Health and Nutrition of Hilo, HI Residents

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Fifty four percent of Hilo residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 18 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 three frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Hilo 54.1%
  • Hawaii County 52.6%
  • Hawaii 54.3%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Hilo 18.1
  • County 18.6
  • Hawaii 18.3

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.3
  • Hawaii County 3.3
  • Hawaii 3.4

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

  • Here 1.2
  • County 1.4
  • State 1.3

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.9
  • County 2.0
  • State 1.9

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Hilo 2.6
  • County 2.9
  • State 2.7

The average Hilo 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). Thirteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Nineteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Hilo residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 50 percent. People living here aged 30 years and older, aside from brushing their teeth with toothbrush, use dental floss or any other device that clean between teeth on average three days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of three days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 24 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.7
  • Hawaii County 1.8
  • Hawaii 1.7

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Hilo 13.4%
  • County 14.3%
  • State 12.1%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Hilo 18.6%
  • County 19.2%
  • Hawaii 18.9%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 49.5%
  • Hawaii County 48.8%
  • Hawaii 50.1%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Hilo 3.1
  • Hawaii County 3.1
  • State 3.2

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.7
  • County 2.7
  • State 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • Hilo 23.5
  • County 23.6
  • Hawaii 24.2

The average height of Hilo residents 16 years and older is 65 inches. The average weight is 162 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 27. Twenty six percent of people living here are obese. Thirty five percent have ever been obese. Thirty five percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Hilo 65.2
  • County 65.8
  • Hawaii 65.6

Average weight (pounds)

  • Hilo 161.6
  • Hawaii County 168.5
  • Hawaii 163.3

Average BMI

  • Here 26.9
  • Hawaii County 27.7
  • Hawaii 26.9

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 26.2%
  • County 30.9%
  • Hawaii 26.1%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Hilo 34.8%
  • Hawaii County 40.8%
  • State 34.9%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 35.0%
  • Hawaii County 36.1%
  • State 34.7%

Forty nine percent of Hilo residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Seventeen percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Sixteen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. One percent have ever used heroin. Ten percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Hilo 48.5%
  • County 54.5%
  • State 48.2%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Hilo 17.5%
  • County 20.8%
  • Hawaii 16.7%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 16.4%
  • County 19.5%
  • Hawaii 15.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 0.9%
  • Hawaii County 1.5%
  • State 1.1%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 9.6%
  • County 11.7%
  • State 8.9%

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

Twelve percent of people living in Hilo 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. Two percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Hilo 12.2%
  • County 11.5%
  • State 10.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 47.3%
  • County 47.1%
  • Hawaii 45.3%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • Hawaii County 2.6%
  • Hawaii 2.4%

Hilo 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

  • Hilo 1.1
  • County 1.1
  • Hawaii 1.0

Nine percent of Hilo 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. Three percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Fifty nine percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Seventeen percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Eleven percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Eleven percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Twenty six percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 8.7%
  • County 10.0%
  • Hawaii 8.7%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • Hawaii County 3.7%
  • Hawaii 3.4%

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

  • Hilo 58.6%
  • County 60.6%
  • Hawaii 58.0%

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

  • Here 16.7%
  • County 20.4%
  • State 16.8%

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

  • Here 10.5%
  • Hawaii County 12.6%
  • State 10.8%

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

  • Hilo 10.8%
  • County 14.9%
  • Hawaii 11.6%

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

  • Here 25.8%
  • County 31.3%
  • State 26.0%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Hilo 77.0%
  • County 75.2%
  • State 75.5%

Twenty percent of people living in Hilo 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 five percent of people in Hilo frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty two 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 20.3%
  • County 19.9%
  • Hawaii 18.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Hilo 25.9%
  • Hawaii County 24.7%
  • Hawaii 24.0%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Hilo 44.5%
  • County 43.6%
  • Hawaii 42.0%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 21.6%
  • Hawaii County 20.5%
  • State 19.0%

Thirty five percent of people living in Hilo use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 34.7%
  • County 35.4%
  • State 36.1%

Twenty four percent of Hilo residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty three percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Thirty six 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 five percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Seventeen 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. Twelve 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 (%)

  • Hilo 24.3%
  • County 24.9%
  • Hawaii 23.7%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 22.7%
  • Hawaii County 24.3%
  • Hawaii 21.9%

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

  • Here 35.6%
  • County 37.6%
  • Hawaii 35.1%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Hilo 47.7%
  • County 49.4%
  • State 46.5%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Hilo 24.7%
  • County 25.5%
  • State 23.1%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Hilo 16.8%
  • County 18.1%
  • Hawaii 16.7%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Hilo 16.6%
  • County 17.4%
  • State 16.2%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Hilo 12.3%
  • County 13.1%
  • Hawaii 11.0%

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

  • Here 3.4%
  • Hawaii County 3.4%
  • State 3.1%

Hilo residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 1.7
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.6

Sixty seven percent of people living in Hilo have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Nineteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 3.7 days per month on average. They have 4.6 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 15 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 67.4%
  • County 72.4%
  • Hawaii 68.3%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 18.6%
  • Hawaii County 15.6%
  • Hawaii 18.4%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 3.7
  • Hawaii County 4.2
  • State 3.9

