Health and Nutrition of Lancaster, CA Residents

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Forty seven percent of Lancaster residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 20 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 (%)

  • Lancaster 47.3%
  • County 48.6%
  • California 48.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 19.8
  • Los Angeles County 18.8
  • California 19.6

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Lancaster 3.7
  • Los Angeles County 3.8
  • California 3.7

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

  • Lancaster 2.0
  • Los Angeles County 1.9
  • California 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 2.0
  • Los Angeles County 2.2
  • State 2.1

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.5
  • County 3.2
  • State 3.3

The average Lancaster 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). Seventeen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty two percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Lancaster 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 24 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.0
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 16.8%
  • County 15.1%
  • California 15.6%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Lancaster 21.8%
  • Los Angeles County 19.9%
  • California 20.6%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 45.0%
  • Los Angeles County 47.8%
  • State 47.1%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.8
  • County 3.0
  • California 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Lancaster 3.0
  • Los Angeles County 3.1
  • State 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Here 23.7
  • Los Angeles County 24.3
  • California 23.8

The average height of Lancaster residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 179 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty eight percent of people living here are obese. Forty nine percent have ever been obese. Thirty five percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.3
  • Los Angeles County 65.8
  • State 66.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 179.4
  • County 172.4
  • State 174.2

Average BMI

  • Here 28.8
  • Los Angeles County 28.0
  • State 28.1

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 37.9%
  • Los Angeles County 33.8%
  • State 34.4%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Lancaster 49.4%
  • County 44.3%
  • California 45.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 34.9%
  • Los Angeles County 35.8%
  • California 35.3%

Sixty two percent of Lancaster residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty four percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty two 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 (%)

  • Here 62.0%
  • Los Angeles County 58.7%
  • State 60.0%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 24.4%
  • County 21.8%
  • California 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Lancaster 22.4%
  • Los Angeles County 20.2%
  • State 20.9%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • Los Angeles County 1.6%
  • California 2.0%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Lancaster 14.0%
  • County 12.7%
  • California 13.1%

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

Nine percent of people living in Lancaster have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty five 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 9.5%
  • Los Angeles County 8.9%
  • State 9.3%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Lancaster 45.2%
  • Los Angeles County 46.0%
  • State 45.8%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • Los Angeles County 2.5%
  • State 2.6%

Lancaster 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

  • Lancaster 1.1
  • County 1.0
  • State 1.1

Eleven percent of Lancaster 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. Five percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Sixty four percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty three percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Fifteen 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. Thirty six percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 11.1%
  • County 10.8%
  • State 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • Los Angeles County 4.3%
  • California 4.7%

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

  • Here 63.7%
  • Los Angeles County 62.1%
  • State 64.0%

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

  • Lancaster 23.4%
  • County 21.9%
  • California 23.8%

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

  • Here 14.6%
  • Los Angeles County 13.1%
  • State 14.2%

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

  • Lancaster 19.8%
  • County 16.7%
  • California 18.7%

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

  • Lancaster 36.3%
  • Los Angeles County 31.8%
  • California 34.5%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Lancaster 69.9%
  • County 72.6%
  • California 72.4%

Nineteen percent of people living in Lancaster 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 eight percent of people in Lancaster frequently check their blood cholesterol. Sixteen 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 (%)

  • Lancaster 18.9%
  • Los Angeles County 16.9%
  • State 18.4%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 22.0%
  • County 20.1%
  • California 21.5%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 38.2%
  • County 38.0%
  • California 38.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 16.1%
  • County 15.0%
  • State 16.3%

Thirty two percent of people living in Lancaster use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Lancaster 31.5%
  • Los Angeles County 33.9%
  • State 34.3%

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

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Lancaster 27.5%
  • Los Angeles County 26.9%
  • California 26.7%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 28.3%
  • County 27.2%
  • State 27.1%

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

  • Lancaster 41.5%
  • Los Angeles County 40.6%
  • State 40.9%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Lancaster 51.8%
  • County 51.2%
  • California 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Lancaster 29.4%
  • Los Angeles County 28.6%
  • California 28.2%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Lancaster 21.8%
  • County 20.7%
  • State 20.9%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 20.1%
  • County 20.1%
  • State 19.8%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Lancaster 15.4%
  • Los Angeles County 15.3%
  • State 14.8%

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

  • Lancaster 4.7%
  • Los Angeles County 4.5%
  • State 4.4%

Lancaster residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 1.7
  • Los Angeles County 1.5
  • State 1.7

