Health and Nutrition of Galesburg, MI Residents

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Fifty one percent of Galesburg 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 four frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Galesburg 50.6%
  • Kalamazoo County 48.9%
  • Michigan 49.4%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Galesburg 21.4
  • Kalamazoo County 21.4
  • Michigan 21.0

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.7
  • Kalamazoo County 3.7
  • Michigan 3.6

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

  • Here 1.9
  • County 1.9
  • Michigan 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Galesburg 1.9
  • Kalamazoo County 1.9
  • State 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Galesburg 3.8
  • County 4.0
  • State 3.6

The average Galesburg 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). Fifteen 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). Galesburg 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

  • Galesburg 1.9
  • Kalamazoo County 2.0
  • State 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 14.5%
  • County 16.5%
  • Michigan 16.1%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Galesburg 21.3%
  • County 21.6%
  • State 21.3%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 48.6%
  • County 46.2%
  • Michigan 46.5%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Galesburg 3.0
  • Kalamazoo County 2.8
  • State 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Galesburg 2.6
  • County 2.8
  • State 2.9

Average number of teeth

  • Galesburg 23.7
  • County 23.1
  • Michigan 22.8

The average height of Galesburg residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 180 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty five percent of people living here are obese. Forty seven percent have ever been obese. Thirty five percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Galesburg 67.3
  • County 67.0
  • Michigan 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Galesburg 180.4
  • County 180.0
  • State 181.4

Average BMI

  • Galesburg 28.4
  • County 28.6
  • State 28.8

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 35.2%
  • Kalamazoo County 36.7%
  • Michigan 37.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Galesburg 47.0%
  • County 48.2%
  • State 49.5%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Galesburg 35.5%
  • Kalamazoo County 35.7%
  • Michigan 35.4%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Galesburg 65.0%
  • Kalamazoo County 64.9%
  • State 64.4%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Galesburg 24.9%
  • Kalamazoo County 23.6%
  • Michigan 23.7%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Galesburg 23.4%
  • Kalamazoo County 21.4%
  • Michigan 21.6%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Galesburg 3.2%
  • County 3.1%
  • Michigan 3.1%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 14.4%
  • Kalamazoo County 12.8%
  • State 12.6%

Seven percent of people living in Galesburg 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. Three percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 7.5%
  • County 9.1%
  • State 10.0%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Galesburg 44.9%
  • County 45.8%
  • State 47.3%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • County 2.9%
  • State 3.2%

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

Galesburg 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

  • Galesburg 1.0
  • Kalamazoo County 1.1
  • Michigan 1.1

Eleven percent of Galesburg 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. Seventy percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty two percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Nineteen 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 five percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 11.3%
  • County 11.5%
  • Michigan 11.2%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • County 5.7%
  • State 5.7%

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

  • Galesburg 69.9%
  • Kalamazoo County 68.8%
  • State 68.1%

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

  • Galesburg 31.9%
  • County 29.7%
  • Michigan 28.8%

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

  • Galesburg 18.7%
  • Kalamazoo County 16.7%
  • Michigan 16.1%

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

  • Here 23.5%
  • County 22.5%
  • Michigan 21.8%

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

  • Galesburg 44.7%
  • Kalamazoo County 42.9%
  • State 41.6%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Galesburg 75.7%
  • Kalamazoo County 74.5%
  • State 75.0%

Nineteen percent of people living in Galesburg 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. Thirty nine percent of people in Galesburg 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 (%)

  • Galesburg 19.1%
  • County 21.1%
  • State 23.1%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Galesburg 24.0%
  • Kalamazoo County 24.2%
  • Michigan 24.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Galesburg 39.2%
  • Kalamazoo County 39.3%
  • State 42.5%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Galesburg 16.2%
  • Kalamazoo County 17.5%
  • Michigan 19.0%

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

Forty two percent of people living in Galesburg use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Galesburg 41.7%
  • Kalamazoo County 35.7%
  • Michigan 35.0%

Twenty five percent of Galesburg 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 three 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 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 (%)

  • Here 25.0%
  • County 25.9%
  • State 26.0%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Galesburg 25.8%
  • County 26.8%
  • Michigan 26.7%

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

  • Here 42.9%
  • County 42.3%
  • State 41.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Galesburg 52.4%
  • County 52.1%
  • State 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 25.5%
  • Kalamazoo County 28.1%
  • State 27.7%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 20.2%
  • County 21.2%
  • State 21.1%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Galesburg 19.3%
  • Kalamazoo County 19.5%
  • State 19.0%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Galesburg 13.0%
  • County 13.9%
  • State 13.4%

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

  • Galesburg 4.2%
  • County 4.1%
  • State 4.2%

Galesburg residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Galesburg 2.0
  • Kalamazoo County 2.0
  • Michigan 2.1

