Health and Nutrition of Fullerton, CA Residents

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Fifty percent of Fullerton 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 (%)

  • Here 50.3%
  • Orange County 49.3%
  • California 48.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 19.8
  • County 19.7
  • State 19.6

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Fullerton 3.8
  • Orange County 3.8
  • California 3.7

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

  • Fullerton 1.8
  • County 1.8
  • California 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 2.2
  • Orange County 2.1
  • California 2.1

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.4
  • County 3.4
  • State 3.3

The average Fullerton 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 percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Fullerton 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 24 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.7
  • Orange County 1.8
  • California 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 14.1%
  • Orange County 15.1%
  • State 15.6%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Fullerton 20.1%
  • County 20.7%
  • State 20.6%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 48.8%
  • County 47.7%
  • California 47.1%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.0
  • Orange County 2.9
  • State 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Fullerton 2.9
  • County 2.9
  • State 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Here 24.3
  • County 24.0
  • California 23.8

The average height of Fullerton residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 172 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty two percent of people living here are obese. Forty three percent have ever been obese. Thirty six percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Fullerton 66.1
  • Orange County 66.2
  • California 66.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Fullerton 172.4
  • County 173.1
  • California 174.2

Average BMI

  • Fullerton 27.7
  • County 27.9
  • California 28.1

People that are obese (%)

  • Fullerton 32.4%
  • Orange County 33.0%
  • State 34.4%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 42.6%
  • County 43.6%
  • California 45.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 35.9%
  • County 35.2%
  • State 35.3%

Fifty eight percent of Fullerton 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. Two percent have ever used heroin. Twelve percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Fullerton 58.3%
  • County 59.7%
  • State 60.0%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 21.5%
  • Orange County 22.8%
  • State 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 19.7%
  • Orange County 20.8%
  • State 20.9%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Fullerton 1.8%
  • County 2.0%
  • State 2.0%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 12.2%
  • Orange County 13.3%
  • State 13.1%

Eight percent of people living in Fullerton 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 (%)

  • Fullerton 8.4%
  • Orange County 8.7%
  • California 9.3%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Fullerton 45.4%
  • Orange County 45.3%
  • State 45.8%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Fullerton 2.3%
  • Orange County 2.5%
  • State 2.6%

Fullerton residents 20 years and older on average get up to urinate one time at night (from time they go to bed at night until the time they get up in the morning).

Summary

Avg. # of times urinating at night

  • Here 1.0
  • Orange County 1.0
  • California 1.1

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

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 10.9%
  • Orange County 11.2%
  • State 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • Orange County 4.7%
  • California 4.7%

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

  • Here 64.7%
  • County 64.7%
  • California 64.0%

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

  • Here 25.1%
  • County 24.4%
  • 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 (%)

  • Fullerton 18.1%
  • County 19.3%
  • State 18.7%

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

  • Fullerton 34.6%
  • Orange County 35.2%
  • California 34.5%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Fullerton 74.0%
  • County 72.9%
  • California 72.4%

Seventeen percent of people living in Fullerton 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 nine percent of people in Fullerton 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 (%)

  • Here 17.4%
  • County 17.5%
  • California 18.4%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 21.3%
  • Orange County 21.1%
  • California 21.5%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 38.6%
  • County 38.3%
  • State 38.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Fullerton 15.5%
  • County 15.6%
  • California 16.3%

Thirty seven percent of people living in Fullerton use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Fullerton 36.7%
  • County 36.0%
  • State 34.3%

Twenty five percent of Fullerton residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty six percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty one percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty seven 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. Nineteen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Thirteen percent of people living here move or speak so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual. 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 (%)

  • Fullerton 25.5%
  • Orange County 26.2%
  • State 26.7%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 25.7%
  • Orange County 26.5%
  • State 27.1%

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

  • Fullerton 40.0%
  • Orange County 40.9%
  • California 40.9%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 50.7%
  • Orange County 51.1%
  • California 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 26.6%
  • County 27.5%
  • State 28.2%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Fullerton 19.8%
  • Orange County 20.8%
  • State 20.9%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Fullerton 19.2%
  • County 19.6%
  • California 19.8%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Fullerton 13.4%
  • Orange County 14.1%
  • California 14.8%