Seventy nine percent of people living in Lancaster have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eleven percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.4 days per month on average. They have 5.8 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 (%)

  • Lancaster 79.4%
  • County 78.2%
  • State 78.7%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Lancaster 11.1%
  • Los Angeles County 11.3%
  • California 11.4%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Lancaster 4.4
  • Los Angeles County 4.3
  • State 4.5

Average drinks/week

  • Lancaster 5.8
  • Los Angeles County 5.3
  • State 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 23.3
  • Los Angeles County 18.8
  • California 20.4

Ninety seven percent of Lancaster residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety four percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty six percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty one percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Lancaster 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 three percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty percent have ever had anal sex. Thirteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Lancaster 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 29 women. He has vaginal sex with 24 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 six women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 1.9 men on average. They have had 1.1 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Lancaster were 20 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on four men in their lifetime. Ten percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Lancaster has vaginal or anal sex 65 times a year. Fifty two percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Lancaster 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. Seventy three percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 97.4%
  • County 97.0%
  • California 96.9%

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

  • Lancaster 94.3%
  • County 92.2%
  • State 92.8%

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

  • Here 86.0%
  • County 82.6%
  • California 83.7%

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

  • Lancaster 50.9%
  • County 48.3%
  • California 48.3%

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

  • Lancaster 5.9%
  • Los Angeles County 7.5%
  • State 6.8%

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

  • Lancaster 96.8%
  • County 95.9%
  • State 96.0%

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

  • Lancaster 82.8%
  • County 82.2%
  • California 82.7%

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

  • Lancaster 39.8%
  • Los Angeles County 38.8%
  • State 38.9%

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

  • Here 13.3%
  • County 12.7%
  • State 12.2%

Average age people first had sex

  • Lancaster 16.7
  • Los Angeles County 17.2
  • California 17.1

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

  • Lancaster 29.0
  • Los Angeles County 25.1
  • State 25.6

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

  • Here 24.3
  • Los Angeles County 20.5
  • California 20.9

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

  • Lancaster 21.2
  • Los Angeles County 21.4
  • State 21.3

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

  • Lancaster 5.6
  • County 4.7
  • State 5.0

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

  • Here 1.9
  • Los Angeles County 1.5
  • California 1.8

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

  • Lancaster 1.1
  • County 0.8
  • State 1.0

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

  • Lancaster 19.8
  • County 19.9
  • California 20.0

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

  • Lancaster 4.0
  • Los Angeles County 2.8
  • State 3.4

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Lancaster 10.5%
  • Los Angeles County 10.1%
  • California 9.6%

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

  • Here 64.6
  • County 62.3
  • California 62.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Lancaster 51.7%
  • County 47.0%
  • State 49.2%

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

  • Here 10.8
  • County 8.8
  • State 9.4

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

  • Here 9.5
  • Los Angeles County 7.7
  • State 8.3

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

  • Here 0.6
  • County 0.6
  • California 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Lancaster 72.7%
  • Los Angeles County 64.1%
  • California 68.4%

Ten percent of households in Lancaster 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 (%)

  • Lancaster 10.2%
  • County 9.6%
  • State 9.7%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Lancaster 4.3%
  • County 4.7%
  • State 4.6%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Lancaster 6.7
  • Los Angeles County 6.7
  • California 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 27.8%
  • Los Angeles County 25.2%
  • State 26.9%

Fifty three percent of Lancaster residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 52.7%
  • County 46.2%
  • State 47.9%

Twenty two percent of Lancaster 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. Thirty two percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty 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. 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 (%)

  • Lancaster 21.7%
  • Los Angeles County 17.7%
  • State 19.2%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 36.8%
  • Los Angeles County 32.1%
  • California 34.1%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 31.9%
  • County 33.8%
  • State 32.8%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Lancaster 21.5%
  • Los Angeles County 23.6%
  • California 22.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 40.9%
  • County 42.5%
  • California 42.4%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.8
  • County 6.0
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Lancaster 2.7
  • County 2.5
  • State 2.6

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.3
  • County 1.4
  • State 1.4

Ten percent of Lancaster 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". Three percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty three percent are overweight. Twenty one percent of people 60 years and older have difficulties in thinking or remembering that can make a big difference in everyday activities (this does not refer to occasionally forgetting your keys or the name of someone you recently met). This refers to things like confusion or memory loss that are happening more often or getting worse. Ten percent of people living in Lancaster have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty one percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Three percent have ever been told they had gout. Three 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. Three percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Six percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Six percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Lancaster 9.6%
  • County 8.5%
  • State 9.2%