Eighty three percent of people living in Galesburg have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Nine percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.4 days per month on average. They have 5.9 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 25 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Galesburg 83.1%
  • County 80.5%
  • State 80.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 9.4%
  • County 10.8%
  • Michigan 10.5%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 5.4
  • County 5.0
  • Michigan 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Galesburg 5.9
  • Kalamazoo County 5.6
  • Michigan 5.6

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 25.0
  • Kalamazoo County 23.6
  • State 23.7

Ninety seven percent of Galesburg residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety five percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty three percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Galesburg 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 one percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty nine percent have ever had anal sex. Ten percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Galesburg 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 26 women. He has vaginal sex with 22 women. People living here were on average 21 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on six women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 3.4 men on average. They have had 2.0 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Galesburg were 19 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on six men in their lifetime. Seven percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Galesburg has vaginal or anal sex 68 times a year. Fifty eight percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Galesburg 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 10 men on average. They have had nine male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.4 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty five percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Galesburg 97.0%
  • County 96.7%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 94.6%
  • Kalamazoo County 93.6%
  • State 94.3%

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

  • Galesburg 88.8%
  • Kalamazoo County 86.9%
  • Michigan 86.7%

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

  • Galesburg 53.2%
  • Kalamazoo County 48.8%
  • State 47.8%

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

  • Galesburg 6.1%
  • Kalamazoo County 5.6%
  • Michigan 5.8%

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

  • Here 97.1%
  • County 96.8%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Galesburg 91.3%
  • County 86.1%
  • Michigan 84.8%

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

  • Here 39.4%
  • Kalamazoo County 39.4%
  • Michigan 39.0%

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

  • Galesburg 9.7%
  • Kalamazoo County 12.3%
  • State 11.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Galesburg 16.7
  • Kalamazoo County 16.7
  • State 16.7

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

  • Galesburg 25.9
  • Kalamazoo County 25.5
  • Michigan 27.3

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

  • Galesburg 21.6
  • County 20.4
  • Michigan 21.5

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

  • Galesburg 21.0
  • Kalamazoo County 21.2
  • State 21.6

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

  • Here 5.6
  • Kalamazoo County 5.1
  • State 5.2

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

  • Here 3.4
  • County 2.3
  • Michigan 2.4

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

  • Here 2.0
  • County 1.3
  • State 1.4

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

  • Galesburg 19.0
  • County 19.6
  • State 19.8

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

  • Galesburg 5.7
  • County 4.8
  • Michigan 4.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Galesburg 7.3%
  • County 9.3%
  • Michigan 9.2%

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

  • Galesburg 67.7
  • County 64.6
  • State 60.7

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 58.2%
  • County 55.6%
  • Michigan 54.8%

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

  • Galesburg 9.7
  • County 11.2
  • Michigan 11.3

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

  • Here 8.8
  • Kalamazoo County 10.0
  • Michigan 9.9

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

  • Here 0.4
  • Kalamazoo County 0.5
  • Michigan 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 85.3%
  • Kalamazoo County 83.3%
  • Michigan 82.0%

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

Nine percent of households in Galesburg 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 9.1%
  • County 10.1%
  • Michigan 10.3%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Galesburg 4.4%
  • Kalamazoo County 4.1%
  • State 4.3%

Galesburg 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

  • Galesburg 6.9
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Galesburg 30.4%
  • County 31.3%
  • Michigan 31.4%

Fifty percent of Galesburg residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 49.5%
  • County 53.7%
  • Michigan 52.0%

Twenty five percent of Galesburg 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. Forty two 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 nine percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty two 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 six 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 1.2 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Galesburg 25.4%
  • County 22.8%
  • State 21.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Galesburg 42.1%
  • Kalamazoo County 39.1%
  • Michigan 37.9%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 28.8%
  • County 31.0%
  • State 30.3%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Galesburg 21.7%
  • Kalamazoo County 21.0%
  • State 20.2%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Galesburg 46.3%
  • County 43.6%
  • State 42.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.1
  • County 6.1
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Galesburg 2.6
  • County 2.8
  • State 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.2
  • Kalamazoo County 1.3
  • Michigan 1.3

Nine percent of Galesburg 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". Five 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. Sixteen 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 Galesburg have ever received a blood transfusion. Sixteen 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. 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. Three percent have ever had emphysema. Eight 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 9.4%
  • Kalamazoo County 11.3%
  • State 10.8%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • Kalamazoo County 3.3%
  • Michigan 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • County 3.9%
  • Michigan 3.8%

People with overweight (%)

