Health and Nutrition of Lake Isabella, CA Residents

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Fifty percent of Lake Isabella residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 22 times per month. This includes chocolate and other flavored milks, as well as hot cocoa made with milk, and does not count small amounts of milk added to coffee or tea. People living here eat an average of three meals (breakfasts, lunches or dinners) per week that were prepared away from home in places such as restaurants, fast food places, food stands, grocery stores or from vending machines. They get one 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 three frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Lake Isabella 50.1%
  • County 46.8%
  • California 48.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Lake Isabella 22.3
  • County 19.7
  • State 19.6

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 2.9
  • Kern County 3.7
  • California 3.7

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

  • Lake Isabella 1.5
  • Kern County 1.9
  • California 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Lake Isabella 1.4
  • County 2.1
  • California 2.1

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Lake Isabella 3.1
  • Kern County 3.5
  • State 3.3

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

The average Lake Isabella 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). Sixteen 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). Lake Isabella residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 45 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 20 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.2
  • County 2.0
  • California 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 16.3%
  • Kern County 17.3%
  • State 15.6%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 19.3%
  • County 21.7%
  • California 20.6%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 45.1%
  • County 44.7%
  • California 47.1%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.7
  • Kern County 2.8
  • State 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Lake Isabella 2.6
  • Kern County 3.0
  • State 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Lake Isabella 19.7
  • County 23.7
  • State 23.8

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

The average height of Lake Isabella 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. Thirty three percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.1
  • Kern County 66.0
  • California 66.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 179.5
  • County 176.9
  • California 174.2

Average BMI

  • Here 29.2
  • County 28.6
  • State 28.1

People that are obese (%)

  • Lake Isabella 39.8%
  • Kern County 37.3%
  • State 34.4%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 53.0%
  • Kern County 48.9%
  • California 45.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 33.4%
  • County 34.5%
  • California 35.3%

Sixty three percent of Lake Isabella residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty five 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. Three percent have ever used heroin. Fourteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Lake Isabella 62.9%
  • County 62.7%
  • State 60.0%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 25.2%
  • County 25.6%
  • California 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Lake Isabella 23.2%
  • Kern County 23.6%
  • California 20.9%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • County 2.2%
  • California 2.0%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 13.7%
  • Kern County 15.3%
  • State 13.1%

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

Fifteen percent of people living in Lake Isabella have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Fifty one 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 14.7%
  • Kern County 9.5%
  • California 9.3%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Lake Isabella 50.7%
  • County 44.9%
  • California 45.8%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • County 2.5%
  • California 2.6%

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

Lake Isabella 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

  • Lake Isabella 1.3
  • Kern County 1.1
  • State 1.1

Thirteen percent of Lake Isabella 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 two percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty four percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Sixteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty two percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Lake Isabella 13.2%
  • Kern County 11.6%
  • California 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Lake Isabella 5.6%
  • Kern County 4.7%
  • State 4.7%

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

  • Here 71.5%
  • Kern County 63.8%
  • California 64.0%

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

  • Lake Isabella 34.1%
  • Kern County 23.2%
  • State 23.8%

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

  • Lake Isabella 15.9%
  • Kern County 14.8%
  • California 14.2%

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

  • Here 20.3%
  • County 20.1%
  • California 18.7%

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

  • Here 41.7%
  • County 34.8%
  • California 34.5%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 78.5%
  • Kern County 68.0%
  • State 72.4%

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

  • Lake Isabella 32.6%
  • County 17.9%
  • State 18.4%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 29.4%
  • Kern County 21.1%
  • State 21.5%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Lake Isabella 51.5%
  • County 36.4%
  • California 38.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Lake Isabella 29.9%
  • County 16.1%
  • State 16.3%

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

Thirty four percent of people living in Lake Isabella use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Lake Isabella 34.3%
  • Kern County 31.6%
  • State 34.3%

Twenty seven percent of Lake Isabella residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty one 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. Twenty eight percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty two 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. Sixteen percent of people living here move or speak so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual. Six 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 27.0%
  • County 28.3%
  • California 26.7%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 30.6%
  • County 29.2%
  • State 27.1%

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

  • Lake Isabella 42.5%
  • Kern County 42.1%
  • California 40.9%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 52.4%
  • Kern County 52.4%
  • State 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Lake Isabella 28.2%
  • County 30.3%
  • California 28.2%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Lake Isabella 21.9%
  • Kern County 22.3%
  • California 20.9%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 19.6%
  • County 20.8%
  • State 19.8%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Lake Isabella 15.7%
  • Kern County 17.0%
  • California 14.8%

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

  • Here 5.9%
  • Kern County 4.9%
  • State 4.4%

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

Lake Isabella residents on average take three prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Lake Isabella 2.8
  • Kern County 1.7
  • State 1.7

