Health and Nutrition of Jacksons' Gap, AL Residents

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Forty seven percent of Jacksons' Gap residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 16 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 one "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 (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 47.0%
  • Tallapoosa County 48.9%
  • State 48.5%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Jacksons' Gap 16.2
  • Tallapoosa County 21.1
  • State 20.9

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Jacksons' Gap 3.2
  • County 3.3
  • State 3.5

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

  • Here 2.0
  • Tallapoosa County 1.8
  • Alabama 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.4
  • Tallapoosa County 1.6
  • State 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 2.4
  • County 3.4
  • State 3.5

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

The average Jacksons' Gap resident last visited a dentist three years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Fifteen 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). Jacksons' Gap residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 42 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 two days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of four days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 22 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Jacksons' Gap 2.6
  • Tallapoosa County 2.1
  • State 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 15.0%
  • County 16.8%
  • Alabama 16.8%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 19.0%
  • County 21.2%
  • State 21.5%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 41.6%
  • County 44.5%
  • State 44.8%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Jacksons' Gap 2.4
  • County 2.7
  • Alabama 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Jacksons' Gap 4.0
  • County 3.0
  • Alabama 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Here 22.0
  • County 21.4
  • State 22.2

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

The average height of Jacksons' Gap residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 188 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 30. Forty seven percent of people living here are obese. Fifty seven percent have ever been obese. Thirty two percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Jacksons' Gap 66.4
  • County 66.8
  • State 66.8

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 187.8
  • Tallapoosa County 182.5
  • Alabama 182.5

Average BMI

  • Jacksons' Gap 30.2
  • Tallapoosa County 29.2
  • Alabama 29.0

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 46.9%
  • Tallapoosa County 40.4%
  • State 39.5%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 57.3%
  • County 52.6%
  • State 51.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 31.6%
  • Tallapoosa County 34.0%
  • Alabama 34.3%

Fifty seven percent of Jacksons' Gap residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Eighteen 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. Four percent have ever used heroin.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 56.8%
  • Tallapoosa County 63.3%
  • Alabama 64.3%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 17.6%
  • County 23.3%
  • Alabama 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 16.5%
  • Tallapoosa County 21.3%
  • Alabama 20.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • Tallapoosa County 3.5%
  • Alabama 3.3%

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

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 13.7%
  • County 12.2%
  • State 11.0%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 49.7%
  • Tallapoosa County 49.1%
  • Alabama 47.6%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 5.1%
  • Tallapoosa County 3.8%
  • State 3.5%

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

Jacksons' Gap residents 20 years and older on average get up to urinate two 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

  • Jacksons' Gap 1.5
  • County 1.3
  • State 1.2

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

Six percent of Jacksons' Gap 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. Fifty six percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Eleven percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Eight percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Nine percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Twenty four percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 6.5%
  • County 10.9%
  • Alabama 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 6.5%
  • County 6.1%
  • State 6.0%

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

  • Here 55.9%
  • County 67.4%
  • Alabama 66.8%

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

  • Here 11.5%
  • Tallapoosa County 29.0%
  • State 26.5%

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

  • Here 8.3%
  • Tallapoosa County 15.6%
  • State 14.8%

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

  • Here 9.5%
  • Tallapoosa County 20.4%
  • Alabama 20.7%

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

  • Here 23.7%
  • Tallapoosa County 40.9%
  • State 39.3%

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

Seventy four percent of people living in Jacksons' Gap are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 73.8%
  • County 76.0%
  • State 74.6%

Thirty two percent of people living in Jacksons' Gap have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty two percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Fifty one percent of people in Jacksons' Gap 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 32.3%
  • Tallapoosa County 28.2%
  • State 25.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 22.4%
  • County 26.5%
  • State 25.5%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 51.0%
  • County 46.8%
  • State 43.9%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 21.2%
  • Tallapoosa County 23.3%
  • Alabama 20.0%

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

Eleven percent of people living in Jacksons' Gap use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 10.6%
  • Tallapoosa County 29.5%
  • State 30.3%

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

Twenty seven percent of Jacksons' Gap residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty six percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Thirty four percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Forty seven percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Eighteen 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. Fifteen 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 27.5%
  • County 26.6%
  • Alabama 26.6%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 26.3%
  • County 28.2%
  • Alabama 27.3%

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

  • Jacksons' Gap 33.6%
  • County 41.1%
  • Alabama 41.1%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 47.1%
  • Tallapoosa County 50.8%
  • Alabama 50.8%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 29.8%
  • County 28.7%
  • State 28.6%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 18.1%
  • Tallapoosa County 21.1%
  • Alabama 21.3%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 15.0%
  • County 18.5%
  • Alabama 18.7%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 15.4%
  • Tallapoosa County 14.2%
  • State 14.4%

