Health and Nutrition of Long Beach, IN Residents

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Sixty four percent of Long Beach 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 one of these meals from a fast-food or pizza place. People here eat two "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat two frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Long Beach 64.1%
  • LaPorte County 48.0%
  • Indiana 48.5%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Long Beach 21.1
  • LaPorte County 21.5
  • Indiana 21.6

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 4.1
  • LaPorte County 3.4
  • Indiana 3.5

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

  • Here 1.1
  • LaPorte County 1.8
  • Indiana 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.9
  • County 1.6
  • Indiana 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Long Beach 2.1
  • County 3.6
  • State 3.8

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

The average Long Beach resident last visited a dentist one years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Fifteen 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 65 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 two days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 26 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Long Beach 0.9
  • County 2.2
  • State 2.0

People with gum disease (%)

  • Long Beach 15.0%
  • LaPorte County 22.6%
  • Indiana 22.1%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 65.5%
  • LaPorte County 43.5%
  • State 44.9%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 4.1
  • LaPorte County 2.6
  • State 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Long Beach 2.4
  • County 2.8
  • Indiana 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Long Beach 25.9
  • LaPorte County 21.9
  • Indiana 22.3

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

The average height of Long Beach residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 175 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 27. Thirty percent of people living here are obese. Thirty eight percent have ever been obese. Forty one percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 67.3
  • LaPorte County 66.9
  • State 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Long Beach 175.2
  • LaPorte County 182.9
  • Indiana 181.0

Average BMI

  • Long Beach 27.5
  • County 29.1
  • Indiana 28.8

People that are obese (%)

  • Long Beach 30.3%
  • County 39.4%
  • State 37.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Long Beach 38.4%
  • County 52.0%
  • Indiana 49.9%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Long Beach 41.4%
  • LaPorte County 33.5%
  • Indiana 34.5%

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

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Long Beach 66.2%
  • County 65.4%
  • State 65.4%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 13.2%
  • County 25.7%
  • State 25.0%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Long Beach 13.0%
  • County 23.2%
  • Indiana 22.5%

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

Nine percent of people living in Long Beach have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Fifty nine 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 8.6%
  • LaPorte County 11.0%
  • Indiana 10.0%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Long Beach 59.4%
  • County 45.3%
  • State 46.2%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Long Beach 2.5%
  • County 3.4%
  • State 3.2%

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

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

  • Long Beach 1.0
  • County 1.2
  • Indiana 1.1

Twelve 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. Six percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Seventy one percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Forty five percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Fifteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty two percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty eight percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 11.5%
  • LaPorte County 12.4%
  • State 11.8%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Long Beach 6.4%
  • County 5.5%
  • State 5.8%

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

  • Long Beach 71.5%
  • County 68.7%
  • State 69.0%

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

  • Here 44.9%
  • LaPorte County 29.0%
  • Indiana 29.1%

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

  • Long Beach 14.6%
  • LaPorte County 16.3%
  • State 16.5%

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

  • Here 21.9%
  • County 22.8%
  • Indiana 22.8%

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

  • Here 48.3%
  • County 42.0%
  • Indiana 42.1%

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

Ninety three 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 93.1%
  • LaPorte County 72.6%
  • State 73.5%

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Thirty one 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 nine percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Sixty three percent of people in Long Beach frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty four 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 30.9%
  • LaPorte County 23.8%
  • Indiana 22.8%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 28.5%
  • County 24.9%
  • Indiana 25.1%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Long Beach 62.5%
  • LaPorte County 42.3%
  • Indiana 41.2%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Long Beach 24.2%
  • LaPorte County 20.4%
  • State 19.2%

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

Fifty seven percent of people living in Long Beach use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Long Beach 57.4%
  • County 31.5%
  • State 34.2%

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

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

  • Long Beach 18.2%
  • County 27.1%
  • Indiana 26.6%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Long Beach 17.2%
  • LaPorte County 29.3%
  • State 27.8%

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

  • Long Beach 36.0%
  • LaPorte County 42.6%
  • Indiana 42.6%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 45.2%
  • County 51.9%
  • State 51.9%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 16.1%
  • LaPorte County 28.9%
  • State 28.4%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Long Beach 14.4%
  • LaPorte County 22.3%
  • State 21.7%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 13.5%
  • County 19.9%
  • State 19.6%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Long Beach 5.5%
  • LaPorte County 15.3%
  • State 14.5%

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

  • Long Beach 2.1%
  • LaPorte County 5.0%
  • State 4.5%

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

Long Beach residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.5
  • LaPorte County 2.2
  • Indiana 2.1

