Health and Nutrition of Dos Palos, CA Residents

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Forty six percent of Dos Palos residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 20 times per month. This includes chocolate and other flavored milks, as well as hot cocoa made with milk, and does not count small amounts of milk added to coffee or tea. People living here eat an average of four meals (breakfasts, lunches or dinners) per week that were prepared away from home in places such as restaurants, fast food places, food stands, grocery stores or from vending machines. They get two of these meals from a fast-food or pizza place. People here eat two "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat three frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Dos Palos 45.9%
  • Merced County 46.8%
  • California 48.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 19.8
  • County 19.4
  • State 19.6

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Dos Palos 3.6
  • County 3.7
  • California 3.7

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

  • Here 1.9
  • County 1.9
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 2.0
  • Merced County 2.1
  • State 2.1

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Dos Palos 3.2
  • Merced County 3.4
  • State 3.3

The average Dos Palos 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). Eighteen 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). Dos Palos residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 44 percent. People living here aged 30 years and older, aside from brushing their teeth with toothbrush, use dental floss or any other device that clean between teeth on average three days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of three days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 23 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Dos Palos 2.0
  • County 1.9
  • California 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Dos Palos 17.6%
  • County 17.1%
  • California 15.6%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Dos Palos 21.9%
  • Merced County 21.3%
  • State 20.6%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 43.6%
  • County 44.8%
  • California 47.1%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.7
  • Merced County 2.8
  • California 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Dos Palos 3.2
  • Merced County 3.1
  • State 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Here 23.2
  • County 23.7
  • California 23.8

The average height of Dos Palos residents 16 years and older is 65 inches. The average weight is 175 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty eight percent of people living here are obese. Fifty percent have ever been obese. Thirty five percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Dos Palos 64.8
  • Merced County 65.4
  • State 66.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 174.5
  • County 174.5
  • California 174.2

Average BMI

  • Dos Palos 28.7
  • Merced County 28.4
  • California 28.1

People that are obese (%)

  • Dos Palos 37.9%
  • Merced County 36.3%
  • California 34.4%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 50.1%
  • County 48.0%
  • California 45.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Dos Palos 34.6%
  • County 34.4%
  • State 35.3%

Fifty nine percent of Dos Palos residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty five percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty three percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Two percent have ever used heroin. Fifteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 59.5%
  • County 61.0%
  • California 60.0%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 25.1%
  • Merced County 25.2%
  • California 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 23.2%
  • County 23.3%
  • California 20.9%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 2.0%
  • Merced County 1.9%
  • California 2.0%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 15.4%
  • County 15.3%
  • California 13.1%

Ten percent of people living in Dos Palos 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. Two percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 10.4%
  • County 9.7%
  • California 9.3%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Dos Palos 47.3%
  • Merced County 45.4%
  • California 45.8%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Dos Palos 2.4%
  • County 2.3%
  • State 2.6%

Dos Palos 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 1.2
  • County 1.1
  • California 1.1

Twelve percent of Dos Palos 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. Five percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Sixty four percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty two percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Fourteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Nineteen percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty three percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 11.7%
  • Merced County 11.7%
  • California 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 4.8%
  • County 4.6%
  • State 4.7%

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

  • Dos Palos 63.9%
  • Merced County 63.7%
  • State 64.0%

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

  • Here 22.3%
  • County 22.3%
  • California 23.8%

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

  • Here 14.3%
  • County 14.5%
  • State 14.2%

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

  • Here 19.2%
  • Merced County 19.1%
  • California 18.7%

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

  • Here 32.6%
  • Merced County 33.0%
  • California 34.5%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 65.9%
  • Merced County 67.2%
  • California 72.4%

Twenty percent of people living in Dos Palos have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty one percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty seven percent of people in Dos Palos 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 (%)

  • Dos Palos 19.5%
  • County 17.8%
  • California 18.4%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Dos Palos 20.7%
  • Merced County 20.6%
  • California 21.5%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Dos Palos 37.2%
  • County 36.2%
  • State 38.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Dos Palos 18.3%
  • Merced County 16.4%
  • State 16.3%

Thirty two percent of people living in Dos Palos use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Dos Palos 31.6%
  • County 32.3%
  • State 34.3%

Thirty one percent of Dos Palos residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty three 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. Thirty two percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty five percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Twenty three percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Twenty percent of people living here move or speak so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual. Seven 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 (%)

  • Dos Palos 30.9%
  • Merced County 29.1%
  • California 26.7%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Dos Palos 32.6%
  • Merced County 30.0%
  • State 27.1%

