Health and Nutrition of Elizabethtown, PA Residents

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Fifty one percent of Elizabethtown residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 22 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 four frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 50.5%
  • County 48.9%
  • State 49.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 22.0
  • County 21.6
  • State 21.5

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Elizabethtown 3.5
  • Lancaster County 3.4
  • State 3.5

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

  • Elizabethtown 1.7
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.8
  • County 1.7
  • State 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Elizabethtown 4.0
  • County 3.6
  • State 3.5

The average Elizabethtown 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). Fourteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty one percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Elizabethtown residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 49 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

  • Elizabethtown 1.9
  • Lancaster County 2.0
  • Pennsylvania 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Elizabethtown 13.9%
  • County 16.9%
  • State 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 20.7%
  • County 21.7%
  • Pennsylvania 21.1%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Elizabethtown 48.5%
  • County 45.2%
  • State 46.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Elizabethtown 2.9
  • County 2.8
  • Pennsylvania 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Elizabethtown 2.7
  • County 2.7
  • Pennsylvania 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Elizabethtown 23.1
  • County 22.3
  • State 22.2

The average height of Elizabethtown residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 177 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty four percent of people living here are obese. Forty six percent have ever been obese. Thirty six percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Elizabethtown 66.7
  • County 66.7
  • Pennsylvania 66.8

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 177.4
  • County 180.3
  • State 180.1

Average BMI

  • Elizabethtown 28.3
  • Lancaster County 28.8
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Elizabethtown 34.1%
  • Lancaster County 38.1%
  • Pennsylvania 37.5%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Elizabethtown 46.0%
  • County 50.2%
  • Pennsylvania 49.4%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 35.9%
  • Lancaster County 34.9%
  • State 34.6%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 65.2%
  • Lancaster County 64.5%
  • State 64.2%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 23.1%
  • County 25.5%
  • Pennsylvania 23.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Elizabethtown 21.1%
  • Lancaster County 23.1%
  • Pennsylvania 21.6%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • County 3.2%
  • Pennsylvania 3.2%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 11.8%
  • Lancaster County 14.4%
  • Pennsylvania 12.8%

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

Eight percent of people living in Elizabethtown have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty five 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 8.0%
  • County 10.4%
  • Pennsylvania 10.6%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Elizabethtown 45.2%
  • Lancaster County 46.3%
  • State 47.7%

People taking insulin (%)

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

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

Elizabethtown 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

  • Elizabethtown 1.0
  • County 1.1
  • State 1.2

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

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 13.1%
  • County 12.2%
  • Pennsylvania 11.7%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 6.0%
  • Lancaster County 5.3%
  • State 5.8%

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

  • Here 70.7%
  • County 69.7%
  • State 68.9%

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

  • Elizabethtown 32.3%
  • County 30.8%
  • Pennsylvania 30.2%

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

  • Here 15.7%
  • County 16.8%
  • State 16.1%

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

  • Here 22.4%
  • County 22.6%
  • Pennsylvania 21.9%

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

  • Here 42.2%
  • Lancaster County 43.3%
  • Pennsylvania 41.9%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Elizabethtown 76.3%
  • Lancaster County 74.0%
  • State 75.8%

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

  • Elizabethtown 21.0%
  • County 23.1%
  • State 24.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 25.6%
  • County 24.9%
  • State 25.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Elizabethtown 40.8%
  • Lancaster County 41.9%
  • Pennsylvania 44.2%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Elizabethtown 17.1%
  • County 20.0%
  • State 20.8%

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

Forty percent of people living in Elizabethtown use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Elizabethtown 39.7%
  • County 35.7%
  • State 35.2%

Twenty five percent of Elizabethtown 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 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. Four 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 25.2%
  • Lancaster County 26.6%
  • State 25.9%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 26.7%
  • County 28.7%
  • State 27.2%

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

  • Elizabethtown 42.4%
  • County 42.9%
  • State 41.6%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 52.3%
  • Lancaster County 52.4%
  • State 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 26.0%
  • County 28.4%
  • Pennsylvania 27.4%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 20.6%
  • Lancaster County 22.0%
  • Pennsylvania 21.1%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 19.0%
  • County 19.9%
  • State 18.9%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 14.5%
  • County 14.6%
  • State 13.7%

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

  • Here 4.4%
  • Lancaster County 4.8%
  • State 4.4%

Elizabethtown residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.1
  • Lancaster County 2.2
  • Pennsylvania 2.2

Eighty percent of people living in Elizabethtown 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 5.0 days per month on average. They have 5.3 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 (%)

  • Elizabethtown 80.3%
  • County 79.4%
  • State 79.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 11.2%
  • County 11.4%
  • Pennsylvania 11.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Elizabethtown 5.0
  • Lancaster County 4.9
  • State 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Elizabethtown 5.3
  • Lancaster County 5.9
  • State 5.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 21.2
  • Lancaster County 24.7
  • State 23.4