Eighty seven percent of people living in Long Beach have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Five percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 7.9 days per month on average. They have 4.5 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 (%)

  • Here 87.0%
  • LaPorte County 78.9%
  • Indiana 80.3%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Long Beach 4.9%
  • County 11.6%
  • Indiana 10.7%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 7.9
  • LaPorte County 4.9
  • State 4.9

Average drinks/week

  • Long Beach 4.5
  • County 6.1
  • Indiana 5.8

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 10.3
  • County 26.9
  • Indiana 24.7

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

Ninety eight percent of Long Beach 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. Eighty nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Thirty three percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Ten percent of males in Long Beach 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 six percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty percent have ever had anal sex. Eight percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Long Beach were 19 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 14 women. People living here were on average 25 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on two women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 4.2 men on average. They have had 1.3 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. Three 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 39 times a year. Fifty two percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Long Beach 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with eight men on average. They have had six male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.3 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Ninety one percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Long Beach 97.7%
  • County 97.4%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Here 94.8%
  • County 94.8%
  • Indiana 94.4%

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

  • Here 89.1%
  • County 87.0%
  • Indiana 87.3%

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

  • Here 32.8%
  • County 49.2%
  • State 49.5%

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

  • Long Beach 10.4%
  • LaPorte County 6.0%
  • State 5.8%

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

  • Long Beach 97.4%
  • LaPorte County 97.7%
  • State 97.4%

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

  • Here 85.8%
  • County 84.0%
  • Indiana 85.4%

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

  • Long Beach 30.2%
  • LaPorte County 38.6%
  • Indiana 39.8%

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

  • Long Beach 7.7%
  • County 12.1%
  • State 12.3%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 18.7
  • LaPorte County 16.5
  • Indiana 16.6

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

  • Here 13.7
  • LaPorte County 28.0
  • Indiana 26.8

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

  • Long Beach 25.0
  • County 21.2
  • Indiana 21.3

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

  • Long Beach 2.1
  • LaPorte County 5.7
  • State 5.4

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

  • Long Beach 4.2
  • LaPorte County 4.1
  • State 2.9

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

  • Long Beach 1.3
  • County 2.4
  • Indiana 1.7

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

  • Here 19.7
  • County 19.4
  • State 19.9

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

  • Here 3.2
  • County 6.9
  • State 5.6

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • County 9.5%
  • Indiana 8.8%

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

  • Long Beach 39.1
  • County 64.8
  • Indiana 64.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Long Beach 52.4%
  • County 54.9%
  • Indiana 55.8%

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

  • Here 8.1
  • LaPorte County 12.2
  • State 11.8

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

  • Here 6.4
  • LaPorte County 10.8
  • Indiana 10.4

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

  • Long Beach 0.3
  • County 0.6
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 90.6%
  • LaPorte County 81.8%
  • Indiana 82.5%

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

Eight 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 8.4%
  • LaPorte County 10.0%
  • Indiana 10.2%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Long Beach 5.3%
  • County 4.4%
  • State 4.3%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Long Beach 7.2
  • LaPorte County 6.8
  • Indiana 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Long Beach 29.8%
  • County 32.7%
  • Indiana 32.1%

Twenty two percent of Long Beach residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 22.0%
  • County 55.8%
  • State 54.2%

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

Fourteen 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. Twenty nine 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 eight percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Thirty three 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. Sixty 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 seven 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 1.3 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 13.9%
  • LaPorte County 24.0%
  • Indiana 22.7%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Long Beach 28.6%
  • County 39.0%
  • State 38.4%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 27.8%
  • County 27.9%
  • State 29.7%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 32.9%
  • County 17.0%
  • State 18.3%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Long Beach 60.0%
  • County 39.6%
  • Indiana 41.7%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Long Beach 7.0
  • County 5.9
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.2
  • County 2.9
  • State 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.3
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.2

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

Nine percent of Long Beach 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". 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 seven percent are overweight. Nine 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. Thirteen percent of people living in Long Beach have ever received a blood transfusion. Ten percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty nine percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Six percent have ever been told they had gout. Four percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Four 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. Eleven percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Twenty percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Long Beach 8.6%
  • LaPorte County 11.0%
  • State 11.2%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • County 3.3%
  • Indiana 3.4%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • County 3.8%
  • Indiana 3.9%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 37.0%
  • County 34.1%
  • State 33.8%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 9.3%
  • LaPorte County 21.9%
  • Indiana 21.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Long Beach 13.1%
  • LaPorte County 11.9%
  • Indiana 11.8%

