Health and Nutrition of La Crosse, FL Residents

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Fifty four percent of La Crosse residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 19 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 three frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 53.5%
  • County 52.3%
  • Florida 50.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • La Crosse 19.5
  • Alachua County 20.0
  • State 20.8

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 4.1
  • Alachua County 4.4
  • State 3.5

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

  • La Crosse 1.6
  • County 1.9
  • Florida 1.7

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • La Crosse 1.9
  • County 2.1
  • State 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • La Crosse 3.1
  • Alachua County 3.8
  • Florida 3.1

The average La Crosse resident last visited a dentist two years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Thirteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Nineteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). La Crosse residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 53 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 23 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.7
  • County 1.6
  • State 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 12.8%
  • Alachua County 12.3%
  • Florida 14.1%

People with gum disease (%)

  • La Crosse 18.8%
  • County 18.9%
  • State 19.9%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • La Crosse 52.6%
  • Alachua County 53.6%
  • State 48.5%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • La Crosse 3.1
  • County 3.2
  • Florida 3.0

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 3.2
  • County 2.9
  • Florida 2.9

Average number of teeth

  • Here 23.4
  • County 25.3
  • State 22.9

The average height of La Crosse residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 183 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty six percent of people living here are obese. Forty eight percent have ever been obese. Forty percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 67.2
  • Alachua County 67.1
  • State 66.4

Average weight (pounds)

  • La Crosse 182.8
  • Alachua County 177.8
  • Florida 179.0

Average BMI

  • La Crosse 28.8
  • County 28.0
  • Florida 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 36.3%
  • Alachua County 33.3%
  • Florida 37.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • La Crosse 47.8%
  • County 42.7%
  • Florida 49.0%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 40.4%
  • Alachua County 38.6%
  • State 36.1%

Sixty three percent of La Crosse residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty one percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Nineteen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Two percent have ever used heroin. Seven percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • La Crosse 63.0%
  • Alachua County 61.7%
  • State 61.5%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • La Crosse 20.6%
  • County 17.9%
  • State 21.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 19.2%
  • Alachua County 16.9%
  • State 19.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 2.1%
  • County 2.0%
  • Florida 2.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • La Crosse 6.9%
  • Alachua County 7.8%
  • State 10.4%

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

Eleven percent of people living in La Crosse have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Fifty two 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 (%)

  • La Crosse 11.3%
  • Alachua County 7.2%
  • Florida 10.7%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • La Crosse 52.3%
  • Alachua County 45.5%
  • State 49.6%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • County 2.5%
  • State 3.2%

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

La Crosse 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 0.9
  • State 1.1

Nine percent of La Crosse 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. Sixty eight percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty eight percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Thirteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Nineteen percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty nine percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 8.6%
  • County 10.3%
  • State 11.3%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • La Crosse 6.1%
  • Alachua County 5.4%
  • Florida 5.5%

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

  • Here 68.0%
  • Alachua County 66.6%
  • State 67.4%

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

  • La Crosse 28.3%
  • County 30.1%
  • Florida 29.7%

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

  • La Crosse 13.1%
  • County 15.4%
  • State 15.1%

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

  • La Crosse 18.7%
  • County 20.2%
  • State 19.8%

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

  • La Crosse 38.9%
  • County 41.9%
  • State 38.2%

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

Eighty one percent of people living in La Crosse are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 81.4%
  • County 79.0%
  • Florida 76.8%

Twenty eight percent of people living in La Crosse 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. Fifty one percent of people in La Crosse frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty 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 27.6%
  • County 17.8%
  • State 25.1%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 26.0%
  • County 21.7%
  • Florida 25.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • La Crosse 50.6%
  • County 39.5%
  • Florida 46.0%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 20.2%
  • County 13.8%
  • State 20.7%

Forty two percent of people living in La Crosse use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • La Crosse 42.3%
  • Alachua County 41.0%
  • Florida 35.8%

Twenty two percent of La Crosse residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty one percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Thirty eight 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. Twenty three 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. Nine percent of people living here move or speak so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual. Three percent have thoughts that they would be better off dead or of hurting themselves in some way.

