Health and Nutrition of Lawrence, NE Residents

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Forty six percent of Lawrence 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.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 46.1%
  • Nuckolls County 50.9%
  • State 47.5%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Lawrence 18.4
  • County 22.3
  • Nebraska 22.1

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.9
  • County 3.0
  • State 3.5

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

  • Lawrence 2.4
  • Nuckolls County 1.5
  • Nebraska 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.6
  • County 1.6
  • State 1.8

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

The average Lawrence 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). Twenty six percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Lawrence residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 48 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 28 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Lawrence 1.7
  • County 2.0
  • State 2.1

People with gum disease (%)

  • Lawrence 25.6%
  • Nuckolls County 21.6%
  • Nebraska 22.3%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Lawrence 47.7%
  • Nuckolls County 46.7%
  • Nebraska 43.2%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Lawrence 3.6
  • Nuckolls County 2.9
  • State 2.5

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 3.3
  • County 2.7
  • State 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Lawrence 28.3
  • County 20.7
  • State 21.6

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

The average height of Lawrence residents 16 years and older is 65 inches. The average weight is 174 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty eight percent of people living here are obese. Fifty percent have ever been obese. Thirty five percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Lawrence 64.7
  • Nuckolls County 66.8
  • State 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 173.8
  • Nuckolls County 180.7
  • Nebraska 179.6

Average BMI

  • Here 28.2
  • Nuckolls County 28.9
  • State 28.5

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 37.9%
  • Nuckolls County 37.3%
  • Nebraska 37.0%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Lawrence 50.0%
  • County 50.6%
  • State 49.4%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Lawrence 34.8%
  • County 34.1%
  • State 32.6%

Fifty one percent of Lawrence residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Sixteen percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Fourteen 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 (%)

  • Lawrence 50.7%
  • Nuckolls County 64.5%
  • State 66.8%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Lawrence 15.5%
  • County 24.9%
  • State 26.1%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 14.0%
  • County 23.2%
  • State 23.3%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 7.3%
  • County 13.9%
  • State 15.1%

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

Forty nine 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

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Lawrence 49.1%
  • County 50.1%
  • Nebraska 46.0%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Lawrence 1.6%
  • Nuckolls County 3.6%
  • State 3.1%

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

Lawrence 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 0.8
  • Nuckolls County 1.2
  • State 1.2

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

Ten percent of Lawrence 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. Forty six percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Eighteen percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Seventeen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty eight percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Twenty percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Lawrence 10.0%
  • Nuckolls County 12.9%
  • State 12.0%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • Nuckolls County 5.9%
  • Nebraska 6.4%

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

  • Here 45.6%
  • Nuckolls County 72.1%
  • Nebraska 69.4%

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

  • Lawrence 18.4%
  • Nuckolls County 35.3%
  • Nebraska 28.2%

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

  • Lawrence 16.7%
  • County 18.0%
  • State 16.4%

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

  • Lawrence 27.7%
  • County 22.3%
  • State 23.7%

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

  • Lawrence 19.5%
  • County 42.3%
  • Nebraska 41.3%

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

Fifty eight percent of people living in Lawrence are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Lawrence 57.5%
  • County 79.5%
  • State 72.2%

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

Nine percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Twenty eight percent of people in Lawrence frequently check their blood cholesterol. Seven percent of people have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that their blood cholesterol level was high.

Summary

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 9.3%
  • Nuckolls County 30.8%
  • State 25.7%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 27.6%
  • Nuckolls County 51.1%
  • Nebraska 40.2%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 7.0%
  • County 26.5%
  • State 20.1%

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

Thirty three percent of people living in Lawrence use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 33.2%
  • Nuckolls County 38.6%
  • Nebraska 32.3%

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

  • Here 30.9%
  • County 26.7%
  • Nebraska 27.0%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 16.5%
  • Nuckolls County 28.2%
  • State 27.8%

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

  • Lawrence 34.7%
  • Nuckolls County 42.2%
  • Nebraska 42.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 47.9%
  • Nuckolls County 51.3%
  • Nebraska 51.8%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Lawrence 33.1%
  • County 25.4%
  • Nebraska 29.2%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 13.2%
  • County 19.7%
  • Nebraska 22.3%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Lawrence 15.8%
  • Nuckolls County 18.7%
  • Nebraska 19.9%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Lawrence 17.3%
  • Nuckolls County 13.1%
  • Nebraska 15.3%

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

  • Lawrence 3.6%
  • Nuckolls County 4.7%
  • State 4.5%

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

Eighty six percent of people living in Lawrence have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Seven percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 3.0 days per month on average. They have 2.5 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 10 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Lawrence 85.7%
  • Nuckolls County 79.1%
  • State 80.7%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 7.0%
  • Nuckolls County 11.2%
  • Nebraska 10.5%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Lawrence 3.0
  • County 5.3
  • Nebraska 4.8

Average drinks/week

  • Lawrence 2.5
  • County 5.8
  • State 5.8

Average days/year people drink much

  • Lawrence 10.3
  • County 22.8
  • Nebraska 24.8

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

Ninety six percent of Lawrence residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety nine percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Ninety six percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Sixty five percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Four percent of males in Lawrence have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety two percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Seventy six percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty eight percent have ever had anal sex. Eight percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Lawrence 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 59 women. He has vaginal sex with 55 women. People living here were on average 19 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on nine women. People in Lawrence 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 Lawrence has vaginal or anal sex 91 times a year. Fifty two percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Lawrence 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with six men on average. They have had five male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Forty one percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 96.1%
  • Nuckolls County 98.0%
  • State 97.4%

