66.9
  • North Carolina 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Denton 183.2
  • Davidson County 181.7
  • North Carolina 181.5

Average BMI

  • Here 29.1
  • Davidson County 28.9
  • State 28.8

People that are obese (%)

  • Denton 37.3%
  • Davidson County 38.3%
  • North Carolina 38.4%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Denton 50.3%
  • County 50.8%
  • State 50.1%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 38.0%
  • Davidson County 33.9%
  • State 34.0%

Sixty five percent of Denton residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty five 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. Fourteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 64.6%
  • Davidson County 65.3%
  • North Carolina 64.6%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 25.1%
  • Davidson County 25.6%
  • State 23.5%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 23.7%
  • County 23.2%
  • North Carolina 21.2%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • Davidson County 3.5%
  • North Carolina 3.3%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 14.3%
  • County 14.4%
  • State 12.5%

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

Eight percent of people living in Denton 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 (%)

  • Here 8.2%
  • County 10.3%
  • State 10.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Denton 46.8%
  • County 46.3%
  • North Carolina 46.7%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 3.3%

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

Denton 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
  • Davidson County 1.2
  • State 1.2

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

Twelve percent of Denton 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 two percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty three percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Nineteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty three 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 (%)

  • Denton 12.2%
  • County 11.8%
  • North Carolina 11.0%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 5.6%
  • County 6.0%
  • State 6.1%

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

  • Here 72.0%
  • Davidson County 68.8%
  • North Carolina 66.6%

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

  • Denton 32.7%
  • Davidson County 28.8%
  • North Carolina 26.3%

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

  • Here 19.5%
  • County 16.9%
  • State 15.1%

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

  • Denton 23.2%
  • Davidson County 23.0%
  • North Carolina 21.1%

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

  • Here 41.0%
  • Davidson County 41.4%
  • North Carolina 39.5%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Denton 76.2%
  • Davidson County 73.1%
  • State 73.4%

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

  • Denton 21.0%
  • Davidson County 23.5%
  • State 23.3%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Denton 27.2%
  • Davidson County 25.6%
  • North Carolina 24.8%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Denton 45.1%
  • Davidson County 42.3%
  • State 41.7%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Denton 17.7%
  • Davidson County 20.0%
  • North Carolina 18.9%

Forty three percent of people living in Denton use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 42.9%
  • Davidson County 33.5%
  • State 30.6%

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

Twenty seven percent of Denton residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty seven 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 five percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Nineteen 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. Thirteen 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 27.0%
  • County 27.3%
  • State 26.6%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Denton 27.3%
  • County 28.5%
  • North Carolina 27.2%

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

  • Denton 44.3%
  • County 43.0%
  • State 41.3%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 53.2%
  • County 52.0%
  • North Carolina 50.8%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Denton 25.1%
  • County 28.5%
  • State 28.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Denton 19.4%
  • County 21.7%
  • North Carolina 21.2%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 19.5%
  • County 19.6%
  • State 18.9%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Denton 12.6%
  • County 14.7%
  • North Carolina 14.4%

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

  • Denton 4.6%
  • Davidson County 4.7%
  • North Carolina 4.4%

Denton residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.1
  • County 2.2
  • State 2.1

Eighty two percent of people living in Denton 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 5.0 days per month on average. They have 5.4 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 22 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 81.8%
  • County 80.4%
  • State 79.4%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 9.1%
  • Davidson County 10.4%
  • North Carolina 10.8%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Denton 5.0
  • County 4.9
  • State 4.8

Average drinks/week

  • Denton 5.4
  • County 6.0
  • State 5.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • Denton 22.3
  • County 25.9
  • State 24.4

Ninety eight percent of Denton 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. Seven percent of males in Denton 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. Ninety four percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty eight percent have ever had anal sex. Eleven percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Denton 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 24 women. He has vaginal sex with 21 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 five women. People in Denton were 17 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on 11 men in their lifetime. Four percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Denton has vaginal or anal sex 65 times a year. Sixty three percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Denton 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with nine men on average. They have had nine male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.4 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) (%)