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • La Crosse 22.5%
  • Alachua County 23.0%
  • State 25.2%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • La Crosse 21.5%
  • Alachua County 22.4%
  • State 26.1%

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

  • Here 38.3%
  • Alachua County 40.0%
  • State 39.8%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 46.6%
  • Alachua County 50.4%
  • Florida 49.9%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 23.4%
  • County 24.3%
  • State 26.2%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 18.2%
  • Alachua County 18.6%
  • Florida 19.9%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 15.0%
  • Alachua County 17.3%
  • Florida 18.1%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 9.4%
  • County 11.0%
  • State 12.7%

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

  • La Crosse 2.7%
  • County 3.2%
  • Florida 4.1%

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

La Crosse residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.2
  • Alachua County 1.7
  • State 2.1

Eighty two percent of people living in La Crosse have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eight percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.4 days per month on average. They have 4.6 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 18 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 82.4%
  • County 82.1%
  • Florida 78.9%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 8.1%
  • Alachua County 9.5%
  • Florida 11.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 5.4
  • Alachua County 5.5
  • State 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Here 4.6
  • Alachua County 5.0
  • State 5.3

Average days/year people drink much

  • La Crosse 17.8
  • County 19.7
  • Florida 20.8

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

Ninety six percent of La Crosse residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety one percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty two percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Thirty one percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Eight percent of males in La Crosse 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. Eighty four percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty three percent have ever had anal sex. Twelve percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in La Crosse were 17 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 19 women. He has vaginal sex with 12 women. People living here were on average 23 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on two women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 2.4 men on average. They have had 0.9 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in La Crosse were 19 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on three men in their lifetime. Eight percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in La Crosse has vaginal or anal sex 47 times a year. Fifty five percent have sex without using a condom. Females in La Crosse 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 11 men on average. They have had 10 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.7 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy nine percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 96.2%
  • County 94.8%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Here 90.9%
  • County 90.0%
  • State 94.3%

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

  • La Crosse 82.4%
  • County 83.2%
  • Florida 85.7%

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

  • La Crosse 31.2%
  • County 41.1%
  • Florida 46.6%

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

  • Here 7.7%
  • County 7.0%
  • State 6.9%

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

  • La Crosse 97.4%
  • Alachua County 94.7%
  • Florida 97.1%

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

  • La Crosse 84.2%
  • County 84.6%
  • Florida 83.0%

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

  • La Crosse 42.8%
  • County 36.1%
  • Florida 37.2%

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

  • Here 11.8%
  • Alachua County 10.5%
  • State 10.5%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 17.4
  • County 17.2
  • Florida 17.0

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

  • La Crosse 18.7
  • Alachua County 20.9
  • State 27.3

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

  • Here 11.5
  • Alachua County 16.1
  • Florida 20.6

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

  • La Crosse 22.9
  • County 21.4
  • State 21.7

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

  • La Crosse 2.4
  • County 3.9
  • State 4.6

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

  • Here 2.4
  • Alachua County 1.8
  • State 3.4

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

  • Here 0.9
  • Alachua County 1.0
  • State 1.9

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

  • Here 19.5
  • Alachua County 19.0
  • Florida 19.7

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

  • La Crosse 3.5
  • Alachua County 3.3
  • State 5.0

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 8.2%
  • Alachua County 9.7%
  • State 9.5%

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

  • La Crosse 46.9
  • County 58.4
  • State 55.9

People having sex without condom (%)

  • La Crosse 54.9%
  • County 52.5%
  • Florida 49.9%

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

  • Here 11.1
  • Alachua County 9.3
  • Florida 9.7

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

  • Here 9.6
  • Alachua County 8.1
  • State 8.3

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

  • Here 0.7
  • County 0.4
  • Florida 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • La Crosse 78.9%
  • Alachua County 81.3%
  • Florida 75.4%

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

Twelve percent of households in La Crosse 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 (%)

  • Here 11.8%
  • County 9.9%
  • Florida 10.5%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • Alachua County 3.6%
  • State 4.2%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • La Crosse 6.7
  • Alachua County 6.9
  • State 6.9

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • La Crosse 30.1%
  • County 26.6%
  • Florida 29.4%

Forty three percent of La Crosse residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • La Crosse 43.4%
  • County 45.7%
  • Florida 45.5%

Sixteen percent of La Crosse 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 four percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty eight 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. Fifty one 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 seven 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 1.3 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • La Crosse 16.1%
  • County 20.3%
  • State 19.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 32.5%
  • Alachua County 36.7%
  • Florida 35.7%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • La Crosse 33.6%
  • Alachua County 34.7%
  • State 29.5%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 27.7%
  • County 31.0%
  • State 20.5%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 50.6%
  • Alachua County 50.4%
  • Florida 42.4%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.9
  • County 6.6
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • La Crosse 2.6
  • Alachua County 2.5
  • State 2.7

Average hours a day using computer

  • La Crosse 1.3
  • Alachua County 1.5
  • Florida 1.3

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

Ten percent of La Crosse 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 seven percent are overweight. Sixteen percent of people 60 years and older have difficulties in thinking or remembering that can make a big difference in everyday activities (this does not refer to occasionally forgetting your keys or the name of someone you recently met). This refers to things like confusion or memory loss that are happening more often or getting worse. Twelve percent of people living in La Crosse have ever received a blood transfusion. Seventeen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty seven percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Five percent have ever been told they had gout. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Three percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Three percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Four percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Seven percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two 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 (%)