Ninety six percent of Elizabethtown residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety three percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty nine percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Seven percent of males in Elizabethtown have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety six percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty percent have ever had anal sex. Thirteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Elizabethtown 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 21 women. He has vaginal sex with 18 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 5.8 men on average. They have had 3.4 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Elizabethtown 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. Eight percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Elizabethtown has vaginal or anal sex 71 times a year. Fifty eight percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Elizabethtown 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 11 men on average. They have had 10 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.5 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) (%)

  • Elizabethtown 96.0%
  • County 97.3%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 92.9%
  • County 94.6%
  • State 94.6%

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

  • Here 86.8%
  • Lancaster County 87.8%
  • State 86.9%

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

  • Elizabethtown 48.6%
  • County 49.8%
  • State 48.0%

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

  • Here 7.5%
  • Lancaster County 6.2%
  • Pennsylvania 5.9%

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

  • Here 96.2%
  • County 97.5%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Here 87.4%
  • County 86.3%
  • State 84.5%

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

  • Elizabethtown 39.9%
  • Lancaster County 39.4%
  • State 38.1%

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

  • Here 12.7%
  • County 11.5%
  • Pennsylvania 11.4%

Average age people first had sex

  • Elizabethtown 16.8
  • Lancaster County 16.7
  • Pennsylvania 16.8

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

  • Elizabethtown 20.7
  • County 27.3
  • State 27.0

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

  • Here 18.2
  • Lancaster County 21.6
  • Pennsylvania 21.2

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

  • Elizabethtown 20.9
  • County 21.2
  • State 21.7

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

  • Here 4.2
  • Lancaster County 5.5
  • Pennsylvania 5.1

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

  • Here 5.8
  • County 3.8
  • State 3.5

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

  • Here 3.4
  • Lancaster County 2.2
  • Pennsylvania 2.0

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

  • Here 18.3
  • Lancaster County 19.5
  • State 19.9

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

  • Elizabethtown 8.2
  • Lancaster County 6.4
  • Pennsylvania 5.9

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Elizabethtown 7.8%
  • Lancaster County 8.3%
  • Pennsylvania 8.7%

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

  • Here 71.2
  • County 64.9
  • Pennsylvania 60.6

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Elizabethtown 57.8%
  • Lancaster County 55.4%
  • State 54.1%

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

  • Here 10.8
  • County 11.3
  • Pennsylvania 11.2

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

  • Here 9.7
  • Lancaster County 10.2
  • Pennsylvania 9.8

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

  • Here 0.5
  • County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Elizabethtown 83.9%
  • County 82.6%
  • Pennsylvania 82.3%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Elizabethtown 10.0%
  • Lancaster County 9.6%
  • Pennsylvania 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Elizabethtown 4.3%
  • Lancaster County 4.4%
  • State 4.4%

Elizabethtown 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

  • Elizabethtown 6.9
  • Lancaster County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 30.3%
  • Lancaster County 33.0%
  • State 31.9%

Forty nine percent of Elizabethtown residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Elizabethtown 48.9%
  • Lancaster County 52.6%
  • Pennsylvania 50.8%

Twenty one percent of Elizabethtown 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. Twenty eight percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty one 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 seven 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 (%)

  • Elizabethtown 21.5%
  • Lancaster County 23.3%
  • State 21.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 36.9%
  • County 39.4%
  • Pennsylvania 37.3%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 27.9%
  • County 28.1%
  • Pennsylvania 28.8%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 20.9%
  • County 17.5%
  • Pennsylvania 18.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Elizabethtown 47.0%
  • County 41.5%
  • Pennsylvania 41.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Elizabethtown 6.1
  • Lancaster County 6.0
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.7
  • County 2.8
  • State 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Elizabethtown 1.3
  • Lancaster County 1.2
  • State 1.2

Eleven percent of Elizabethtown 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 one percent are overweight. Twenty one 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 Elizabethtown have ever received a blood transfusion. Seventeen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty four 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. Four percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Four percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Three percent have ever had emphysema. Eight percent have another thyroid problem. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two 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 (%)

  • Elizabethtown 10.8%
  • Lancaster County 10.7%
  • Pennsylvania 10.7%

People with anemia (%)

  • Elizabethtown 3.1%
  • County 3.2%
  • Pennsylvania 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Elizabethtown 3.9%
  • Lancaster County 4.0%
  • Pennsylvania 3.9%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 30.6%
  • County 34.3%
  • Pennsylvania 34.2%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Elizabethtown 20.5%
  • County 20.4%
  • Pennsylvania 20.2%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 11.9%
  • County 11.8%
  • Pennsylvania 12.4%