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

  • Lawrence 99.2%
  • County 96.0%
  • State 94.4%

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

  • Here 96.3%
  • County 88.2%
  • State 87.5%

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

  • Lawrence 64.9%
  • County 48.7%
  • Nebraska 50.8%

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

  • Lawrence 4.0%
  • County 6.5%
  • Nebraska 5.2%

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

  • Lawrence 92.0%
  • County 98.5%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Lawrence 76.0%
  • Nuckolls County 89.4%
  • Nebraska 84.6%

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

  • Lawrence 38.3%
  • County 40.6%
  • State 40.2%

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

  • Here 8.0%
  • County 8.6%
  • Nebraska 13.1%

Average age people first had sex

  • Lawrence 16.6
  • County 16.8
  • State 16.4

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

  • Here 59.4
  • County 28.6
  • State 27.4

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

  • Lawrence 55.3
  • Nuckolls County 22.3
  • State 21.9

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

  • Here 19.4
  • Nuckolls County 21.3
  • State 21.1

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

  • Lawrence 9.2
  • County 5.6
  • Nebraska 5.7

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

  • Here 20.8
  • Nuckolls County 19.7
  • Nebraska 20.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 15.4%
  • Nuckolls County 5.5%
  • Nebraska 9.0%

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

  • Here 91.3
  • County 54.9
  • Nebraska 64.8

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 52.5%
  • Nuckolls County 54.1%
  • State 55.2%

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

  • Lawrence 5.6
  • County 9.6
  • State 12.5

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

  • Here 5.5
  • Nuckolls County 8.5
  • State 11.0

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 40.6%
  • Nuckolls County 84.8%
  • Nebraska 82.0%

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

Six percent of households in Lawrence use chemical products in their homes to control fleas, roaches, ants, termites or other insects.

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 5.6%
  • County 9.7%
  • Nebraska 10.5%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.9
  • County 6.9
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 17.5%
  • County 33.5%
  • State 32.3%

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

Twenty five percent of Lawrence residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Lawrence 25.5%
  • Nuckolls County 45.9%
  • Nebraska 55.5%

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

Twenty three percent of Lawrence 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 six 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 six percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty nine 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 four 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 five 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 1.2 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 23.0%
  • Nuckolls County 21.9%
  • Nebraska 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 35.8%
  • County 39.4%
  • State 37.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 26.1%
  • County 23.9%
  • Nebraska 30.8%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Lawrence 29.0%
  • Nuckolls County 13.3%
  • State 16.3%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 53.5%
  • Nuckolls County 39.4%
  • Nebraska 39.5%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.4
  • Nuckolls County 6.1
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Lawrence 2.0
  • County 3.0
  • Nebraska 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.2
  • County 1.1
  • Nebraska 1.2

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

Five percent of Lawrence 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". Two percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Twenty six percent are overweight. Seventeen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Five percent of people had any kind of liver condition.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • County 9.2%
  • State 12.1%

People with anemia (%)

  • Lawrence 3.9%
  • County 3.2%
  • State 3.6%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Lawrence 2.5%
  • Nuckolls County 4.7%
  • State 3.8%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 26.0%
  • County 36.2%
  • State 33.0%

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

  • Lawrence 17.0%
  • Nuckolls County 20.0%
  • Nebraska 20.7%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • County 2.6%
  • State 4.1%

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

Thirty four percent of births in Lawrence were vaginal deliveries. Sixty six percent of deliveries were cesarean. 100.0 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Seventy six percent of women breastfeed their children. Sixty seven percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Twelve percent of women are currently taking birth control pills.

Summary

Vaginal deliveries (%)

  • Here 34.5%
  • County 68.7%
  • State 67.3%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Lawrence 65.5%
  • County 31.3%
  • State 32.7%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 100.0%
  • County 99.4%
  • Nebraska 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 60.3%
  • County 60.6%
  • State 61.4%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 75.8%
  • Nuckolls County 55.4%
  • State 51.7%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Lawrence 66.8%
  • County 74.6%
  • State 72.5%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 12.1%
  • County 6.3%
  • State 7.1%

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

People living in Lawrence report their general health condition on average at 57 percent. Three percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 43 percent of Lawrence residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Six percent of people living in Lawrence are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 56.7%
  • County 55.5%
  • State 54.0%

Blood donors (%)

  • Lawrence 3.4%
  • County 3.9%
  • Nebraska 3.8%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Lawrence 42.6%
  • County 33.3%
  • Nebraska 38.9%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 6.4%
  • Nuckolls County 8.5%
  • State 8.1%

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

People in Lawrence spend $423 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 19 percent of their income. The average family in Lawrence spends $103 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $176 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $28 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Lawrence $423
  • Nuckolls County $343
  • Nebraska $363

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

  • Lawrence 18.8%
  • Nuckolls County 21.9%
  • Nebraska 25.8%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Lawrence $103
  • Nuckolls County $64
  • Nebraska $66

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Lawrence 4.1%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 4.0%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $176
  • County $123
  • Nebraska $130

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 6.8%
  • Nuckolls County 6.1%
  • State 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $28
  • Nuckolls County $18
  • State $23

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Lawrence 1.3%
  • County 1.0%
  • State 1.2%

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

People living in Lawrence report their general condition of hearing on average at 86 percent. Eighty nine 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 seven percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Eight percent of Lawrence population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty 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. Nine percent of people in Lawrence had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 86.3%
  • Nuckolls County 74.8%
  • State 77.6%

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

  • Here 88.7%
  • County 76.3%
  • State 76.0%

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

  • Lawrence 97.2%
  • Nuckolls County 93.8%
  • Nebraska 94.4%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 8.2%
  • County 23.0%
  • State 22.0%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 35.8%
  • County 47.9%
  • Nebraska 46.1%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 8.8%
  • County 16.2%
  • State 16.3%

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

Four percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion.

Summary

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • Nuckolls County 10.6%
  • Nebraska 11.7%

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

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