Health and Nutrition of Howe, TX Residents

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Forty six percent of Howe 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 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 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 (%)

  • Howe 46.0%
  • Grayson County 48.1%
  • Texas 48.0%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 22.2
  • Grayson County 21.8
  • Texas 20.0

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Howe 3.5
  • County 3.4
  • State 3.7

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

  • Howe 2.0
  • Grayson County 1.8
  • State 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.7
  • County 1.7
  • State 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Howe 4.1
  • Grayson County 3.7
  • State 3.3

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

The average Howe 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). Twenty percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty three percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Howe residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 41 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

  • Howe 2.2
  • County 2.1
  • Texas 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 20.5%
  • County 17.8%
  • Texas 16.1%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Howe 23.1%
  • County 21.8%
  • State 21.0%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Howe 41.1%
  • County 44.1%
  • Texas 46.4%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.6
  • County 2.6
  • Texas 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.7
  • Grayson County 2.8
  • State 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Here 22.1
  • Grayson County 21.5
  • State 23.7

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

The average height of Howe residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 181 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty percent of people living here are obese. Fifty two percent have ever been obese. Thirty five percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.7
  • Grayson County 66.7
  • State 66.2

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 180.7
  • County 180.0
  • Texas 177.4

Average BMI

  • Here 29.1
  • Grayson County 28.8
  • Texas 28.5

People that are obese (%)

  • Howe 39.8%
  • County 38.3%
  • State 37.2%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Howe 51.6%
  • County 50.7%
  • Texas 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 34.6%
  • County 33.7%
  • State 36.0%

Sixty six percent of Howe residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty eight percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty five percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Four percent have ever used heroin. Seventeen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 65.9%
  • Grayson County 65.8%
  • Texas 61.8%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Howe 28.3%
  • County 25.8%
  • State 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 24.7%
  • Grayson County 23.0%
  • Texas 20.9%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • County 3.3%
  • Texas 2.3%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 17.4%
  • Grayson County 14.4%
  • State 12.5%

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

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 9.8%
  • Grayson County 11.2%
  • State 9.3%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Howe 44.0%
  • Grayson County 47.3%
  • State 46.4%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • Grayson County 3.3%
  • Texas 2.8%

Howe 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

  • Here 1.1
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.1

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

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 12.2%
  • Grayson County 12.0%
  • Texas 11.2%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 5.2%
  • Grayson County 6.1%
  • Texas 5.0%

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

  • Howe 70.1%
  • County 69.3%
  • Texas 65.0%

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

  • Here 29.6%
  • Grayson County 29.2%
  • Texas 25.0%

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

  • Here 16.6%
  • County 16.2%
  • State 14.8%

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

  • Here 23.0%
  • Grayson County 22.6%
  • Texas 19.8%

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

  • Here 45.0%
  • Grayson County 41.5%
  • Texas 36.0%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Howe 69.7%
  • Grayson County 73.4%
  • Texas 72.1%

Twenty one percent of people living in Howe have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty three percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty six percent of people in Howe frequently check their blood cholesterol. Eighteen 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 (%)

  • Howe 20.6%
  • County 24.9%
  • State 19.4%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Howe 23.4%
  • County 25.9%
  • State 21.7%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Howe 36.2%
  • Grayson County 42.7%
  • Texas 39.0%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Howe 17.5%
  • County 21.4%
  • State 16.3%

Thirty three percent of people living in Howe use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Howe 32.5%
  • County 32.8%
  • State 33.4%

Twenty seven percent of Howe residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty four percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty four percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty one percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty three percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Twenty one percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Sixteen 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. Five 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 27.1%
  • Grayson County 27.0%
  • Texas 26.8%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Howe 29.8%
  • Grayson County 28.5%
  • State 27.6%

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

  • Here 44.2%
  • Grayson County 42.7%
  • Texas 41.2%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 53.6%
  • County 52.2%
  • State 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Howe 31.3%
  • County 29.2%
  • State 28.6%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Howe 22.8%
  • County 22.4%
  • State 21.2%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 20.8%
  • County 19.7%
  • State 19.7%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Howe 15.7%
  • County 15.1%
  • Texas 14.9%

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

  • Howe 4.9%
  • Grayson County 4.7%
  • State 4.5%

Howe residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.1
  • County 2.3
  • Texas 1.8

