Health and Nutrition of Morro Bay, CA Residents

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Fifty one percent of Morro Bay 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 three frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 51.4%
  • County 48.5%
  • California 48.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 21.8
  • County 21.2
  • State 19.6

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.4
  • San Luis Obispo County 3.6
  • California 3.7

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

  • Here 1.6
  • San Luis Obispo County 1.8
  • California 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.8
  • San Luis Obispo County 1.9
  • State 2.1

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.5
  • San Luis Obispo County 3.7
  • California 3.3

The average Morro Bay resident last visited a dentist two years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Fifteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Morro Bay residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 48 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 22 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Morro Bay 1.9
  • San Luis Obispo County 2.0
  • California 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Morro Bay 14.9%
  • County 16.8%
  • State 15.6%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Morro Bay 20.0%
  • County 21.3%
  • State 20.6%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Morro Bay 48.3%
  • San Luis Obispo County 45.7%
  • State 47.1%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.9
  • San Luis Obispo County 2.7
  • California 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.7
  • County 2.8
  • State 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Here 21.8
  • County 22.5
  • State 23.8

The average height of Morro Bay residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 177 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty six percent of people living here are obese. Forty eight percent have ever been obese. Thirty five percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Morro Bay 66.6
  • County 66.7
  • California 66.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 177.1
  • County 178.5
  • State 174.2

Average BMI

  • Here 28.3
  • County 28.4
  • State 28.1

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 35.8%
  • County 36.4%
  • California 34.4%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Morro Bay 47.9%
  • County 48.7%
  • California 45.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 34.7%
  • San Luis Obispo County 34.0%
  • California 35.3%

Sixty five percent of Morro Bay residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty three 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 (%)

  • Morro Bay 65.0%
  • County 65.2%
  • State 60.0%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Morro Bay 22.9%
  • County 24.8%
  • California 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Morro Bay 20.9%
  • San Luis Obispo County 22.5%
  • State 20.9%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Morro Bay 2.6%
  • San Luis Obispo County 2.8%
  • State 2.0%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Morro Bay 11.8%
  • San Luis Obispo County 13.8%
  • California 13.1%

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

Eleven percent of people living in Morro Bay have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Fifty 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 (%)

  • Morro Bay 11.3%
  • San Luis Obispo County 10.1%
  • California 9.3%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Morro Bay 49.9%
  • County 46.5%
  • State 45.8%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Morro Bay 3.2%
  • San Luis Obispo County 3.0%
  • State 2.6%

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

Morro Bay 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

  • Morro Bay 1.2
  • County 1.1
  • State 1.1

Twelve percent of Morro Bay 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. Thirty three percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Sixteen 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 one percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Morro Bay 12.2%
  • San Luis Obispo County 11.9%
  • State 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Morro Bay 6.3%
  • County 5.6%
  • State 4.7%

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

  • Here 70.3%
  • San Luis Obispo County 68.6%
  • California 64.0%

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

  • Morro Bay 32.9%
  • County 28.8%
  • California 23.8%

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

  • Morro Bay 16.3%
  • County 16.7%
  • State 14.2%

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

  • Here 21.9%
  • County 22.3%
  • State 18.7%

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

  • Here 41.0%
  • County 40.0%
  • State 34.5%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 77.9%
  • San Luis Obispo County 73.5%
  • State 72.4%

Twenty seven percent of people living in Morro Bay have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty seven percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty seven percent of people in Morro Bay frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty three 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 27.1%
  • San Luis Obispo County 22.3%
  • State 18.4%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 27.3%
  • San Luis Obispo County 24.5%
  • California 21.5%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Morro Bay 47.3%
  • San Luis Obispo County 40.4%
  • State 38.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 23.4%
  • San Luis Obispo County 19.5%
  • State 16.3%

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

Thirty eight percent of people living in Morro Bay use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 37.7%
  • San Luis Obispo County 34.2%
  • State 34.3%

Twenty five percent of Morro Bay 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 six 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. Eighteen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Thirteen 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%
  • San Luis Obispo County 26.7%
  • California 26.7%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Morro Bay 25.6%
  • San Luis Obispo County 27.7%
  • State 27.1%

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

  • Morro Bay 40.9%
  • San Luis Obispo County 42.4%
  • California 40.9%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 50.3%
  • County 52.0%
  • State 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 26.1%
  • San Luis Obispo County 28.5%
  • California 28.2%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 20.0%
  • San Luis Obispo County 22.0%
  • State 20.9%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 18.1%
  • San Luis Obispo County 20.1%
  • California 19.8%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Morro Bay 12.5%
  • County 15.1%
  • California 14.8%

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

  • Morro Bay 3.8%
  • County 4.4%
  • State 4.4%

Morro Bay residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.4
  • County 2.1
  • California 1.7

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

Eighty percent of people living in Morro Bay have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eleven percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.2 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 (%)