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

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 4.6%
  • State 4.5%

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

Jacksons' Gap residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.0
  • Tallapoosa County 2.4
  • State 2.2

Sixty eight percent of people living in Jacksons' Gap have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Sixteen 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 5.7 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 28 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 68.1%
  • Tallapoosa County 77.1%
  • Alabama 78.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 16.3%
  • County 12.1%
  • Alabama 11.2%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Jacksons' Gap 4.4
  • Tallapoosa County 5.0
  • Alabama 4.8

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.7
  • County 5.9
  • Alabama 5.6

Average days/year people drink much

  • Jacksons' Gap 27.9
  • Tallapoosa County 25.4
  • Alabama 24.3

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

Ninety seven percent of Jacksons' Gap residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety three percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Seventy percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Thirty five percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Four percent of males in Jacksons' Gap have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety six percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Fifty eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Twenty six percent have ever had anal sex. Eighteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Jacksons' Gap 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 47 women. He has vaginal sex with 32 women. People living here were on average 26 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on three women. They have had 0.7 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Jacksons' Gap were 19 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. Twenty six percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Jacksons' Gap has vaginal or anal sex 40 times a year. Thirty six percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Jacksons' Gap 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 13 men on average. They have had nine male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 1.0 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Fifty seven percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Jacksons' Gap 96.9%
  • Tallapoosa County 97.6%
  • Alabama 97.2%

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

  • Jacksons' Gap 93.1%
  • County 94.9%
  • Alabama 94.4%

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

  • Here 69.7%
  • Tallapoosa County 85.0%
  • Alabama 85.2%

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

  • Jacksons' Gap 35.0%
  • County 47.2%
  • Alabama 46.7%

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

  • Here 4.3%
  • Tallapoosa County 5.1%
  • Alabama 5.6%

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

  • Here 95.7%
  • Tallapoosa County 97.6%
  • Alabama 97.1%

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

  • Jacksons' Gap 57.5%
  • County 81.1%
  • State 80.9%

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

  • Here 26.3%
  • Tallapoosa County 36.2%
  • State 37.4%

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

  • Here 18.3%
  • Tallapoosa County 11.6%
  • State 13.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Jacksons' Gap 16.3
  • Tallapoosa County 16.6
  • Alabama 16.6

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

  • Jacksons' Gap 47.3
  • County 32.4
  • Alabama 28.5

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

  • Jacksons' Gap 31.7
  • Tallapoosa County 24.3
  • Alabama 22.4

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

  • Here 25.7
  • County 22.1
  • State 21.9

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

  • Jacksons' Gap 2.6
  • County 5.1
  • State 4.7

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

  • Jacksons' Gap 0.7
  • County 1.4
  • Alabama 1.6

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

  • Jacksons' Gap 19.4
  • County 20.5
  • State 19.9

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 26.5%
  • Tallapoosa County 11.5%
  • Alabama 10.9%

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

  • Here 40.0
  • County 56.3
  • Alabama 59.2

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 35.8%
  • County 50.1%
  • Alabama 52.7%

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

  • Here 13.1
  • County 11.2
  • State 12.0

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

  • Here 8.5
  • County 9.4
  • Alabama 10.2

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

  • Here 1.0
  • Tallapoosa County 0.6
  • State 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 56.5%
  • Tallapoosa County 80.3%
  • Alabama 80.7%

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

Fifteen percent of households in Jacksons' Gap use chemical products in their homes to control fleas, roaches, ants, termites or other insects. Three percent use chemical products in their lawns or gardens to kill weeds.

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 15.0%
  • Tallapoosa County 10.9%
  • Alabama 11.0%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 3.2%
  • Tallapoosa County 4.2%
  • State 4.2%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.6
  • Tallapoosa County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 21.7%
  • County 32.1%
  • State 30.9%

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

Fifty seven percent of Jacksons' Gap residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 56.6%
  • Tallapoosa County 53.0%
  • Alabama 54.4%

Sixteen percent of Jacksons' Gap 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. Twenty eight 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. 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. Thirty 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 1.1 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 16.2%
  • Tallapoosa County 21.5%
  • State 20.7%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 28.1%
  • Tallapoosa County 36.8%
  • State 35.9%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 34.7%
  • County 28.8%
  • Alabama 30.4%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 17.7%
  • County 16.0%
  • Alabama 18.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 30.2%
  • Tallapoosa County 37.2%
  • Alabama 40.7%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Jacksons' Gap 6.0
  • County 6.1
  • Alabama 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Jacksons' Gap 3.3
  • Tallapoosa County 3.0
  • Alabama 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Jacksons' Gap 1.1
  • County 1.1
  • State 1.2

