Health and Nutrition of Fruitland, MD Residents

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Fifty four percent of Fruitland 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 (%)

  • Fruitland 54.0%
  • Wicomico County 49.2%
  • Maryland 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 20.3
  • County 21.0
  • Maryland 20.3

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Fruitland 4.0
  • County 3.5
  • Maryland 3.7

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

  • Here 1.8
  • County 1.9
  • Maryland 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Fruitland 1.9
  • County 1.7
  • State 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.4
  • County 3.7
  • State 3.3

The average Fruitland 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). Fruitland residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 54 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 24 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.6
  • Wicomico County 2.1
  • State 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 11.5%
  • Wicomico County 16.0%
  • Maryland 15.2%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Fruitland 18.1%
  • Wicomico County 21.3%
  • State 20.7%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 53.6%
  • Wicomico County 45.7%
  • State 47.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Fruitland 3.3
  • Wicomico County 2.8
  • State 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Fruitland 3.0
  • Wicomico County 3.0
  • State 3.1

Average number of teeth

  • Fruitland 24.3
  • Wicomico County 22.4
  • State 23.2

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

The average height of Fruitland residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 178 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty four percent of people living here are obese. Forty four percent have ever been obese. Thirty eight percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 67.0
  • Wicomico County 66.8
  • State 66.8

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 178.2
  • County 180.6
  • State 181.1

Average BMI

  • Here 28.3
  • Wicomico County 28.8
  • State 28.8

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 34.4%
  • County 37.7%
  • State 38.0%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 44.1%
  • County 49.4%
  • State 49.1%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 37.9%
  • Wicomico County 34.5%
  • State 35.7%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 61.4%
  • County 63.4%
  • State 61.5%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Fruitland 17.0%
  • Wicomico County 22.2%
  • State 21.0%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Fruitland 16.1%
  • Wicomico County 20.3%
  • State 19.1%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Fruitland 2.5%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 2.9%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Fruitland 7.2%
  • County 11.2%
  • Maryland 10.3%

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

Eight percent of people living in Fruitland have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty nine 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 8.4%
  • Wicomico County 10.5%
  • Maryland 10.2%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Fruitland 49.3%
  • Wicomico County 47.5%
  • Maryland 48.1%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • Wicomico County 3.4%
  • State 3.3%

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

Fruitland 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

  • Fruitland 1.1
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.2

Nine percent of Fruitland 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. Sixty four percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty nine percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Fourteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty 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 (%)

  • Fruitland 9.1%
  • Wicomico County 10.7%
  • State 10.4%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 5.8%
  • Wicomico County 6.1%
  • Maryland 5.6%

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

  • Fruitland 64.3%
  • Wicomico County 66.2%
  • Maryland 64.8%

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

  • Fruitland 29.1%
  • Wicomico County 27.2%
  • Maryland 25.3%

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

  • Here 13.6%
  • Wicomico County 14.9%
  • State 14.1%

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

  • Here 19.5%
  • Wicomico County 20.6%
  • State 19.4%

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

  • Fruitland 41.2%
  • Wicomico County 39.9%
  • Maryland 38.3%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Fruitland 81.3%
  • County 75.5%
  • Maryland 76.0%

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

  • Here 22.8%
  • County 24.4%
  • Maryland 23.3%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Fruitland 23.9%
  • Wicomico County 25.1%
  • Maryland 24.6%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 46.3%
  • Wicomico County 43.5%
  • Maryland 44.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Fruitland 17.6%
  • Wicomico County 19.9%
  • Maryland 18.5%

Thirty nine percent of people living in Fruitland use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 39.4%
  • Wicomico County 31.8%
  • Maryland 32.4%

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

Twenty two percent of Fruitland residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty two percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Thirty seven percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Forty eight percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty three percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Seventeen percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Fifteen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Ten 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 22.1%
  • County 26.1%
  • Maryland 25.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Fruitland 21.5%
  • Wicomico County 26.7%
  • Maryland 26.0%

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

  • Here 37.2%
  • County 40.7%
  • State 40.0%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Fruitland 47.6%
  • Wicomico County 50.7%
  • State 50.0%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 23.3%
  • County 28.1%
  • Maryland 27.3%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 17.3%
  • Wicomico County 20.5%
  • State 20.2%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 15.2%
  • County 18.4%
  • Maryland 18.0%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Fruitland 9.9%
  • County 14.0%
  • Maryland 12.9%

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

  • Here 3.0%
  • County 4.2%
  • Maryland 4.1%

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

Fruitland residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.0
  • County 2.1
  • State 2.0

