Health and Nutrition of Eldersburg, MD Residents

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Fifty six percent of Eldersburg 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 three frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Eldersburg 55.5%
  • County 49.5%
  • Maryland 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Eldersburg 21.2
  • Carroll County 21.5
  • State 20.3

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 4.1
  • County 3.6
  • State 3.7

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

  • Eldersburg 1.7
  • County 1.8
  • Maryland 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.9
  • Carroll County 1.8
  • Maryland 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.3
  • County 3.7
  • Maryland 3.3

The average Eldersburg 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). Eleven percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Eighteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Eldersburg residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 56 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 two days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 25 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.5
  • Carroll County 1.9
  • State 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 10.9%
  • County 16.4%
  • State 15.2%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 18.0%
  • Carroll County 21.6%
  • Maryland 20.7%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 55.6%
  • County 46.9%
  • State 47.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.3
  • County 2.8
  • Maryland 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Eldersburg 2.5
  • Carroll County 2.7
  • State 3.1

Average number of teeth

  • Here 24.9
  • County 22.6
  • Maryland 23.2

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

The average height of Eldersburg residents 16 years and older is 68 inches. The average weight is 180 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty three percent of people living here are obese. Forty three percent have ever been obese. Thirty seven percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Eldersburg 67.6
  • County 67.2
  • Maryland 66.8

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 179.5
  • Carroll County 182.2
  • State 181.1

Average BMI

  • Eldersburg 27.9
  • Carroll County 28.7
  • State 28.8

People that are obese (%)

  • Eldersburg 32.8%
  • Carroll County 37.4%
  • State 38.0%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Eldersburg 43.4%
  • Carroll County 49.7%
  • Maryland 49.1%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Eldersburg 37.3%
  • County 35.4%
  • Maryland 35.7%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 64.4%
  • Carroll County 66.7%
  • State 61.5%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 21.1%
  • County 26.4%
  • State 21.0%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Eldersburg 19.9%
  • County 23.7%
  • Maryland 19.1%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • Carroll County 3.4%
  • Maryland 2.9%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 10.6%
  • Carroll County 15.0%
  • State 10.3%

Seven percent of people living in Eldersburg have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty eight 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 (%)

  • Eldersburg 6.8%
  • County 9.4%
  • State 10.2%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Eldersburg 48.4%
  • Carroll County 47.8%
  • Maryland 48.1%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 2.4%
  • Carroll County 3.1%
  • State 3.3%

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

Eldersburg 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

  • Eldersburg 1.0
  • Carroll County 1.1
  • Maryland 1.2

Eleven percent of Eldersburg 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 eight percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty one percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Seventeen 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 six percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Eldersburg 10.7%
  • Carroll County 11.3%
  • Maryland 10.4%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • County 5.8%
  • Maryland 5.6%

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

  • Eldersburg 68.3%
  • Carroll County 70.4%
  • Maryland 64.8%

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

  • Eldersburg 30.9%
  • Carroll County 29.7%
  • State 25.3%

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

  • Here 17.1%
  • County 17.8%
  • Maryland 14.1%

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

  • Here 23.4%
  • County 24.0%
  • State 19.4%

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

  • Eldersburg 45.7%
  • Carroll County 43.9%
  • Maryland 38.3%

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

Eighty two percent of people living in Eldersburg are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 81.6%
  • County 74.5%
  • State 76.0%

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

  • Eldersburg 20.1%
  • County 22.9%
  • State 23.3%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Eldersburg 22.7%
  • County 25.4%
  • Maryland 24.6%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 43.1%
  • Carroll County 41.9%
  • State 44.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 16.1%
  • Carroll County 18.7%
  • Maryland 18.5%

Forty eight percent of people living in Eldersburg use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Eldersburg 48.2%
  • Carroll County 39.2%
  • Maryland 32.4%

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

Twenty two percent of Eldersburg residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty two percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty two percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Seventeen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Nine 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. Three 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 21.9%
  • Carroll County 26.1%
  • Maryland 25.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Eldersburg 22.0%
  • Carroll County 26.7%
  • State 26.0%

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

  • Eldersburg 39.5%
  • County 43.3%
  • State 40.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Eldersburg 49.9%
  • County 52.7%
  • Maryland 50.0%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 21.6%
  • Carroll County 27.4%
  • Maryland 27.3%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Eldersburg 20.1%
  • Carroll County 22.4%
  • State 20.2%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Eldersburg 17.4%
  • Carroll County 19.6%
  • Maryland 18.0%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 9.3%
  • County 12.9%
  • State 12.9%

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

  • Eldersburg 3.3%
  • County 4.2%
  • State 4.1%

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

Eldersburg residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Eldersburg 1.9
  • Carroll County 2.2
  • Maryland 2.0

