Health and Nutrition of Middlesex, NJ Residents

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Fifty two percent of Middlesex 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 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 (%)

  • Middlesex 52.1%
  • Middlesex County 50.9%
  • State 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Middlesex 21.1
  • County 20.5
  • State 20.5

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.7
  • Middlesex County 3.7
  • New Jersey 3.6

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

  • Middlesex 1.7
  • Middlesex County 1.7
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Middlesex 1.9
  • County 1.9
  • New Jersey 1.9

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Middlesex 3.3
  • County 3.2
  • State 3.2

The average Middlesex 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. Twenty percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Middlesex residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 50 percent. People living here aged 30 years and older, aside from brushing their teeth with toothbrush, use dental floss or any other device that clean between teeth on average three days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of three days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 24 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.8
  • County 1.8
  • State 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Middlesex 13.4%
  • County 14.2%
  • New Jersey 15.1%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Middlesex 20.1%
  • Middlesex County 20.6%
  • State 20.7%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Middlesex 50.1%
  • Middlesex County 48.3%
  • State 47.4%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.1
  • County 3.0
  • New Jersey 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Middlesex 2.7
  • County 2.9
  • New Jersey 2.9

Average number of teeth

  • Middlesex 23.6
  • Middlesex County 23.6
  • New Jersey 23.1

The average height of Middlesex residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 178 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty five percent of people living here are obese. Forty seven percent have ever been obese. Thirty six percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.8
  • County 66.4
  • State 66.5

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 177.8
  • Middlesex County 174.9
  • New Jersey 178.1

Average BMI

  • Here 28.4
  • County 28.0
  • New Jersey 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Middlesex 35.4%
  • Middlesex County 34.0%
  • State 36.9%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Middlesex 46.7%
  • Middlesex County 44.5%
  • New Jersey 48.1%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Middlesex 36.5%
  • County 35.5%
  • State 35.7%

Sixty two percent of Middlesex 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. Three percent have ever used heroin. Twelve percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 61.8%
  • County 58.2%
  • New Jersey 60.9%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Middlesex 22.3%
  • Middlesex County 20.6%
  • New Jersey 22.1%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Middlesex 20.7%
  • Middlesex County 18.8%
  • State 20.2%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Middlesex 2.7%
  • County 2.3%
  • State 2.6%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 12.3%
  • Middlesex County 11.0%
  • State 11.8%

Nine percent of people living in Middlesex have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty eight 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 (%)

  • Middlesex 8.9%
  • County 9.3%
  • State 10.0%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 48.3%
  • County 46.8%
  • State 47.6%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Middlesex 2.7%
  • County 2.7%
  • New Jersey 3.0%

Middlesex 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
  • County 1.1
  • New Jersey 1.1

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

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 11.0%
  • County 10.9%
  • State 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Middlesex 5.0%
  • Middlesex County 5.1%
  • New Jersey 5.2%

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

  • Middlesex 68.1%
  • County 65.6%
  • New Jersey 66.2%

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

  • Here 31.7%
  • Middlesex County 26.3%
  • State 27.2%

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

  • Middlesex 16.5%
  • County 14.6%
  • State 14.9%

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

  • Middlesex 21.2%
  • Middlesex County 19.2%
  • State 19.9%

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

  • Here 42.8%
  • Middlesex County 37.1%
  • New Jersey 38.7%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 77.6%
  • Middlesex County 75.5%
  • New Jersey 75.3%

Twenty two percent of people living in Middlesex have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty four percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty four percent of people in Middlesex frequently check their blood cholesterol. Nineteen 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 22.0%
  • Middlesex County 20.5%
  • New Jersey 22.3%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 24.1%
  • County 23.4%
  • State 23.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Middlesex 43.5%
  • Middlesex County 42.1%
  • New Jersey 43.2%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Middlesex 18.7%
  • Middlesex County 17.4%
  • State 18.7%

Forty one percent of people living in Middlesex use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 40.8%
  • Middlesex County 36.3%
  • New Jersey 34.9%

Twenty five percent of Middlesex residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty six 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 percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty five percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Nineteen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Twelve 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 24.9%
  • County 25.2%
  • State 25.8%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 25.8%
  • County 25.5%
  • State 26.7%

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

  • Here 40.9%
  • Middlesex County 39.8%
  • New Jersey 40.5%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 50.4%
  • County 50.4%
  • New Jersey 50.8%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Middlesex 25.2%
  • County 26.1%
  • New Jersey 27.2%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 20.0%
  • Middlesex County 19.6%
  • New Jersey 20.4%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 18.7%
  • County 18.5%
  • State 18.8%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 12.1%
  • Middlesex County 12.5%
  • State 13.5%

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

  • Here 4.1%
  • Middlesex County 4.0%
  • New Jersey 4.3%

Middlesex residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Middlesex 2.0
  • Middlesex County 1.9
  • New Jersey 2.0