Seventy nine percent of people living in Howe have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Twelve percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.4 days per month on average. They have 6.1 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 27 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 78.9%
  • Grayson County 79.6%
  • State 79.9%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Howe 11.9%
  • Grayson County 11.0%
  • State 10.4%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.4
  • County 4.8
  • State 4.6

Average drinks/week

  • Howe 6.1
  • Grayson County 5.8
  • State 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Howe 27.3
  • Grayson County 24.7
  • State 21.6

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

Ninety eight percent of Howe residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety five percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty three percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Five percent of males in Howe 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 eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty two percent have ever had anal sex. Thirteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Howe were 16 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 26 women. He has vaginal sex with 22 women. People living here were on average 20 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 2.1 men on average. They have had 1.2 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Howe 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. Ten percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Howe has vaginal or anal sex 74 times a year. Fifty eight percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Howe 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 12 men on average. They have had 11 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.7 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty four percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 97.7%
  • Grayson County 97.5%
  • Texas 97.5%

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

  • Here 94.6%
  • County 94.6%
  • Texas 93.4%

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

  • Here 88.9%
  • Grayson County 87.2%
  • Texas 85.2%

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

  • Howe 53.2%
  • Grayson County 49.1%
  • State 49.5%

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

  • Howe 5.2%
  • County 5.6%
  • State 6.9%

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

  • Howe 98.0%
  • County 97.5%
  • Texas 97.0%

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

  • Howe 87.6%
  • County 83.7%
  • State 83.7%

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

  • Howe 42.2%
  • Grayson County 39.4%
  • Texas 39.9%

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

  • Howe 13.0%
  • Grayson County 12.5%
  • Texas 12.4%

Average age people first had sex

  • Howe 16.3
  • Grayson County 16.5
  • State 16.8

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

  • Howe 26.2
  • Grayson County 28.0
  • State 26.6

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

  • Here 21.7
  • Grayson County 21.9
  • State 21.8

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

  • Here 20.5
  • County 21.3
  • Texas 21.2

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

  • Here 5.6
  • County 5.4
  • Texas 5.0

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

  • Howe 2.1
  • County 2.7
  • State 2.0

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

  • Here 1.2
  • Grayson County 1.6
  • State 1.1

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

  • Howe 20.0
  • Grayson County 20.3
  • Texas 19.9

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

  • Howe 5.2
  • Grayson County 5.4
  • Texas 3.8

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Howe 9.7%
  • Grayson County 9.0%
  • State 10.2%

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

  • Howe 73.9
  • Grayson County 62.0
  • Texas 62.9

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Howe 58.3%
  • Grayson County 54.1%
  • State 50.7%

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

  • Howe 12.4
  • Grayson County 12.0
  • State 10.0

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

  • Here 11.4
  • Grayson County 10.5
  • Texas 8.9

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

  • Here 0.7
  • County 0.6
  • State 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 84.0%
  • Grayson County 81.2%
  • State 70.3%

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

Nine percent of households in Howe 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 (%)

  • Howe 9.3%
  • County 10.5%
  • Texas 10.3%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • County 4.4%
  • State 4.3%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Howe 6.8
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 35.0%
  • County 32.9%
  • Texas 27.8%

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

Sixty percent of Howe residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 59.8%
  • Grayson County 53.7%
  • State 49.8%

Twenty five percent of Howe residents' work involve vigorous-intensity activity that causes large increases in breathing or heart rate, like carrying or lifting heavy loads, digging or construction work for at least 10 minutes continuously. Forty 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. Sixteen 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 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 25.1%
  • Grayson County 22.0%
  • State 20.3%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 41.0%
  • Grayson County 37.4%
  • Texas 35.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Howe 28.9%
  • County 29.4%
  • Texas 32.3%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Howe 15.7%
  • Grayson County 16.4%
  • State 21.8%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Howe 40.0%
  • County 39.6%
  • State 42.1%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Howe 5.7
  • Grayson County 6.0
  • State 5.9

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.9
  • Grayson County 2.9
  • State 2.6

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.2
  • Grayson County 1.2
  • State 1.3

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

Twelve percent of Howe 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 three 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. Eleven percent of people living in Howe have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty six percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Three percent have ever been told they had gout. Four percent have congestive heart failure. Three percent have coronary heart disease. Two 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. Four percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Eight percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Howe 12.4%
  • County 11.6%
  • State 9.7%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • Grayson County 3.6%
  • State 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • Grayson County 3.8%
  • State 3.2%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 33.8%
  • Grayson County 34.4%
  • Texas 33.0%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 23.4%
  • Grayson County 23.2%
  • Texas 20.4%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Howe 11.0%
  • County 12.8%
  • Texas 10.2%

