Health and Nutrition of Gilbertsville, PA Residents

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Sixty one percent of Gilbertsville 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 one 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 60.6%
  • Montgomery County 52.8%
  • Pennsylvania 49.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 21.4
  • Montgomery County 21.4
  • Pennsylvania 21.5

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.6
  • Montgomery County 3.7
  • State 3.5

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

  • Here 1.2
  • County 1.7
  • Pennsylvania 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Gilbertsville 1.8
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Gilbertsville 3.0
  • County 3.4
  • State 3.5

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

The average Gilbertsville resident last visited a dentist one years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Six percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Sixteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Gilbertsville residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 64 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 four days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of two days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 26 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.0
  • County 1.8
  • State 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 6.4%
  • Montgomery County 13.5%
  • Pennsylvania 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Gilbertsville 15.8%
  • Montgomery County 19.7%
  • Pennsylvania 21.1%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 64.2%
  • Montgomery County 50.6%
  • Pennsylvania 46.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Gilbertsville 4.2
  • Montgomery County 3.0
  • Pennsylvania 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.4
  • County 2.7
  • Pennsylvania 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Gilbertsville 26.0
  • Montgomery County 23.1
  • Pennsylvania 22.2

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

The average height of Gilbertsville residents 16 years and older is 65 inches. The average weight is 161 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 27. Thirty percent of people living here are obese. Thirty eight percent have ever been obese. Forty six percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Gilbertsville 65.1
  • Montgomery County 67.0
  • Pennsylvania 66.8

Average weight (pounds)

  • Gilbertsville 160.7
  • Montgomery County 178.1
  • State 180.1

Average BMI

  • Here 27.3
  • Montgomery County 28.2
  • Pennsylvania 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 30.1%
  • County 34.5%
  • Pennsylvania 37.5%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Gilbertsville 38.0%
  • Montgomery County 45.6%
  • Pennsylvania 49.4%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Gilbertsville 46.0%
  • Montgomery County 35.8%
  • Pennsylvania 34.6%

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

Fifty nine percent of Gilbertsville residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Fourteen percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Thirteen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. One percent have ever used heroin. Six percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 58.9%
  • County 62.9%
  • Pennsylvania 64.2%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Gilbertsville 13.7%
  • County 21.4%
  • State 23.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 13.2%
  • County 19.6%
  • State 21.6%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 1.2%
  • County 2.8%
  • Pennsylvania 3.2%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 6.5%
  • County 11.0%
  • Pennsylvania 12.8%

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

Four percent of people living in Gilbertsville have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Fifty four percent of people had a blood test for high sugar or diabetes within the past three years. One percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • Montgomery County 9.4%
  • Pennsylvania 10.6%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Gilbertsville 53.9%
  • County 48.2%
  • State 47.7%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 1.1%
  • Montgomery County 2.9%
  • Pennsylvania 3.3%

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

Gilbertsville 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

  • Gilbertsville 1.0
  • Montgomery County 1.1
  • Pennsylvania 1.2

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

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 10.3%
  • Montgomery County 11.2%
  • State 11.7%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Gilbertsville 4.8%
  • County 5.6%
  • State 5.8%

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

  • Here 72.2%
  • Montgomery County 68.2%
  • Pennsylvania 68.9%

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

  • Gilbertsville 37.5%
  • County 31.1%
  • State 30.2%

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

  • Here 13.3%
  • County 15.4%
  • Pennsylvania 16.1%

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

  • Here 15.6%
  • Montgomery County 21.8%
  • Pennsylvania 21.9%

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

  • Here 52.2%
  • Montgomery County 42.7%
  • Pennsylvania 41.9%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 89.3%
  • Montgomery County 79.0%
  • State 75.8%

Twenty two percent of people living in Gilbertsville have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty five percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty seven percent of people in Gilbertsville 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 21.8%
  • Montgomery County 23.4%
  • Pennsylvania 24.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 24.6%
  • Montgomery County 25.1%
  • State 25.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 47.2%
  • County 45.3%
  • Pennsylvania 44.2%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Gilbertsville 15.9%
  • County 19.5%
  • State 20.8%