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

  • Here 10.4%
  • County 20.4%
  • Indiana 19.4%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Long Beach 29.3%
  • LaPorte County 27.0%
  • State 26.1%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 6.1%
  • County 3.8%
  • Indiana 3.8%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • County 3.4%
  • Indiana 3.2%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Long Beach 2.1%
  • LaPorte County 2.5%
  • Indiana 2.3%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Long Beach 3.8%
  • County 4.2%
  • Indiana 3.9%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Long Beach 2.6%
  • LaPorte County 4.4%
  • Indiana 4.0%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 2.1%
  • County 3.4%
  • State 3.5%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Long Beach 11.5%
  • County 7.6%
  • Indiana 7.6%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Long Beach 2.4%
  • LaPorte County 4.4%
  • Indiana 4.1%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.0%
  • County 3.0%
  • Indiana 3.3%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Long Beach 19.9%
  • LaPorte County 8.7%
  • State 8.8%

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

Fifty eight percent of births in Long Beach were vaginal deliveries. Forty two percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.2 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty five percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty eight percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty six percent of women in Long Beach have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Eighteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Eighty percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Nine percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Six percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Thirty one 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 57.8%
  • County 67.5%
  • State 65.6%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Long Beach 42.2%
  • LaPorte County 32.5%
  • Indiana 34.4%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.2%
  • LaPorte County 99.4%
  • Indiana 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 54.8%
  • LaPorte County 62.1%
  • State 60.6%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 67.8%
  • County 47.5%
  • State 53.0%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 26.5%
  • County 24.9%
  • State 22.6%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 17.7%
  • County 13.4%
  • Indiana 12.2%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 79.8%
  • LaPorte County 73.2%
  • Indiana 74.8%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 8.7%
  • LaPorte County 7.1%
  • State 8.1%

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

  • Long Beach 6.0%
  • LaPorte County 16.0%
  • State 16.6%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Long Beach 31.5%
  • LaPorte County 18.8%
  • Indiana 18.2%

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 68 percent. Seven percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 38 percent of Long Beach residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Long Beach are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 67.5%
  • County 54.4%
  • Indiana 55.3%

Blood donors (%)

  • Long Beach 7.0%
  • LaPorte County 4.0%
  • Indiana 4.3%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 38.0%
  • LaPorte County 38.3%
  • State 39.7%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 8.6%
  • LaPorte County 8.7%
  • State 8.5%

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

People in Long Beach spend $395 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 13 percent of their income. The average family in Long Beach spends $87 on food at other stores monthly. This is two percent of their income. They spend $242 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $35 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 $395
  • County $352
  • Indiana $358

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

  • Long Beach 13.1%
  • County 25.5%
  • Indiana 24.8%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Long Beach $87
  • LaPorte County $69
  • Indiana $70

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 2.4%
  • LaPorte County 4.4%
  • State 4.3%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Long Beach $242
  • County $123
  • Indiana $133

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 7.6%
  • County 6.5%
  • Indiana 6.8%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Long Beach $35
  • LaPorte County $22
  • Indiana $23

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Long Beach 0.9%
  • County 1.3%
  • Indiana 1.3%

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

People living in Long Beach report their general condition of hearing on average at 80 percent. Eighty 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 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. Twenty one percent of people living here have ever had a job where they were exposed to loud sounds or noise. Loud means so loud that they must speak in a raised voice to be heard. Ten percent of people in Long Beach had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Long Beach 80.0%
  • County 77.5%
  • Indiana 78.4%

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

  • Long Beach 84.8%
  • LaPorte County 76.2%
  • State 77.3%

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

  • Here 96.4%
  • County 94.0%
  • Indiana 94.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Long Beach 16.0%
  • LaPorte County 21.8%
  • Indiana 21.0%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Long Beach 21.4%
  • LaPorte County 47.7%
  • Indiana 45.0%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 10.2%
  • County 16.4%
  • State 16.1%

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

Thirty four 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 34.2%
  • LaPorte County 26.5%
  • State 25.8%

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

Seven 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. Thirteen 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. Four percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Eight 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 6.7%
  • County 20.7%
  • State 19.6%

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

  • Long Beach 13.1%
  • LaPorte County 27.1%
  • State 25.9%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Long Beach 6.5%
  • County 10.1%
  • Indiana 9.7%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • LaPorte County 11.2%
  • Indiana 10.4%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Long Beach 7.5%
  • LaPorte County 8.4%
  • State 8.0%

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

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