Eighty one percent of people living in Middlesex have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Ten percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.4 days per month on average. They have 5.5 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 21 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Middlesex 80.9%
  • Middlesex County 78.0%
  • New Jersey 78.8%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Middlesex 10.3%
  • County 12.0%
  • State 11.3%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 5.4
  • County 4.7
  • State 4.8

Average drinks/week

  • Middlesex 5.5
  • Middlesex County 5.2
  • State 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 21.5
  • Middlesex County 20.1
  • State 21.6

Ninety seven percent of Middlesex 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 seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty eight percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Middlesex 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 seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty eight percent have ever had anal sex. Ten percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Middlesex 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 20 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 five women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 3.0 men on average. They have had 1.7 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Middlesex were 20 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on five men in their lifetime. Seven percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Middlesex has vaginal or anal sex 60 times a year. Fifty four percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Middlesex 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 0.4 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 97.3%
  • Middlesex County 96.4%
  • New Jersey 97.2%

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

  • Middlesex 94.8%
  • Middlesex County 92.9%
  • New Jersey 94.0%

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

  • Here 87.5%
  • County 83.8%
  • New Jersey 85.3%

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

  • Middlesex 48.4%
  • County 45.2%
  • State 47.2%

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

  • Middlesex 6.2%
  • Middlesex County 6.0%
  • State 6.3%

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

  • Middlesex 97.2%
  • County 96.0%
  • New Jersey 96.9%

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

  • Here 87.1%
  • Middlesex County 82.7%
  • New Jersey 83.3%

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

  • Here 38.0%
  • County 37.4%
  • New Jersey 37.8%

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

  • Here 9.6%
  • County 10.8%
  • State 11.3%

Average age people first had sex

  • Middlesex 17.2
  • County 17.4
  • State 17.0

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

  • Middlesex 26.0
  • County 24.1
  • State 26.5

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

  • Here 20.4
  • Middlesex County 19.4
  • New Jersey 21.1

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

  • Here 21.9
  • Middlesex County 21.8
  • State 21.9

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

  • Middlesex 5.1
  • Middlesex County 4.6
  • New Jersey 4.8

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

  • Middlesex 3.0
  • County 2.4
  • New Jersey 2.7

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

  • Here 1.7
  • Middlesex County 1.3
  • State 1.6

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

  • Middlesex 19.7
  • Middlesex County 20.0
  • New Jersey 19.9

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

  • Here 4.7
  • Middlesex County 4.3
  • State 4.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 7.1%
  • County 9.4%
  • New Jersey 9.5%

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

  • Here 59.7
  • Middlesex County 59.0
  • New Jersey 59.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Middlesex 54.0%
  • Middlesex County 51.4%
  • New Jersey 51.8%

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

  • Here 9.2
  • County 9.6
  • New Jersey 10.3

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

  • Here 8.1
  • Middlesex County 8.4
  • New Jersey 8.9

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

  • Middlesex 0.4
  • Middlesex County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 79.6%
  • County 73.2%
  • State 75.5%

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

Nine percent of households in Middlesex 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 (%)

  • Middlesex 9.3%
  • County 9.9%
  • State 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • Middlesex County 4.3%
  • New Jersey 4.4%

Middlesex 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

  • Middlesex 6.9
  • County 6.8
  • New Jersey 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Middlesex 30.5%
  • Middlesex County 27.7%
  • State 29.3%

Forty five percent of Middlesex residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Middlesex 44.7%
  • County 47.5%
  • State 48.7%

Twenty two percent of Middlesex 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 eight 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 nine percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty two 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 five 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 1.2 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Middlesex 21.6%
  • Middlesex County 19.2%
  • New Jersey 20.0%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 38.0%
  • Middlesex County 34.5%
  • State 35.4%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Middlesex 29.0%
  • County 31.3%
  • State 30.3%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 21.9%
  • Middlesex County 23.1%
  • State 21.0%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Middlesex 45.3%
  • Middlesex County 44.3%
  • State 42.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.2
  • Middlesex County 6.2
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.6
  • County 2.6
  • State 2.7

Average hours a day using computer

  • Middlesex 1.2
  • County 1.4
  • State 1.3

Nine percent of Middlesex 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". Four percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty four percent are overweight. Sixteen 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. Eleven percent of people living in Middlesex have ever received a blood transfusion. Seventeen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty five percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Three percent have congestive heart failure. Three percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. 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. Three percent have ever had emphysema. Eight percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Ten percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 9.1%
  • County 9.6%
  • State 9.8%

People with anemia (%)

  • Middlesex 3.0%
  • Middlesex County 3.3%
  • State 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Middlesex 4.0%
  • County 3.5%
  • New Jersey 3.5%