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

Sixty five percent of people living in Gilbertsville use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 64.9%
  • Montgomery County 40.3%
  • State 35.2%

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

Twenty one percent of Gilbertsville residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty one percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Thirty nine 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 two percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Nineteen percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Seventeen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Seven 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 20.8%
  • Montgomery County 23.8%
  • Pennsylvania 25.9%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Gilbertsville 20.9%
  • Montgomery County 24.5%
  • State 27.2%

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

  • Here 39.4%
  • Montgomery County 39.8%
  • State 41.6%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 52.4%
  • Montgomery County 49.7%
  • Pennsylvania 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 21.9%
  • Montgomery County 24.4%
  • State 27.4%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 19.0%
  • Montgomery County 19.6%
  • State 21.1%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 16.5%
  • County 17.6%
  • State 18.9%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Gilbertsville 7.0%
  • County 11.5%
  • State 13.7%

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

  • Gilbertsville 2.7%
  • Montgomery County 3.8%
  • State 4.4%

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

Gilbertsville residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.2
  • County 2.1
  • Pennsylvania 2.2

Eighty three percent of people living in Gilbertsville 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 6.1 days per month on average. They have 3.5 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 10 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Gilbertsville 82.7%
  • County 81.1%
  • Pennsylvania 79.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Gilbertsville 9.4%
  • County 10.1%
  • Pennsylvania 11.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Gilbertsville 6.1
  • Montgomery County 5.5
  • Pennsylvania 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Here 3.5
  • Montgomery County 5.4
  • Pennsylvania 5.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 10.3
  • Montgomery County 21.0
  • State 23.4

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

Ninety seven percent of Gilbertsville residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Eighty nine percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty one percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty six percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Thirteen percent of males in Gilbertsville have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety seven percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Ninety percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty five percent have ever had anal sex. Eight percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Gilbertsville were 18 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 36 women. He has vaginal sex with 32 women. People living here were on average 26 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. People in Gilbertsville were 20 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on four men in their lifetime. Four percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Gilbertsville has vaginal or anal sex 48 times a year. Fifty eight percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Gilbertsville 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 0.3 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Sixty nine percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Gilbertsville 97.0%
  • Montgomery County 97.0%
  • Pennsylvania 97.2%

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

  • Here 88.9%
  • Montgomery County 94.3%
  • Pennsylvania 94.6%

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

  • Here 81.4%
  • County 87.0%
  • State 86.9%

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

  • Here 46.0%
  • Montgomery County 45.3%
  • Pennsylvania 48.0%

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

  • Gilbertsville 13.4%
  • County 6.3%
  • Pennsylvania 5.9%

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

  • Gilbertsville 96.9%
  • Montgomery County 96.8%
  • Pennsylvania 97.3%

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

  • Gilbertsville 90.2%
  • Montgomery County 85.5%
  • Pennsylvania 84.5%

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

  • Gilbertsville 35.2%
  • Montgomery County 36.4%
  • Pennsylvania 38.1%

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

  • Here 7.9%
  • County 10.0%
  • State 11.4%

Average age people first had sex

  • Gilbertsville 18.0
  • Montgomery County 17.2
  • Pennsylvania 16.8

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

  • Gilbertsville 35.7
  • County 23.9
  • State 27.0

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

  • Here 31.7
  • Montgomery County 18.8
  • Pennsylvania 21.2

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

  • Here 26.5
  • County 22.2
  • Pennsylvania 21.7

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

  • Gilbertsville 19.8
  • Montgomery County 20.1
  • State 19.9

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

  • Here 3.9
  • County 5.1
  • Pennsylvania 5.9

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Gilbertsville 3.9%
  • County 7.3%
  • State 8.7%

