Health and Nutrition of Long Beach, CA Residents

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Forty eight percent of Long Beach residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 19 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 (%)

  • Here 48.3%
  • Los Angeles County 48.6%
  • California 48.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Long Beach 18.8
  • County 18.8
  • State 19.6

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Long Beach 3.9
  • County 3.8
  • State 3.7

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

  • Long Beach 1.9
  • County 1.9
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 2.2
  • County 2.2
  • State 2.1

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.4
  • Los Angeles County 3.2
  • California 3.3

The average Long Beach 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). Fifteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Long Beach residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 47 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 25 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.8
  • Los Angeles County 1.8
  • California 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 15.2%
  • County 15.1%
  • California 15.6%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 20.2%
  • Los Angeles County 19.9%
  • State 20.6%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 47.5%
  • Los Angeles County 47.8%
  • State 47.1%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.9
  • Los Angeles County 3.0
  • California 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 3.1
  • Los Angeles County 3.1
  • California 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Here 24.5
  • County 24.3
  • California 23.8

The average height of Long Beach residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 174 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty four percent of people living here are obese. Forty five percent have ever been obese. Thirty six percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.1
  • County 65.8
  • State 66.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Long Beach 174.3
  • County 172.4
  • California 174.2

Average BMI

  • Long Beach 28.1
  • County 28.0
  • State 28.1

People that are obese (%)

  • Long Beach 34.1%
  • County 33.8%
  • State 34.4%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Long Beach 44.5%
  • Los Angeles County 44.3%
  • California 45.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Long Beach 35.6%
  • County 35.8%
  • State 35.3%

Sixty percent of Long Beach residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty two percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty one percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Two percent have ever used heroin. Thirteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Long Beach 60.2%
  • Los Angeles County 58.7%
  • California 60.0%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Long Beach 22.4%
  • County 21.8%
  • State 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Long Beach 20.8%
  • County 20.2%
  • State 20.9%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 1.8%
  • County 1.6%
  • California 2.0%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 12.9%
  • Los Angeles County 12.7%
  • California 13.1%

Nine percent of people living in Long Beach 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. Two percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Long Beach 8.6%
  • County 8.9%
  • State 9.3%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 45.1%
  • County 46.0%
  • California 45.8%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Long Beach 2.5%
  • County 2.5%
  • California 2.6%

Long Beach 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 1.1
  • Los Angeles County 1.0
  • California 1.1

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

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 10.9%
  • County 10.8%
  • California 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Long Beach 4.6%
  • County 4.3%
  • California 4.7%

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

  • Long Beach 61.9%
  • County 62.1%
  • California 64.0%

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

  • Long Beach 22.3%
  • County 21.9%
  • California 23.8%

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

  • Long Beach 13.5%
  • Los Angeles County 13.1%
  • California 14.2%

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

  • Here 17.8%
  • County 16.7%
  • California 18.7%

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

  • Long Beach 33.2%
  • County 31.8%
  • State 34.5%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 71.8%
  • County 72.6%
  • State 72.4%

Seventeen percent of people living in Long Beach have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty seven percent of people in Long Beach frequently check their blood cholesterol. Fourteen 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 (%)

  • Long Beach 16.7%
  • County 16.9%
  • State 18.4%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Long Beach 20.1%
  • Los Angeles County 20.1%
  • State 21.5%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 37.3%
  • County 38.0%
  • California 38.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Long Beach 14.4%
  • County 15.0%
  • California 16.3%

Thirty three percent of people living in Long Beach use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 33.1%
  • County 33.9%
  • California 34.3%

Twenty seven percent of Long Beach residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty seven percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty one percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty one percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty nine percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty one 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. 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 26.8%
  • County 26.9%
  • California 26.7%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Long Beach 26.9%
  • County 27.2%
  • State 27.1%

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

  • Here 40.9%
  • Los Angeles County 40.6%
  • California 40.9%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 51.3%
  • Los Angeles County 51.2%
  • State 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 28.6%
  • Los Angeles County 28.6%
  • California 28.2%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 20.7%
  • County 20.7%
  • State 20.9%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

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

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Long Beach 14.7%
  • Los Angeles County 15.3%
  • California 14.8%

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

  • Long Beach 4.2%
  • County 4.5%
  • California 4.4%

Long Beach residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Long Beach 1.5
  • County 1.5
  • State 1.7

Seventy eight percent of people living in Long Beach 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 5.4 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 20 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 78.4%
  • Los Angeles County 78.2%
  • State 78.7%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 11.2%
  • County 11.3%
  • California 11.4%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.4
  • County 4.3
  • State 4.5

