Health and Nutrition of Grand Junction, CO Residents

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Forty nine percent of Grand Junction residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 22 times per month. This includes chocolate and other flavored milks, as well as hot cocoa made with milk, and does not count small amounts of milk added to coffee or tea. People living here eat an average of 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 (%)

  • Here 49.2%
  • Mesa County 49.9%
  • State 48.4%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Grand Junction 21.7
  • Mesa County 21.3
  • State 20.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.5
  • County 3.5
  • State 3.7

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

  • Grand Junction 1.8
  • County 1.7
  • State 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Grand Junction 1.8
  • Mesa County 1.8
  • Colorado 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Grand Junction 3.7
  • County 3.5
  • State 3.7

The average Grand Junction 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). Seventeen 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). Grand Junction residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 46 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 22 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Grand Junction 2.0
  • Mesa County 1.9
  • State 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Grand Junction 16.6%
  • County 16.2%
  • Colorado 16.7%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 21.1%
  • County 20.9%
  • State 21.7%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Grand Junction 45.9%
  • Mesa County 46.9%
  • Colorado 46.2%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Grand Junction 2.8
  • County 2.9
  • Colorado 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Grand Junction 2.7
  • County 2.7
  • Colorado 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Here 22.1
  • County 22.6
  • Colorado 23.4

The average height of Grand Junction residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 179 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty seven percent of people living here are obese. Forty nine percent have ever been obese. Thirty five percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Grand Junction 66.7
  • County 66.7
  • Colorado 66.8

Average weight (pounds)

  • Grand Junction 178.9
  • Mesa County 180.2
  • Colorado 179.4

Average BMI

  • Here 28.6
  • Mesa County 28.9
  • State 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Grand Junction 37.3%
  • County 38.3%
  • Colorado 36.9%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Grand Junction 49.4%
  • Mesa County 50.2%
  • Colorado 48.4%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 34.8%
  • Mesa County 36.5%
  • State 35.9%

Sixty five percent of Grand Junction 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 (%)

  • Here 65.3%
  • Mesa County 64.1%
  • Colorado 64.3%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 25.2%
  • Mesa County 25.2%
  • State 24.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 23.0%
  • Mesa County 23.2%
  • Colorado 22.6%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • County 2.9%
  • State 2.8%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 14.1%
  • Mesa County 14.0%
  • State 14.0%

Eleven percent of people living in Grand Junction have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty seven 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 (%)

  • Grand Junction 10.6%
  • County 10.7%
  • Colorado 9.0%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Grand Junction 47.4%
  • County 47.6%
  • State 45.3%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Grand Junction 3.1%
  • Mesa County 3.2%
  • Colorado 2.8%

Grand Junction 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

  • Grand Junction 1.1
  • County 1.1
  • State 1.1

Twelve percent of Grand Junction residents above the age of 40 have problems with their ability to smell, such as not being able to smell things or things not smelling the way they are supposed to. Six percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Seventy percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty two percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Seventeen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty two percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty two percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 12.1%
  • County 12.1%
  • State 11.7%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 5.7%
  • Mesa County 5.0%
  • Colorado 5.2%

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

  • Grand Junction 70.0%
  • County 69.8%
  • State 67.5%

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

  • Grand Junction 31.6%
  • County 32.6%
  • State 27.7%

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

  • Grand Junction 16.9%
  • County 17.1%
  • Colorado 16.5%

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

  • Here 22.4%
  • County 22.2%
  • State 22.4%

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

  • Here 42.2%
  • Mesa County 44.1%
  • State 40.8%

Seventy five percent of people living in Grand Junction are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Grand Junction 74.8%
  • County 75.4%
  • State 72.6%

Twenty four percent of people living in Grand Junction have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty six percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty three percent of people in Grand Junction frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty one 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 24.3%
  • County 23.7%
  • State 19.4%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 25.7%
  • Mesa County 24.8%
  • State 22.6%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 42.5%
  • Mesa County 43.4%
  • Colorado 38.6%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 20.9%
  • County 20.7%
  • Colorado 16.5%

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

Thirty six percent of people living in Grand Junction use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 35.7%
  • County 37.8%
  • Colorado 35.9%

Twenty six percent of Grand Junction residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty eight percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty two percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty two percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty eight percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty one percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Twenty percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Fourteen percent of people living here move or speak so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual. Four percent have thoughts that they would be better off dead or of hurting themselves in some way.