  • Morro Bay 79.9%
  • County 80.8%
  • California 78.7%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Morro Bay 10.5%
  • San Luis Obispo County 10.3%
  • California 11.4%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 5.2
  • County 4.9
  • California 4.5

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.5
  • County 5.8
  • California 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Morro Bay 21.2
  • San Luis Obispo County 23.7
  • State 20.4

Ninety seven percent of Morro Bay residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety four percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty six percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty eight percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Seven percent of males in Morro Bay 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 four percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty seven percent have ever had anal sex. Ten percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Morro Bay 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 27 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 1.6 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Morro Bay 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 Morro Bay has vaginal or anal sex 55 times a year. Fifty one percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Morro Bay 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 10 men on average. They have had nine 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%
  • County 97.1%
  • California 96.9%

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

  • Here 94.0%
  • County 93.6%
  • State 92.8%

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

  • Here 86.5%
  • San Luis Obispo County 86.2%
  • California 83.7%

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

  • Here 47.7%
  • County 49.5%
  • State 48.3%

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

  • Morro Bay 6.7%
  • County 6.3%
  • State 6.8%

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

  • Morro Bay 97.0%
  • County 97.0%
  • California 96.0%

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

  • Here 84.0%
  • County 85.2%
  • State 82.7%

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

  • Morro Bay 37.1%
  • San Luis Obispo County 39.6%
  • California 38.9%

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

  • Here 9.7%
  • San Luis Obispo County 11.8%
  • State 12.2%

Average age people first had sex

  • Morro Bay 17.0
  • County 16.7
  • California 17.1

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

  • Here 27.1
  • San Luis Obispo County 27.8
  • California 25.6

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

  • Morro Bay 19.7
  • San Luis Obispo County 21.7
  • California 20.9

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

  • Morro Bay 21.6
  • County 21.0
  • State 21.3

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

  • Morro Bay 4.9
  • County 5.7
  • California 5.0

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

  • Here 3.0
  • San Luis Obispo County 2.3
  • California 1.8

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

  • Here 1.6
  • San Luis Obispo County 1.3
  • California 1.0

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

  • Morro Bay 20.3
  • San Luis Obispo County 19.9
  • California 20.0

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

  • Here 4.8
  • San Luis Obispo County 4.6
  • California 3.4

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Morro Bay 7.4%
  • San Luis Obispo County 9.1%
  • California 9.6%

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

  • Morro Bay 55.0
  • County 61.8
  • State 62.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 51.4%
  • County 52.8%
  • California 49.2%

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

  • Here 10.0
  • San Luis Obispo County 10.9
  • State 9.4

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

  • Morro Bay 8.7
  • County 9.7
  • State 8.3

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

  • Here 0.4
  • County 0.5
  • California 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 79.7%
  • San Luis Obispo County 76.3%
  • California 68.4%

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

Ten percent of households in Morro Bay 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 (%)

  • Morro Bay 10.3%
  • County 10.2%
  • State 9.7%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 4.5%
  • California 4.6%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Morro Bay 6.9
  • San Luis Obispo County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Morro Bay 31.6%
  • County 30.6%
  • State 26.9%

Forty five percent of Morro Bay residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Morro Bay 44.9%
  • San Luis Obispo County 51.3%
  • State 47.9%

Twenty percent of Morro Bay 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 nine percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Nineteen percent do any vigorous-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause large increases in breathing or heart rate like running or basketball for at least 10 minutes continuously. Forty two percent do any moderate-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause a small increase in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking, bicycling, swimming or golf for at least 10 minutes continuously. People living here spend six hours sitting on a typical day (this includes sitting at work, at home, getting to and from places, or with friends, including time spent sitting at a desk, traveling in a car or bus, reading, playing cards, watching television or using a computer). They usually sit and watch TV or videos for about three hours per day. They use a computer or play computer games (including Playstation, Nintendo DS, or other portable video games) outside of work or school for 1.2 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 19.7%
  • County 21.9%
  • State 19.2%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Morro Bay 36.2%
  • County 37.7%
  • California 34.1%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Morro Bay 28.9%
  • County 31.0%
  • State 32.8%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Morro Bay 18.6%
  • San Luis Obispo County 18.9%
  • State 22.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Morro Bay 42.0%
  • County 41.3%
  • California 42.4%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.2
  • San Luis Obispo County 6.0
  • California 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.8
  • County 2.8
  • State 2.6

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.2
  • San Luis Obispo County 1.3
  • California 1.4

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

Eleven percent of Morro Bay 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. Twenty one 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. Fourteen percent of people living in Morro Bay have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Thirty one percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Five percent have ever been told they had gout. Four percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. Three percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Five percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Five percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Four percent have ever had emphysema. Nine percent have another thyroid problem. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Twelve percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 10.6%
  • San Luis Obispo County 10.5%
  • State 9.2%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • San Luis Obispo County 3.2%
  • California 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • San Luis Obispo County 3.7%
  • California 3.1%