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

Seventy four percent of people living in Lake Isabella have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Fifteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.7 days per month on average. They have 5.9 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 23 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Lake Isabella 74.1%
  • County 80.5%
  • California 78.7%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 15.0%
  • County 10.6%
  • California 11.4%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Lake Isabella 4.7
  • Kern County 4.3
  • State 4.5

Average drinks/week

  • Lake Isabella 5.9
  • County 6.0
  • State 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Lake Isabella 23.4
  • County 23.4
  • State 20.4

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

Ninety eight percent of Lake Isabella 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 seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty six percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Seven percent of males in Lake Isabella 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 three percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty six percent have ever had anal sex. Ten percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Lake Isabella 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 32 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 five women. People in Lake Isabella were 20 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. Seven percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Lake Isabella has vaginal or anal sex 58 times a year. Forty eight percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Lake Isabella 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 11 men on average. They have had nine male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty one percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Lake Isabella 97.7%
  • Kern County 97.5%
  • State 96.9%

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

  • Lake Isabella 95.9%
  • County 94.1%
  • State 92.8%

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

  • Lake Isabella 87.0%
  • Kern County 85.2%
  • State 83.7%

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

  • Lake Isabella 46.1%
  • County 50.9%
  • California 48.3%

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

  • Lake Isabella 7.1%
  • Kern County 5.9%
  • California 6.8%

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

  • Here 98.0%
  • Kern County 97.0%
  • State 96.0%

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

  • Here 83.2%
  • Kern County 83.6%
  • State 82.7%

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

  • Lake Isabella 35.9%
  • County 40.3%
  • California 38.9%

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

  • Here 10.0%
  • County 13.3%
  • California 12.2%

Average age people first had sex

  • Lake Isabella 16.8
  • County 16.6
  • State 17.1

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

  • Here 31.5
  • County 29.0
  • California 25.6

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

  • Lake Isabella 22.9
  • County 24.0
  • California 20.9

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

  • Lake Isabella 21.3
  • County 20.7
  • State 21.3

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

  • Lake Isabella 5.3
  • Kern County 5.7
  • California 5.0

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

  • Lake Isabella 19.5
  • Kern County 20.0
  • State 20.0

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Lake Isabella 7.5%
  • Kern County 10.8%
  • State 9.6%

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

  • Lake Isabella 57.7
  • County 65.4
  • California 62.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Lake Isabella 48.0%
  • Kern County 49.6%
  • State 49.2%

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

  • Lake Isabella 10.6
  • County 9.8
  • State 9.4

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

  • Lake Isabella 9.1
  • Kern County 8.8
  • California 8.3

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

  • Here 0.5
  • Kern County 0.6
  • California 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 80.7%
  • County 68.6%
  • California 68.4%

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

Ten percent of households in Lake Isabella use chemical products in their homes to control fleas, roaches, ants, termites or other insects. Five percent use chemical products in their lawns or gardens to kill weeds.

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Lake Isabella 10.2%
  • Kern County 10.0%
  • California 9.7%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • County 4.5%
  • State 4.6%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.9
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 34.2%
  • County 27.1%
  • State 26.9%

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

Forty eight percent of Lake Isabella residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Lake Isabella 47.8%
  • County 51.3%
  • California 47.9%

Twenty one percent of Lake Isabella 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 seven percent of people do moderate-intensity activities at work that cause small increases in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking or carrying light loads for at least 10 minutes continuously. Twenty three percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twelve 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 six 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 (%)

  • Lake Isabella 21.4%
  • Kern County 21.6%
  • California 19.2%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Lake Isabella 37.1%
  • Kern County 36.3%
  • California 34.1%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 22.5%
  • County 33.0%
  • California 32.8%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Lake Isabella 11.7%
  • County 20.9%
  • California 22.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 35.8%
  • County 40.7%
  • State 42.4%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Lake Isabella 5.9
  • County 5.7
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Lake Isabella 3.2
  • County 2.6
  • State 2.6

Average hours a day using computer

  • Lake Isabella 1.0
  • County 1.3
  • State 1.4

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

Ten percent of Lake Isabella 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". 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. Twenty 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 Lake Isabella have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty two percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Thirty six percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Five percent have ever been told they had gout. Six percent have congestive heart failure. Six percent have coronary heart disease. Four percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Seven 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. Five percent have ever had emphysema. Ten percent have another thyroid problem. Five percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Thirteen percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Lake Isabella 10.3%
  • Kern County 9.4%
  • State 9.2%

People with anemia (%)

  • Lake Isabella 3.8%
  • Kern County 3.4%
  • California 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Lake Isabella 4.1%
  • County 3.0%
  • State 3.1%

People with overweight (%)