  • Denton 98.2%
  • Davidson County 97.6%
  • State 97.4%

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

  • Denton 96.3%
  • Davidson County 95.0%
  • North Carolina 94.1%

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

  • Denton 89.2%
  • County 87.2%
  • State 85.3%

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

  • Denton 51.6%
  • County 50.3%
  • North Carolina 48.1%

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

  • Denton 7.3%
  • County 5.5%
  • State 5.5%

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

  • Here 98.5%
  • County 97.7%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 93.6%
  • County 85.4%
  • State 82.5%

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

  • Here 47.9%
  • County 40.4%
  • State 38.4%

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

  • Here 11.4%
  • Davidson County 12.1%
  • State 12.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Denton 16.7
  • Davidson County 16.5
  • North Carolina 16.6

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

  • Denton 23.6
  • Davidson County 28.0
  • State 28.0

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

  • Denton 21.4
  • Davidson County 23.0
  • North Carolina 22.3

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

  • Here 21.0
  • Davidson County 21.4
  • State 21.6

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

  • Denton 4.9
  • Davidson County 5.5
  • State 5.0

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

  • Denton 17.4
  • County 20.1
  • North Carolina 20.3

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

  • Denton 11.2
  • Davidson County 6.2
  • State 4.4

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • Davidson County 8.5%
  • State 10.6%

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

  • Denton 64.7
  • Davidson County 63.3
  • North Carolina 61.2

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 62.6%
  • County 55.8%
  • State 53.0%

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

  • Here 9.4
  • County 11.6
  • North Carolina 11.8

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

  • Denton 8.6
  • Davidson County 10.2
  • State 10.1

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

  • Here 0.4
  • Davidson County 0.5
  • North Carolina 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 83.9%
  • Davidson County 81.8%
  • State 79.2%

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

Nine percent of households in Denton 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 (%)

  • Denton 9.4%
  • Davidson County 10.1%
  • North Carolina 10.7%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Denton 5.2%
  • Davidson County 4.4%
  • State 4.2%

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

Denton 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

  • Denton 6.8
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 31.7%
  • County 32.2%
  • North Carolina 30.3%

Fifty percent of Denton residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Denton 49.8%
  • County 54.6%
  • State 54.8%

Twenty two percent of Denton 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 four percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Nineteen 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 (%)

  • Denton 22.2%
  • Davidson County 23.1%
  • State 21.4%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Denton 41.6%
  • Davidson County 38.5%
  • North Carolina 36.4%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Denton 24.1%
  • Davidson County 28.8%
  • State 31.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Denton 18.6%
  • Davidson County 16.7%
  • North Carolina 19.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Denton 46.5%
  • Davidson County 40.4%
  • State 40.6%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.2
  • Davidson County 6.0
  • North Carolina 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.7
  • County 2.9
  • North Carolina 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.3
  • Davidson County 1.2
  • North Carolina 1.3

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

Eight percent of Denton 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". Five 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. Eighteen 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. Thirteen percent of people living in Denton have ever received a blood transfusion. Seventeen 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. Three percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Four percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Three percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Eight percent have another thyroid problem. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. One 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 (%)

  • Denton 7.8%
  • County 10.9%
  • North Carolina 11.3%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • Davidson County 3.5%
  • North Carolina 3.9%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • County 4.0%
  • North Carolina 3.5%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 35.0%
  • Davidson County 34.3%
  • State 33.6%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Denton 17.9%
  • Davidson County 21.5%
  • North Carolina 21.6%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Denton 13.2%
  • County 12.3%
  • State 11.7%

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

  • Denton 17.5%
  • County 19.9%
  • North Carolina 19.6%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 26.7%
  • Davidson County 27.2%
  • State 25.1%

