Health and Nutrition of Lakewood, TN Residents

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Forty nine percent of Lakewood residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 21 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 (%)

  • Lakewood 48.8%
  • County 47.9%
  • Tennessee 48.2%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 21.1
  • County 20.7
  • Tennessee 21.4

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Lakewood 3.8
  • County 3.7
  • State 3.5

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

  • Here 1.9
  • County 2.0
  • State 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.7
  • Davidson County 1.8
  • Tennessee 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Lakewood 3.4
  • County 3.8
  • Tennessee 3.8

The average Lakewood 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). Nineteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty one percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Lakewood 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 23 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Lakewood 2.0
  • Davidson County 2.0
  • State 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 18.9%
  • Davidson County 17.1%
  • State 17.4%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 20.5%
  • Davidson County 21.5%
  • State 22.0%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 45.4%
  • County 44.6%
  • State 44.4%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Lakewood 2.9
  • County 2.7
  • Tennessee 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.6
  • County 3.0
  • Tennessee 2.9

Average number of teeth

  • Lakewood 23.2
  • County 22.9
  • State 22.1

The average height of Lakewood residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 185 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 30. Forty three percent of people living here are obese. Fifty four percent have ever been obese. Thirty eight percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Lakewood 67.0
  • Davidson County 66.9
  • State 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 185.2
  • County 181.4
  • Tennessee 181.6

Average BMI

  • Here 29.6
  • County 28.8
  • State 28.9

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 43.0%
  • County 38.3%
  • State 38.5%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 54.1%
  • Davidson County 49.5%
  • State 50.4%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 38.0%
  • Davidson County 34.5%
  • State 34.0%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Lakewood 64.4%
  • County 64.2%
  • State 65.2%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 27.3%
  • Davidson County 22.8%
  • State 24.2%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Lakewood 24.5%
  • County 20.4%
  • Tennessee 21.7%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Lakewood 3.8%
  • County 3.2%
  • Tennessee 3.4%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 15.6%
  • Davidson County 11.9%
  • Tennessee 13.0%

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

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

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 11.0%
  • Davidson County 9.9%
  • State 10.5%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Lakewood 46.4%
  • Davidson County 45.8%
  • State 46.8%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • Davidson County 3.2%
  • Tennessee 3.3%

Lakewood 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

  • Lakewood 1.1
  • Davidson County 1.1
  • Tennessee 1.2

Eleven percent of Lakewood 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. Seventy two percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty five percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Eighteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty one percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Fifty percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Lakewood 11.4%
  • County 10.9%
  • Tennessee 11.4%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • Davidson County 5.9%
  • State 6.1%

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

  • Here 71.7%
  • County 65.7%
  • Tennessee 67.9%

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

  • Lakewood 34.9%
  • County 25.2%
  • Tennessee 27.7%

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

  • Here 17.8%
  • Davidson County 14.1%
  • State 15.7%

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

  • Lakewood 21.1%
  • Davidson County 20.4%
  • State 22.2%

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

  • Here 50.2%
  • Davidson County 39.1%
  • State 41.0%

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

Seventy four percent of people living in Lakewood are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 73.9%
  • County 72.8%
  • Tennessee 73.6%

Twenty three percent of people living in Lakewood have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty two percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty nine percent of people in Lakewood frequently check their blood cholesterol. Nineteen 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 23.0%
  • County 21.7%
  • Tennessee 23.8%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Lakewood 22.2%
  • Davidson County 23.9%
  • Tennessee 25.3%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Lakewood 39.3%
  • Davidson County 40.4%
  • State 42.1%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 19.4%
  • County 17.2%
  • Tennessee 19.7%

Thirty seven percent of people living in Lakewood use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Lakewood 36.9%
  • County 29.9%
  • Tennessee 31.8%

Twenty five percent of Lakewood residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Thirty percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty four percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty four percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty 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 one percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Thirteen 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. Four 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 (%)

  • Lakewood 25.4%
  • County 26.3%
  • Tennessee 26.6%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Lakewood 29.6%
  • County 26.9%
  • State 27.5%

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

  • Lakewood 43.8%
  • Davidson County 41.1%
  • Tennessee 41.9%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 53.5%
  • Davidson County 50.7%
  • State 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Lakewood 30.2%
  • County 29.0%
  • State 28.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 23.6%
  • Davidson County 21.0%
  • Tennessee 21.7%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 20.9%
  • Davidson County 18.8%
  • State 19.1%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Lakewood 12.9%
  • Davidson County 14.3%
  • State 14.5%

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

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 4.5%

Lakewood residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.2
  • County 1.9
  • Tennessee 2.2