Average drinks/week

  • Hilo 4.6
  • County 5.4
  • State 4.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 15.0
  • Hawaii County 19.1
  • Hawaii 15.4

Ninety three percent of Hilo residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety one percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Seventy three percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Thirty five percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Five percent of males in Hilo have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Eighty eight percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Seventy two percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Twenty nine percent have ever had anal sex. Eight percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Hilo were 19 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 21 women. He has vaginal sex with 16 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. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 1.5 men on average. They have had 0.8 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Hilo were 20 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on two men in their lifetime. Eleven percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Hilo has vaginal or anal sex 51 times a year. Thirty eight percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Hilo 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with six men on average. They have had five male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.2 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Sixty four percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Hilo 92.6%
  • Hawaii County 94.4%
  • State 92.4%

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

  • Here 91.3%
  • Hawaii County 92.9%
  • State 90.6%

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

  • Hilo 73.2%
  • Hawaii County 78.3%
  • State 73.6%

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

  • Here 34.6%
  • County 40.1%
  • State 36.3%

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

  • Hilo 5.0%
  • County 5.7%
  • State 5.2%

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

  • Hilo 88.4%
  • Hawaii County 91.4%
  • State 88.5%

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

  • Here 72.0%
  • Hawaii County 77.3%
  • Hawaii 71.9%

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

  • Here 28.7%
  • Hawaii County 31.6%
  • Hawaii 29.4%

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

  • Hilo 8.2%
  • Hawaii County 8.7%
  • State 7.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Hilo 18.7
  • Hawaii County 18.0
  • State 18.7

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

  • Here 20.5
  • County 25.9
  • State 19.3

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

  • Here 15.7
  • County 20.1
  • State 15.3

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

  • Hilo 22.3
  • County 22.1
  • State 22.3

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

  • Hilo 3.2
  • Hawaii County 4.4
  • Hawaii 3.4

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

  • Hilo 1.5
  • Hawaii County 2.0
  • State 1.3

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

  • Here 0.8
  • Hawaii County 1.1
  • State 0.7

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

  • Hilo 19.6
  • County 19.5
  • State 19.7

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

  • Hilo 2.4
  • County 3.1
  • Hawaii 2.3

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 11.1%
  • Hawaii County 10.7%
  • State 10.2%

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

  • Here 50.7
  • Hawaii County 53.7
  • State 53.4

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 38.0%
  • County 43.4%
  • Hawaii 40.6%

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

  • Hilo 6.1
  • County 7.1
  • State 6.2

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

  • Hilo 5.0
  • Hawaii County 6.0
  • State 5.1

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

  • Here 0.2
  • Hawaii County 0.3
  • State 0.3

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 64.4%
  • County 69.5%
  • State 66.2%

Nine percent of households in Hilo 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 (%)

  • Here 9.5%
  • Hawaii County 9.7%
  • State 8.9%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Hilo 4.6%
  • Hawaii County 4.3%
  • Hawaii 4.2%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Hilo 6.8
  • Hawaii County 6.8
  • Hawaii 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Hilo 23.6%
  • Hawaii County 26.1%
  • State 22.7%

Thirty nine percent of Hilo residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Hilo 39.1%
  • County 42.3%
  • State 39.9%

Fifteen percent of Hilo 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 percent of people do moderate-intensity activities at work that cause small increases in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking or carrying light loads for at least 10 minutes continuously. Thirty five percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty two percent do any vigorous-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause large increases in breathing or heart rate like running or basketball for at least 10 minutes continuously. Forty six percent do any moderate-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause a small increase in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking, bicycling, swimming or golf for at least 10 minutes continuously. People living here spend six hours sitting on a typical day (this includes sitting at work, at home, getting to and from places, or with friends, including time spent sitting at a desk, traveling in a car or bus, reading, playing cards, watching television or using a computer). They usually sit and watch TV or videos for about 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 1.5 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 15.0%
  • Hawaii County 17.5%
  • Hawaii 15.9%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 30.4%
  • County 34.0%
  • Hawaii 31.5%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 35.3%
  • County 34.1%
  • State 35.0%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 22.4%
  • Hawaii County 21.9%
  • State 24.1%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 46.3%
  • Hawaii County 46.4%
  • Hawaii 46.6%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.9
  • Hawaii County 5.9
  • Hawaii 5.9

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Hilo 2.4
  • Hawaii County 2.5
  • State 2.4

Average hours a day using computer

  • Hilo 1.5
  • County 1.4
  • State 1.5

Seven percent of Hilo 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". Three percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Twenty 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. Eight percent of people living in Hilo have ever received a blood transfusion. Nineteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. One percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Three 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. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Six percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Six percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 7.5%
  • Hawaii County 8.0%
  • State 7.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Hilo 3.9%
  • Hawaii County 3.4%
  • Hawaii 3.4%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • Hawaii County 3.1%
  • Hawaii 2.9%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 26.7%
  • County 29.8%
  • State 26.1%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 15.7%
  • County 16.1%
  • State 16.4%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Hilo 8.1%
  • Hawaii County 8.5%
  • Hawaii 7.3%