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Here 26.1%
  • County 25.9%
  • State 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 27.7%
  • County 28.2%
  • Colorado 27.3%

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

  • Here 42.3%
  • County 42.5%
  • Colorado 42.3%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Grand Junction 52.1%
  • County 52.3%
  • Colorado 51.8%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 28.3%
  • County 27.8%
  • Colorado 28.1%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 21.3%
  • Mesa County 21.5%
  • State 21.2%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Grand Junction 19.6%
  • Mesa County 19.6%
  • State 19.9%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Grand Junction 14.4%
  • County 13.8%
  • State 14.2%

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

  • Here 4.4%
  • Mesa County 4.5%
  • Colorado 4.3%

Grand Junction residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.2
  • Mesa County 2.2
  • State 1.9

Eighty percent of people living in Grand Junction have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eleven percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.9 days per month on average. They have 5.7 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 23 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 79.8%
  • Mesa County 79.8%
  • State 81.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Grand Junction 11.1%
  • Mesa County 11.0%
  • Colorado 10.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Grand Junction 4.9
  • Mesa County 5.1
  • Colorado 4.9

Average drinks/week

  • Grand Junction 5.7
  • Mesa County 5.8
  • Colorado 5.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 23.4
  • Mesa County 23.6
  • Colorado 23.5

Ninety seven percent of Grand Junction residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety four percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Grand Junction have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety eight percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty nine percent have ever had anal sex. Eleven percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Grand Junction 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 27 women. He has vaginal sex with 21 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 2.8 men on average. They have had 1.6 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Grand Junction were 20 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on five men in their lifetime. Nine percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Grand Junction has vaginal or anal sex 62 times a year. Fifty three percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Grand Junction 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 11 men on average. They have had 10 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty one percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Grand Junction 97.3%
  • County 97.5%
  • Colorado 97.5%

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

  • Grand Junction 94.0%
  • Mesa County 94.5%
  • State 93.7%

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

  • Grand Junction 87.4%
  • County 88.2%
  • State 87.0%

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

  • Here 49.6%
  • County 48.7%
  • State 50.1%

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

  • Grand Junction 6.2%
  • County 6.7%
  • State 6.7%

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

  • Grand Junction 97.5%
  • County 97.9%
  • Colorado 97.4%

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

  • Here 86.6%
  • County 87.7%
  • State 86.8%

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

  • Grand Junction 39.4%
  • Mesa County 39.2%
  • Colorado 40.8%

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

  • Grand Junction 11.1%
  • Mesa County 10.3%
  • State 11.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.6
  • County 16.8
  • Colorado 16.7

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

  • Here 27.4
  • Mesa County 28.0
  • Colorado 25.7

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

  • Grand Junction 20.9
  • Mesa County 21.2
  • Colorado 21.2

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

  • Grand Junction 20.9
  • Mesa County 21.2
  • Colorado 21.1

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

  • Here 5.5
  • County 5.6
  • Colorado 5.4

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

  • Grand Junction 2.8
  • Mesa County 3.5
  • Colorado 2.2

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

  • Here 1.6
  • County 2.0
  • Colorado 1.2

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

  • Here 19.8
  • County 19.3
  • Colorado 19.8

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

  • Here 5.1
  • Mesa County 5.6
  • State 4.4

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 8.8%
  • Mesa County 8.2%
  • Colorado 8.7%

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

  • Grand Junction 61.8
  • Mesa County 61.5
  • Colorado 65.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Grand Junction 53.4%
  • County 54.3%
  • State 55.0%

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

  • Grand Junction 10.7
  • County 10.4
  • Colorado 10.8

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

  • Here 9.5
  • County 9.4
  • Colorado 9.7

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

  • Here 0.5
  • County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Grand Junction 80.7%
  • County 81.8%
  • State 77.5%

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

Ten percent of households in Grand Junction 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 (%)

  • Grand Junction 10.0%
  • Mesa County 9.6%
  • State 9.8%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Grand Junction 4.2%
  • County 4.3%
  • Colorado 4.2%

Grand Junction residents 16 years and older usually get seven hours of sleep at night on weekdays or workdays. Thirty two percent of them have trouble sleeping.

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.8
  • Mesa County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Grand Junction 32.2%
  • Mesa County 33.2%
  • Colorado 30.6%

Fifty percent of Grand Junction residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Grand Junction 50.4%
  • Mesa County 49.6%
  • State 52.0%

Twenty two percent of Grand Junction 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 nine 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. Eighteen 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 one 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 (%)

  • Here 22.4%
  • County 22.9%
  • Colorado 22.3%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 38.7%
  • County 39.9%
  • Colorado 38.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Grand Junction 29.4%
  • County 28.2%
  • State 31.3%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 17.8%
  • Mesa County 18.7%
  • Colorado 21.1%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 41.1%
  • Mesa County 42.7%
  • Colorado 43.5%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.0
  • Mesa County 6.0
  • Colorado 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.8
  • Mesa County 2.8
  • Colorado 2.6

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.2
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.3

Eleven percent of Grand Junction residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Three percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". Four percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty four percent are overweight. Twenty one percent of people 60 years and older have difficulties in thinking or remembering that can make a big difference in everyday activities (this does not refer to occasionally forgetting your keys or the name of someone you recently met). This refers to things like confusion or memory loss that are happening more often or getting worse. Twelve percent of people living in Grand Junction have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty eight percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Four percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. Three percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Four percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Four percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Four percent have ever had emphysema. Eight percent have another thyroid problem. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Ten percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Grand Junction 10.7%
  • Mesa County 10.1%
  • State 10.4%