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

  • Gilbertsville 47.9
  • County 58.2
  • State 60.6

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 58.1%
  • County 54.8%
  • State 54.1%

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

  • Here 8.6
  • County 10.5
  • Pennsylvania 11.2

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

  • Here 7.5
  • County 9.1
  • Pennsylvania 9.8

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

  • Here 0.3
  • County 0.4
  • Pennsylvania 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 69.1%
  • Montgomery County 82.7%
  • State 82.3%

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

Nine percent of households in Gilbertsville 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 (%)

  • Gilbertsville 8.5%
  • Montgomery County 9.5%
  • Pennsylvania 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.8%
  • County 4.5%
  • Pennsylvania 4.4%

Gilbertsville 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

  • Here 7.2
  • Montgomery County 6.9
  • Pennsylvania 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 30.2%
  • County 30.5%
  • State 31.9%

Twenty five percent of Gilbertsville residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Gilbertsville 25.4%
  • County 45.0%
  • State 50.8%

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

Eleven percent of Gilbertsville 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 one 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 eight percent do any vigorous-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause large increases in breathing or heart rate like running or basketball for at least 10 minutes continuously. Sixty percent do any moderate-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause a small increase in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking, bicycling, swimming or golf for at least 10 minutes continuously. People living here spend seven hours sitting on a typical day (this includes sitting at work, at home, getting to and from places, or with friends, including time spent sitting at a desk, traveling in a car or bus, reading, playing cards, watching television or using a computer). They usually sit and watch TV or videos for about two hours per day. They use a computer or play computer games (including Playstation, Nintendo DS, or other portable video games) outside of work or school for 1.3 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Gilbertsville 11.3%
  • County 20.0%
  • State 21.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Gilbertsville 31.0%
  • County 35.2%
  • Pennsylvania 37.3%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Gilbertsville 28.6%
  • County 29.9%
  • Pennsylvania 28.8%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Gilbertsville 28.4%
  • Montgomery County 22.8%
  • Pennsylvania 18.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 59.6%
  • Montgomery County 46.2%
  • State 41.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.7
  • County 6.3
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Gilbertsville 2.1
  • Montgomery County 2.6
  • State 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.3
  • Montgomery County 1.3
  • State 1.2

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

Ten percent of Gilbertsville 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". 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 six percent are overweight. Nine 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 Gilbertsville have ever received a blood transfusion. Eleven percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty five percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Two percent have ever been told they had gout. One percent have congestive heart failure. One percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Two 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. Fourteen percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Fourteen percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 10.1%
  • County 10.2%
  • State 10.7%

People with anemia (%)

  • Gilbertsville 4.4%
  • Montgomery County 3.3%
  • Pennsylvania 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • Montgomery County 3.9%
  • Pennsylvania 3.9%

People with overweight (%)

  • Gilbertsville 36.3%
  • Montgomery County 33.3%
  • State 34.2%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 9.4%
  • County 17.7%
  • Pennsylvania 20.2%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 9.9%
  • Montgomery County 11.3%
  • Pennsylvania 12.4%

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

  • Here 11.2%
  • County 16.7%
  • Pennsylvania 19.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 25.1%
  • Montgomery County 25.4%
  • Pennsylvania 27.5%

People with gout (%)

  • Gilbertsville 2.4%
  • Montgomery County 4.0%
  • Pennsylvania 4.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Gilbertsville 1.3%
  • Montgomery County 3.1%
  • State 3.8%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Gilbertsville 1.3%
  • County 3.1%
  • Pennsylvania 3.5%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Gilbertsville 1.5%
  • Montgomery County 2.2%
  • State 2.5%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 2.2%
  • County 3.7%
  • State 4.2%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Gilbertsville 2.6%
  • County 3.7%
  • State 4.3%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Gilbertsville 14.2%
  • Montgomery County 8.2%
  • State 8.1%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Gilbertsville 2.2%
  • County 3.4%
  • Pennsylvania 4.0%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 1.8%
  • Montgomery County 2.8%
  • Pennsylvania 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 14.2%
  • Montgomery County 10.4%
  • State 9.8%

