Health and Nutrition of Highland Beach, FL Residents

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Fifty seven percent of Highland Beach residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 23 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 three 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 two frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Highland Beach 57.5%
  • Palm Beach County 51.5%
  • State 50.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 22.7
  • County 21.2
  • State 20.8

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Highland Beach 2.9
  • Palm Beach County 3.4
  • State 3.5

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

  • Here 1.0
  • Palm Beach County 1.6
  • Florida 1.7

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Highland Beach 1.6
  • Palm Beach County 1.8
  • Florida 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 2.5
  • County 3.0
  • State 3.1

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

The average Highland Beach 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). Ten percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Eighteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Highland Beach residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 54 percent. People living here aged 30 years and older, aside from brushing their teeth with toothbrush, use dental floss or any other device that clean between teeth on average three days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of three days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 20 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.6
  • County 1.9
  • State 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 10.0%
  • County 14.0%
  • State 14.1%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Highland Beach 17.8%
  • County 19.6%
  • State 19.9%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Highland Beach 53.6%
  • County 48.6%
  • Florida 48.5%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Highland Beach 3.4
  • Palm Beach County 2.9
  • Florida 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Highland Beach 2.8
  • County 2.8
  • Florida 2.9

Average number of teeth

  • Here 20.4
  • County 22.0
  • Florida 22.9

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

The average height of Highland Beach residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 176 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty five percent of people living here are obese. Forty six percent have ever been obese. Thirty five percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Highland Beach 66.4
  • Palm Beach County 66.5
  • State 66.4

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 176.3
  • County 178.3
  • Florida 179.0

Average BMI

  • Highland Beach 28.4
  • County 28.6
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Highland Beach 35.0%
  • Palm Beach County 37.0%
  • State 37.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Highland Beach 46.3%
  • Palm Beach County 48.8%
  • Florida 49.0%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 35.0%
  • County 34.6%
  • Florida 36.1%

Sixty six percent of Highland Beach residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Nineteen percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Seventeen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Two percent have ever used heroin. Nine percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 65.5%
  • Palm Beach County 62.5%
  • Florida 61.5%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 19.0%
  • Palm Beach County 21.6%
  • State 21.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Highland Beach 17.2%
  • Palm Beach County 19.7%
  • Florida 19.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 1.8%
  • Palm Beach County 2.6%
  • State 2.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Highland Beach 8.9%
  • Palm Beach County 10.8%
  • State 10.4%

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

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 13.9%
  • County 11.6%
  • State 10.7%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 58.3%
  • Palm Beach County 50.9%
  • State 49.6%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Highland Beach 3.9%
  • Palm Beach County 3.4%
  • State 3.2%

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

Highland Beach 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

  • Highland Beach 1.3
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.1

Fourteen percent of Highland Beach 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. Seven percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Seventy five percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Forty six percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Sixteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Nineteen percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty one percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Highland Beach 14.2%
  • County 11.4%
  • State 11.3%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Highland Beach 6.7%
  • Palm Beach County 5.9%
  • State 5.5%

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

  • Here 75.5%
  • Palm Beach County 68.4%
  • Florida 67.4%

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

  • Here 45.5%
  • County 31.6%
  • Florida 29.7%

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

  • Here 16.3%
  • County 15.2%
  • State 15.1%

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

  • Highland Beach 19.0%
  • County 19.9%
  • State 19.8%

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

  • Highland Beach 41.5%
  • County 39.0%
  • Florida 38.2%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Highland Beach 89.1%
  • Palm Beach County 78.6%
  • Florida 76.8%

Forty percent of people living in Highland Beach have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Thirty eight percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Sixty five percent of people in Highland Beach frequently check their blood cholesterol. Thirty three 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 40.3%
  • Palm Beach County 28.0%
  • Florida 25.1%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 38.3%
  • County 27.6%
  • Florida 25.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Highland Beach 64.8%
  • County 48.9%
  • Florida 46.0%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Highland Beach 33.3%
  • Palm Beach County 23.2%
  • Florida 20.7%

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

Forty six percent of people living in Highland Beach use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 45.8%
  • County 35.1%
  • Florida 35.8%

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

Twenty three percent of Highland Beach residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty four percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Thirty eight percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Forty eight percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty one percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Fifteen percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Fifteen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Nine 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 23.3%
  • Palm Beach County 24.8%
  • State 25.2%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 23.5%
  • Palm Beach County 25.8%
  • Florida 26.1%

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

  • Highland Beach 37.7%
  • Palm Beach County 39.6%
  • Florida 39.8%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Highland Beach 48.0%
  • County 49.6%
  • Florida 49.9%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 21.1%
  • Palm Beach County 25.9%
  • Florida 26.2%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Highland Beach 15.2%
  • County 19.4%
  • State 19.9%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 15.2%
  • Palm Beach County 17.7%
  • Florida 18.1%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 8.7%
  • Palm Beach County 12.5%
  • Florida 12.7%