People with overweight (%)

  • Morro Bay 34.4%
  • San Luis Obispo County 33.3%
  • California 31.3%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 21.3%
  • San Luis Obispo County 22.2%
  • California 20.3%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 13.6%
  • County 11.5%
  • State 9.9%

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

  • Here 19.7%
  • County 20.3%
  • State 20.0%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Morro Bay 30.6%
  • San Luis Obispo County 25.7%
  • California 20.7%

People with gout (%)

  • Morro Bay 4.7%
  • County 3.8%
  • State 3.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Morro Bay 4.3%
  • San Luis Obispo County 3.6%
  • California 2.4%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 3.5%
  • California 2.7%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Morro Bay 2.9%
  • County 2.3%
  • State 1.7%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Morro Bay 5.0%
  • County 4.0%
  • State 2.9%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Morro Bay 4.7%
  • County 3.9%
  • State 3.1%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Morro Bay 4.0%
  • County 3.4%
  • State 2.2%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Morro Bay 8.9%
  • San Luis Obispo County 7.4%
  • California 6.4%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • San Luis Obispo County 3.6%
  • California 2.5%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Morro Bay 3.2%
  • San Luis Obispo County 3.3%
  • State 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Morro Bay 11.8%
  • County 8.8%
  • State 6.4%

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

Sixty seven percent of births in Morro Bay were vaginal deliveries. Thirty three percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.5 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty six percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty six percent of women in Morro Bay have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Fifteen 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. Six percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Twelve percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Twenty 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 (%)

  • Here 67.3%
  • San Luis Obispo County 66.6%
  • State 63.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 32.7%
  • County 33.4%
  • California 36.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Morro Bay 99.5%
  • County 99.4%
  • State 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 59.9%
  • San Luis Obispo County 60.4%
  • California 58.6%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Morro Bay 55.9%
  • San Luis Obispo County 55.3%
  • California 61.9%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 26.4%
  • County 22.3%
  • California 16.5%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Morro Bay 14.6%
  • County 12.0%
  • California 8.7%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Morro Bay 71.7%
  • San Luis Obispo County 71.7%
  • California 68.1%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 6.5%
  • San Luis Obispo County 7.1%
  • State 6.3%

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

  • Here 12.2%
  • County 15.4%
  • State 17.9%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 23.3%
  • San Luis Obispo County 18.2%
  • State 13.8%

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

People living in Morro Bay report their general health condition on average at 56 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 35 percent of Morro Bay residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Morro Bay are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Morro Bay 56.1%
  • San Luis Obispo County 55.1%
  • State 55.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Morro Bay 4.8%
  • San Luis Obispo County 4.8%
  • State 4.7%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 35.4%
  • San Luis Obispo County 37.5%
  • California 39.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Morro Bay 7.9%
  • County 8.1%
  • California 7.5%

People in Morro Bay spend $356 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 22 percent of their income. The average family in Morro Bay spends $71 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $145 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $25 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 $356
  • San Luis Obispo County $360
  • California $372

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

  • Here 21.8%
  • San Luis Obispo County 23.5%
  • State 22.6%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Morro Bay $71
  • County $73
  • California $83

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • San Luis Obispo County 4.2%
  • State 4.4%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Morro Bay $145
  • San Luis Obispo County $137
  • State $148

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 7.0%
  • County 7.7%
  • California 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $25
  • San Luis Obispo County $24
  • California $29

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.1%
  • County 1.3%
  • State 1.1%

People living in Morro Bay report their general condition of hearing on average at 77 percent. Seventy nine 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. Twenty one percent of Morro Bay population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty two 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 Morro Bay had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 76.9%
  • San Luis Obispo County 78.2%
  • State 80.6%

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

  • Morro Bay 79.1%
  • San Luis Obispo County 78.8%
  • State 82.6%

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

  • Here 94.9%
  • San Luis Obispo County 94.7%
  • California 95.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Morro Bay 21.3%
  • San Luis Obispo County 20.5%
  • State 17.2%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 41.9%
  • San Luis Obispo County 44.7%
  • State 38.3%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 14.9%
  • San Luis Obispo County 15.5%
  • State 13.3%

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

Thirty percent of Morro Bay 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 (%)

  • Morro Bay 30.0%
  • San Luis Obispo County 26.0%
  • State 23.4%

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

Twenty percent of Morro Bay 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 seven 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. Ten percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Ten 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 (%)

  • Morro Bay 19.6%
  • County 19.1%
  • State 15.3%

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

  • Here 26.5%
  • County 25.4%
  • State 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 10.7%
  • County 9.2%
  • State 7.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 10.2%
  • San Luis Obispo County 10.4%
  • State 9.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Morro Bay 10.0%
  • San Luis Obispo County 8.0%
  • State 6.1%

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

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