Health and Nutrition of Jefferson, SD Residents

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Forty six percent of Jefferson residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 22 times per month. This includes chocolate and other flavored milks, as well as hot cocoa made with milk, and does not count small amounts of milk added to coffee or tea. People living here eat an average of four meals (breakfasts, lunches or dinners) per week that were prepared away from home in places such as restaurants, fast food places, food stands, grocery stores or from vending machines. They get two of these meals from a fast-food or pizza place. People here eat two "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat four frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 46.3%
  • County 54.7%
  • South Dakota 49.4%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 22.4
  • County 21.4
  • State 21.5

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.6
  • County 4.0
  • South Dakota 3.6

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

  • Jefferson 2.0
  • Union County 1.6
  • South Dakota 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Jefferson 1.7
  • Union County 1.9
  • South Dakota 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.9
  • County 3.4
  • South Dakota 3.8

The average Jefferson 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 two percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Jefferson 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 three days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 22 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.2
  • County 1.6
  • South Dakota 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 20.5%
  • Union County 12.1%
  • South Dakota 16.5%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Jefferson 21.6%
  • Union County 18.4%
  • South Dakota 21.3%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 41.9%
  • County 54.1%
  • State 46.2%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Jefferson 2.3
  • Union County 3.2
  • State 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.7
  • Union County 2.5
  • South Dakota 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • Jefferson 21.8
  • County 24.2
  • South Dakota 22.4

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

The average height of Jefferson residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 185 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty three percent of people living here are obese. Fifty five percent have ever been obese. Thirty two percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Jefferson 67.0
  • Union County 67.4
  • South Dakota 67.0

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 184.7
  • County 179.6
  • South Dakota 180.7

Average BMI

  • Here 29.1
  • County 28.1
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Jefferson 43.1%
  • Union County 34.0%
  • South Dakota 37.1%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Jefferson 54.6%
  • County 44.7%
  • State 49.4%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 32.2%
  • County 37.7%
  • South Dakota 35.1%

Seventy two percent of Jefferson residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Thirty three percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty eight 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 (%)

  • Jefferson 71.8%
  • Union County 65.4%
  • State 66.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Jefferson 32.5%
  • County 22.1%
  • South Dakota 25.9%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Jefferson 27.5%
  • Union County 20.6%
  • South Dakota 23.7%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Jefferson 4.0%
  • Union County 2.6%
  • South Dakota 3.1%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 17.4%
  • County 11.1%
  • State 14.9%

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

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

  • Jefferson 10.8%
  • County 8.1%
  • State 10.0%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Jefferson 45.6%
  • Union County 49.1%
  • South Dakota 46.6%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • Union County 2.7%
  • South Dakota 3.0%

Jefferson 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 1.0
  • State 1.1

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

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 13.3%
  • Union County 11.4%
  • South Dakota 12.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 6.3%
  • County 5.5%
  • South Dakota 5.4%

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

  • Here 74.9%
  • County 70.4%
  • State 70.2%

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

  • Here 27.1%
  • Union County 34.4%
  • South Dakota 31.5%

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

  • Here 17.8%
  • County 17.5%
  • South Dakota 17.5%

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

  • Here 25.9%
  • Union County 23.7%
  • State 23.1%

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

  • Here 43.1%
  • County 46.2%
  • South Dakota 43.8%

Sixty eight percent of people living in Jefferson are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 67.6%
  • County 80.8%
  • South Dakota 75.0%

Twenty four percent of people living in Jefferson 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. Thirty six percent of people in Jefferson 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 (%)

  • Here 24.3%
  • County 22.4%
  • South Dakota 22.8%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Jefferson 25.8%
  • County 24.3%
  • State 25.4%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Jefferson 36.0%
  • County 44.6%
  • South Dakota 41.9%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 18.1%
  • County 18.3%
  • State 19.9%

Thirty four percent of people living in Jefferson use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 33.5%
  • Union County 46.7%
  • State 37.2%

Twenty seven percent of Jefferson residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty eight percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty five 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 seven percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Twenty three 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. 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 (%)

  • Jefferson 26.5%
  • County 22.7%
  • South Dakota 26.4%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 28.3%
  • County 22.9%
  • South Dakota 27.9%

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

  • Here 45.0%
  • Union County 40.2%
  • South Dakota 43.2%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Jefferson 54.3%
  • Union County 50.4%
  • State 52.7%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 31.4%
  • Union County 23.0%
  • South Dakota 28.1%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 27.2%
  • County 20.2%
  • South Dakota 21.7%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 23.2%
  • County 17.7%
  • State 20.0%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Jefferson 15.3%
  • Union County 10.2%
  • State 14.5%