Eighty six percent of people living in Eldersburg have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eight percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 6.5 days per month on average. They have 5.6 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 (%)

  • Eldersburg 86.0%
  • Carroll County 83.1%
  • State 78.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 7.6%
  • County 8.8%
  • Maryland 11.2%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 6.5
  • Carroll County 5.4
  • State 4.9

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.6
  • County 5.7
  • State 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Eldersburg 21.5
  • Carroll County 24.4
  • Maryland 22.0

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

Ninety seven percent of Eldersburg residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety five percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Ninety percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty seven percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Eldersburg 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. Ninety percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty six percent have ever had anal sex. Nine percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Eldersburg 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 25 women. He has vaginal sex with 19 women. People living here were on average 23 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on five women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 1.6 men on average. They have had 0.8 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Eldersburg 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. Six percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Eldersburg has vaginal or anal sex 56 times a year. Fifty nine percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Eldersburg 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 10 men on average. They have had eight male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.3 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty six percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 97.2%
  • County 97.6%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 94.8%
  • Carroll County 95.1%
  • Maryland 94.4%

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

  • Eldersburg 89.9%
  • County 89.8%
  • State 84.9%

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

  • Here 46.7%
  • Carroll County 50.0%
  • Maryland 46.1%

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

  • Here 6.4%
  • County 5.7%
  • State 5.7%

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

  • Eldersburg 97.4%
  • County 97.9%
  • State 96.8%

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

  • Eldersburg 89.7%
  • County 88.2%
  • Maryland 81.7%

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

  • Here 35.8%
  • Carroll County 41.9%
  • Maryland 37.0%

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

  • Here 8.8%
  • Carroll County 11.4%
  • Maryland 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Eldersburg 17.5
  • County 16.7
  • Maryland 16.9

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

  • Here 24.6
  • Carroll County 27.8
  • State 27.4

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

  • Eldersburg 19.3
  • Carroll County 21.8
  • Maryland 22.0

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

  • Here 22.7
  • County 21.6
  • State 22.4

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

  • Here 5.5
  • Carroll County 6.1
  • Maryland 4.6

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

  • Here 1.6
  • Carroll County 1.7
  • State 2.0

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

  • Here 0.8
  • County 1.0
  • Maryland 1.1

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

  • Eldersburg 19.6
  • Carroll County 19.9
  • State 20.1

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

  • Eldersburg 3.4
  • County 4.6
  • Maryland 4.1

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Eldersburg 5.8%
  • County 6.7%
  • State 10.3%

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

  • Eldersburg 55.9
  • County 59.8
  • State 57.5

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Eldersburg 59.0%
  • County 59.7%
  • Maryland 52.5%

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

  • Eldersburg 9.5
  • County 12.2
  • State 11.1

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

  • Eldersburg 8.5
  • Carroll County 10.8
  • State 9.5

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

  • Eldersburg 0.3
  • County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 86.4%
  • Carroll County 85.7%
  • State 78.6%

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

Nine percent of households in Eldersburg 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 (%)

  • Eldersburg 9.1%
  • County 10.2%
  • State 10.9%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • Carroll County 4.5%
  • Maryland 4.2%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Eldersburg 7.0
  • County 6.8
  • Maryland 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Eldersburg 30.4%
  • County 33.8%
  • State 29.1%

Thirty nine percent of Eldersburg residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 39.2%
  • Carroll County 51.3%
  • Maryland 51.3%

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

Twenty percent of Eldersburg 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 seven 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. Twenty eight 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. Fifty two 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 seven 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 two 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 (%)

  • Eldersburg 20.4%
  • Carroll County 22.1%
  • Maryland 19.5%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 37.2%
  • County 39.4%
  • Maryland 35.1%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Eldersburg 31.9%
  • County 30.2%
  • State 31.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Eldersburg 28.2%
  • County 19.0%
  • State 22.3%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 52.5%
  • Carroll County 44.6%
  • State 42.9%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.5
  • County 6.2
  • State 6.2

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.3
  • Carroll County 2.7
  • State 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.3
  • County 1.3
  • Maryland 1.3

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

Nine percent of Eldersburg 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. Thirteen percent of people 60 years and older have difficulties in thinking or remembering that can make a big difference in everyday activities (this does not refer to occasionally forgetting your keys or the name of someone you recently met). This refers to things like confusion or memory loss that are happening more often or getting worse. Nine percent of people living in Eldersburg have ever received a blood transfusion. Fourteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty one percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Two percent have coronary heart disease. One percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Three percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Two 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. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Ten percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 9.2%
  • County 11.0%
  • State 10.4%

People with anemia (%)