Seventy eight percent of people living in Lakewood have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Thirteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.2 days per month on average. They have 6.5 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 29 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 77.5%
  • County 78.7%
  • State 79.7%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Lakewood 13.0%
  • Davidson County 11.3%
  • State 10.8%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 5.2
  • County 4.7
  • State 4.9

Average drinks/week

  • Lakewood 6.5
  • County 5.6
  • State 5.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • Lakewood 28.5
  • County 23.3
  • Tennessee 24.9

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

Ninety seven percent of Lakewood residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety five percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Ninety percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty two percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Lakewood have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety nine percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty eight percent have ever had anal sex. Ten percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Lakewood 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 30 women. He has vaginal sex with 21 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 seven women. People in Lakewood were 18 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. Ten percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Lakewood has vaginal or anal sex 66 times a year. Fifty five percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Lakewood 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 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty eight percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 97.2%
  • Davidson County 97.3%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Lakewood 94.7%
  • Davidson County 93.5%
  • Tennessee 94.4%

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

  • Lakewood 90.2%
  • County 85.0%
  • State 86.4%

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

  • Here 52.1%
  • County 47.7%
  • Tennessee 48.4%

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

  • Here 6.4%
  • County 5.8%
  • Tennessee 5.4%

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

  • Here 98.6%
  • Davidson County 97.0%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Here 87.9%
  • County 82.2%
  • State 83.3%

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

  • Here 38.1%
  • Davidson County 38.9%
  • State 38.9%

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

  • Here 10.3%
  • Davidson County 13.8%
  • Tennessee 12.7%

Average age people first had sex

  • Lakewood 16.7
  • County 16.6
  • State 16.5

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

  • Lakewood 30.4
  • Davidson County 26.2
  • State 27.7

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

  • Lakewood 21.0
  • Davidson County 21.4
  • Tennessee 22.1

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

  • Lakewood 20.7
  • Davidson County 21.5
  • Tennessee 21.6

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

  • Here 6.5
  • County 4.7
  • Tennessee 5.1

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

  • Lakewood 18.4
  • County 20.0
  • Tennessee 20.3

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

  • Lakewood 2.7
  • Davidson County 4.3
  • State 4.9

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 9.7%
  • County 11.1%
  • Tennessee 9.9%

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

  • Here 65.9
  • Davidson County 63.5
  • Tennessee 61.8

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 54.9%
  • County 53.5%
  • State 54.4%

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

  • Here 10.9
  • County 12.0
  • Tennessee 12.0

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

  • Lakewood 10.1
  • County 10.4
  • Tennessee 10.5

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

  • Here 0.6
  • Davidson County 0.6
  • State 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Lakewood 87.9%
  • County 79.3%
  • Tennessee 81.9%

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

Nine percent of households in Lakewood 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 (%)

  • Lakewood 8.8%
  • Davidson County 10.6%
  • State 10.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Lakewood 3.8%
  • Davidson County 3.9%
  • Tennessee 4.2%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Lakewood 6.8
  • Davidson County 6.7
  • Tennessee 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 37.9%
  • Davidson County 30.1%
  • Tennessee 31.8%

Fifty four percent of Lakewood residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 54.0%
  • County 56.1%
  • Tennessee 55.0%

Twenty seven percent of Lakewood residents' work involve vigorous-intensity activity that causes large increases in breathing or heart rate, like carrying or lifting heavy loads, digging or construction work for at least 10 minutes continuously. Forty 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 seven percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Nineteen percent do any vigorous-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause large increases in breathing or heart rate like running or basketball for at least 10 minutes continuously. Forty 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 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 1.3 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Lakewood 26.8%
  • County 20.8%
  • Tennessee 21.9%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Lakewood 47.4%
  • Davidson County 35.9%
  • Tennessee 37.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Lakewood 27.0%
  • Davidson County 32.0%
  • Tennessee 30.5%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 18.9%
  • County 21.0%
  • State 18.2%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 41.0%
  • County 41.4%
  • State 40.6%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Lakewood 5.9
  • Davidson County 6.1
  • Tennessee 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Lakewood 2.9
  • County 2.8
  • Tennessee 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Lakewood 1.3
  • Davidson County 1.3
  • Tennessee 1.2

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

Eleven percent of Lakewood 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 eight 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. Ten percent of people living in Lakewood have ever received a blood transfusion. Eighteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty seven percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Four percent have congestive heart failure. Three percent have coronary heart disease. Three percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Three percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Three percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Nine percent have another thyroid problem. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three 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 10.7%
  • County 11.4%
  • State 11.6%

People with anemia (%)