Average drinks/week

  • Long Beach 5.4
  • County 5.3
  • State 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 19.9
  • Los Angeles County 18.8
  • State 20.4

Ninety seven percent of Long Beach residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety two percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty three percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty nine percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Seven percent of males in Long Beach have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety six percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty two percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty nine percent have ever had anal sex. Fourteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Long Beach 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 26 women. He has vaginal sex with 22 women. People living here were on average 21 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on five women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 1.4 men on average. They have had 0.8 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Long Beach were 20 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 Long Beach has vaginal or anal sex 64 times a year. Forty nine percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Long Beach 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with nine men on average. They have had eight male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Sixty seven percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 96.9%
  • County 97.0%
  • State 96.9%

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

  • Long Beach 92.4%
  • Los Angeles County 92.2%
  • California 92.8%

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

  • Long Beach 83.3%
  • County 82.6%
  • California 83.7%

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

  • Long Beach 49.0%
  • Los Angeles County 48.3%
  • State 48.3%

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

  • Here 7.1%
  • Los Angeles County 7.5%
  • California 6.8%

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

  • Long Beach 95.8%
  • Los Angeles County 95.9%
  • State 96.0%

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

  • Here 82.2%
  • County 82.2%
  • State 82.7%

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

  • Here 39.3%
  • Los Angeles County 38.8%
  • State 38.9%

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

  • Here 13.5%
  • County 12.7%
  • California 12.2%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 17.0
  • County 17.2
  • State 17.1

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

  • Long Beach 26.3
  • Los Angeles County 25.1
  • State 25.6

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

  • Long Beach 21.7
  • County 20.5
  • California 20.9

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

  • Long Beach 21.3
  • Los Angeles County 21.4
  • California 21.3

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

  • Long Beach 4.9
  • County 4.7
  • California 5.0

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

  • Here 1.4
  • County 1.5
  • State 1.8

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

  • Long Beach 0.8
  • Los Angeles County 0.8
  • State 1.0

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

  • Long Beach 19.8
  • County 19.9
  • State 20.0

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

  • Here 2.9
  • Los Angeles County 2.8
  • State 3.4

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Long Beach 10.1%
  • Los Angeles County 10.1%
  • California 9.6%

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

  • Here 64.2
  • County 62.3
  • California 62.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Long Beach 48.7%
  • County 47.0%
  • California 49.2%

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

  • Long Beach 9.2
  • Los Angeles County 8.8
  • State 9.4

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

  • Long Beach 8.2
  • County 7.7
  • State 8.3

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

  • Long Beach 0.6
  • County 0.6
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Long Beach 67.3%
  • Los Angeles County 64.1%
  • State 68.4%

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

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Long Beach 9.6%
  • Los Angeles County 9.6%
  • State 9.7%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Long Beach 4.6%
  • Los Angeles County 4.7%
  • California 4.6%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Long Beach 6.7
  • County 6.7
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 25.5%
  • County 25.2%
  • California 26.9%

Forty nine percent of Long Beach residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Long Beach 48.6%
  • Los Angeles County 46.2%
  • State 47.9%

Nineteen percent of Long Beach 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 four 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 four percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty four 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 two 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 1.4 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Long Beach 18.6%
  • Los Angeles County 17.7%
  • State 19.2%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Long Beach 33.8%
  • County 32.1%
  • California 34.1%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Long Beach 33.9%
  • County 33.8%
  • State 32.8%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Long Beach 24.2%
  • Los Angeles County 23.6%
  • California 22.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 42.3%
  • Los Angeles County 42.5%
  • California 42.4%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.0
  • County 6.0
  • California 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.5
  • Los Angeles County 2.5
  • State 2.6

Average hours a day using computer

  • Long Beach 1.4
  • Los Angeles County 1.4
  • California 1.4

Nine percent of Long Beach 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 one percent are overweight. Twenty percent of people 60 years and older have difficulties in thinking or remembering that can make a big difference in everyday activities (this does not refer to occasionally forgetting your keys or the name of someone you recently met). This refers to things like confusion or memory loss that are happening more often or getting worse. Nine percent of people living in Long Beach have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Nineteen percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Three percent have ever been told they had gout. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Two percent have coronary heart disease. One percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Two 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. Two 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 (%)

  • Long Beach 8.8%
  • County 8.5%
  • State 9.2%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • County 3.6%
  • State 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Long Beach 2.7%
  • Los Angeles County 2.8%
  • California 3.1%

