Health and Nutrition of Lake Pocotopaug, CT Residents

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Fifty four percent of Lake Pocotopaug residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 18 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 two frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 54.0%
  • County 51.5%
  • Connecticut 49.4%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 17.7
  • County 21.3
  • State 21.1

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.6
  • County 3.7
  • Connecticut 3.5

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

  • Lake Pocotopaug 1.6
  • County 1.7
  • Connecticut 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 2.0
  • Middlesex County 1.8
  • Connecticut 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 2.1
  • Middlesex County 3.4
  • Connecticut 3.5

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

The average Lake Pocotopaug resident last visited a dentist one years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Twelve percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Eighteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Lake Pocotopaug 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 four 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 26 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Lake Pocotopaug 1.4
  • County 1.8
  • State 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 12.3%
  • Middlesex County 14.3%
  • State 16.0%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 18.3%
  • Middlesex County 20.7%
  • State 21.3%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 53.5%
  • Middlesex County 49.4%
  • State 46.6%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.7
  • County 3.0
  • State 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Lake Pocotopaug 3.5
  • County 2.7
  • State 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Here 26.4
  • County 23.2
  • State 22.6

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

The average height of Lake Pocotopaug residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 169 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty three percent of people living here are obese. Forty percent have ever been obese. Thirty seven percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 65.7
  • Middlesex County 67.1
  • Connecticut 66.7

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 169.3
  • County 180.4
  • Connecticut 179.4

Average BMI

  • Lake Pocotopaug 27.6
  • County 28.6
  • Connecticut 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 32.8%
  • County 36.1%
  • State 37.4%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 40.1%
  • County 47.8%
  • Connecticut 49.1%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 37.1%
  • County 36.5%
  • Connecticut 35.1%

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

Forty five percent of Lake Pocotopaug residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Thirteen percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Thirteen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Seven percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 45.1%
  • County 64.5%
  • Connecticut 63.6%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 12.9%
  • Middlesex County 23.6%
  • Connecticut 24.0%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 12.6%
  • Middlesex County 21.7%
  • Connecticut 21.9%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 6.9%
  • Middlesex County 12.7%
  • State 13.3%

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

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 8.4%
  • County 9.2%
  • State 10.2%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 49.5%
  • County 47.9%
  • State 47.4%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 2.0%
  • County 3.0%
  • Connecticut 3.1%

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

Lake Pocotopaug 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 1.0
  • Middlesex County 1.1
  • State 1.1

Seven percent of Lake Pocotopaug 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. Four percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Fifty four percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Fourteen percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Nine percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Nine percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Twenty eight percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 6.6%
  • Middlesex County 11.7%
  • State 11.6%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 3.9%
  • Middlesex County 5.5%
  • Connecticut 5.6%

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

  • Lake Pocotopaug 54.1%
  • County 69.5%
  • State 68.1%

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

  • Here 14.1%
  • County 31.3%
  • State 29.0%

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

  • Here 8.6%
  • Middlesex County 17.1%
  • State 16.1%

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

  • Lake Pocotopaug 9.0%
  • Middlesex County 23.1%
  • Connecticut 21.7%

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

  • Lake Pocotopaug 28.2%
  • County 43.6%
  • State 41.2%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 81.1%
  • Middlesex County 77.4%
  • Connecticut 74.9%

Sixteen percent of people living in Lake Pocotopaug have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty three percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty three percent of people in Lake Pocotopaug frequently check their blood cholesterol. Thirteen 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 15.7%
  • County 22.5%
  • Connecticut 23.1%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 23.2%
  • Middlesex County 24.9%
  • State 24.7%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 43.0%
  • County 44.2%
  • State 43.0%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 12.8%
  • County 18.8%
  • Connecticut 19.4%

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

Thirty one percent of people living in Lake Pocotopaug use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 30.8%
  • County 41.0%
  • State 35.5%

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

  • Lake Pocotopaug 20.4%
  • County 25.1%
  • State 26.3%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 20.4%
  • County 26.1%
  • State 27.4%

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

  • Lake Pocotopaug 27.5%
  • Middlesex County 41.8%
  • State 41.8%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 45.4%
  • County 51.5%
  • State 51.6%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 24.1%
  • County 25.5%
  • State 27.7%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 11.8%
  • County 20.7%
  • State 21.2%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 12.8%
  • County 18.8%
  • State 19.3%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 11.3%
  • County 12.3%
  • State 13.9%

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

  • Lake Pocotopaug 2.7%
  • Middlesex County 4.2%
  • Connecticut 4.4%

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

Lake Pocotopaug residents on average take one prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Lake Pocotopaug 1.1
  • County 2.1
  • Connecticut 2.1

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

Seventy six percent of people living in Lake Pocotopaug have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Fourteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 3.9 days per month on average. They have 4.0 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 13 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 75.6%
  • Middlesex County 82.1%
  • State 80.0%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 13.6%
  • County 9.5%
  • State 10.6%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Lake Pocotopaug 3.9
  • Middlesex County 5.5
  • State 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Here 4.0
  • Middlesex County 5.6
  • Connecticut 5.6

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 13.2
  • County 22.5
  • Connecticut 23.0

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

Ninety six percent of Lake Pocotopaug 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. Seventy six percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Thirty nine percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Eight percent of males in Lake Pocotopaug have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety three percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Seventy nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty four percent have ever had anal sex. Eight percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Lake Pocotopaug were 18 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 17 women. He has vaginal sex with 15 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 three women. People in Lake Pocotopaug were 21 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. Fifteen percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Lake Pocotopaug has vaginal or anal sex 53 times a year. Forty four percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Lake Pocotopaug 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with five men on average. They have had five male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.3 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Fifty four percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Lake Pocotopaug 96.2%
  • Middlesex County 97.4%
  • State 97.5%

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

  • Lake Pocotopaug 90.9%
  • Middlesex County 94.8%
  • Connecticut 94.5%

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

  • Here 76.2%
  • County 88.7%
  • State 86.9%

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

  • Here 39.1%
  • Middlesex County 47.7%
  • Connecticut 48.7%

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

  • Here 8.3%
  • County 6.6%
  • Connecticut 6.1%

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

  • Here 92.9%
  • County 97.6%
  • State 97.5%

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

  • Lake Pocotopaug 79.1%
  • Middlesex County 87.9%
  • Connecticut 85.3%

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

  • Here 33.8%
  • Middlesex County 39.6%
  • State 39.2%

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

  • Here 7.7%
  • Middlesex County 10.5%
  • State 11.5%

Average age people first had sex

  • Lake Pocotopaug 18.5
  • Middlesex County 17.0
  • Connecticut 16.8

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

  • Lake Pocotopaug 16.7
  • County 25.2
  • Connecticut 27.1

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

  • Here 14.9
  • County 20.2
  • State 21.7

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

  • Here 22.6
  • Middlesex County 21.8
  • State 21.6

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

  • Here 2.7
  • Middlesex County 5.2
  • State 5.2

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

  • Lake Pocotopaug 20.5
  • Middlesex County 19.4
  • Connecticut 20.0

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 15.4%
  • Middlesex County 6.5%
  • Connecticut 8.5%

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

  • Lake Pocotopaug 53.0
  • County 59.8
  • Connecticut 61.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 43.7%
  • Middlesex County 58.0%
  • Connecticut 54.3%

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

  • Lake Pocotopaug 5.4
  • County 10.6
  • State 11.0

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

  • Here 4.9
  • County 9.5
  • Connecticut 9.6

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

  • Here 0.3
  • County 0.4
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 54.5%
  • Middlesex County 84.2%
  • State 79.4%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 10.9%
  • Middlesex County 9.7%
  • Connecticut 10.0%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 3.3%
  • Middlesex County 4.6%
  • Connecticut 4.5%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.7
  • Middlesex County 6.9
  • Connecticut 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 15.7%
  • Middlesex County 32.0%
  • State 31.2%

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

Thirty two percent of Lake Pocotopaug residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 32.2%
  • Middlesex County 47.2%
  • Connecticut 50.4%

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

Ten percent of Lake Pocotopaug residents' work involve vigorous-intensity activity that causes large increases in breathing or heart rate, like carrying or lifting heavy loads, digging or construction work for at least 10 minutes continuously. Twenty 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. Thirty nine percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Thirty one 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 five 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 two 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 1.6 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 10.1%
  • County 21.3%
  • State 21.2%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 26.8%
  • Middlesex County 38.0%
  • Connecticut 36.9%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 39.5%
  • County 28.9%
  • Connecticut 29.5%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 30.7%
  • County 21.6%
  • Connecticut 19.3%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 54.9%
  • County 46.4%
  • State 42.1%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Lake Pocotopaug 6.2
  • County 6.3
  • Connecticut 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.1
  • Middlesex County 2.6
  • Connecticut 2.7

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.6
  • County 1.3
  • State 1.2

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

Seven percent of Lake Pocotopaug 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. Twenty seven percent are overweight. Twelve 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. Eight percent of people living in Lake Pocotopaug have ever received a blood transfusion. Seventeen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Eleven percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Two percent have ever been told they had gout. One percent have congestive heart failure. Two 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. Two percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Four percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Four percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 7.4%
  • County 9.9%
  • Connecticut 10.4%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • Middlesex County 3.1%
  • State 3.4%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 3.6%
  • Middlesex County 4.2%
  • State 3.8%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 26.7%
  • Middlesex County 34.5%
  • Connecticut 34.2%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 11.8%
  • County 18.2%
  • State 20.1%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 8.1%
  • Middlesex County 11.4%
  • Connecticut 11.8%