  • Lakewood 2.9%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 3.8%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • County 3.2%
  • Tennessee 3.7%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 37.7%
  • Davidson County 32.7%
  • State 33.9%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Lakewood 15.8%
  • Davidson County 22.2%
  • Tennessee 22.3%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 10.1%
  • Davidson County 11.2%
  • Tennessee 12.0%

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

  • Lakewood 18.2%
  • County 19.2%
  • State 19.7%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Lakewood 27.2%
  • Davidson County 23.3%
  • Tennessee 26.3%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • County 3.6%
  • State 3.9%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • County 3.2%
  • State 3.7%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • Davidson County 2.6%
  • State 3.2%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Lakewood 2.9%
  • County 1.9%
  • State 2.3%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Lakewood 3.4%
  • County 3.2%
  • State 3.9%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Lakewood 3.5%
  • County 3.7%
  • Tennessee 4.2%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Lakewood 2.4%
  • County 2.9%
  • Tennessee 3.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Lakewood 8.7%
  • Davidson County 6.6%
  • Tennessee 7.3%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • Davidson County 3.7%
  • Tennessee 4.1%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Lakewood 2.6%
  • County 3.2%
  • State 3.5%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 9.5%
  • Davidson County 7.4%
  • Tennessee 8.7%

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

Sixty six percent of births in Lakewood were vaginal deliveries. Thirty four percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty two percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty seven percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty four percent of women in Lakewood 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 six percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Nine 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 (%)

  • Here 65.5%
  • Davidson County 65.2%
  • Tennessee 65.9%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 34.5%
  • County 34.8%
  • State 34.1%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Lakewood 99.4%
  • County 99.3%
  • State 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Lakewood 62.1%
  • Davidson County 59.9%
  • State 60.7%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Lakewood 46.6%
  • County 50.2%
  • Tennessee 50.8%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 24.0%
  • County 20.4%
  • State 22.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 13.3%
  • Davidson County 10.6%
  • Tennessee 12.0%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 76.4%
  • County 72.7%
  • State 74.2%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Lakewood 9.1%
  • Davidson County 7.4%
  • Tennessee 7.5%

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

  • Here 16.0%
  • Davidson County 18.9%
  • State 17.0%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 19.4%
  • Davidson County 14.9%
  • Tennessee 17.4%

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

People living in Lakewood report their general health condition on average at 55 percent. Seven percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 37 percent of Lakewood residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Lakewood are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 55.4%
  • Davidson County 55.1%
  • State 54.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 6.8%
  • County 4.2%
  • Tennessee 4.1%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Lakewood 36.6%
  • Davidson County 43.6%
  • Tennessee 41.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Lakewood 9.3%
  • County 8.4%
  • Tennessee 8.5%

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

People in Lakewood spend $335 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 20 percent of their income. The average family in Lakewood spends $80 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $134 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $23 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is two percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $335
  • County $358
  • State $358

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

  • Lakewood 20.3%
  • Davidson County 26.0%
  • Tennessee 25.4%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Lakewood $80
  • County $73
  • State $69

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • County 4.5%
  • State 4.2%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Lakewood $134
  • County $135
  • Tennessee $132

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Lakewood 7.7%
  • Davidson County 6.9%
  • State 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Lakewood $23
  • Davidson County $24
  • Tennessee $23

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 2.0%
  • County 1.3%
  • State 1.3%

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

People living in Lakewood report their general condition of hearing on average at 78 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 four percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty percent of Lakewood population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Fifty percent of people living here have ever had a job where they were exposed to loud sounds or noise. Loud means so loud that they must speak in a raised voice to be heard. Seventeen percent of people in Lakewood had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Lakewood 77.6%
  • County 80.1%
  • State 78.6%

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

  • Lakewood 74.9%
  • County 79.6%
  • Tennessee 77.2%

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

  • Lakewood 93.8%
  • County 95.3%
  • Tennessee 94.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Lakewood 20.3%
  • Davidson County 18.9%
  • State 20.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 50.5%
  • County 40.8%
  • Tennessee 43.8%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 17.5%
  • Davidson County 15.5%
  • Tennessee 16.0%

Twenty six percent of Lakewood 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 25.6%
  • County 24.8%
  • Tennessee 25.9%

Eighteen percent of Lakewood 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 four percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Eight percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Ten percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Seven 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 (%)

  • Lakewood 18.0%
  • County 18.4%
  • Tennessee 20.3%

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

  • Here 24.3%
  • County 23.9%
  • Tennessee 26.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 7.8%
  • Davidson County 9.2%
  • State 10.0%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 9.6%
  • Davidson County 9.9%
  • State 10.6%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 6.7%
  • Davidson County 7.5%
  • Tennessee 8.3%

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

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