Health and Nutrition of Mount Gilead, NC Residents

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Forty seven percent of Mount Gilead residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 16 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 one "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat two frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Mount Gilead 46.8%
  • Montgomery County 46.2%
  • State 48.1%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 16.3
  • Montgomery County 21.1
  • State 20.9

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.1
  • Montgomery County 3.4
  • State 3.6

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

  • Mount Gilead 1.9
  • Montgomery County 2.0
  • State 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.4
  • County 1.7
  • North Carolina 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Mount Gilead 2.5
  • County 3.6
  • State 3.7

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

The average Mount Gilead resident last visited a dentist three 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. Nineteen percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Mount Gilead 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 two days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of four days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 22 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Mount Gilead 2.6
  • Montgomery County 2.3
  • North Carolina 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Mount Gilead 14.7%
  • County 18.9%
  • State 17.0%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Mount Gilead 19.3%
  • Montgomery County 22.9%
  • North Carolina 21.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Mount Gilead 41.6%
  • County 41.1%
  • North Carolina 44.6%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.4
  • Montgomery County 2.3
  • State 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 4.0
  • County 3.0
  • North Carolina 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Here 22.5
  • County 21.1
  • North Carolina 22.5

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

The average height of Mount Gilead residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 190 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 31. Forty eight percent of people living here are obese. Fifty eight percent have ever been obese. Thirty percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Mount Gilead 66.0
  • County 66.6
  • North Carolina 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Mount Gilead 189.7
  • Montgomery County 181.1
  • North Carolina 181.5

Average BMI

  • Mount Gilead 30.7
  • County 28.8
  • State 28.8

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 47.9%
  • County 39.0%
  • North Carolina 38.4%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 58.4%
  • County 51.7%
  • North Carolina 50.1%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Mount Gilead 29.9%
  • County 30.6%
  • North Carolina 34.0%

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

Fifty eight percent of Mount Gilead residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Fifteen percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Fifteen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Three percent have ever used heroin.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 57.5%
  • County 65.7%
  • North Carolina 64.6%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Mount Gilead 15.4%
  • County 25.0%
  • North Carolina 23.5%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 14.7%
  • County 22.3%
  • State 21.2%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Mount Gilead 3.4%
  • Montgomery County 3.5%
  • State 3.3%

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

Fourteen percent of people living in Mount Gilead have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Fifty one 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 (%)

  • Here 13.9%
  • County 11.9%
  • North Carolina 10.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 51.3%
  • Montgomery County 46.5%
  • State 46.7%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Mount Gilead 5.3%
  • County 3.7%
  • North Carolina 3.3%

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

Mount Gilead residents 20 years and older on average get up to urinate two 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

  • Mount Gilead 1.6
  • County 1.3
  • North Carolina 1.2

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

Six percent of Mount Gilead 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. Seven percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Fifty five percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Eleven percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Seven percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Eight percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Twenty seven percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 6.3%
  • County 11.4%
  • North Carolina 11.0%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 7.0%
  • Montgomery County 6.9%
  • North Carolina 6.1%

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

  • Here 55.4%
  • County 66.5%
  • State 66.6%

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

  • Mount Gilead 11.5%
  • Montgomery County 24.0%
  • North Carolina 26.3%

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

  • Mount Gilead 6.8%
  • County 15.0%
  • North Carolina 15.1%

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

  • Mount Gilead 7.6%
  • County 21.6%
  • North Carolina 21.1%

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

  • Mount Gilead 27.3%
  • Montgomery County 36.7%
  • State 39.5%

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

Seventy five percent of people living in Mount Gilead are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 74.5%
  • County 70.4%
  • North Carolina 73.4%

Thirty three percent of people living in Mount Gilead 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. Fifty one percent of people in Mount Gilead 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 (%)

  • Mount Gilead 32.9%
  • County 25.6%
  • State 23.3%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 23.6%
  • Montgomery County 25.5%
  • North Carolina 24.8%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 50.9%
  • Montgomery County 41.7%
  • North Carolina 41.7%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Mount Gilead 19.7%
  • Montgomery County 21.4%
  • State 18.9%

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

Twelve percent of people living in Mount Gilead use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Mount Gilead 11.7%
  • Montgomery County 25.2%
  • North Carolina 30.6%

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

Thirty percent of Mount Gilead residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty nine percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Thirty six percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Forty nine percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty three 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. Seventeen 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 30.4%
  • County 28.5%
  • North Carolina 26.6%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Mount Gilead 29.3%
  • Montgomery County 28.9%
  • North Carolina 27.2%

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

  • Mount Gilead 35.9%
  • County 42.0%
  • North Carolina 41.3%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Mount Gilead 48.9%
  • Montgomery County 51.2%
  • North Carolina 50.8%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 33.3%
  • Montgomery County 30.7%
  • North Carolina 28.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 20.5%
  • Montgomery County 22.7%
  • State 21.2%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Mount Gilead 18.1%
  • County 19.4%
  • North Carolina 18.9%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 17.5%
  • County 16.4%
  • North Carolina 14.4%

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

  • Here 4.3%
  • Montgomery County 4.8%
  • North Carolina 4.4%

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

Mount Gilead residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.1
  • County 2.2
  • State 2.1

Sixty seven percent of people living in Mount Gilead have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Fifteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.4 days per month on average. They have 5.5 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 27 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Mount Gilead 67.4%
  • County 78.9%
  • North Carolina 79.4%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Mount Gilead 15.2%
  • County 10.9%
  • State 10.8%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Mount Gilead 4.4
  • County 4.6
  • State 4.8

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.5
  • County 6.1
  • North Carolina 5.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • Mount Gilead 26.5
  • County 27.2
  • State 24.4

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

Ninety seven percent of Mount Gilead residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety two percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Sixty nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Thirty three percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Four percent of males in Mount Gilead have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety six percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Sixty two percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Twenty nine percent have ever had anal sex. Seventeen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Mount Gilead 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 46 women. He has vaginal sex with 31 women. People living here were on average 24 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on two women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 1.1 men on average. They have had 1.1 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Mount Gilead were 19 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on two men in their lifetime. Twenty three percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Mount Gilead has vaginal or anal sex 44 times a year. Thirty seven percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Mount Gilead 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 14 men on average. They have had eight male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.9 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Fifty nine percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Mount Gilead 96.8%
  • County 97.3%
  • State 97.4%

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

  • Mount Gilead 92.2%
  • Montgomery County 94.3%
  • State 94.1%

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

  • Here 69.1%
  • Montgomery County 83.8%
  • State 85.3%

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

  • Mount Gilead 32.8%
  • County 48.9%
  • State 48.1%

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

  • