Health and Nutrition of Joaquin, TX Residents

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Forty four percent of Joaquin residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 23 times per month. This includes chocolate and other flavored milks, as well as hot cocoa made with milk, and does not count small amounts of milk added to coffee or tea. People living here eat an average of three meals (breakfasts, lunches or dinners) per week that were prepared away from home in places such as restaurants, fast food places, food stands, grocery stores or from vending machines. They get 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 (%)

  • Joaquin 43.9%
  • Shelby County 46.9%
  • State 48.0%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 22.7
  • Shelby County 21.3
  • State 20.0

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Joaquin 3.1
  • Shelby County 3.3
  • Texas 3.7

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

  • Joaquin 2.0
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.5
  • Shelby County 1.6
  • State 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Joaquin 4.3
  • County 3.5
  • State 3.3

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

The average Joaquin 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). Twenty one 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). Joaquin residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 37 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 19 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.5
  • County 2.3
  • State 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Joaquin 21.4%
  • County 18.1%
  • Texas 16.1%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 22.8%
  • Shelby County 22.3%
  • Texas 21.0%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 37.2%
  • Shelby County 42.1%
  • State 46.4%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.0
  • County 2.5
  • State 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 3.1
  • County 2.9
  • Texas 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Here 19.2
  • County 20.9
  • State 23.7

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

The average height of Joaquin residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 180 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty percent of people living here are obese. Fifty three percent have ever been obese. Twenty eight percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Joaquin 66.5
  • County 66.4
  • Texas 66.2

Average weight (pounds)

  • Joaquin 179.9
  • County 180.2
  • Texas 177.4

Average BMI

  • Joaquin 28.9
  • Shelby County 29.0
  • Texas 28.5

People that are obese (%)

  • Joaquin 39.8%
  • Shelby County 39.7%
  • State 37.2%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 52.5%
  • County 52.1%
  • Texas 48.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Joaquin 28.2%
  • County 32.0%
  • Texas 36.0%

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

Sixty eight percent of Joaquin residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty eight percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty three percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Five percent have ever used heroin. Sixteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Joaquin 68.3%
  • County 64.1%
  • State 61.8%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Joaquin 27.5%
  • County 24.5%
  • State 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Joaquin 23.4%
  • County 22.1%
  • Texas 20.9%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • County 3.4%
  • Texas 2.3%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Joaquin 15.5%
  • Shelby County 12.9%
  • State 12.5%

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

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 12.7%
  • County 12.6%
  • Texas 9.3%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 47.9%
  • Shelby County 47.3%
  • State 46.4%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Joaquin 3.9%
  • Shelby County 3.8%
  • Texas 2.8%

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

Joaquin 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 1.4
  • County 1.3
  • State 1.1

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

Eleven percent of Joaquin 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. Eight percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Sixty eight percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty three percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Fourteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty two percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty seven percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 11.4%
  • County 11.9%
  • State 11.2%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Joaquin 7.6%
  • County 6.4%
  • State 5.0%

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

  • Joaquin 67.7%
  • County 66.9%
  • State 65.0%

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

  • Here 22.9%
  • County 26.2%
  • Texas 25.0%

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

  • Here 14.1%
  • County 14.5%
  • Texas 14.8%

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

  • Here 21.9%
  • County 20.9%
  • State 19.8%

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

  • Here 36.8%
  • County 38.0%
  • State 36.0%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 69.5%
  • Shelby County 72.8%
  • State 72.1%

Twenty nine percent of people living in Joaquin have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty eight percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty one percent of people in Joaquin frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty three percent of people have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that their blood cholesterol level was high.

Summary

Has high blood pressure (%)

  • Joaquin 29.3%
  • County 26.9%
  • State 19.4%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 28.2%
  • Shelby County 25.7%
  • State 21.7%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Joaquin 41.1%
  • County 44.3%
  • Texas 39.0%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Joaquin 23.0%
  • County 22.8%
  • State 16.3%

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

Twenty two percent of people living in Joaquin use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 21.5%
  • Shelby County 26.7%
  • State 33.4%

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

Twenty nine percent of Joaquin residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty three percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty two percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty three percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty four percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Twenty percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Eighteen 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 (%)

  • Joaquin 29.3%
  • Shelby County 27.9%
  • State 26.8%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 29.6%
  • Shelby County 29.4%
  • Texas 27.6%

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

  • Here 42.7%
  • Shelby County 41.4%
  • State 41.2%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Joaquin 52.1%
  • Shelby County 51.8%
  • Texas 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Joaquin 32.6%
  • Shelby County 30.1%
  • Texas 28.6%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 24.0%
  • Shelby County 22.1%
  • Texas 21.2%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Joaquin 20.2%
  • County 19.0%
  • Texas 19.7%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Joaquin 18.4%
  • Shelby County 16.2%
  • State 14.9%

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

  • Here 5.4%
  • Shelby County 5.0%
  • Texas 4.5%

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

Joaquin residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Joaquin 2.5
  • County 2.3
  • Texas 1.8

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

Seventy eight percent of people living in Joaquin have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eleven percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.0 days per month on average. They have 5.8 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 78.2%
  • Shelby County 77.3%
  • State 79.9%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 11.3%
  • Shelby County 12.1%
  • State 10.4%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Joaquin 4.0
  • County 4.5
  • Texas 4.6

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.8
  • Shelby County 6.0
  • State 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 27.0
  • County 26.0
  • State 21.6

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

Ninety eight percent of Joaquin residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety six percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty five percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty three percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Three percent of males in Joaquin have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety seven percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Seventy seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty nine percent have ever had anal sex. Sixteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Joaquin 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 24 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 six women. People in Joaquin were 22 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on four men in their lifetime. Thirteen percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Joaquin has vaginal or anal sex 62 times a year. Fifty two percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Joaquin 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 15 men on average. They have had 12 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.8 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy eight percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Joaquin 97.6%
  • Shelby County 97.5%
  • State 97.5%

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

  • Joaquin 95.8%
  • County 94.7%
  • State 93.4%

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

  • Here 85.2%
  • County 84.4%
  • State 85.2%

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

  • Joaquin 52.7%
  • County 48.7%
  • State 49.5%

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

  • Here 3.1%
  • County 5.0%
  • State 6.9%

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

  • Joaquin 97.0%
  • County 97.2%
  • State 97.0%

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

  • Joaquin 77.0%
  • Shelby County 78.6%
  • Texas 83.7%

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

  • Here 39.1%
  • Shelby County 36.4%
  • Texas 39.9%

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

  • Joaquin 15.9%
  • County 13.1%
  • Texas 12.4%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 15.9
  • County 16.4
  • Texas 16.8

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

  • Joaquin 31.4
  • Shelby County 30.3
  • Texas 26.6

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

  • Here 24.5
  • County 24.2
  • Texas 21.8

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

  • Joaquin 21.6
  • County 21.6
  • Texas 21.2

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

  • Here 5.5
  • Shelby County 5.1
  • Texas 5.0

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

  • Here 22.3
  • County 20.7
  • State 19.9

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

  • Joaquin 4.0
  • County 6.0
  • Texas 3.8

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Joaquin 13.0%
  • Shelby County 11.9%
  • Texas 10.2%

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

  • Here 62.4
  • Shelby County 60.0
  • State 62.9

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Joaquin 52.3%
  • Shelby County 49.5%
  • Texas 50.7%

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

  • Joaquin 14.9
  • County 12.0
  • Texas 10.0

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

  • Joaquin 12.4
  • County 10.0
  • Texas 8.9

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

  • Joaquin 0.8
  • County 0.6
  • State 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 77.6%
  • County 75.5%
  • State 70.3%

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

Twelve percent of households in Joaquin 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 (%)

  • Joaquin 12.2%
  • County 11.1%
  • Texas 10.3%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • County 4.3%
  • Texas 4.3%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Joaquin 6.8
  • County 6.8
  • Texas 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Joaquin 33.1%
  • County 31.1%
  • Texas 27.8%

Sixty three percent of Joaquin residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Joaquin 62.7%
  • Shelby County 54.7%
  • Texas 49.8%

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

Twenty one percent of Joaquin 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 two 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. Ten 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 three 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 1.0 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Joaquin 21.3%
  • Shelby County 21.5%
  • Texas 20.3%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Joaquin 32.4%
  • Shelby County 34.6%
  • State 35.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 30.8%
  • Shelby County 28.9%
  • State 32.3%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Joaquin 10.2%
  • County 14.8%
  • State 21.8%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 32.8%
  • County 35.7%
  • State 42.1%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Joaquin 5.8
  • County 5.9
  • State 5.9

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Joaquin 3.2
  • Shelby County 3.0
  • State 2.6

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.0
  • County 1.1
  • Texas 1.3

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

Fifteen percent of Joaquin residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Five 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 three percent are overweight. Thirty one 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. Fifteen percent of people living in Joaquin have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty five percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Thirty one percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Five percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. Three percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Five percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Six percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Six 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. Nine percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Joaquin 14.7%
  • County 11.6%
  • State 9.7%

People with anemia (%)