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

  • Here 3.1%
  • County 4.1%
  • State 4.1%

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

Highland Beach residents on average take three prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 3.3
  • Palm Beach County 2.4
  • Florida 2.1

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

Seventy eight percent of people living in Highland Beach 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 6.3 days per month on average. They have 5.0 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 13 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Highland Beach 77.6%
  • County 78.6%
  • Florida 78.9%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 10.8%
  • Palm Beach County 11.0%
  • State 11.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 6.3
  • County 5.1
  • Florida 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.0
  • County 5.3
  • State 5.3

Average days/year people drink much

  • Highland Beach 13.3
  • Palm Beach County 20.1
  • State 20.8

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

Ninety nine percent of Highland Beach residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety six percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Thirty six percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Eleven percent of males in Highland Beach have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety nine percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Ninety percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty eight percent have ever had anal sex. Five percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Highland Beach 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 25 women. He has vaginal sex with 14 women. People living here were on average 22 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on three women. People in Highland Beach were 19 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. Four percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Highland Beach has vaginal or anal sex 33 times a year. Forty four percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Highland Beach 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with seven men on average. They have had six male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.3 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty seven percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Highland Beach 98.8%
  • County 97.7%
  • Florida 97.3%

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

  • Highland Beach 96.3%
  • County 94.6%
  • State 94.3%

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

  • Highland Beach 87.2%
  • Palm Beach County 85.7%
  • State 85.7%

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

  • Highland Beach 35.5%
  • County 46.8%
  • State 46.6%

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

  • Highland Beach 10.5%
  • County 6.7%
  • Florida 6.9%

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

  • Highland Beach 99.4%
  • County 97.4%
  • State 97.1%

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

  • Highland Beach 89.9%
  • County 83.1%
  • State 83.0%

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

  • Highland Beach 37.7%
  • County 36.6%
  • Florida 37.2%

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

  • Here 5.4%
  • County 10.3%
  • State 10.5%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 17.6
  • County 17.0
  • Florida 17.0

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

  • Here 25.1
  • County 27.8
  • State 27.3

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

  • Here 13.6
  • Palm Beach County 20.4
  • State 20.6

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

  • Highland Beach 22.4
  • County 21.9
  • State 21.7

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

  • Highland Beach 3.4
  • Palm Beach County 4.6
  • State 4.6

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

  • Highland Beach 19.1
  • Palm Beach County 20.1
  • State 19.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Highland Beach 3.5%
  • Palm Beach County 9.0%
  • State 9.5%

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

  • Here 33.2
  • County 53.7
  • Florida 55.9

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 44.1%
  • County 49.0%
  • State 49.9%

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

  • Highland Beach 7.5
  • County 9.9
  • Florida 9.7

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

  • Here 5.8
  • Palm Beach County 8.3
  • State 8.3

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

  • Highland Beach 0.3
  • Palm Beach County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 86.7%
  • Palm Beach County 76.4%
  • Florida 75.4%

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

Ten percent of households in Highland Beach 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 (%)

  • Highland Beach 9.7%
  • Palm Beach County 10.6%
  • Florida 10.5%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • County 4.5%
  • State 4.2%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Highland Beach 7.1
  • Palm Beach County 6.9
  • State 6.9

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Highland Beach 33.3%
  • Palm Beach County 30.2%
  • State 29.4%

Twenty nine percent of Highland Beach residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Highland Beach 28.5%
  • County 44.0%
  • State 45.5%

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

Fifteen percent of Highland Beach 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 six 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 two percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Fourteen 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 two percent do any moderate-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause a small increase in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking, bicycling, swimming or golf for at least 10 minutes continuously. People living here spend seven hours sitting on a typical day (this includes sitting at work, at home, getting to and from places, or with friends, including time spent sitting at a desk, traveling in a car or bus, reading, playing cards, watching television or using a computer). They usually sit and watch TV or videos for about three hours per day. They use a computer or play computer games (including Playstation, Nintendo DS, or other portable video games) outside of work or school for 1.1 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 15.0%
  • Palm Beach County 18.9%
  • Florida 19.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 36.0%
  • County 34.7%
  • Florida 35.7%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Highland Beach 21.9%
  • Palm Beach County 28.3%
  • Florida 29.5%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 13.8%
  • Palm Beach County 18.6%
  • State 20.5%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Highland Beach 41.7%
  • Palm Beach County 40.8%
  • State 42.4%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Highland Beach 6.5
  • County 6.2
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Highland Beach 3.1
  • Palm Beach County 2.8
  • Florida 2.7

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.1
  • Palm Beach County 1.2
  • Florida 1.3

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

Nine percent of Highland Beach 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 seven 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. Twenty two percent of people living in Highland Beach have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Forty three percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Eight percent have ever been told they had gout. Six percent have congestive heart failure. Eight percent have coronary heart disease. Five percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Eight percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Six percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Five percent have ever had emphysema. Thirteen percent have another thyroid problem. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Twenty percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 8.7%
  • County 9.9%
  • Florida 9.8%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • County 3.8%
  • Florida 3.6%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • County 3.7%
  • Florida 3.6%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 37.1%
  • Palm Beach County 34.9%
  • Florida 34.8%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 16.2%
  • Palm Beach County 19.4%
  • Florida 18.4%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 22.0%
  • County 13.9%
  • Florida 12.3%