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

  • Jefferson 5.3%
  • County 3.5%
  • State 4.5%

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

Jefferson residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.2
  • Union County 2.1
  • State 2.2

Eighty two percent of people living in Jefferson have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Ten percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.9 days per month on average. They have 5.8 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 26 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 82.4%
  • County 84.8%
  • South Dakota 81.0%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Jefferson 10.0%
  • County 8.1%
  • State 10.5%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.9
  • County 6.3
  • State 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.8
  • Union County 5.5
  • State 6.0

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 26.0
  • Union County 20.9
  • State 24.5

Ninety seven percent of Jefferson 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. Ninety one percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty four percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Jefferson 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 four percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty three percent have ever had anal sex. Sixteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Jefferson 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 31 women. He has vaginal sex with 23 women. People living here were on average 21 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on eight women. People in Jefferson were 18 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. Eight percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Jefferson has vaginal or anal sex 63 times a year. Sixty one percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Jefferson 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 16 men on average. They have had 14 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.8 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty nine percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Jefferson 96.9%
  • County 96.8%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Jefferson 94.6%
  • County 94.4%
  • South Dakota 94.6%

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

  • Jefferson 91.1%
  • County 89.6%
  • South Dakota 88.3%

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

  • Here 53.7%
  • County 45.5%
  • State 49.8%

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

  • Here 5.8%
  • County 6.8%
  • State 6.0%

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

  • Jefferson 98.1%
  • County 96.7%
  • South Dakota 97.6%

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

  • Jefferson 83.5%
  • Union County 88.2%
  • State 87.9%

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

  • Jefferson 42.7%
  • County 37.0%
  • South Dakota 39.9%

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

  • Jefferson 16.1%
  • Union County 9.4%
  • State 11.7%

Average age people first had sex

  • Jefferson 16.4
  • Union County 17.4
  • South Dakota 16.7

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

  • Jefferson 31.0
  • Union County 24.7
  • State 27.6

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

  • Jefferson 22.7
  • Union County 17.8
  • South Dakota 21.4

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

  • Jefferson 21.2
  • Union County 22.1
  • State 21.0

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

  • Jefferson 7.9
  • County 5.4
  • State 5.7

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

  • Jefferson 18.0
  • Union County 19.3
  • State 19.4

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

  • Jefferson 4.6
  • Union County 3.8
  • State 6.0

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Jefferson 8.3%
  • County 6.0%
  • South Dakota 7.9%

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

  • Jefferson 62.7
  • Union County 55.0
  • State 63.7

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Jefferson 60.7%
  • County 57.1%
  • South Dakota 55.6%

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

  • Jefferson 15.5
  • Union County 9.9
  • State 11.1

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

  • Jefferson 13.6
  • County 8.8
  • State 9.9

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

  • Jefferson 0.8
  • County 0.4
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 88.9%
  • Union County 87.3%
  • South Dakota 84.7%

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

Twelve percent of households in Jefferson 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 (%)

  • Jefferson 11.9%
  • Union County 9.3%
  • State 9.8%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Jefferson 4.5%
  • Union County 4.6%
  • South Dakota 4.6%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Jefferson 6.8
  • County 7.0
  • South Dakota 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Jefferson 37.7%
  • County 31.8%
  • State 32.8%

Fifty nine percent of Jefferson residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 58.6%
  • County 40.4%
  • South Dakota 51.9%

Twenty two percent of Jefferson 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. Thirty one 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 four 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 1.4 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Jefferson 21.9%
  • Union County 20.3%
  • South Dakota 23.2%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 41.1%
  • Union County 37.6%
  • South Dakota 40.1%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Jefferson 30.7%
  • Union County 31.0%
  • State 29.0%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Jefferson 15.8%
  • Union County 25.8%
  • South Dakota 18.8%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 43.8%
  • Union County 50.8%
  • State 43.2%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Jefferson 6.0
  • Union County 6.5
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 3.0
  • County 2.5
  • South Dakota 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.4
  • Union County 1.3
  • State 1.2

Thirteen percent of Jefferson 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. Thirty four percent are overweight. Thirty 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. Fourteen percent of people living in Jefferson have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty three percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty eight percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Three 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. Three percent have ever had emphysema. Eight percent have another thyroid problem. Five percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Five percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Eleven percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 12.9%
  • County 9.8%
  • State 10.6%