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

  • Lake Pocotopaug 17.2%
  • County 17.4%
  • Connecticut 19.5%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 10.8%
  • County 25.7%
  • State 26.1%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 2.0%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 3.8%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 1.4%
  • Middlesex County 3.0%
  • Connecticut 3.5%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 2.5%
  • Middlesex County 3.2%
  • Connecticut 3.3%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 1.7%
  • County 2.2%
  • State 2.3%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 3.1%
  • County 3.7%
  • State 3.9%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 2.4%
  • Middlesex County 3.5%
  • State 3.9%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 3.7%
  • Middlesex County 8.1%
  • Connecticut 7.6%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 1.9%
  • Middlesex County 3.6%
  • State 3.7%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 1.8%
  • Middlesex County 2.7%
  • Connecticut 3.1%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • Middlesex County 9.9%
  • State 9.0%

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

Fifty two percent of births in Lake Pocotopaug were vaginal deliveries. Forty eight percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.1 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty five percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Eighty percent of women breastfeed their children. Eight percent of women in Lake Pocotopaug have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Four percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Sixty four percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Four percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Twenty three percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy.

Summary

Vaginal deliveries (%)

  • Here 51.7%
  • Middlesex County 62.8%
  • State 64.5%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 48.3%
  • County 37.2%
  • Connecticut 35.5%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 99.1%
  • County 99.4%
  • Connecticut 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 54.7%
  • Middlesex County 58.3%
  • Connecticut 59.8%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 80.2%
  • County 59.3%
  • State 55.7%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 8.2%
  • Middlesex County 22.5%
  • Connecticut 22.4%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • County 12.4%
  • Connecticut 12.0%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 63.7%
  • Middlesex County 77.6%
  • State 74.1%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 4.4%
  • County 9.3%
  • State 7.6%

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

  • Lake Pocotopaug 22.5%
  • County 14.6%
  • Connecticut 16.3%

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

People living in Lake Pocotopaug report their general health condition on average at 60 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 41 percent of Lake Pocotopaug residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Seven percent of people living in Lake Pocotopaug are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 60.4%
  • Middlesex County 58.2%
  • Connecticut 55.8%

Blood donors (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 3.6%
  • Middlesex County 5.0%
  • State 4.4%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 41.3%
  • County 40.1%
  • State 39.7%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 6.7%
  • Middlesex County 8.8%
  • Connecticut 8.4%

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

People in Lake Pocotopaug spend $404 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 17 percent of their income. The average family in Lake Pocotopaug spends $115 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $162 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six percent of their income. They also spend $23 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 Pocotopaug $404
  • County $363
  • Connecticut $362

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

  • Here 16.7%
  • County 21.7%
  • State 23.4%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Lake Pocotopaug $115
  • County $74
  • Connecticut $74

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • Middlesex County 4.0%
  • State 4.2%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $162
  • Middlesex County $155
  • Connecticut $141

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 5.8%
  • Middlesex County 7.0%
  • State 6.9%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $23
  • County $26
  • State $25

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 0.9%
  • Middlesex County 1.2%
  • Connecticut 1.2%

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

People living in Lake Pocotopaug report their general condition of hearing on average at 85 percent. Ninety one 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 eight percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Seven percent of Lake Pocotopaug population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Twenty six 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. Ten percent of people in Lake Pocotopaug had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 85.1%
  • County 79.1%
  • State 78.7%

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

  • Here 91.0%
  • County 79.4%
  • Connecticut 78.8%

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

  • Here 98.4%
  • County 95.0%
  • Connecticut 94.9%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 6.7%
  • County 19.9%
  • Connecticut 20.0%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 26.2%
  • County 41.6%
  • State 42.5%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 9.6%
  • Middlesex County 15.5%
  • Connecticut 15.1%

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Twenty one percent of Lake Pocotopaug 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 Pocotopaug 21.0%
  • County 25.7%
  • State 25.9%

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Nine percent of Lake Pocotopaug 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. Eleven percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Five percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Four percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Four 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 8.7%
  • Middlesex County 16.7%
  • Connecticut 18.4%

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

  • Lake Pocotopaug 11.3%
  • Middlesex County 23.2%
  • State 24.6%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 4.8%
  • Middlesex County 8.5%
  • Connecticut 9.2%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 4.2%
  • County 8.8%
  • State 10.0%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Lake Pocotopaug 4.0%
  • County 7.4%
  • State 7.9%

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

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