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

Eleven percent of Jacksons' Gap residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Seven percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". Thirty five percent are overweight. Fourteen 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 Jacksons' Gap have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty two percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty three percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Five percent have ever been told they had gout. Three percent have congestive heart failure. Three 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. Five percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Four percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Four percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 10.8%
  • Tallapoosa County 11.1%
  • State 11.4%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 7.1%
  • County 4.1%
  • Alabama 4.1%

People with overweight (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 35.2%
  • County 36.0%
  • Alabama 34.4%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 14.0%
  • County 19.2%
  • State 21.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 11.4%
  • County 13.1%
  • State 12.3%

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

  • Jacksons' Gap 22.1%
  • County 20.2%
  • Alabama 19.8%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 22.7%
  • County 29.8%
  • State 26.2%

People with gout (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 4.9%
  • Tallapoosa County 4.5%
  • State 4.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • County 4.7%
  • Alabama 3.6%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • County 3.8%
  • Alabama 3.2%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 1.3%
  • County 2.8%
  • State 2.3%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 3.0%
  • County 4.5%
  • Alabama 3.8%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 5.0%
  • Tallapoosa County 4.8%
  • Alabama 4.3%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 3.8%
  • Tallapoosa County 7.9%
  • Alabama 7.1%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • County 4.3%
  • Alabama 4.1%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 9.7%
  • Alabama 8.5%

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

Sixty six percent of births in Jacksons' Gap were vaginal deliveries. Thirty four percent of deliveries were cesarean. 98.1 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty four percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Thirty three percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty four percent of women in Jacksons' Gap have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Nine percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Sixty seven percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Three percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Twenty seven percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Seven 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 66.3%
  • Tallapoosa County 66.0%
  • Alabama 65.9%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 33.7%
  • Tallapoosa County 34.0%
  • Alabama 34.1%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 98.1%
  • County 99.1%
  • State 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 63.6%
  • County 60.9%
  • Alabama 60.6%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 32.9%
  • Tallapoosa County 47.4%
  • Alabama 49.0%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 24.0%
  • Tallapoosa County 25.7%
  • Alabama 23.1%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 9.1%
  • Tallapoosa County 13.6%
  • Alabama 11.9%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 66.9%
  • County 73.7%
  • State 73.6%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 3.3%
  • County 6.8%
  • Alabama 7.0%

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

  • Here 26.7%
  • County 16.1%
  • State 17.5%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 7.1%
  • County 19.7%
  • Alabama 16.9%

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

People living in Jacksons' Gap report their general health condition on average at 50 percent. Three percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 52 percent of Jacksons' Gap residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Ten percent of people living in Jacksons' Gap are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 50.4%
  • County 53.7%
  • Alabama 54.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 3.4%
  • Tallapoosa County 4.3%
  • Alabama 4.1%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 52.3%
  • County 40.1%
  • State 42.5%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 9.8%
  • County 8.6%
  • State 8.6%

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

People in Jacksons' Gap spend $330 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 30 percent of their income. The average family in Jacksons' Gap spends $64 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $103 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six percent of their income. They also spend $25 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 $330
  • County $347
  • State $354

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

  • Here 30.0%
  • Tallapoosa County 24.5%
  • Alabama 25.7%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Jacksons' Gap $64
  • Tallapoosa County $68
  • State $70

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • County 4.2%
  • Alabama 4.3%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Jacksons' Gap $103
  • Tallapoosa County $125
  • State $129

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 6.3%
  • County 6.2%
  • Alabama 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $25
  • Tallapoosa County $22
  • Alabama $24

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.5%
  • Tallapoosa County 1.2%
  • State 1.3%

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

People living in Jacksons' Gap report their general condition of hearing on average at 83 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 seven percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Thirteen percent of Jacksons' Gap population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty five 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. Fourteen percent of people in Jacksons' Gap had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 83.4%
  • County 77.6%
  • Alabama 79.1%

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

  • Here 86.0%
  • County 76.8%
  • State 78.7%

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

  • Here 96.9%
  • Tallapoosa County 94.4%
  • State 94.8%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 12.5%
  • Tallapoosa County 20.5%
  • Alabama 20.3%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 35.3%
  • Tallapoosa County 44.5%
  • State 42.2%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 14.1%
  • Tallapoosa County 15.7%
  • State 15.6%

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Twenty eight percent of Jacksons' Gap 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 (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 28.4%
  • Tallapoosa County 28.8%
  • Alabama 26.7%

Twenty one percent of Jacksons' Gap 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. Twelve 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. Twelve 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 (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 20.6%
  • Tallapoosa County 21.0%
  • State 20.0%

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

  • Here 26.1%
  • Tallapoosa County 27.8%
  • State 26.0%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Jacksons' Gap 12.2%
  • Tallapoosa County 10.8%
  • Alabama 10.2%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 11.1%
  • Tallapoosa County 10.9%
  • State 10.4%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 12.0%
  • Tallapoosa County 9.7%
  • Alabama 8.8%

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