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

  • Dos Palos 43.5%
  • County 42.6%
  • State 40.9%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 53.4%
  • County 52.7%
  • California 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 32.5%
  • Merced County 30.8%
  • State 28.2%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 24.9%
  • Merced County 23.1%
  • State 20.9%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Dos Palos 22.7%
  • Merced County 21.6%
  • California 19.8%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 19.5%
  • Merced County 17.7%
  • California 14.8%

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

  • Dos Palos 6.8%
  • Merced County 5.3%
  • State 4.4%

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

Dos Palos residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 1.7
  • Merced County 1.6
  • State 1.7

Eighty percent of people living in Dos Palos have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eleven percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 3.9 days per month on average. They have 5.7 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 80.0%
  • County 79.8%
  • State 78.7%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 11.1%
  • County 11.0%
  • State 11.4%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Dos Palos 3.9
  • County 4.1
  • State 4.5

Average drinks/week

  • Dos Palos 5.7
  • Merced County 5.8
  • State 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Dos Palos 21.7
  • Merced County 21.9
  • California 20.4

Ninety eight percent of Dos Palos 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. Eighty six percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty one percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Five percent of males in Dos Palos have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety seven percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty one percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty one percent have ever had anal sex. Fifteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Dos Palos 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 32 women. He has vaginal sex with 26 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 1.7 men on average. They have had 1.0 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Dos Palos were 20 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on three men in their lifetime. Ten percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Dos Palos has vaginal or anal sex 62 times a year. Forty seven percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Dos Palos 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 0.7 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Sixty three percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Dos Palos 97.5%
  • Merced County 97.2%
  • State 96.9%

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

  • Dos Palos 94.8%
  • Merced County 93.7%
  • State 92.8%

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

  • Dos Palos 85.9%
  • County 84.4%
  • California 83.7%

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

  • Dos Palos 50.8%
  • Merced County 50.5%
  • State 48.3%

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

  • Here 5.0%
  • Merced County 6.0%
  • California 6.8%

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

  • Dos Palos 96.6%
  • County 96.4%
  • State 96.0%

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

  • Here 80.6%
  • Merced County 82.2%
  • State 82.7%

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

  • Dos Palos 41.2%
  • Merced County 40.2%
  • State 38.9%

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

  • Here 14.7%
  • Merced County 13.8%
  • State 12.2%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.5
  • Merced County 16.7
  • California 17.1

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

  • Dos Palos 31.5
  • County 30.1
  • California 25.6

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

  • Dos Palos 26.0
  • Merced County 24.3
  • California 20.9

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

  • Here 20.8
  • County 20.7
  • State 21.3

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

  • Dos Palos 5.6
  • County 5.5
  • State 5.0

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

  • Here 1.7
  • County 1.4
  • State 1.8

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

  • Here 1.0
  • Merced County 0.8
  • State 1.0

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

  • Dos Palos 20.4
  • Merced County 20.1
  • State 20.0

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

  • Dos Palos 3.4
  • County 3.1
  • California 3.4

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 10.4%
  • County 10.7%
  • California 9.6%

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

  • Here 62.4
  • Merced County 64.1
  • State 62.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 46.8%
  • County 47.6%
  • California 49.2%

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

  • Here 9.4
  • Merced County 9.4
  • California 9.4

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

  • Here 8.6
  • County 8.4
  • State 8.3

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

  • Here 0.7
  • County 0.6
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Dos Palos 63.0%
  • County 65.0%
  • California 68.4%

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

Ten percent of households in Dos Palos 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 (%)

  • Dos Palos 10.1%
  • County 9.8%
  • California 9.7%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Dos Palos 5.1%
  • County 4.8%
  • State 4.6%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.8
  • Merced County 6.8
  • California 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 27.0%
  • Merced County 26.4%
  • California 26.9%

Forty nine percent of Dos Palos residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 49.5%
  • Merced County 49.8%
  • State 47.9%

Twenty one percent of Dos Palos 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. Thirty two 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. 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 five 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 20.9%
  • County 20.3%
  • California 19.2%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Dos Palos 34.6%
  • County 35.0%
  • State 34.1%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 32.1%
  • County 33.4%
  • California 32.8%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Dos Palos 18.8%
  • County 20.6%
  • State 22.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 37.5%
  • Merced County 39.8%
  • California 42.4%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Dos Palos 5.5
  • Merced County 5.6
  • California 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.6
  • County 2.6
  • California 2.6

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.1
  • County 1.3
  • State 1.4

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

Nine percent of Dos Palos residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Four percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". Three percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty two percent are overweight. Twenty three 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. Eleven percent of people living in Dos Palos have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty four percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty three percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Three percent have ever been told they had gout. Three 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. Four percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Six percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Four percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Six percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 9.0%
  • Merced County 9.1%
  • State 9.2%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • County 3.7%
  • California 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Dos Palos 2.8%
  • Merced County 2.8%
  • State 3.1%