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

  • Here 17.1%
  • Lancaster County 19.6%
  • Pennsylvania 19.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 24.2%
  • County 27.0%
  • Pennsylvania 27.5%

People with gout (%)

  • Elizabethtown 3.3%
  • County 3.8%
  • State 4.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • Lancaster County 3.7%
  • Pennsylvania 3.8%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Elizabethtown 3.4%
  • Lancaster County 3.4%
  • Pennsylvania 3.5%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Elizabethtown 2.3%
  • Lancaster County 2.5%
  • State 2.5%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Elizabethtown 3.8%
  • Lancaster County 4.1%
  • State 4.2%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • Lancaster County 4.1%
  • State 4.3%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Elizabethtown 2.5%
  • Lancaster County 3.3%
  • State 3.5%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 8.2%
  • County 8.1%
  • State 8.1%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • County 4.1%
  • Pennsylvania 4.0%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.3%
  • County 3.0%
  • Pennsylvania 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 9.6%
  • County 9.4%
  • Pennsylvania 9.8%

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

Sixty five percent of births in Elizabethtown were vaginal deliveries. Thirty five percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.6 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty eight percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty seven percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty one percent of women in Elizabethtown 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). Seventy four percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Eleven percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Sixteen 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 (%)

  • Here 65.2%
  • County 65.7%
  • State 65.5%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Elizabethtown 34.8%
  • Lancaster County 34.3%
  • Pennsylvania 34.5%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Elizabethtown 99.6%
  • Lancaster County 99.4%
  • Pennsylvania 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 58.1%
  • County 60.8%
  • State 60.1%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 57.2%
  • Lancaster County 52.9%
  • Pennsylvania 53.0%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 21.4%
  • Lancaster County 23.3%
  • State 24.1%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Elizabethtown 12.0%
  • County 12.7%
  • State 13.1%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Elizabethtown 73.7%
  • Lancaster County 74.2%
  • Pennsylvania 74.0%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Elizabethtown 10.7%
  • County 8.2%
  • State 7.9%

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

  • Here 15.6%
  • Lancaster County 16.0%
  • State 15.2%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 18.5%
  • Lancaster County 19.1%
  • State 19.6%

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

People living in Elizabethtown 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, 37 percent of Elizabethtown residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Elizabethtown are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Elizabethtown 57.8%
  • Lancaster County 55.3%
  • Pennsylvania 55.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Elizabethtown 4.4%
  • Lancaster County 4.5%
  • Pennsylvania 4.3%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Elizabethtown 36.9%
  • Lancaster County 37.3%
  • Pennsylvania 38.7%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 8.1%
  • Lancaster County 8.5%
  • State 8.5%

People in Elizabethtown spend $354 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 Elizabethtown spends $67 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $138 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $22 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Elizabethtown $354
  • Lancaster County $356
  • Pennsylvania $356

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

  • Here 24.3%
  • County 23.8%
  • State 23.5%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Elizabethtown $67
  • County $71
  • Pennsylvania $70

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • Lancaster County 4.4%
  • Pennsylvania 4.1%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Elizabethtown $138
  • Lancaster County $132
  • State $137

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Elizabethtown 7.2%
  • Lancaster County 6.8%
  • Pennsylvania 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Elizabethtown $22
  • Lancaster County $23
  • Pennsylvania $23

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.3%
  • Lancaster County 1.3%
  • State 1.2%

People living in Elizabethtown 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 five percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Nineteen percent of Elizabethtown population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty one 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 Elizabethtown had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 78.8%
  • County 77.6%
  • State 78.0%

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

  • Here 81.1%
  • Lancaster County 76.7%
  • Pennsylvania 77.9%

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

  • Elizabethtown 95.2%
  • County 94.3%
  • State 94.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Elizabethtown 19.1%
  • Lancaster County 21.1%
  • Pennsylvania 20.6%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 40.9%
  • County 45.9%
  • Pennsylvania 43.4%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Elizabethtown 15.5%
  • Lancaster County 15.8%
  • Pennsylvania 15.4%

Twenty eight percent of Elizabethtown 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 (%)

  • Elizabethtown 28.2%
  • County 26.5%
  • Pennsylvania 27.3%

Sixteen percent of Elizabethtown 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 (%)

  • Elizabethtown 16.3%
  • Lancaster County 19.3%
  • Pennsylvania 19.1%

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

  • Here 23.5%
  • County 25.8%
  • Pennsylvania 25.7%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Elizabethtown 9.6%
  • Lancaster County 9.6%
  • State 9.9%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 9.4%
  • County 10.5%
  • State 10.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Elizabethtown 8.3%
  • County 8.0%
  • Pennsylvania 8.6%
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