Eighty one percent of people living in Fruitland have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Ten percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.7 days per month on average. They have 4.9 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 18 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Fruitland 80.8%
  • Wicomico County 78.6%
  • Maryland 78.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 9.7%
  • County 11.3%
  • Maryland 11.2%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Fruitland 5.7
  • Wicomico County 4.9
  • State 4.9

Average drinks/week

  • Fruitland 4.9
  • County 5.5
  • State 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Fruitland 18.5
  • County 23.6
  • State 22.0

Ninety seven percent of Fruitland 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 five percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty one percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Fruitland 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 three percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty four percent have ever had anal sex. Eleven percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Fruitland 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 18 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 three women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 1.4 men on average. They have had 0.6 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Fruitland were 21 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 Fruitland has vaginal or anal sex 53 times a year. Fifty one percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Fruitland 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with nine men on average. They have had eight male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.4 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty two percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 96.9%
  • County 97.1%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Fruitland 93.2%
  • Wicomico County 94.1%
  • State 94.4%

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

  • Here 84.7%
  • County 84.7%
  • Maryland 84.9%

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

  • Fruitland 41.1%
  • Wicomico County 46.6%
  • State 46.1%

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

  • Here 5.9%
  • Wicomico County 5.3%
  • State 5.7%

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

  • Here 96.6%
  • Wicomico County 96.9%
  • Maryland 96.8%

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

  • Fruitland 82.9%
  • County 82.2%
  • Maryland 81.7%

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

  • Fruitland 33.9%
  • Wicomico County 37.1%
  • State 37.0%

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

  • Here 10.5%
  • Wicomico County 12.2%
  • Maryland 12.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Fruitland 17.2
  • Wicomico County 16.7
  • Maryland 16.9

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

  • Here 23.6
  • County 28.6
  • State 27.4

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

  • Here 17.8
  • County 22.5
  • State 22.0

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

  • Fruitland 23.1
  • County 22.0
  • Maryland 22.4

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

  • Here 3.5
  • County 4.6
  • State 4.6

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

  • Fruitland 1.4
  • County 2.3
  • Maryland 2.0

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

  • Here 0.6
  • Wicomico County 1.3
  • Maryland 1.1

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

  • Fruitland 20.5
  • Wicomico County 20.4
  • Maryland 20.1

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

  • Here 2.6
  • Wicomico County 4.5
  • Maryland 4.1

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 9.8%
  • County 10.8%
  • Maryland 10.3%

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

  • Fruitland 53.5
  • County 59.8
  • State 57.5

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Fruitland 51.1%
  • Wicomico County 52.3%
  • Maryland 52.5%

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

  • Here 9.3
  • Wicomico County 11.4
  • State 11.1

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

  • Fruitland 8.1
  • Wicomico County 9.6
  • Maryland 9.5

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

  • Here 0.4
  • County 0.5
  • Maryland 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Fruitland 82.5%
  • Wicomico County 79.7%
  • State 78.6%

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

Ten percent of households in Fruitland 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 (%)

  • Here 10.1%
  • County 10.7%
  • State 10.9%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Fruitland 3.9%
  • Wicomico County 4.1%
  • Maryland 4.2%

Fruitland 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

  • Fruitland 6.9
  • Wicomico County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Fruitland 27.0%
  • Wicomico County 30.1%
  • Maryland 29.1%

Forty three percent of Fruitland residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 43.0%
  • County 53.1%
  • Maryland 51.3%

Eighteen percent of Fruitland 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 three 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 three percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty seven 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 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 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 (%)

  • Here 18.2%
  • Wicomico County 21.1%
  • Maryland 19.5%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 32.8%
  • County 35.8%
  • State 35.1%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Fruitland 33.5%
  • County 30.6%
  • Maryland 31.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 27.5%
  • Wicomico County 19.3%
  • State 22.3%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 47.5%
  • County 40.4%
  • State 42.9%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.5
  • County 6.1
  • Maryland 6.2

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.5
  • Wicomico County 2.9
  • State 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Fruitland 1.3
  • Wicomico County 1.2
  • State 1.3

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

Ten percent of Fruitland 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 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. Ten percent of people living in Fruitland have ever received a blood transfusion. Fourteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty two percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Three percent have congestive heart failure. Two percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Three percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Three percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Seven percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two 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 (%)

  • Here 10.0%
  • Wicomico County 11.2%
  • Maryland 10.4%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • Wicomico County 3.9%
  • Maryland 4.0%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • Wicomico County 3.6%
  • State 3.4%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 33.2%
  • County 33.8%
  • Maryland 34.1%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Fruitland 13.1%
  • County 19.3%
  • State 18.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Fruitland 10.1%
  • County 11.7%
  • State 11.2%