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

Fifty five percent of births in Gilbertsville were vaginal deliveries. Forty five percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty two percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Seventy one percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty percent of women in Gilbertsville have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Thirteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Eighty three percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Fourteen percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Ten percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty three 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 55.4%
  • County 61.6%
  • State 65.5%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 44.6%
  • Montgomery County 38.4%
  • Pennsylvania 34.5%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.4%
  • Montgomery County 99.4%
  • State 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Gilbertsville 51.8%
  • Montgomery County 57.3%
  • Pennsylvania 60.1%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 71.1%
  • Montgomery County 58.9%
  • State 53.0%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 19.8%
  • County 22.0%
  • State 24.1%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 12.6%
  • Montgomery County 12.6%
  • Pennsylvania 13.1%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Gilbertsville 83.4%
  • Montgomery County 75.9%
  • Pennsylvania 74.0%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 13.8%
  • Montgomery County 9.7%
  • Pennsylvania 7.9%

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

  • Here 9.5%
  • County 13.0%
  • State 15.2%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 22.5%
  • Montgomery County 19.7%
  • Pennsylvania 19.6%

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

People living in Gilbertsville report their general health condition on average at 67 percent. Seven percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 42 percent of Gilbertsville residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Seven percent of people living in Gilbertsville are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Gilbertsville 66.6%
  • Montgomery County 58.7%
  • State 55.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Gilbertsville 7.1%
  • County 4.9%
  • State 4.3%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 42.3%
  • Montgomery County 39.6%
  • Pennsylvania 38.7%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Gilbertsville 7.3%
  • Montgomery County 8.5%
  • State 8.5%

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

People in Gilbertsville spend $376 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 15 percent of their income. The average family in Gilbertsville spends $80 on food at other stores monthly. This is three percent of their income. They spend $197 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six percent of their income. They also spend $32 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $376
  • County $366
  • State $356

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

  • Here 15.0%
  • County 21.0%
  • Pennsylvania 23.5%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Gilbertsville $80
  • Montgomery County $73
  • Pennsylvania $70

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Gilbertsville 3.2%
  • Montgomery County 3.7%
  • State 4.1%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $197
  • Montgomery County $163
  • State $137

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 5.8%
  • County 6.5%
  • Pennsylvania 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $32
  • County $27
  • State $23

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 0.9%
  • Montgomery County 1.1%
  • State 1.2%

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

People living in Gilbertsville report their general condition of hearing on average at 85 percent. Eighty seven 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 seven percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Eleven percent of Gilbertsville population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Fifteen 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. Seven percent of people in Gilbertsville had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Gilbertsville 84.7%
  • Montgomery County 79.5%
  • Pennsylvania 78.0%

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

  • Here 86.5%
  • Montgomery County 80.0%
  • State 77.9%

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

  • Here 97.1%
  • Montgomery County 95.4%
  • State 94.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 11.2%
  • County 18.6%
  • Pennsylvania 20.6%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 14.9%
  • Montgomery County 38.4%
  • Pennsylvania 43.4%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Gilbertsville 7.4%
  • County 14.4%
  • State 15.4%

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Twenty five percent of Gilbertsville 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 (%)

  • Gilbertsville 25.0%
  • County 26.5%
  • Pennsylvania 27.3%

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

  • Gilbertsville 8.3%
  • Montgomery County 16.0%
  • State 19.1%

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

  • Here 15.1%
  • County 22.0%
  • Pennsylvania 25.7%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Gilbertsville 6.1%
  • County 8.6%
  • State 9.9%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Gilbertsville 4.5%
  • Montgomery County 8.7%
  • State 10.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Gilbertsville 6.2%
  • Montgomery County 7.6%
  • Pennsylvania 8.6%

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