  • Lake Isabella 37.3%
  • Kern County 31.9%
  • California 31.3%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Lake Isabella 19.9%
  • County 22.0%
  • State 20.3%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Lake Isabella 15.5%
  • Kern County 9.9%
  • California 9.9%

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

  • Lake Isabella 22.1%
  • Kern County 21.7%
  • California 20.0%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Lake Isabella 35.9%
  • County 21.1%
  • California 20.7%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • Kern County 2.7%
  • California 3.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 6.0%
  • County 2.5%
  • State 2.4%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Lake Isabella 5.9%
  • Kern County 2.7%
  • California 2.7%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Lake Isabella 4.1%
  • County 1.6%
  • State 1.7%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 6.6%
  • County 3.1%
  • California 2.9%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Lake Isabella 6.4%
  • Kern County 3.2%
  • California 3.1%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Lake Isabella 4.7%
  • County 2.3%
  • California 2.2%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Lake Isabella 9.8%
  • County 5.9%
  • State 6.4%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Lake Isabella 4.9%
  • Kern County 2.6%
  • California 2.5%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • County 3.4%
  • California 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 12.7%
  • County 6.1%
  • State 6.4%

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

Seventy one percent of births in Lake Isabella were vaginal deliveries. Twenty nine percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.5 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty two percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty five percent of women breastfeed their children. Thirty one percent of women in Lake Isabella have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Seventeen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Sixty six percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Six percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Eleven percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty four 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 (%)

  • Lake Isabella 70.5%
  • Kern County 65.1%
  • State 63.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Lake Isabella 29.5%
  • Kern County 34.9%
  • State 36.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.5%
  • County 99.2%
  • California 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 62.3%
  • County 59.5%
  • California 58.6%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Lake Isabella 45.3%
  • Kern County 60.2%
  • California 61.9%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 30.5%
  • Kern County 16.8%
  • California 16.5%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Lake Isabella 17.3%
  • County 8.8%
  • California 8.7%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 66.5%
  • County 69.8%
  • California 68.1%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 5.6%
  • County 5.9%
  • State 6.3%

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

  • Here 11.4%
  • Kern County 20.0%
  • California 17.9%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 24.2%
  • Kern County 13.8%
  • California 13.8%

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

People living in Lake Isabella report their general health condition on average at 53 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 30 percent of Lake Isabella residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Lake Isabella are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Lake Isabella 52.6%
  • County 54.3%
  • California 55.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • Kern County 4.5%
  • State 4.7%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Lake Isabella 29.7%
  • County 39.8%
  • State 39.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Lake Isabella 7.9%
  • County 7.4%
  • State 7.5%

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

People in Lake Isabella spend $337 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 22 percent of their income. The average family in Lake Isabella spends $65 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $108 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is five percent of their income. They also spend $24 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Lake Isabella $337
  • Kern County $373
  • California $372

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

  • Lake Isabella 22.5%
  • Kern County 24.3%
  • California 22.6%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Lake Isabella $65
  • County $82
  • State $83

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Lake Isabella 3.9%
  • Kern County 4.6%
  • California 4.4%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Lake Isabella $108
  • County $137
  • State $148

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Lake Isabella 5.5%
  • Kern County 7.5%
  • California 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Lake Isabella $24
  • Kern County $31
  • State $29

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Lake Isabella 1.0%
  • Kern County 1.2%
  • California 1.1%

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

People living in Lake Isabella report their general condition of hearing on average at 74 percent. Seventy five 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 four percent of Lake Isabella population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty nine percent of people living here have ever had a job where they were exposed to loud sounds or noise. Loud means so loud that they must speak in a raised voice to be heard. Fifteen percent of people in Lake Isabella had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 73.5%
  • Kern County 80.0%
  • California 80.6%

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

  • Lake Isabella 74.9%
  • County 81.4%
  • California 82.6%

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

  • Lake Isabella 93.2%
  • Kern County 95.3%
  • State 95.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 24.3%
  • County 18.4%
  • State 17.2%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Lake Isabella 48.9%
  • Kern County 43.5%
  • California 38.3%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Lake Isabella 14.6%
  • Kern County 14.5%
  • California 13.3%

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Thirty four percent of Lake Isabella 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 (%)

  • Lake Isabella 34.1%
  • County 23.4%
  • California 23.4%

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Twenty two percent of Lake Isabella 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 percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Thirteen percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Thirteen 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 (%)

  • Lake Isabella 22.0%
  • County 16.6%
  • State 15.3%

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

  • Here 29.9%
  • Kern County 21.4%
  • State 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Lake Isabella 12.7%
  • County 7.6%
  • California 7.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 12.9%
  • County 10.1%
  • California 9.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 12.1%
  • County 6.1%
  • California 6.1%

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