  • Eldersburg 2.8%
  • Carroll County 3.2%
  • State 4.0%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • Carroll County 4.3%
  • Maryland 3.4%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 33.1%
  • County 35.4%
  • State 34.1%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 13.2%
  • County 21.1%
  • State 18.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Eldersburg 9.1%
  • County 11.8%
  • State 11.2%

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

  • Eldersburg 13.6%
  • Carroll County 18.8%
  • Maryland 18.5%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Eldersburg 21.3%
  • County 26.6%
  • State 23.7%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • County 4.1%
  • State 3.8%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Eldersburg 2.0%
  • County 3.4%
  • State 3.1%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 2.1%
  • County 3.1%
  • State 2.8%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 1.5%
  • Carroll County 2.2%
  • Maryland 2.0%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Eldersburg 2.6%
  • Carroll County 3.7%
  • State 3.3%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • County 3.6%
  • State 3.6%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 2.1%
  • County 3.5%
  • State 2.8%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Eldersburg 8.2%
  • County 7.8%
  • Maryland 6.8%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Eldersburg 2.3%
  • Carroll County 3.9%
  • Maryland 3.4%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Eldersburg 2.6%
  • County 3.7%
  • Maryland 2.8%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Eldersburg 10.2%
  • Carroll County 9.6%
  • State 8.0%

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

Fifty six percent of births in Eldersburg were vaginal deliveries. Forty four percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty three percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Seventy percent of women breastfeed their children. Eighteen percent of women in Eldersburg 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). Eighty three percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Thirteen percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Eleven percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Nineteen 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 (%)

  • Eldersburg 56.2%
  • County 64.4%
  • Maryland 62.7%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 43.8%
  • County 35.6%
  • Maryland 37.3%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Eldersburg 99.4%
  • County 99.4%
  • Maryland 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 53.5%
  • County 60.3%
  • State 58.5%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Eldersburg 69.7%
  • County 57.2%
  • Maryland 53.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Eldersburg 17.9%
  • County 22.9%
  • Maryland 20.7%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Eldersburg 11.2%
  • County 12.3%
  • Maryland 10.7%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 82.9%
  • Carroll County 77.8%
  • State 74.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 13.3%
  • County 8.5%
  • State 7.8%

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

  • Eldersburg 10.7%
  • County 15.7%
  • Maryland 16.9%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 18.6%
  • County 19.1%
  • State 15.8%

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

People living in Eldersburg report their general health condition on average at 62 percent. Six percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 43 percent of Eldersburg residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Eldersburg are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Eldersburg 62.5%
  • County 56.5%
  • Maryland 56.2%

Blood donors (%)

  • Eldersburg 6.4%
  • County 4.9%
  • State 4.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Eldersburg 43.0%
  • Carroll County 41.4%
  • Maryland 44.1%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 9.0%
  • County 9.1%
  • Maryland 8.7%

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

People in Eldersburg spend $375 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 17 percent of their income. The average family in Eldersburg spends $80 on food at other stores monthly. This is three percent of their income. They spend $192 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $32 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 $375
  • County $365
  • State $361

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

  • Eldersburg 17.4%
  • County 23.1%
  • Maryland 23.4%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $80
  • County $70
  • Maryland $76

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • Carroll County 4.0%
  • Maryland 4.2%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $192
  • County $148
  • Maryland $144

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 6.9%
  • Carroll County 7.1%
  • State 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $32
  • Carroll County $24
  • Maryland $26

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Eldersburg 1.3%
  • Carroll County 1.3%
  • Maryland 1.2%

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

People living in Eldersburg report their general condition of hearing on average at 82 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 six percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Seventeen percent of Eldersburg population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty eight 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 Eldersburg had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 81.6%
  • County 78.7%
  • State 80.5%

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

  • Eldersburg 82.0%
  • Carroll County 77.3%
  • State 81.0%

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

  • Here 95.9%
  • County 94.6%
  • Maryland 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Eldersburg 16.9%
  • County 21.7%
  • State 18.1%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 37.5%
  • Carroll County 44.8%
  • State 38.7%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Eldersburg 15.1%
  • County 16.9%
  • Maryland 14.7%

Twenty three percent of Eldersburg 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 22.8%
  • Carroll County 23.6%
  • State 24.9%

Thirteen percent of Eldersburg 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. Eighteen percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Six percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Seven percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Five percent of people here have health problems that require them to use special equipment, such as a cane, wheelchair, special bed or special telephone.

Summary

People having limitations keeping them from working (%)

  • Here 12.6%
  • County 19.7%
  • State 17.1%

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

  • Eldersburg 17.7%
  • Carroll County 26.2%
  • Maryland 22.7%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Eldersburg 5.7%
  • Carroll County 9.3%
  • Maryland 8.7%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 6.8%
  • Carroll County 10.0%
  • Maryland 9.0%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 5.4%
  • Carroll County 7.7%
  • State 7.5%

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

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