Health and Nutrition of Monroe, MI Residents

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Forty seven percent of Monroe 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 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 four frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Monroe 47.1%
  • Monroe County 48.3%
  • Michigan 49.4%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Monroe 22.3
  • Monroe County 21.7
  • Michigan 21.0

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Monroe 3.4
  • Monroe County 3.6
  • State 3.6

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

  • Here 1.9
  • Monroe County 1.9
  • Michigan 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Monroe 1.7
  • Monroe County 1.8
  • Michigan 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 4.0
  • County 3.9
  • Michigan 3.6

The average Monroe 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). Nineteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty two percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Monroe residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 42 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 21 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Monroe 2.2
  • County 2.0
  • Michigan 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Monroe 18.7%
  • County 18.0%
  • State 16.1%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Monroe 22.3%
  • County 22.0%
  • State 21.3%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Monroe 42.3%
  • County 44.8%
  • State 46.5%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Monroe 2.5
  • County 2.7
  • Michigan 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.8
  • Monroe County 2.7
  • Michigan 2.9

Average number of teeth

  • Here 21.4
  • Monroe County 22.2
  • State 22.8

The average height of Monroe residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 180 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty nine percent of people living here are obese. Fifty one percent have ever been obese. Thirty three percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.7
  • County 67.1
  • Michigan 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 180.3
  • Monroe County 182.5
  • State 181.4

Average BMI

  • Here 28.8
  • County 28.9
  • Michigan 28.8

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 38.5%
  • Monroe County 38.7%
  • Michigan 37.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 50.9%
  • Monroe County 51.0%
  • Michigan 49.5%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 32.7%
  • Monroe County 35.2%
  • State 35.4%

Sixty seven percent of Monroe residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty seven percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty four percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Four percent have ever used heroin. Fifteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Monroe 66.8%
  • County 67.0%
  • State 64.4%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 27.0%
  • County 27.2%
  • State 23.7%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 23.7%
  • Monroe County 24.2%
  • State 21.6%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Monroe 3.8%
  • County 3.5%
  • State 3.1%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Monroe 15.5%
  • County 15.5%
  • Michigan 12.6%

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

Eleven percent of people living in Monroe have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty six 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 (%)

  • Monroe 10.7%
  • County 10.2%
  • Michigan 10.0%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Monroe 45.9%
  • Monroe County 46.9%
  • Michigan 47.3%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • County 3.3%
  • Michigan 3.2%

Monroe 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

  • Monroe 1.2
  • County 1.1
  • State 1.1

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

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 12.1%
  • Monroe County 11.7%
  • State 11.2%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Monroe 6.1%
  • Monroe County 5.7%
  • State 5.7%

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

  • Monroe 70.1%
  • County 70.7%
  • Michigan 68.1%

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

  • Here 28.4%
  • Monroe County 30.2%
  • Michigan 28.8%

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

  • Monroe 16.3%
  • County 17.7%
  • State 16.1%

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

  • Monroe 22.9%
  • Monroe County 24.0%
  • Michigan 21.8%

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

  • Here 41.9%
  • Monroe County 44.5%
  • State 41.6%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 71.5%
  • County 72.8%
  • Michigan 75.0%

Twenty four percent of people living in Monroe have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty six percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty percent of people in Monroe frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty 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 24.3%
  • County 23.1%
  • Michigan 23.1%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 26.1%
  • County 25.1%
  • State 24.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Monroe 40.2%
  • Monroe County 40.7%
  • Michigan 42.5%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Monroe 20.1%
  • County 19.3%
  • State 19.0%

Thirty two percent of people living in Monroe use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 31.6%
  • Monroe County 36.4%
  • Michigan 35.0%

Twenty seven percent of Monroe residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty eight percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty three percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty two percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty three 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. Five 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 27.0%
  • Monroe County 26.7%
  • Michigan 26.0%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 28.5%
  • County 28.0%
  • State 26.7%

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

  • Monroe 43.2%
  • County 43.7%
  • Michigan 41.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Monroe 52.4%
  • County 53.0%
  • State 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 29.9%
  • Monroe County 29.0%
  • State 27.7%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Monroe 22.6%
  • Monroe County 23.0%
  • Michigan 21.1%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 20.3%
  • County 20.3%
  • Michigan 19.0%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 15.4%
  • Monroe County 14.0%
  • Michigan 13.4%