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

  • Here 14.5%
  • County 18.9%
  • State 18.5%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 22.3%
  • Wicomico County 26.0%
  • Maryland 23.7%

People with gout (%)

  • Fruitland 3.9%
  • Wicomico County 4.0%
  • Maryland 3.8%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • Wicomico County 3.7%
  • Maryland 3.1%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Fruitland 2.4%
  • Wicomico County 3.1%
  • Maryland 2.8%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 1.7%
  • County 2.2%
  • Maryland 2.0%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Fruitland 2.9%
  • Wicomico County 3.8%
  • Maryland 3.3%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Fruitland 3.2%
  • Wicomico County 4.1%
  • Maryland 3.6%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Fruitland 2.4%
  • Wicomico County 3.5%
  • State 2.8%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 7.4%
  • Wicomico County 7.2%
  • Maryland 6.8%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • County 3.8%
  • Maryland 3.4%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Fruitland 2.2%
  • Wicomico County 3.0%
  • Maryland 2.8%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Fruitland 9.2%
  • Wicomico County 8.5%
  • Maryland 8.0%

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

Fifty eight percent of births in Fruitland were vaginal deliveries. Forty two percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.2 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty four percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty eight percent of women breastfeed their children. Nineteen percent of women in Fruitland have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Eleven percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy nine percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Eleven percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Fifteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Eighteen 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 58.3%
  • County 64.3%
  • Maryland 62.7%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Fruitland 41.7%
  • County 35.7%
  • State 37.3%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.2%
  • County 99.1%
  • State 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 54.0%
  • County 59.6%
  • Maryland 58.5%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 58.4%
  • County 51.9%
  • Maryland 53.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 19.5%
  • Wicomico County 22.2%
  • Maryland 20.7%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Fruitland 10.8%
  • County 11.6%
  • State 10.7%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 79.3%
  • Wicomico County 75.0%
  • Maryland 74.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Fruitland 11.0%
  • Wicomico County 8.4%
  • Maryland 7.8%

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

  • Here 15.1%
  • Wicomico County 16.9%
  • State 16.9%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Fruitland 17.7%
  • County 17.2%
  • State 15.8%

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

People living in Fruitland report their general health condition on average at 60 percent. Six percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 45 percent of Fruitland residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Fruitland are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 60.5%
  • Wicomico County 55.2%
  • Maryland 56.2%

Blood donors (%)

  • Fruitland 5.6%
  • County 4.2%
  • State 4.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 45.0%
  • County 41.6%
  • Maryland 44.1%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 8.5%
  • Wicomico County 8.5%
  • Maryland 8.7%

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

People in Fruitland spend $365 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 20 percent of their income. The average family in Fruitland spends $77 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $177 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $31 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 $365
  • Wicomico County $358
  • Maryland $361

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

  • Here 20.2%
  • Wicomico County 24.8%
  • State 23.4%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $77
  • Wicomico County $70
  • Maryland $76

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • Wicomico County 4.1%
  • State 4.2%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $177
  • County $137
  • Maryland $144

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Fruitland 6.7%
  • County 6.6%
  • State 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $31
  • Wicomico County $24
  • State $26

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.1%
  • Wicomico County 1.2%
  • Maryland 1.2%

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

People living in Fruitland report their general condition of hearing on average at 82 percent. Eighty three 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. Fifteen percent of Fruitland population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty two 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. Thirteen percent of people in Fruitland had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Fruitland 82.2%
  • Wicomico County 79.3%
  • State 80.5%

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

  • Here 83.2%
  • Wicomico County 78.6%
  • State 81.0%

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

  • Here 96.5%
  • Wicomico County 95.1%
  • Maryland 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 14.6%
  • Wicomico County 19.0%
  • State 18.1%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 32.0%
  • Wicomico County 41.6%
  • State 38.7%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 13.4%
  • County 15.1%
  • State 14.7%

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

Twenty six percent of Fruitland 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 (%)

  • Fruitland 26.0%
  • County 26.6%
  • State 24.9%

Twelve percent of Fruitland 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. Seventeen percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Seven percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Six 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 (%)

  • Fruitland 12.0%
  • Wicomico County 18.7%
  • State 17.1%

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

  • Here 17.3%
  • County 24.9%
  • Maryland 22.7%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Fruitland 6.9%
  • County 9.6%
  • Maryland 8.7%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Fruitland 6.4%
  • County 9.8%
  • Maryland 9.0%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Fruitland 6.5%
  • Wicomico County 8.3%
  • Maryland 7.5%

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

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