People with overweight (%)

  • Middlesex 34.1%
  • County 31.6%
  • New Jersey 33.6%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 15.5%
  • County 19.4%
  • State 18.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Middlesex 10.8%
  • Middlesex County 10.6%
  • State 11.2%

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

  • Middlesex 16.8%
  • Middlesex County 18.0%
  • State 19.0%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 25.1%
  • Middlesex County 22.4%
  • State 24.3%

People with gout (%)

  • Middlesex 3.6%
  • Middlesex County 3.5%
  • State 3.7%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • Middlesex County 2.9%
  • State 3.1%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Middlesex 3.0%
  • Middlesex County 2.9%
  • New Jersey 3.0%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Middlesex 2.1%
  • Middlesex County 1.9%
  • New Jersey 2.1%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • Middlesex County 3.3%
  • New Jersey 3.5%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Middlesex 3.3%
  • Middlesex County 3.3%
  • New Jersey 3.6%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • Middlesex County 2.5%
  • New Jersey 2.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 8.4%
  • County 7.0%
  • New Jersey 7.3%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Middlesex 3.1%
  • Middlesex County 3.0%
  • New Jersey 3.3%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • County 2.8%
  • New Jersey 2.8%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 9.9%
  • County 7.8%
  • New Jersey 8.3%

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

Sixty one percent of births in Middlesex were vaginal deliveries. Thirty nine percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.3 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty eight percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty two percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty two percent of women in Middlesex have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Twelve percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy six percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Nine percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Fourteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty 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 61.1%
  • Middlesex County 62.9%
  • New Jersey 63.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Middlesex 38.9%
  • County 37.1%
  • New Jersey 36.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.3%
  • County 99.3%
  • New Jersey 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 57.5%
  • County 58.1%
  • State 59.2%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 62.1%
  • County 60.7%
  • State 57.2%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Middlesex 21.6%
  • County 19.3%
  • New Jersey 21.0%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 12.4%
  • Middlesex County 10.4%
  • State 11.2%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Middlesex 76.2%
  • Middlesex County 70.4%
  • New Jersey 72.5%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Middlesex 9.3%
  • Middlesex County 7.8%
  • State 7.4%

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

  • Middlesex 13.9%
  • County 15.5%
  • State 16.4%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Middlesex 20.5%
  • County 16.3%
  • New Jersey 17.1%

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

People living in Middlesex report their general health condition on average at 58 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 38 percent of Middlesex residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Middlesex are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Middlesex 58.4%
  • County 57.0%
  • New Jersey 56.2%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 5.3%
  • County 4.4%
  • State 4.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 38.4%
  • Middlesex County 39.0%
  • State 40.1%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Middlesex 8.4%
  • Middlesex County 8.0%
  • State 8.2%

People in Middlesex spend $365 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 20 percent of their income. The average family in Middlesex spends $78 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $156 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $26 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 $365
  • Middlesex County $368
  • State $365

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

  • Here 20.2%
  • Middlesex County 21.9%
  • State 22.7%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $78
  • Middlesex County $77
  • State $78

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • Middlesex County 4.1%
  • State 4.2%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $156
  • County $154
  • New Jersey $146

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 6.7%
  • County 7.0%
  • State 6.9%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $26
  • County $26
  • New Jersey $26

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.2%
  • Middlesex County 1.1%
  • State 1.2%

People living in Middlesex report their general condition of hearing on average at 80 percent. Eighty percent of them can usually hear and understand, without the use of a hearing aid or any other listening devices, what a person says without seeing his or her face if that person whispers to them from across a quiet room. Ninety five percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Eighteen percent of Middlesex population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty 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. Fifteen percent of people in Middlesex had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 79.5%
  • County 80.4%
  • New Jersey 79.7%

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

  • Here 80.4%
  • County 82.0%
  • State 80.7%

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

  • Middlesex 95.4%
  • Middlesex County 95.7%
  • New Jersey 95.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Middlesex 18.0%
  • Middlesex County 17.4%
  • New Jersey 18.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Middlesex 41.0%
  • Middlesex County 37.3%
  • New Jersey 39.8%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 14.7%
  • County 13.4%
  • State 14.1%

Twenty six percent of Middlesex 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 (%)

  • Middlesex 26.0%
  • Middlesex County 24.4%
  • New Jersey 25.4%

Fifteen percent of Middlesex 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 one percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Eight percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Eight percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Seven 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 15.2%
  • County 15.6%
  • New Jersey 16.9%

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

  • Here 21.3%
  • County 21.2%
  • State 22.7%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Middlesex 7.8%
  • Middlesex County 8.0%
  • State 8.6%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Middlesex 8.5%
  • County 8.7%
  • New Jersey 9.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 7.0%
  • Middlesex County 6.9%
  • New Jersey 7.4%
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