People with anemia (%)

  • Grand Junction 3.2%
  • County 3.0%
  • Colorado 3.1%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • Mesa County 4.1%
  • State 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Grand Junction 34.0%
  • County 35.2%
  • Colorado 33.3%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Grand Junction 20.8%
  • County 18.3%
  • Colorado 20.3%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 12.5%
  • County 11.8%
  • Colorado 10.2%

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

  • Grand Junction 20.0%
  • County 19.3%
  • Colorado 19.1%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 28.2%
  • Mesa County 27.8%
  • State 23.0%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 3.2%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • County 3.7%
  • Colorado 2.8%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Grand Junction 3.8%
  • Mesa County 3.6%
  • State 2.7%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Grand Junction 2.7%
  • County 2.6%
  • State 1.8%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • Mesa County 4.2%
  • Colorado 3.2%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Grand Junction 4.2%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 3.2%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • Mesa County 3.1%
  • State 2.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Grand Junction 8.2%
  • Mesa County 8.3%
  • State 6.9%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Grand Junction 3.9%
  • County 3.8%
  • Colorado 3.3%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Grand Junction 3.1%
  • Mesa County 2.7%
  • Colorado 3.1%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Grand Junction 9.9%
  • County 9.9%
  • Colorado 7.4%

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

Sixty seven percent of births in Grand Junction were vaginal deliveries. Thirty three percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty one percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty four percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty four percent of women in Grand Junction 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). Seventy three percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Eight percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Fifteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty one 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 66.8%
  • County 65.2%
  • Colorado 63.3%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 33.2%
  • County 34.8%
  • Colorado 36.7%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.4%
  • Mesa County 99.3%
  • State 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 60.9%
  • County 60.3%
  • Colorado 59.7%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 54.5%
  • County 54.9%
  • Colorado 58.7%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 24.4%
  • County 23.8%
  • Colorado 19.2%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Grand Junction 13.3%
  • Mesa County 13.1%
  • Colorado 10.2%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Grand Junction 72.6%
  • Mesa County 75.1%
  • State 74.9%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Grand Junction 7.6%
  • County 8.4%
  • State 8.1%

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

  • Here 15.1%
  • County 15.5%
  • Colorado 18.1%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Grand Junction 20.6%
  • County 20.5%
  • Colorado 16.2%

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

People living in Grand Junction report their general health condition on average at 55 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 36 percent of Grand Junction residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Grand Junction are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 55.2%
  • County 56.0%
  • State 56.2%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • Mesa County 5.1%
  • Colorado 4.8%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 36.3%
  • County 36.8%
  • State 40.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Grand Junction 8.1%
  • County 8.4%
  • State 8.2%

People in Grand Junction spend $355 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 23 percent of their income. The average family in Grand Junction spends $72 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $136 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $24 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 $355
  • County $356
  • State $367

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

  • Here 23.1%
  • County 22.0%
  • State 23.8%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Grand Junction $72
  • Mesa County $76
  • State $78

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • Mesa County 4.4%
  • State 4.4%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Grand Junction $136
  • County $141
  • State $146

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Grand Junction 7.3%
  • County 7.2%
  • State 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $24
  • County $25
  • State $27

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Grand Junction 1.3%
  • Mesa County 1.3%
  • Colorado 1.3%

People living in Grand Junction report their general condition of hearing on average at 77 percent. Seventy eight 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. Twenty one percent of Grand Junction population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty six 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. Sixteen percent of people in Grand Junction had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 77.4%
  • County 77.7%
  • Colorado 79.8%

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

  • Here 77.9%
  • Mesa County 77.4%
  • State 79.4%

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

  • Grand Junction 94.6%
  • Mesa County 94.3%
  • Colorado 95.1%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Grand Junction 21.0%
  • Mesa County 20.7%
  • Colorado 19.2%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Grand Junction 45.6%
  • County 45.1%
  • Colorado 43.1%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 15.7%
  • Mesa County 15.4%
  • State 15.6%

Twenty eight percent of Grand Junction 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 (%)

  • Grand Junction 28.0%
  • County 27.3%
  • Colorado 23.7%

Nineteen percent of Grand Junction 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 six percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Ten percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Ten percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Nine 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 (%)

  • Grand Junction 19.2%
  • County 18.0%
  • Colorado 17.0%

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

  • Grand Junction 25.9%
  • County 24.6%
  • Colorado 22.8%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Grand Junction 9.9%
  • Mesa County 9.0%
  • Colorado 8.0%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 10.5%
  • Mesa County 9.7%
  • State 9.4%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 8.6%
  • County 7.8%
  • State 6.4%

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

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