People with anemia (%)

  • Jefferson 4.3%
  • County 2.9%
  • State 3.1%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • County 4.1%
  • South Dakota 4.1%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 34.5%
  • Union County 33.8%
  • State 34.2%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Jefferson 29.7%
  • Union County 15.7%
  • South Dakota 19.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 13.8%
  • County 10.7%
  • State 11.9%

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

  • Here 23.0%
  • County 15.0%
  • State 19.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 27.6%
  • Union County 24.6%
  • South Dakota 27.2%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 3.9%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • Union County 2.6%
  • South Dakota 3.7%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • Union County 2.9%
  • South Dakota 3.6%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Jefferson 2.2%
  • County 2.0%
  • South Dakota 2.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 4.2%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • Union County 3.1%
  • State 3.9%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Jefferson 2.6%
  • Union County 2.5%
  • State 3.4%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Jefferson 8.1%
  • County 8.6%
  • State 8.1%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Jefferson 4.5%
  • County 2.9%
  • South Dakota 3.9%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 4.8%
  • Union County 2.7%
  • South Dakota 2.9%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 11.0%
  • Union County 11.6%
  • State 9.6%

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

Seventy two percent of births in Jefferson were vaginal deliveries. Twenty eight percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.6 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty six percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty seven percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty three percent of women in Jefferson have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Thirteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Sixty seven percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Four percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Nineteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Sixteen 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 (%)

  • Jefferson 71.6%
  • Union County 59.2%
  • State 65.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Jefferson 28.4%
  • County 40.8%
  • State 34.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Jefferson 99.6%
  • County 99.4%
  • State 99.5%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Jefferson 65.8%
  • County 55.1%
  • South Dakota 59.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Jefferson 46.6%
  • Union County 63.6%
  • State 55.4%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 23.4%
  • Union County 21.0%
  • State 23.0%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 12.6%
  • Union County 12.5%
  • South Dakota 12.7%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Jefferson 67.2%
  • Union County 79.4%
  • State 75.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • Union County 11.7%
  • State 8.6%

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

  • Here 18.8%
  • Union County 11.9%
  • South Dakota 15.7%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 16.0%
  • Union County 20.6%
  • South Dakota 20.1%

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

People living in Jefferson report their general health condition on average at 53 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 40 percent of Jefferson residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Jefferson are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Jefferson 53.4%
  • Union County 61.2%
  • State 56.0%

Blood donors (%)

  • Jefferson 4.9%
  • Union County 6.5%
  • South Dakota 4.8%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 40.2%
  • County 40.2%
  • State 37.6%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 9.2%
  • Union County 8.9%
  • State 8.5%

People in Jefferson spend $347 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 27 percent of their income. The average family in Jefferson spends $65 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $115 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $20 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is two percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Jefferson $347
  • Union County $364
  • South Dakota $354

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

  • Here 27.3%
  • Union County 18.5%
  • South Dakota 23.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $65
  • Union County $76
  • State $72

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • County 3.6%
  • South Dakota 4.3%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $115
  • County $180
  • South Dakota $136

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Jefferson 8.2%
  • Union County 7.4%
  • South Dakota 7.1%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $20
  • County $29
  • South Dakota $26

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 2.2%
  • Union County 1.4%
  • State 1.3%

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

People living in Jefferson report their general condition of hearing on average at 77 percent. Seventy 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 three percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty five percent of Jefferson population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Fifty 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. Twenty percent of people in Jefferson had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Jefferson 77.5%
  • County 80.0%
  • South Dakota 77.8%

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

  • Here 76.2%
  • County 80.8%
  • State 77.5%

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

  • Here 93.2%
  • County 95.2%
  • State 94.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Jefferson 25.4%
  • County 18.5%
  • South Dakota 21.6%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Jefferson 50.1%
  • Union County 38.4%
  • State 46.5%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 19.7%
  • County 15.3%
  • South Dakota 16.4%

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Twenty two percent of Jefferson 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 (%)

  • Jefferson 22.3%
  • County 26.1%
  • South Dakota 27.1%

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

Summary

People having limitations keeping them from working (%)

  • Jefferson 26.7%
  • Union County 14.5%
  • South Dakota 18.8%

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

  • Jefferson 31.9%
  • County 20.5%
  • State 25.6%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 12.2%
  • Union County 7.3%
  • State 9.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 13.8%
  • Union County 7.6%
  • South Dakota 10.2%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 9.3%
  • Union County 6.8%
  • State 8.0%

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

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