  • Joaquin 5.2%
  • County 4.2%
  • State 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • Shelby County 3.4%
  • State 3.2%

People with overweight (%)

  • Joaquin 32.8%
  • County 33.9%
  • Texas 33.0%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 30.8%
  • Shelby County 23.9%
  • Texas 20.4%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Joaquin 15.1%
  • Shelby County 13.2%
  • State 10.2%

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

  • Here 25.2%
  • County 22.3%
  • State 20.0%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Joaquin 31.3%
  • Shelby County 28.8%
  • State 21.6%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • Shelby County 4.2%
  • State 3.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Joaquin 5.3%
  • County 4.6%
  • State 2.6%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Joaquin 3.7%
  • County 3.8%
  • Texas 2.6%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • County 2.7%
  • Texas 1.7%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Joaquin 5.1%
  • Shelby County 4.8%
  • Texas 3.0%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Joaquin 5.8%
  • County 5.2%
  • State 3.2%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 5.6%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 2.3%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Joaquin 7.5%
  • County 7.3%
  • State 6.4%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 5.4%
  • County 4.6%
  • State 2.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Joaquin 5.4%
  • County 3.6%
  • State 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 9.0%
  • County 8.8%
  • State 6.7%

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

Seventy three percent of births in Joaquin were vaginal deliveries. Twenty seven percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.3 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty four percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty three percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty seven percent of women in Joaquin have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Fourteen 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. Eighteen 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 (%)

  • Here 72.8%
  • Shelby County 68.6%
  • Texas 62.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 27.2%
  • Shelby County 31.4%
  • State 37.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.3%
  • Shelby County 99.2%
  • Texas 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 64.3%
  • County 62.3%
  • State 59.4%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 42.9%
  • Shelby County 45.8%
  • Texas 59.5%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Joaquin 26.5%
  • Shelby County 25.2%
  • State 17.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 14.0%
  • Shelby County 13.3%
  • State 9.2%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Joaquin 67.1%
  • County 70.0%
  • Texas 71.7%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • County 5.7%
  • Texas 6.9%

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

  • Joaquin 18.1%
  • County 17.0%
  • State 19.0%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Joaquin 15.6%
  • Shelby County 17.3%
  • Texas 14.4%

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

People living in Joaquin report their general health condition on average at 49 percent. Two percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 41 percent of Joaquin residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Joaquin are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Joaquin 48.8%
  • County 52.2%
  • Texas 55.5%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 2.0%
  • Shelby County 3.4%
  • Texas 4.7%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Joaquin 41.0%
  • County 38.5%
  • State 41.2%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 7.8%
  • Shelby County 7.7%
  • Texas 7.8%

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

People in Joaquin spend $364 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 31 percent of their income. The average family in Joaquin spends $53 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $102 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is five percent of their income. They also spend $18 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 $364
  • Shelby County $353
  • Texas $370

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

  • Here 30.7%
  • Shelby County 26.3%
  • Texas 23.7%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Joaquin $53
  • Shelby County $67
  • Texas $82

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Joaquin 3.5%
  • Shelby County 4.1%
  • Texas 4.5%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $102
  • Shelby County $118
  • State $146

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 5.4%
  • County 6.1%
  • Texas 7.7%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $18
  • Shelby County $21
  • State $27

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Joaquin 1.1%
  • County 1.2%
  • State 1.2%

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

People living in Joaquin report their general condition of hearing on average at 76 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 five percent of Joaquin population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty eight percent of people living here have ever had a job where they were exposed to loud sounds or noise. Loud means so loud that they must speak in a raised voice to be heard. Seventeen percent of people in Joaquin had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Joaquin 76.2%
  • County 77.0%
  • State 80.4%

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

  • Here 74.1%
  • County 76.5%
  • State 81.7%

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

  • Here 94.0%
  • County 94.1%
  • Texas 95.5%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 24.6%
  • Shelby County 21.3%
  • Texas 17.6%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 47.9%
  • Shelby County 45.2%
  • State 39.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Joaquin 16.9%
  • Shelby County 15.0%
  • State 14.1%

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Twenty six percent of Joaquin 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 (%)

  • Here 26.5%
  • County 28.5%
  • State 23.8%

Twenty nine percent of Joaquin 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 four percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Fifteen percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Sixteen 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 (%)

  • Here 28.9%
  • Shelby County 22.5%
  • State 16.0%

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

  • Here 34.4%
  • Shelby County 28.6%
  • State 21.3%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Joaquin 14.8%
  • Shelby County 11.6%
  • Texas 7.7%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Joaquin 16.4%
  • Shelby County 12.1%
  • State 9.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 11.8%
  • Shelby County 10.1%
  • State 6.4%

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