People with gout (%)

  • Denton 3.6%
  • County 3.8%
  • State 3.8%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • County 3.8%
  • State 3.6%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Denton 3.9%
  • County 3.4%
  • North Carolina 3.0%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • Davidson County 2.4%
  • State 2.1%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • County 4.2%
  • North Carolina 3.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • County 4.2%
  • North Carolina 4.0%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 2.3%
  • County 3.8%
  • North Carolina 3.4%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 8.1%
  • County 7.6%
  • State 6.9%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 3.9%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Denton 1.4%
  • Davidson County 3.3%
  • North Carolina 3.3%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 8.9%
  • County 8.7%
  • North Carolina 8.1%

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

Sixty four percent of births in Denton were vaginal deliveries. Thirty six percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.5 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty one percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty three percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty four percent of women in Denton have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Twelve 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. Eight percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Nineteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty three 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 (%)

  • Denton 64.1%
  • Davidson County 65.8%
  • North Carolina 65.2%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Denton 35.9%
  • Davidson County 34.2%
  • State 34.8%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Denton 99.5%
  • Davidson County 99.3%
  • State 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Denton 60.6%
  • Davidson County 60.9%
  • North Carolina 60.1%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 63.3%
  • County 53.4%
  • North Carolina 51.5%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 24.2%
  • County 23.4%
  • North Carolina 21.9%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 12.1%
  • Davidson County 12.5%
  • North Carolina 11.4%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Denton 79.7%
  • Davidson County 75.6%
  • State 73.8%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 7.9%
  • Davidson County 7.5%
  • North Carolina 7.3%

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

  • Here 19.1%
  • Davidson County 16.9%
  • North Carolina 17.7%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 22.6%
  • Davidson County 19.1%
  • North Carolina 16.6%

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

People living in Denton 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, 39 percent of Denton residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Denton are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 57.7%
  • County 54.8%
  • State 54.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • Davidson County 4.0%
  • State 4.2%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Denton 39.3%
  • Davidson County 39.9%
  • North Carolina 42.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Denton 9.4%
  • Davidson County 8.6%
  • State 8.4%

People in Denton spend $351 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 Denton spends $71 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $129 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $19 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Denton $351
  • County $357
  • State $358

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

  • Denton 23.7%
  • County 25.2%
  • North Carolina 25.4%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Denton $71
  • Davidson County $68
  • State $71

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 5.2%
  • Davidson County 4.3%
  • North Carolina 4.3%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Denton $129
  • County $127
  • North Carolina $133

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Denton 7.4%
  • Davidson County 6.5%
  • North Carolina 6.7%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Denton $19
  • Davidson County $22
  • North Carolina $24

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Denton 1.0%
  • Davidson County 1.2%
  • State 1.3%

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

People living in Denton report their general condition of hearing on average at 79 percent. Eighty two 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 Denton 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. Eighteen percent of people in Denton had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 78.6%
  • County 78.0%
  • State 79.3%

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

  • Here 81.5%
  • County 76.6%
  • North Carolina 78.6%

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

  • Here 95.3%
  • County 94.3%
  • State 95.0%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Denton 21.1%
  • County 21.6%
  • State 19.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 45.9%
  • County 46.3%
  • North Carolina 42.8%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 17.9%
  • County 16.5%
  • North Carolina 15.7%

Twenty seven percent of Denton 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 (%)

  • Denton 27.3%
  • County 26.2%
  • North Carolina 25.8%

Sixteen percent of Denton 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 four 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. Eight 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 (%)

  • Denton 15.9%
  • County 20.4%
  • State 19.3%

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

  • Here 24.4%
  • County 27.0%
  • State 25.2%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 9.3%
  • County 10.0%
  • State 9.6%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Denton 8.0%
  • Davidson County 10.7%
  • North Carolina 10.2%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Denton 8.3%
  • Davidson County 8.3%
  • North Carolina 8.1%

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

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