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

  • Fullerton 3.9%
  • County 4.2%
  • California 4.4%

Fullerton residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Fullerton 1.6
  • County 1.7
  • State 1.7

Seventy eight percent of people living in Fullerton have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Twelve percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.6 days per month on average. They have 5.2 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 19 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 78.1%
  • County 78.9%
  • California 78.7%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Fullerton 12.1%
  • County 11.3%
  • California 11.4%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Fullerton 4.6
  • Orange County 4.5
  • State 4.5

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.2
  • Orange County 5.3
  • California 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Fullerton 19.4
  • County 20.1
  • California 20.4

Ninety six percent of Fullerton residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety two percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty three percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty seven percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Seven percent of males in Fullerton have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety five percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty three percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty eight percent have ever had anal sex. Eleven percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Fullerton 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 19 women. People living here were on average 21 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on five women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 1.8 men on average. They have had 1.0 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Fullerton 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. Nine percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Fullerton has vaginal or anal sex 62 times a year. Forty nine percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Fullerton 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 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Sixty eight percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 96.2%
  • County 96.7%
  • State 96.9%

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

  • Here 92.1%
  • Orange County 92.4%
  • State 92.8%

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

  • Here 83.3%
  • County 83.9%
  • State 83.7%

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

  • Fullerton 46.9%
  • County 48.2%
  • State 48.3%

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

  • Here 6.7%
  • County 6.9%
  • California 6.8%

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

  • Here 95.0%
  • County 95.7%
  • State 96.0%

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

  • Fullerton 82.7%
  • Orange County 83.0%
  • State 82.7%

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

  • Fullerton 38.3%
  • County 39.2%
  • State 38.9%

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

  • Here 11.3%
  • County 11.9%
  • State 12.2%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 17.4
  • Orange County 17.3
  • California 17.1

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

  • Fullerton 23.7
  • County 24.1
  • California 25.6

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

  • Fullerton 19.1
  • Orange County 19.8
  • California 20.9

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

  • Here 21.3
  • County 21.4
  • State 21.3

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

  • Here 4.7
  • Orange County 5.0
  • California 5.0

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

  • Fullerton 1.8
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.8

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

  • Fullerton 1.0
  • County 1.0
  • California 1.0

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

  • Fullerton 19.8
  • County 20.1
  • State 20.0

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

  • Fullerton 3.4
  • Orange County 3.5
  • California 3.4

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 9.3%
  • Orange County 8.6%
  • State 9.6%

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

  • Here 61.8
  • Orange County 63.0
  • California 62.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 49.3%
  • County 50.5%
  • California 49.2%

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

  • Fullerton 8.5
  • Orange County 9.4
  • State 9.4

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

  • Fullerton 7.6
  • Orange County 8.4
  • State 8.3

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

  • Fullerton 0.5
  • County 0.5
  • California 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Fullerton 68.3%
  • County 68.9%
  • California 68.4%

Nine percent of households in Fullerton 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 (%)

  • Fullerton 9.2%
  • County 9.3%
  • State 9.7%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • County 4.6%
  • California 4.6%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.8
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Fullerton 25.8%
  • Orange County 27.0%
  • State 26.9%

Forty six percent of Fullerton residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 45.9%
  • County 47.2%
  • California 47.9%

Nineteen percent of Fullerton 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 four 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 four 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 four 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 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 1.4 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Fullerton 19.0%
  • Orange County 19.2%
  • California 19.2%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 34.3%
  • County 33.9%
  • State 34.1%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Fullerton 33.0%
  • Orange County 32.6%
  • State 32.8%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 24.2%
  • Orange County 22.8%
  • State 22.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 44.3%
  • County 43.2%
  • State 42.4%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Fullerton 6.1
  • Orange County 6.0
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Fullerton 2.5
  • County 2.5
  • State 2.6

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.4
  • County 1.4
  • State 1.4

Nine percent of Fullerton 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". 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 percent are overweight. Nineteen 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 Fullerton have ever received a blood transfusion. Eighteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Three percent have ever been told they had gout. Two 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. 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. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Seven percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Fullerton 8.9%
  • Orange County 9.2%
  • State 9.2%

People with anemia (%)

  • Fullerton 3.3%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • Orange County 3.2%
  • California 3.1%

