Health and Nutrition of Long Neck, DE Residents

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Fifty five percent of Long Neck residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 22 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 three 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 one "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 (%)

  • Long Neck 54.6%
  • County 48.9%
  • State 49.2%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Long Neck 22.3
  • County 21.7
  • State 20.9

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Long Neck 3.1
  • County 3.2
  • Delaware 3.6

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

  • Long Neck 1.2
  • County 1.7
  • State 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.3
  • Sussex County 1.6
  • State 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 2.6
  • County 3.3
  • State 3.5

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

The average Long Neck 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). Thirteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Eighteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Long Neck residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 52 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 two days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 21 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Long Neck 1.8
  • Sussex County 2.2
  • State 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 13.1%
  • County 16.8%
  • State 16.1%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Long Neck 17.7%
  • County 21.7%
  • Delaware 21.2%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 51.7%
  • County 44.4%
  • State 46.1%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.2
  • Sussex County 2.6
  • State 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.5
  • County 2.8
  • Delaware 2.9

Average number of teeth

  • Here 20.6
  • Sussex County 20.7
  • State 22.6

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

The average height of Long Neck residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 181 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty one percent of people living here are obese. Fifty two percent have ever been obese. Thirty six percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.4
  • County 66.7
  • State 66.8

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 180.6
  • County 180.4
  • State 181.1

Average BMI

  • Long Neck 29.3
  • County 28.9
  • State 28.8

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 40.8%
  • Sussex County 38.6%
  • State 38.1%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Long Neck 52.0%
  • Sussex County 51.3%
  • State 49.7%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Long Neck 36.1%
  • Sussex County 32.2%
  • Delaware 34.9%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 60.9%
  • Sussex County 64.1%
  • Delaware 63.6%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 20.6%
  • County 23.6%
  • State 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Long Neck 19.5%
  • County 21.4%
  • State 20.7%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 2.3%
  • Sussex County 3.3%
  • State 3.1%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Long Neck 9.1%
  • Sussex County 12.4%
  • State 11.9%

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

Seventeen percent of people living in Long Neck 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. Five percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Long Neck 17.2%
  • County 12.7%
  • State 10.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Long Neck 58.8%
  • County 48.7%
  • Delaware 47.6%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Long Neck 4.9%
  • Sussex County 3.7%
  • Delaware 3.3%

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

Long Neck 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 Neck 1.3
  • County 1.3
  • Delaware 1.2

Eleven percent of Long Neck 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 three percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Fifteen 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. Forty six percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Long Neck 11.3%
  • County 11.8%
  • Delaware 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Long Neck 5.8%
  • Sussex County 6.3%
  • State 5.7%

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

  • Long Neck 71.2%
  • Sussex County 68.3%
  • State 67.2%

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

  • Here 42.9%
  • County 28.8%
  • Delaware 27.6%

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

  • Long Neck 15.3%
  • County 15.6%
  • State 15.3%

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

  • Long Neck 18.2%
  • Sussex County 21.8%
  • Delaware 20.9%

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

  • Here 46.4%
  • Sussex County 39.7%
  • Delaware 40.0%

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

Eighty seven percent of people living in Long Neck are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 87.5%
  • County 75.9%
  • Delaware 75.1%

Forty three percent of people living in Long Neck have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Thirty three percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Sixty four percent of people in Long Neck frequently check their blood cholesterol. Thirty five 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 Neck 42.5%
  • County 28.0%
  • Delaware 23.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 33.0%
  • County 27.2%
  • Delaware 25.1%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 64.0%
  • County 46.9%
  • Delaware 43.3%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Long Neck 35.0%
  • Sussex County 24.9%
  • Delaware 19.4%

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

Forty percent of people living in Long Neck use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Long Neck 39.5%
  • County 30.3%
  • Delaware 33.0%

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

  • Long Neck 21.7%
  • County 26.8%
  • Delaware 26.1%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Long Neck 26.7%
  • Sussex County 28.4%
  • State 26.9%

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

  • Long Neck 37.7%
  • Sussex County 41.2%
  • Delaware 41.2%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 47.4%
  • Sussex County 50.8%
  • State 50.9%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Long Neck 24.0%
  • Sussex County 28.2%
  • State 27.9%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 18.9%
  • County 21.7%
  • Delaware 21.1%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 15.0%
  • County 18.5%
  • State 18.7%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 9.9%
  • County 14.9%
  • State 13.8%

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

  • Long Neck 4.5%
  • County 4.8%
  • State 4.4%

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

Long Neck residents on average take three prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Long Neck 3.3
  • Sussex County 2.5
  • Delaware 2.1