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

  • Monroe 4.8%
  • County 4.4%
  • Michigan 4.2%

Monroe residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Monroe 2.3
  • Monroe County 2.2
  • Michigan 2.1

Seventy nine percent of people living in Monroe have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Twelve percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.6 days per month on average. They have 5.8 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 25 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 79.0%
  • County 81.7%
  • Michigan 80.2%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 11.7%
  • County 9.8%
  • Michigan 10.5%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Monroe 4.6
  • County 5.1
  • Michigan 5.1

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.8
  • County 5.9
  • State 5.6

Average days/year people drink much

  • Monroe 25.2
  • Monroe County 25.5
  • State 23.7

Ninety eight percent of Monroe 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 eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty two percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Five percent of males in Monroe have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety eight percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty five percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty percent have ever had anal sex. Thirteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Monroe were 16 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 28 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 six women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 2.2 men on average. They have had 1.3 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Monroe 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. Ten percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Monroe has vaginal or anal sex 66 times a year. Fifty six percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Monroe 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 13 men on average. They have had 11 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty three percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 97.5%
  • County 97.5%
  • Michigan 97.2%

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

  • Here 94.7%
  • Monroe County 94.8%
  • State 94.3%

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

  • Here 88.0%
  • County 89.4%
  • Michigan 86.7%

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

  • Monroe 51.7%
  • Monroe County 50.1%
  • State 47.8%

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

  • Monroe 5.2%
  • Monroe County 5.7%
  • Michigan 5.8%

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

  • Here 97.6%
  • County 97.9%
  • Michigan 97.3%

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

  • Here 84.7%
  • County 87.1%
  • State 84.8%

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

  • Monroe 40.4%
  • Monroe County 41.7%
  • State 39.0%

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

  • Monroe 13.3%
  • Monroe County 12.2%
  • State 11.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.3
  • Monroe County 16.6
  • Michigan 16.7

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

  • Here 27.9
  • Monroe County 28.1
  • Michigan 27.3

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

  • Monroe 22.2
  • Monroe County 21.7
  • Michigan 21.5

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

  • Monroe 21.1
  • Monroe County 21.2
  • Michigan 21.6

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

  • Monroe 5.6
  • County 6.1
  • Michigan 5.2

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

  • Monroe 2.2
  • County 1.6
  • State 2.4

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

  • Here 1.3
  • Monroe County 0.9
  • Michigan 1.4

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

  • Here 20.2
  • County 19.8
  • Michigan 19.8

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

  • Monroe 5.3
  • County 4.5
  • Michigan 4.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Monroe 9.6%
  • County 7.7%
  • Michigan 9.2%

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

  • Here 66.1
  • Monroe County 62.3
  • Michigan 60.7

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 55.6%
  • County 58.2%
  • State 54.8%

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

  • Monroe 12.7
  • County 12.4
  • State 11.3

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

  • Here 11.2
  • County 11.1
  • Michigan 9.9

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

  • Here 0.6
  • County 0.5
  • Michigan 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Monroe 83.3%
  • Monroe County 85.5%
  • Michigan 82.0%

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

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Monroe 10.4%
  • County 10.2%
  • Michigan 10.3%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • County 4.3%
  • Michigan 4.3%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Monroe 6.8
  • Monroe County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Monroe 33.6%
  • Monroe County 34.8%
  • State 31.4%

Fifty seven percent of Monroe residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 57.0%
  • County 54.6%
  • Michigan 52.0%

Twenty three percent of Monroe 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. Fifteen 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 1.2 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Monroe 22.9%
  • Monroe County 23.2%
  • State 21.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 38.5%
  • Monroe County 40.4%
  • State 37.9%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 29.4%
  • Monroe County 30.0%
  • Michigan 30.3%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 15.2%
  • County 17.7%
  • Michigan 20.2%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 38.9%
  • Monroe County 42.4%
  • Michigan 42.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.9
  • Monroe County 6.1
  • Michigan 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.9
  • County 2.8
  • Michigan 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Monroe 1.2
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.3

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

Twelve percent of Monroe 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. Thirty four percent are overweight. Twenty five 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 Monroe have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty one percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty eight percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Four 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. Four percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Four percent have ever had emphysema. Eight percent have another thyroid problem. Five percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Four percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Nine percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Monroe 12.2%
  • Monroe County 11.6%
  • Michigan 10.8%

People with anemia (%)