People with overweight (%)

  • Fullerton 30.1%
  • County 30.6%
  • State 31.3%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Fullerton 18.7%
  • County 20.6%
  • California 20.3%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Fullerton 9.4%
  • County 9.5%
  • California 9.9%

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

  • Here 18.3%
  • Orange County 19.1%
  • State 20.0%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 19.5%
  • Orange County 20.1%
  • California 20.7%

People with gout (%)

  • Fullerton 2.9%
  • Orange County 3.0%
  • California 3.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 2.3%
  • Orange County 2.4%
  • State 2.4%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Fullerton 2.6%
  • Orange County 2.6%
  • State 2.7%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Fullerton 1.7%
  • County 1.7%
  • California 1.7%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Fullerton 2.9%
  • Orange County 2.9%
  • State 2.9%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Fullerton 2.8%
  • Orange County 2.9%
  • State 3.1%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 1.9%
  • County 2.2%
  • State 2.2%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 6.5%
  • County 6.4%
  • State 6.4%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 2.4%
  • County 2.6%
  • State 2.5%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • Orange County 3.2%
  • State 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Fullerton 6.6%
  • County 6.5%
  • California 6.4%

Sixty three percent of births in Fullerton were vaginal deliveries. Thirty seven percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty seven percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty five percent of women breastfeed their children. Sixteen percent of women in Fullerton have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Nine percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Sixty seven percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Seven percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Seventeen 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 (%)

  • Here 62.8%
  • Orange County 63.5%
  • State 63.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Fullerton 37.2%
  • County 36.5%
  • State 36.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Fullerton 99.4%
  • Orange County 99.4%
  • California 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 57.2%
  • Orange County 58.2%
  • California 58.6%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 64.8%
  • County 62.9%
  • California 61.9%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Fullerton 15.8%
  • County 16.1%
  • State 16.5%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Fullerton 8.6%
  • County 8.6%
  • California 8.7%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Fullerton 66.9%
  • Orange County 67.8%
  • State 68.1%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 7.1%
  • County 6.7%
  • California 6.3%

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

  • Fullerton 16.8%
  • Orange County 17.3%
  • State 17.9%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 14.3%
  • Orange County 13.8%
  • California 13.8%

People living in Fullerton report their general health condition on average at 57 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 38 percent of Fullerton residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Seven percent of people living in Fullerton are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 57.3%
  • Orange County 56.4%
  • State 55.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 5.1%
  • Orange County 4.8%
  • State 4.7%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Fullerton 38.1%
  • Orange County 38.9%
  • California 39.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 7.5%
  • Orange County 7.5%
  • California 7.5%

People in Fullerton spend $369 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 21 percent of their income. The average family in Fullerton spends $82 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $156 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $28 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 $369
  • County $373
  • California $372

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

  • Here 21.3%
  • County 22.1%
  • State 22.6%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $82
  • Orange County $82
  • California $83

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • County 4.2%
  • California 4.4%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Fullerton $156
  • County $154
  • California $148

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 7.9%
  • County 7.6%
  • State 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Fullerton $28
  • Orange County $28
  • State $29

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.2%
  • County 1.1%
  • State 1.1%

People living in Fullerton report their general condition of hearing on average at 81 percent. Eighty four 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. Sixteen percent of Fullerton population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty seven 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 Fullerton had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 81.0%
  • County 80.7%
  • California 80.6%

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

  • Fullerton 83.6%
  • County 82.3%
  • State 82.6%

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

  • Here 96.0%
  • Orange County 95.6%
  • State 95.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Fullerton 15.9%
  • County 16.8%
  • California 17.2%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Fullerton 36.6%
  • County 37.2%
  • California 38.3%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Fullerton 13.0%
  • Orange County 13.1%
  • California 13.3%

Twenty four percent of Fullerton 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 23.7%
  • Orange County 22.6%
  • California 23.4%

Fourteen percent of Fullerton 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. Nineteen 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. Eight 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 13.6%
  • County 14.9%
  • California 15.3%

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

  • Here 18.7%
  • Orange County 19.9%
  • State 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 6.7%
  • County 7.0%
  • State 7.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Fullerton 8.2%
  • County 8.9%
  • California 9.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Fullerton 5.9%
  • County 5.9%
  • State 6.1%
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