People with overweight (%)

  • Dos Palos 32.2%
  • Merced County 31.4%
  • State 31.3%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Dos Palos 23.1%
  • Merced County 22.2%
  • California 20.3%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Dos Palos 11.3%
  • County 10.3%
  • State 9.9%

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

  • Dos Palos 23.9%
  • County 22.4%
  • State 20.0%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 22.7%
  • County 21.2%
  • California 20.7%

People with gout (%)

  • Dos Palos 2.6%
  • Merced County 2.5%
  • California 3.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Dos Palos 2.5%
  • County 2.4%
  • California 2.4%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • Merced County 2.7%
  • California 2.7%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 1.7%
  • Merced County 1.5%
  • State 1.7%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • Merced County 3.0%
  • California 2.9%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Dos Palos 3.7%
  • County 3.2%
  • California 3.1%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 2.3%
  • County 2.2%
  • California 2.2%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 6.2%
  • Merced County 6.0%
  • California 6.4%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Dos Palos 2.7%
  • Merced County 2.4%
  • California 2.5%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • County 3.4%
  • State 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 6.4%
  • Merced County 6.0%
  • State 6.4%

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

Sixty six percent of births in Dos Palos were vaginal deliveries. Thirty four percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.0 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty one percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty eight percent of women breastfeed their children. Eighteen percent of women in Dos Palos 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). Sixty eight percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Five percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Nineteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Fourteen 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 (%)

  • Dos Palos 66.4%
  • County 65.5%
  • California 63.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Dos Palos 33.6%
  • Merced County 34.5%
  • State 36.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.0%
  • Merced County 99.2%
  • California 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 60.7%
  • County 59.2%
  • California 58.6%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Dos Palos 58.1%
  • County 61.6%
  • State 61.9%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Dos Palos 17.8%
  • Merced County 16.0%
  • State 16.5%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Dos Palos 9.7%
  • Merced County 8.4%
  • State 8.7%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Dos Palos 68.4%
  • County 68.2%
  • California 68.1%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • Merced County 5.4%
  • State 6.3%

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

  • Dos Palos 18.9%
  • Merced County 19.5%
  • California 17.9%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 13.8%
  • Merced County 13.2%
  • California 13.8%

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

People living in Dos Palos report their general health condition on average at 52 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 39 percent of Dos Palos residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Seven percent of people living in Dos Palos are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Dos Palos 52.2%
  • County 53.6%
  • California 55.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Dos Palos 4.0%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 4.7%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 38.7%
  • County 39.2%
  • State 39.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Dos Palos 7.2%
  • County 7.2%
  • State 7.5%

People in Dos Palos spend $379 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 Dos Palos spends $82 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $134 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $29 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Dos Palos $379
  • Merced County $375
  • California $372

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

  • Dos Palos 24.5%
  • County 24.1%
  • California 22.6%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Dos Palos $82
  • County $82
  • California $83

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.8%
  • Merced County 4.7%
  • California 4.4%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $134
  • Merced County $136
  • State $148

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Dos Palos 7.1%
  • County 7.6%
  • State 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Dos Palos $29
  • Merced County $33
  • California $29

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Dos Palos 1.1%
  • County 1.2%
  • California 1.1%

People living in Dos Palos report their general condition of hearing on average at 79 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 four percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Nineteen percent of Dos Palos population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty three percent of people living here have ever had a job where they were exposed to loud sounds or noise. Loud means so loud that they must speak in a raised voice to be heard. Twelve percent of people in Dos Palos had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Dos Palos 79.4%
  • Merced County 80.1%
  • State 80.6%

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

  • Dos Palos 80.6%
  • Merced County 81.9%
  • California 82.6%

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

  • Dos Palos 94.5%
  • Merced County 95.1%
  • State 95.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Dos Palos 19.1%
  • County 18.4%
  • California 17.2%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 42.6%
  • Merced County 41.5%
  • California 38.3%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Dos Palos 12.4%
  • Merced County 13.5%
  • California 13.3%

Twenty four percent of Dos Palos 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 (%)

  • Dos Palos 24.4%
  • Merced County 23.6%
  • California 23.4%

Seventeen percent of Dos Palos 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 two percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Eight percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Twelve percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Six 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%
  • County 16.3%
  • State 15.3%

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

  • Dos Palos 21.9%
  • Merced County 21.0%
  • State 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 8.3%
  • County 7.5%
  • State 7.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 11.5%
  • Merced County 10.6%
  • State 9.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Dos Palos 6.4%
  • Merced County 6.0%
  • California 6.1%

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

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