  • Galesburg 32.5%
  • County 33.0%
  • State 34.2%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 16.5%
  • Kalamazoo County 20.0%
  • State 19.6%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 10.1%
  • County 10.8%
  • Michigan 11.6%

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

  • Galesburg 15.9%
  • County 18.0%
  • Michigan 18.7%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 23.5%
  • County 24.2%
  • State 25.6%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • County 3.5%
  • Michigan 3.9%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Galesburg 2.9%
  • County 3.2%
  • State 3.4%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Galesburg 3.0%
  • County 2.9%
  • State 3.1%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.0%
  • County 2.1%
  • Michigan 2.2%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • Kalamazoo County 3.5%
  • Michigan 3.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Galesburg 3.1%
  • Kalamazoo County 3.6%
  • State 3.8%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Galesburg 2.7%
  • Kalamazoo County 3.0%
  • Michigan 3.1%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 8.0%
  • Kalamazoo County 7.4%
  • Michigan 7.4%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • Kalamazoo County 3.7%
  • Michigan 3.7%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Galesburg 2.1%
  • Kalamazoo County 2.9%
  • State 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Galesburg 8.7%
  • Kalamazoo County 8.4%
  • State 8.8%

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

Fifty nine percent of births in Galesburg were vaginal deliveries. Forty one percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.5 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty six percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty four percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty percent of women in Galesburg 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 two percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Thirteen percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Fifteen 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 59.3%
  • County 64.1%
  • State 64.3%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 40.7%
  • Kalamazoo County 35.9%
  • Michigan 35.7%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.5%
  • Kalamazoo County 99.4%
  • Michigan 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 56.3%
  • Kalamazoo County 59.1%
  • Michigan 59.7%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 63.6%
  • County 55.4%
  • Michigan 54.4%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Galesburg 20.1%
  • Kalamazoo County 20.5%
  • Michigan 22.2%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 11.3%
  • Kalamazoo County 11.2%
  • Michigan 11.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Galesburg 81.6%
  • Kalamazoo County 75.7%
  • Michigan 75.4%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Galesburg 13.0%
  • County 9.8%
  • Michigan 8.3%

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

  • Galesburg 15.4%
  • County 16.9%
  • Michigan 16.7%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 19.1%
  • County 17.2%
  • State 18.0%

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

People living in Galesburg report their general health condition on average at 59 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 39 percent of Galesburg residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Galesburg are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 58.5%
  • County 56.4%
  • Michigan 56.1%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 5.5%
  • Kalamazoo County 4.9%
  • State 4.7%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Galesburg 39.3%
  • Kalamazoo County 39.9%
  • Michigan 41.1%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 8.9%
  • County 8.5%
  • Michigan 8.7%

People in Galesburg spend $353 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 22 percent of their income. The average family in Galesburg spends $74 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $144 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $23 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Galesburg $353
  • Kalamazoo County $356
  • Michigan $358

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

  • Here 21.8%
  • Kalamazoo County 23.9%
  • State 23.7%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Galesburg $74
  • County $72
  • Michigan $72

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • County 4.4%
  • State 4.3%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Galesburg $144
  • Kalamazoo County $140
  • State $141

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 7.4%
  • Kalamazoo County 7.6%
  • State 7.0%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Galesburg $23
  • Kalamazoo County $25
  • State $25

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.4%
  • Kalamazoo County 1.4%
  • Michigan 1.3%

People living in Galesburg report their general condition of hearing on average at 80 percent. Eighty 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 Galesburg population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty 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. Seventeen percent of people in Galesburg had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Galesburg 79.5%
  • Kalamazoo County 79.4%
  • State 79.2%

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

  • Galesburg 79.8%
  • Kalamazoo County 78.7%
  • Michigan 78.9%

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

  • Here 95.3%
  • Kalamazoo County 94.9%
  • Michigan 95.0%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Galesburg 18.8%
  • County 19.5%
  • Michigan 19.9%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 46.5%
  • Kalamazoo County 43.3%
  • Michigan 42.8%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Galesburg 17.0%
  • County 15.8%
  • Michigan 15.8%

Twenty five percent of Galesburg 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 25.0%
  • County 25.5%
  • Michigan 25.8%

Fifteen percent of Galesburg residents 20 or older have limitations caused by a long-term physical, mental or emotional problems or illnesses keeping them from working at a job or business. Twenty two percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Eight percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Eight percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Seven 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 15.3%
  • County 17.7%
  • Michigan 18.3%

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

  • Here 22.1%
  • County 23.9%
  • State 24.5%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 7.6%
  • County 8.7%
  • Michigan 9.2%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Galesburg 8.5%
  • Kalamazoo County 9.3%
  • Michigan 9.6%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 6.6%
  • County 7.2%
  • State 7.8%

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

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