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

Seventy six percent of people living in Long Neck have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Thirteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 6.2 days per month on average. They have 5.5 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 18 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 75.6%
  • Sussex County 78.9%
  • Delaware 79.3%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 13.4%
  • County 11.3%
  • Delaware 10.9%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 6.2
  • Sussex County 4.9
  • State 4.9

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.5
  • County 6.0
  • Delaware 5.6

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 17.7
  • Sussex County 25.8
  • Delaware 23.4

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

Ninety nine percent of Long Neck residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety six percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Thirty eight percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Nine percent of males in Long Neck have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety nine percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty five percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty four percent have ever had anal sex. Four percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Long Neck were 18 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 36 women. He has vaginal sex with 13 women. People living here were on average 22 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on four women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 2.9 men on average. They have had 0.9 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Long Neck 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. Six percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Long Neck has vaginal or anal sex 38 times a year. Forty two percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Long Neck 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with eight men on average. They have had seven male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.2 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty nine percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 98.8%
  • County 97.4%
  • Delaware 97.3%

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

  • Long Neck 96.1%
  • Sussex County 95.2%
  • State 94.4%

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

  • Here 87.5%
  • Sussex County 85.3%
  • State 85.9%

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

  • Long Neck 37.7%
  • County 48.4%
  • Delaware 47.5%

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

  • Here 8.8%
  • County 5.2%
  • State 5.8%

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

  • Here 99.3%
  • County 97.0%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Long Neck 84.9%
  • Sussex County 80.1%
  • Delaware 83.0%

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

  • Here 34.4%
  • County 35.1%
  • State 38.1%

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

  • Long Neck 4.4%
  • Sussex County 11.3%
  • Delaware 12.3%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 17.5
  • County 16.6
  • State 16.8

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

  • Here 35.7
  • Sussex County 30.1
  • Delaware 27.6

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

  • Long Neck 13.0
  • Sussex County 23.2
  • State 21.6

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

  • Here 22.3
  • Sussex County 22.0
  • State 21.8

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

  • Here 3.6
  • County 5.2
  • Delaware 4.9

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

  • Long Neck 2.9
  • Sussex County 4.5
  • Delaware 2.9

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

  • Long Neck 0.9
  • Sussex County 2.6
  • Delaware 1.6

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

  • Here 19.9
  • County 20.9
  • State 19.9

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

  • Long Neck 2.9
  • County 6.8
  • Delaware 5.1

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Long Neck 6.5%
  • Sussex County 9.6%
  • Delaware 9.8%

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

  • Long Neck 37.9
  • County 56.1
  • State 59.7

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Long Neck 42.2%
  • Sussex County 49.6%
  • State 53.2%

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

  • Here 8.2
  • County 11.4
  • Delaware 11.4

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

  • Long Neck 6.6
  • Sussex County 9.6
  • Delaware 9.9

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

  • Long Neck 0.2
  • Sussex County 0.5
  • Delaware 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Long Neck 89.2%
  • County 79.2%
  • State 80.2%

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

Ten percent of households in Long Neck 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 (%)

  • Here 9.9%
  • County 10.9%
  • State 10.6%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • Sussex County 4.7%
  • Delaware 4.3%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Long Neck 7.0
  • Sussex County 6.8
  • Delaware 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 36.1%
  • Sussex County 31.6%
  • State 30.6%

Thirty five percent of Long Neck residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Long Neck 35.2%
  • Sussex County 51.5%
  • Delaware 52.2%

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

Nineteen percent of Long Neck 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 two percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Thirteen 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. Thirty nine 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 1.1 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 19.1%
  • Sussex County 21.5%
  • Delaware 20.9%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 36.1%
  • Sussex County 35.2%
  • Delaware 36.6%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 22.0%
  • Sussex County 28.1%
  • State 30.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 13.1%
  • County 15.0%
  • State 20.0%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 39.2%
  • Sussex County 37.3%
  • State 42.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Long Neck 6.4
  • County 6.0
  • Delaware 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 3.2
  • Sussex County 3.0
  • Delaware 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Long Neck 1.1
  • Sussex County 1.1
  • State 1.3

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

Ten percent of Long Neck 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". Four percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Forty percent are overweight. Fifteen 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. Eighteen percent of people living in Long Neck have ever received a blood transfusion. Eighteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Forty three percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Seven percent have ever been told they had gout. Seven percent have congestive heart failure. Seven percent have coronary heart disease. Six percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Seven percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Six percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Five percent have ever had emphysema. Eleven percent have another thyroid problem. Five percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Eighteen percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Long Neck 10.0%
  • County 11.2%
  • State 10.8%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • Sussex County 3.9%
  • Delaware 3.8%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • Sussex County 3.9%
  • Delaware 3.6%

People with overweight (%)