  • Here 10.0%
  • Alachua County 9.9%
  • State 9.8%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • County 3.1%
  • Florida 3.6%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • La Crosse 3.8%
  • County 3.6%
  • State 3.6%

People with overweight (%)

  • La Crosse 36.7%
  • Alachua County 31.1%
  • State 34.8%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • La Crosse 15.7%
  • County 14.2%
  • Florida 18.4%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • La Crosse 12.0%
  • County 8.7%
  • Florida 12.3%

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

  • Here 16.6%
  • Alachua County 13.8%
  • State 18.9%

People with arthritis (%)

  • La Crosse 26.8%
  • Alachua County 18.8%
  • Florida 26.6%

People with gout (%)

  • La Crosse 4.9%
  • Alachua County 3.3%
  • Florida 4.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • La Crosse 2.4%
  • Alachua County 1.9%
  • Florida 3.4%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • County 2.0%
  • Florida 3.6%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.3%
  • Alachua County 1.7%
  • State 2.4%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • La Crosse 2.8%
  • County 2.3%
  • Florida 4.1%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • La Crosse 3.9%
  • Alachua County 2.6%
  • Florida 3.9%

People with emphysema (%)

  • La Crosse 2.1%
  • County 1.4%
  • State 2.8%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • La Crosse 6.6%
  • Alachua County 6.5%
  • Florida 7.9%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • Alachua County 2.4%
  • State 3.4%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • La Crosse 2.3%
  • County 1.8%
  • Florida 2.6%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • La Crosse 9.4%
  • County 7.5%
  • State 9.8%

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

Sixty four percent of births in La Crosse were vaginal deliveries. Thirty six percent of deliveries were cesarean. 98.9 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty two percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty seven percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty six percent of women in La Crosse 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). Seventy nine percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Seven percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Sixteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Nineteen 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 (%)

  • La Crosse 64.4%
  • Alachua County 58.4%
  • Florida 63.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • La Crosse 35.6%
  • Alachua County 41.6%
  • Florida 36.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 98.9%
  • County 99.3%
  • State 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • La Crosse 62.2%
  • Alachua County 53.5%
  • State 59.7%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 56.8%
  • County 61.3%
  • Florida 57.4%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • La Crosse 26.1%
  • Alachua County 16.6%
  • Florida 22.8%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • La Crosse 13.3%
  • County 9.0%
  • Florida 12.3%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 78.7%
  • Alachua County 77.9%
  • State 73.1%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 6.9%
  • Alachua County 13.5%
  • Florida 7.0%

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

  • La Crosse 15.8%
  • County 16.9%
  • State 15.6%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 19.0%
  • County 15.2%
  • State 19.9%

People living in La Crosse report their general health condition on average at 60 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 44 percent of La Crosse residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in La Crosse are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 59.6%
  • County 61.1%
  • Florida 56.4%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • County 6.5%
  • State 4.9%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • La Crosse 43.8%
  • County 41.9%
  • Florida 39.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 8.1%
  • County 8.4%
  • Florida 8.2%

People in La Crosse spend $353 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 19 percent of their income. The average family in La Crosse spends $70 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $180 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $29 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 $353
  • County $348
  • State $361

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

  • La Crosse 19.3%
  • Alachua County 20.8%
  • State 22.3%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • La Crosse $70
  • Alachua County $77
  • State $77

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • La Crosse 3.5%
  • County 4.5%
  • State 4.2%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $180
  • Alachua County $173
  • State $146

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • La Crosse 8.0%
  • Alachua County 9.6%
  • Florida 6.9%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • La Crosse $29
  • Alachua County $28
  • State $26

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • La Crosse 1.1%
  • County 1.5%
  • State 1.2%

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

People living in La Crosse report their general condition of hearing on average at 82 percent. Eighty 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 six percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Eighteen percent of La Crosse population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty one 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 La Crosse had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • La Crosse 81.7%
  • Alachua County 82.6%
  • Florida 78.9%

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

  • Here 84.2%
  • Alachua County 84.6%
  • Florida 81.2%

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

  • La Crosse 96.4%
  • Alachua County 96.2%
  • Florida 95.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 17.5%
  • Alachua County 14.7%
  • Florida 18.5%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 30.8%
  • Alachua County 33.7%
  • Florida 39.9%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 14.2%
  • County 14.4%
  • Florida 14.3%

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Twenty eight percent of La Crosse 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 28.3%
  • County 25.8%
  • State 28.1%

Fourteen percent of La Crosse 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 percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Nine percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Seven percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Eight 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 13.6%
  • County 11.5%
  • Florida 16.9%

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

  • La Crosse 20.0%
  • County 17.2%
  • Florida 23.1%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 9.4%
  • Alachua County 6.1%
  • State 9.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 6.6%
  • Alachua County 5.9%
  • Florida 9.2%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • La Crosse 8.2%
  • County 5.7%
  • Florida 8.6%

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