People with overweight (%)

  • Long Beach 30.5%
  • County 30.7%
  • California 31.3%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 19.6%
  • County 19.3%
  • State 20.3%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Long Beach 9.1%
  • County 9.4%
  • California 9.9%

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

  • Long Beach 19.6%
  • Los Angeles County 20.2%
  • State 20.0%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 18.5%
  • Los Angeles County 18.7%
  • State 20.7%

People with gout (%)

  • Long Beach 2.7%
  • Los Angeles County 2.7%
  • State 3.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Long Beach 2.1%
  • County 2.0%
  • State 2.4%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 2.3%
  • County 2.3%
  • California 2.7%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Long Beach 1.4%
  • Los Angeles County 1.5%
  • California 1.7%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 2.4%
  • County 2.5%
  • State 2.9%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • County 2.7%
  • State 3.1%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Long Beach 1.7%
  • County 1.6%
  • California 2.2%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Long Beach 5.7%
  • County 6.0%
  • State 6.4%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Long Beach 2.2%
  • Los Angeles County 2.1%
  • California 2.5%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • County 2.9%
  • State 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 5.5%
  • Los Angeles County 5.5%
  • State 6.4%

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

Sixty three percent of births in Long Beach were vaginal deliveries. Thirty seven percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.3 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty seven percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty two percent of women breastfeed their children. Fourteen percent of women in Long Beach have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Seven percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Sixty seven percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Six percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Twenty percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twelve 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 (%)

  • Long Beach 63.2%
  • County 62.8%
  • California 63.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 36.8%
  • Los Angeles County 37.2%
  • State 36.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

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

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Long Beach 57.4%
  • Los Angeles County 58.0%
  • California 58.6%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 62.2%
  • Los Angeles County 63.7%
  • California 61.9%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Long Beach 14.1%
  • County 14.3%
  • California 16.5%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Long Beach 7.2%
  • Los Angeles County 7.5%
  • California 8.7%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 67.1%
  • County 66.4%
  • California 68.1%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Long Beach 6.4%
  • County 5.8%
  • California 6.3%

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

  • Long Beach 20.1%
  • Los Angeles County 18.9%
  • California 17.9%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Long Beach 11.6%
  • County 11.9%
  • California 13.8%

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

People living in Long Beach report their general health condition on average at 56 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 42 percent of Long Beach residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Long Beach are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 56.0%
  • County 55.8%
  • State 55.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • Los Angeles County 4.8%
  • California 4.7%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Long Beach 41.8%
  • Los Angeles County 40.2%
  • California 39.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Long Beach 7.5%
  • County 7.2%
  • California 7.5%

People in Long Beach spend $368 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 23 percent of their income. The average family in Long Beach spends $85 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $148 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $31 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $368
  • County $374
  • California $372

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

  • Long Beach 22.8%
  • County 22.2%
  • State 22.6%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Long Beach $85
  • Los Angeles County $89
  • California $83

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • Los Angeles County 4.5%
  • California 4.4%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Long Beach $148
  • Los Angeles County $153
  • California $148

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Long Beach 8.1%
  • County 8.1%
  • State 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $31
  • Los Angeles County $30
  • California $29

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Long Beach 1.2%
  • Los Angeles County 1.1%
  • State 1.1%

People living in Long Beach report their general condition of hearing on average at 82 percent. Eighty four 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 six percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Sixteen percent of Long Beach 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. Thirteen percent of people in Long Beach had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Long Beach 81.6%
  • Los Angeles County 81.5%
  • State 80.6%

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

  • Here 84.2%
  • County 84.5%
  • State 82.6%

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

  • Here 96.1%
  • Los Angeles County 95.9%
  • California 95.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

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

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 36.3%
  • Los Angeles County 35.5%
  • California 38.3%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Long Beach 13.2%
  • County 12.1%
  • State 13.3%

Twenty two percent of Long Beach 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 (%)

  • Long Beach 22.4%
  • Los Angeles County 22.7%
  • California 23.4%

Fourteen percent of Long Beach 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. Nineteen percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Seven percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Nine 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 (%)

  • Long Beach 13.7%
  • Los Angeles County 13.7%
  • California 15.3%

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

  • Here 18.5%
  • Los Angeles County 18.4%
  • California 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 6.5%
  • Los Angeles County 6.5%
  • State 7.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 8.6%
  • County 9.0%
  • State 9.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 5.6%
  • Los Angeles County 5.5%
  • California 6.1%
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