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

  • Howe 20.4%
  • County 21.0%
  • State 20.0%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 25.7%
  • County 28.5%
  • State 21.6%

People with gout (%)

  • Howe 3.4%
  • Grayson County 4.2%
  • Texas 3.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Howe 3.6%
  • County 4.2%
  • Texas 2.6%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Howe 2.8%
  • County 3.7%
  • Texas 2.6%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Howe 2.3%
  • County 2.6%
  • State 1.7%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Howe 3.7%
  • County 4.5%
  • Texas 3.0%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Howe 3.8%
  • County 4.6%
  • Texas 3.2%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • Grayson County 4.1%
  • Texas 2.3%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 7.7%
  • County 7.8%
  • Texas 6.4%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Howe 4.3%
  • County 4.4%
  • Texas 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • Grayson County 3.7%
  • State 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Howe 7.9%
  • County 9.5%
  • Texas 6.7%

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

Sixty eight percent of births in Howe were vaginal deliveries. Thirty two percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.5 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty three percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty one percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty one percent of women in Howe have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Eleven percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy five percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Eight percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Twenty percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Seventeen 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 67.9%
  • Grayson County 68.1%
  • State 62.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Howe 32.1%
  • County 31.9%
  • Texas 37.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Howe 99.5%
  • County 99.4%
  • State 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 63.3%
  • County 61.8%
  • State 59.4%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 51.4%
  • County 50.2%
  • State 59.5%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 20.8%
  • County 24.5%
  • Texas 17.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 11.2%
  • Grayson County 13.1%
  • Texas 9.2%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Howe 75.3%
  • Grayson County 72.2%
  • Texas 71.7%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 7.6%
  • County 6.5%
  • State 6.9%

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

  • Howe 19.5%
  • County 16.0%
  • State 19.0%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Howe 16.7%
  • County 18.9%
  • Texas 14.4%

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

People living in Howe report their general health condition on average at 54 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 38 percent of Howe residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Howe are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Howe 53.7%
  • Grayson County 54.0%
  • Texas 55.5%

Blood donors (%)

  • Howe 4.0%
  • County 4.0%
  • Texas 4.7%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Howe 38.5%
  • Grayson County 38.2%
  • Texas 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Howe 8.0%
  • Grayson County 8.2%
  • Texas 7.8%

People in Howe spend $361 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 26 percent of their income. The average family in Howe spends $73 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $124 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $20 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Howe $361
  • County $358
  • State $370

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

  • Howe 26.4%
  • Grayson County 24.9%
  • State 23.7%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Howe $73
  • Grayson County $68
  • State $82

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Howe 4.8%
  • County 4.1%
  • Texas 4.5%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $124
  • Grayson County $130
  • State $146

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Howe 6.6%
  • County 6.6%
  • Texas 7.7%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $20
  • Grayson County $23
  • Texas $27

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.4%
  • County 1.2%
  • Texas 1.2%

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

People living in Howe report their general condition of hearing on average at 78 percent. Seventy four 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 four percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty one percent of Howe population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty nine percent of people living here have ever had a job where they were exposed to loud sounds or noise. Loud means so loud that they must speak in a raised voice to be heard. Seventeen percent of people in Howe had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Howe 77.8%
  • Grayson County 77.3%
  • State 80.4%

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

  • Here 74.1%
  • Grayson County 76.4%
  • Texas 81.7%

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

  • Here 94.3%
  • County 94.3%
  • State 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 21.4%
  • Grayson County 22.2%
  • Texas 17.6%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Howe 48.6%
  • Grayson County 45.5%
  • Texas 39.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 16.6%
  • Grayson County 15.8%
  • Texas 14.1%

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

Twenty four percent of Howe 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 (%)

  • Howe 24.1%
  • Grayson County 27.0%
  • State 23.8%

Twenty one percent of Howe 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 seven 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. Eleven percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Seven percent of people here have health problems that require them to use special equipment, such as a cane, wheelchair, special bed or special telephone.

Summary

People having limitations keeping them from working (%)

  • Here 20.5%
  • Grayson County 21.5%
  • State 16.0%

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

  • Howe 26.7%
  • County 27.8%
  • Texas 21.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 9.7%
  • County 10.7%
  • Texas 7.7%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Howe 11.2%
  • Grayson County 11.4%
  • State 9.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 7.2%
  • Grayson County 9.0%
  • State 6.4%

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

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