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

  • Here 19.0%
  • County 19.6%
  • Hawaii 17.1%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 20.0%
  • County 21.7%
  • State 17.8%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • County 3.9%
  • State 3.7%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 2.1%
  • County 2.2%
  • Hawaii 1.7%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Hilo 3.5%
  • County 3.5%
  • Hawaii 2.9%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 1.4%
  • County 1.6%
  • Hawaii 1.3%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Hilo 3.0%
  • County 3.3%
  • Hawaii 2.5%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Hilo 3.8%
  • County 3.5%
  • Hawaii 3.1%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Hilo 1.7%
  • County 1.9%
  • Hawaii 1.4%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Hilo 6.3%
  • Hawaii County 6.4%
  • Hawaii 6.0%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Hilo 1.8%
  • County 2.2%
  • State 1.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Hilo 2.1%
  • County 2.1%
  • State 1.9%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 6.1%
  • County 6.5%
  • State 5.6%

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

Sixty eight percent of births in Hilo were vaginal deliveries. Thirty two percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.7 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty seven percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty eight percent of women breastfeed their children. Thirteen percent of women in Hilo have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Seven percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Fifty four percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Four percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Fourteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Fourteen percent have ever used female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone, including any forms of female hormones, such as pills, cream, patch and injections, but do not include birth control methods or use for infertility.

Summary

Vaginal deliveries (%)

  • Here 68.0%
  • Hawaii County 66.7%
  • State 66.1%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 32.0%
  • Hawaii County 33.3%
  • Hawaii 33.9%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.7%
  • County 99.6%
  • Hawaii 99.6%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 57.4%
  • County 57.2%
  • State 56.6%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Hilo 67.7%
  • County 67.2%
  • Hawaii 69.9%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Hilo 13.4%
  • Hawaii County 15.0%
  • Hawaii 12.8%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 7.1%
  • Hawaii County 7.9%
  • Hawaii 6.7%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Hilo 53.8%
  • County 61.5%
  • Hawaii 55.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • Hawaii County 5.4%
  • Hawaii 5.4%

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

  • Here 14.3%
  • County 16.0%
  • State 14.4%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Hilo 13.6%
  • Hawaii County 14.8%
  • Hawaii 12.5%

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

People living in Hilo report their general health condition on average at 56 percent. Three percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 30 percent of Hilo residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Six percent of people living in Hilo are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 55.8%
  • County 56.1%
  • Hawaii 57.0%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • Hawaii County 3.8%
  • State 3.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Hilo 30.1%
  • Hawaii County 33.3%
  • State 31.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 5.7%
  • Hawaii County 6.5%
  • Hawaii 6.2%

People in Hilo spend $388 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 20 percent of their income. The average family in Hilo spends $92 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $145 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six percent of their income. They also spend $37 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 $388
  • Hawaii County $383
  • State $383

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

  • Here 19.7%
  • County 20.7%
  • Hawaii 19.7%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $92
  • Hawaii County $90
  • State $87

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • Hawaii County 4.1%
  • State 4.0%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $145
  • Hawaii County $141
  • State $149

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Hilo 6.3%
  • Hawaii County 6.3%
  • State 6.4%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $37
  • County $37
  • State $34

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Hilo 0.9%
  • Hawaii County 1.0%
  • State 1.0%

People living in Hilo report their general condition of hearing on average at 81 percent. Eighty six percent of them can usually hear and understand, without the use of a hearing aid or any other listening devices, what a person says without seeing his or her face if that person whispers to them from across a quiet room. Ninety six percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Sixteen percent of Hilo population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty four 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. Eleven percent of people in Hilo had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Hilo 81.2%
  • Hawaii County 80.6%
  • Hawaii 81.9%

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

  • Here 86.0%
  • County 83.9%
  • Hawaii 86.0%

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

  • Here 96.2%
  • Hawaii County 95.7%
  • State 96.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 16.3%
  • Hawaii County 17.9%
  • Hawaii 14.9%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Hilo 33.6%
  • Hawaii County 38.3%
  • State 32.5%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 11.5%
  • Hawaii County 13.2%
  • State 11.6%

Twenty seven percent of Hilo 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 (%)

  • Hilo 26.8%
  • Hawaii County 26.1%
  • Hawaii 24.2%

Thirteen percent of Hilo 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. Eighteen percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Eight percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Eight percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Seven percent of people here have health problems that require them to use special equipment, such as a cane, wheelchair, special bed or special telephone.

Summary

People having limitations keeping them from working (%)

  • Hilo 13.1%
  • County 14.6%
  • State 12.0%

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

  • Here 17.5%
  • Hawaii County 19.4%
  • Hawaii 16.1%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Hilo 7.5%
  • County 7.6%
  • State 6.6%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Hilo 8.0%
  • Hawaii County 8.2%
  • State 7.5%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 6.7%
  • County 6.5%
  • Hawaii 5.8%
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