  • Long Neck 40.3%
  • Sussex County 35.1%
  • State 34.1%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 15.1%
  • Sussex County 22.4%
  • State 20.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 18.1%
  • Sussex County 13.3%
  • Delaware 11.8%

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

  • Long Neck 18.3%
  • County 21.0%
  • Delaware 19.1%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 42.5%
  • Sussex County 30.3%
  • State 25.5%

People with gout (%)

  • Long Neck 6.8%
  • County 4.4%
  • State 3.9%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Long Neck 7.3%
  • County 4.8%
  • Delaware 3.5%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Long Neck 6.9%
  • County 4.2%
  • State 3.1%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 6.0%
  • County 2.9%
  • Delaware 2.2%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 6.7%
  • County 5.2%
  • State 3.8%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 6.2%
  • County 5.4%
  • Delaware 4.0%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 5.4%
  • Sussex County 4.9%
  • State 3.2%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Long Neck 11.3%
  • Sussex County 8.1%
  • Delaware 7.3%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Long Neck 4.8%
  • County 4.7%
  • State 3.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • County 3.7%
  • Delaware 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 17.6%
  • County 10.3%
  • Delaware 8.7%

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

Sixty nine percent of births in Long Neck were vaginal deliveries. Thirty one percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.6 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty one percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty one percent of women breastfeed their children. Thirty five percent of women in Long Neck have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Twenty one percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Sixty six percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Five percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Eight percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Thirty three 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 Neck 69.1%
  • Sussex County 66.8%
  • Delaware 64.6%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 30.9%
  • County 33.2%
  • State 35.4%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Long Neck 99.6%
  • County 99.3%
  • State 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 61.0%
  • County 60.7%
  • State 59.7%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Long Neck 40.8%
  • County 48.3%
  • State 52.6%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Long Neck 34.6%
  • Sussex County 25.8%
  • Delaware 22.1%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 21.5%
  • Sussex County 14.2%
  • State 11.7%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 66.4%
  • County 72.7%
  • State 74.1%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Long Neck 4.6%
  • Sussex County 6.5%
  • Delaware 7.7%

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

  • Here 7.6%
  • Sussex County 14.1%
  • State 16.8%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Long Neck 33.4%
  • Sussex County 20.2%
  • Delaware 17.4%

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

People living in Long Neck report their general health condition on average at 56 percent. Seven percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 29 percent of Long Neck residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Long Neck are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Long Neck 56.2%
  • Sussex County 53.5%
  • Delaware 55.6%

Blood donors (%)

  • Long Neck 6.6%
  • Sussex County 3.8%
  • State 4.4%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Long Neck 29.0%
  • County 37.7%
  • State 41.6%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Long Neck 8.2%
  • Sussex County 8.1%
  • State 8.5%

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

People in Long Neck spend $328 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 17 percent of their income. The average family in Long Neck spends $67 on food at other stores monthly. This is three percent of their income. They spend $143 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six percent of their income. They also spend $21 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Long Neck $328
  • County $352
  • Delaware $357

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

  • Here 16.5%
  • Sussex County 24.3%
  • State 24.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $67
  • Sussex County $65
  • State $72

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Long Neck 3.0%
  • Sussex County 3.8%
  • Delaware 4.2%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $143
  • Sussex County $124
  • Delaware $137

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 5.8%
  • Sussex County 5.8%
  • State 6.8%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Long Neck $21
  • County $21
  • Delaware $24

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Long Neck 0.8%
  • County 1.1%
  • Delaware 1.3%

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

People living in Long Neck report their general condition of hearing on average at 73 percent. Seventy six 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 three percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty four percent of Long Neck population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty five 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. Eleven percent of people in Long Neck had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 72.7%
  • County 76.5%
  • State 79.2%

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

  • Long Neck 76.1%
  • Sussex County 75.5%
  • Delaware 79.1%

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

  • Long Neck 93.0%
  • County 93.7%
  • State 94.9%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 24.2%
  • County 22.0%
  • Delaware 19.7%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 45.4%
  • Sussex County 45.0%
  • State 41.7%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Long Neck 11.2%
  • County 15.2%
  • State 15.3%

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Forty percent of Long Neck 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 40.2%
  • Sussex County 28.9%
  • Delaware 26.1%

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Twenty percent of Long Neck 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 nine percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Thirteen percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Eleven percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Thirteen 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 20.2%
  • County 22.6%
  • State 18.6%

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

  • Long Neck 28.6%
  • County 28.9%
  • State 24.7%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Long Neck 12.8%
  • County 11.2%
  • State 9.4%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Long Neck 11.1%
  • County 11.7%
  • Delaware 9.8%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 13.5%
  • County 10.1%
  • Delaware 8.1%

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