People with anemia (%)

  • Lancaster 3.6%
  • Los Angeles County 3.6%
  • State 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • Los Angeles County 2.8%
  • California 3.1%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 32.5%
  • County 30.7%
  • California 31.3%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Lancaster 20.6%
  • County 19.3%
  • State 20.3%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Lancaster 10.0%
  • County 9.4%
  • State 9.9%

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

  • Here 20.4%
  • County 20.2%
  • California 20.0%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Lancaster 21.3%
  • Los Angeles County 18.7%
  • State 20.7%

People with gout (%)

  • Lancaster 3.0%
  • County 2.7%
  • California 3.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • Los Angeles County 2.0%
  • California 2.4%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • County 2.3%
  • State 2.7%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 1.7%
  • County 1.5%
  • California 1.7%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Lancaster 2.9%
  • Los Angeles County 2.5%
  • California 2.9%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • Los Angeles County 2.7%
  • California 3.1%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Lancaster 2.3%
  • Los Angeles County 1.6%
  • California 2.2%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Lancaster 6.1%
  • Los Angeles County 6.0%
  • California 6.4%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • County 2.1%
  • State 2.5%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Lancaster 3.2%
  • County 2.9%
  • State 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Lancaster 6.2%
  • County 5.5%
  • California 6.4%

Sixty four percent of births in Lancaster were vaginal deliveries. Thirty six percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.2 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty seven percent of women breastfeed their children. Eighteen percent of women in Lancaster have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Nine percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy one percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Seven percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Twenty percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Fourteen 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 (%)

  • Lancaster 64.3%
  • County 62.8%
  • California 63.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Lancaster 35.7%
  • Los Angeles County 37.2%
  • California 36.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Lancaster 99.2%
  • Los Angeles County 99.2%
  • State 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 60.2%
  • County 58.0%
  • State 58.6%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Lancaster 56.8%
  • County 63.7%
  • State 61.9%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 17.9%
  • Los Angeles County 14.3%
  • State 16.5%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Lancaster 9.1%
  • Los Angeles County 7.5%
  • State 8.7%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 71.4%
  • Los Angeles County 66.4%
  • California 68.1%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 6.6%
  • Los Angeles County 5.8%
  • State 6.3%

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

  • Lancaster 19.9%
  • County 18.9%
  • California 17.9%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Lancaster 13.8%
  • County 11.9%
  • California 13.8%

People living in Lancaster report their general health condition on average at 55 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 42 percent of Lancaster residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Lancaster are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Lancaster 54.9%
  • Los Angeles County 55.8%
  • California 55.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 4.8%
  • California 4.7%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 42.2%
  • County 40.2%
  • State 39.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 8.1%
  • Los Angeles County 7.2%
  • California 7.5%

People in Lancaster spend $368 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 24 percent of their income. The average family in Lancaster spends $80 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $137 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven 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

  • Lancaster $368
  • Los Angeles County $374
  • State $372

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

  • Here 24.3%
  • County 22.2%
  • State 22.6%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $80
  • County $89
  • State $83

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • County 4.5%
  • California 4.4%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Lancaster $137
  • Los Angeles County $153
  • State $148

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Lancaster 7.2%
  • Los Angeles County 8.1%
  • California 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $29
  • County $30
  • California $29

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.3%
  • Los Angeles County 1.1%
  • California 1.1%

People living in Lancaster report their general condition of hearing on average at 80 percent. Eighty 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 five percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Eighteen percent of Lancaster population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty two 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 Lancaster had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 80.4%
  • Los Angeles County 81.5%
  • California 80.6%

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

  • Here 81.1%
  • Los Angeles County 84.5%
  • State 82.6%

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

  • Here 95.4%
  • Los Angeles County 95.9%
  • California 95.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 18.1%
  • County 15.7%
  • State 17.2%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Lancaster 42.5%
  • County 35.5%
  • State 38.3%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Lancaster 14.8%
  • Los Angeles County 12.1%
  • State 13.3%

Twenty two percent of Lancaster 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 22.5%
  • Los Angeles County 22.7%
  • California 23.4%

Seventeen percent of Lancaster 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 two 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. Six 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 16.6%
  • Los Angeles County 13.7%
  • State 15.3%

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

  • Lancaster 21.7%
  • County 18.4%
  • California 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 7.8%
  • County 6.5%
  • California 7.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Lancaster 9.6%
  • Los Angeles County 9.0%
  • California 9.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Lancaster 6.3%
  • County 5.5%
  • State 6.1%
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