  • Monroe 3.8%
  • Monroe County 3.2%
  • Michigan 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • Monroe County 4.1%
  • State 3.8%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 33.6%
  • County 35.4%
  • Michigan 34.2%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Monroe 24.5%
  • County 22.2%
  • Michigan 19.6%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Monroe 12.8%
  • Monroe County 11.9%
  • Michigan 11.6%

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

  • Here 21.1%
  • Monroe County 19.8%
  • Michigan 18.7%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 28.2%
  • Monroe County 27.3%
  • Michigan 25.6%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • Monroe County 4.1%
  • State 3.9%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • County 3.6%
  • Michigan 3.4%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • County 3.2%
  • State 3.1%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • Monroe County 2.3%
  • Michigan 2.2%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Monroe 4.4%
  • Monroe County 3.9%
  • Michigan 3.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Monroe 4.5%
  • Monroe County 3.9%
  • Michigan 3.8%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Monroe 4.0%
  • Monroe County 3.6%
  • Michigan 3.1%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Monroe 8.0%
  • County 7.8%
  • Michigan 7.4%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • Monroe County 4.2%
  • State 3.7%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Monroe 3.9%
  • Monroe County 3.7%
  • Michigan 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Monroe 9.3%
  • County 9.4%
  • Michigan 8.8%

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

Sixty nine percent of births in Monroe were vaginal deliveries. Thirty one percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.5 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty three percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty five percent of women in Monroe have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Thirteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy two percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Seven percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Seventeen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Nineteen 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 68.7%
  • Monroe County 66.4%
  • Michigan 64.3%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Monroe 31.3%
  • County 33.6%
  • Michigan 35.7%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Monroe 99.5%
  • County 99.4%
  • State 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Monroe 62.5%
  • County 61.9%
  • Michigan 59.7%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Monroe 49.6%
  • Monroe County 52.6%
  • Michigan 54.4%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Monroe 24.7%
  • Monroe County 23.4%
  • Michigan 22.2%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 13.1%
  • County 12.5%
  • State 11.8%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Monroe 71.7%
  • Monroe County 75.9%
  • State 75.4%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 6.6%
  • Monroe County 7.7%
  • State 8.3%

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

  • Here 16.8%
  • County 16.8%
  • State 16.7%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 18.6%
  • County 18.8%
  • Michigan 18.0%

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

People living in Monroe report their general health condition on average at 53 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 38 percent of Monroe residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Monroe are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Monroe 53.4%
  • Monroe County 55.2%
  • State 56.1%

Blood donors (%)

  • Monroe 3.6%
  • County 4.8%
  • Michigan 4.7%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Monroe 38.4%
  • Monroe County 40.0%
  • State 41.1%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 8.4%
  • County 8.9%
  • State 8.7%

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

People in Monroe spend $357 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 27 percent of their income. The average family in Monroe spends $66 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $121 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven 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

  • Monroe $357
  • Monroe County $359
  • Michigan $358

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

  • Here 26.5%
  • County 24.2%
  • State 23.7%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $66
  • County $69
  • Michigan $72

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Monroe 4.2%
  • Monroe County 4.2%
  • State 4.3%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $121
  • Monroe County $138
  • Michigan $141

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Monroe 6.5%
  • Monroe County 7.2%
  • Michigan 7.0%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $21
  • County $24
  • Michigan $25

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.3%
  • County 1.4%
  • Michigan 1.3%

People living in Monroe report their general condition of hearing on average at 77 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 four percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty two percent of Monroe population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty seven 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. Seventeen percent of people in Monroe had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 77.3%
  • Monroe County 78.0%
  • State 79.2%

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

  • Here 75.9%
  • Monroe County 75.8%
  • State 78.9%

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

  • Monroe 94.4%
  • Monroe County 94.2%
  • State 95.0%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 22.5%
  • Monroe County 22.4%
  • Michigan 19.9%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 47.4%
  • Monroe County 46.6%
  • Michigan 42.8%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 16.8%
  • County 17.0%
  • State 15.8%

Twenty six percent of Monroe 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 (%)

  • Monroe 26.0%
  • County 24.3%
  • Michigan 25.8%

Twenty two percent of Monroe 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. Eleven percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Twelve percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Nine 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 22.4%
  • County 20.9%
  • Michigan 18.3%

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

  • Monroe 28.8%
  • County 27.3%
  • State 24.5%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 11.2%
  • County 9.6%
  • State 9.2%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 12.2%
  • Monroe County 10.7%
  • Michigan 9.6%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 9.1%
  • Monroe County 7.8%
  • State 7.8%

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

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