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

  • Here 20.3%
  • County 19.5%
  • State 18.9%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Highland Beach 43.5%
  • Palm Beach County 29.9%
  • State 26.6%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 7.7%
  • County 4.7%
  • State 4.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 5.8%
  • Palm Beach County 4.4%
  • State 3.4%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Highland Beach 8.4%
  • County 4.4%
  • State 3.6%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Highland Beach 5.1%
  • Palm Beach County 2.9%
  • Florida 2.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 8.4%
  • Palm Beach County 4.9%
  • Florida 4.1%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Highland Beach 6.5%
  • Palm Beach County 4.6%
  • State 3.9%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • Palm Beach County 3.6%
  • Florida 2.8%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Highland Beach 13.2%
  • County 8.7%
  • State 7.9%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • Palm Beach County 3.8%
  • State 3.4%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Highland Beach 1.9%
  • Palm Beach County 2.9%
  • Florida 2.6%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 20.5%
  • County 11.5%
  • Florida 9.8%

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

Seventy six percent of births in Highland Beach were vaginal deliveries. Twenty four percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.3 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty one percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty seven percent of women breastfeed their children. Thirty seven percent of women in Highland Beach have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Twenty percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy one percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Three percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Six percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Forty 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 (%)

  • Highland Beach 75.7%
  • County 65.7%
  • Florida 63.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 24.3%
  • Palm Beach County 34.3%
  • Florida 36.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.3%
  • Palm Beach County 99.3%
  • Florida 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Highland Beach 61.5%
  • County 60.0%
  • Florida 59.7%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Highland Beach 56.8%
  • Palm Beach County 55.1%
  • State 57.4%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Highland Beach 36.8%
  • Palm Beach County 25.9%
  • State 22.8%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 20.0%
  • Palm Beach County 14.0%
  • Florida 12.3%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Highland Beach 70.9%
  • Palm Beach County 71.8%
  • State 73.1%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Highland Beach 3.1%
  • County 6.3%
  • State 7.0%

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

  • Highland Beach 6.2%
  • Palm Beach County 14.2%
  • State 15.6%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 41.0%
  • Palm Beach County 22.5%
  • State 19.9%

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

People living in Highland Beach report their general health condition on average at 59 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 27 percent of Highland Beach residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Highland Beach are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 58.8%
  • County 55.9%
  • Florida 56.4%

Blood donors (%)

  • Highland Beach 4.4%
  • County 4.6%
  • State 4.9%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Highland Beach 27.3%
  • County 37.5%
  • Florida 39.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Highland Beach 8.0%
  • Palm Beach County 8.1%
  • State 8.2%

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

People in Highland Beach spend $334 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 18 percent of their income. The average family in Highland Beach spends $63 on food at other stores monthly. This is three percent of their income. They spend $146 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six percent of their income. They also spend $19 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 $334
  • County $357
  • State $361

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

  • Highland Beach 17.5%
  • County 21.8%
  • Florida 22.3%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Highland Beach $63
  • Palm Beach County $74
  • Florida $77

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • Palm Beach County 3.9%
  • State 4.2%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $146
  • County $144
  • State $146

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Highland Beach 6.3%
  • Palm Beach County 6.5%
  • Florida 6.9%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Highland Beach $19
  • Palm Beach County $24
  • State $26

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 0.7%
  • County 1.1%
  • Florida 1.2%

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

People living in Highland Beach report their general condition of hearing on average at 73 percent. Eighty one 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 four percent of Highland Beach population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty eight 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 Highland Beach had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Highland Beach 72.9%
  • Palm Beach County 77.5%
  • State 78.9%

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

  • Here 81.0%
  • Palm Beach County 80.8%
  • State 81.2%

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

  • Highland Beach 94.6%
  • County 95.3%
  • Florida 95.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Highland Beach 24.1%
  • County 19.5%
  • State 18.5%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 37.9%
  • County 40.0%
  • Florida 39.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 12.7%
  • Palm Beach County 14.2%
  • State 14.3%

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Forty one percent of Highland Beach 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 (%)

  • Highland Beach 40.7%
  • County 30.1%
  • Florida 28.1%

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Seventeen percent of Highland Beach 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 nine percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Fourteen 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. Sixteen 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 (%)

  • Highland Beach 17.4%
  • Palm Beach County 18.4%
  • State 16.9%

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

  • Here 29.3%
  • County 25.3%
  • Florida 23.1%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Highland Beach 14.2%
  • Palm Beach County 10.7%
  • State 9.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 9.6%
  • Palm Beach County 10.0%
  • Florida 9.2%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Highland Beach 15.5%
  • County 10.1%
  • Florida 8.6%

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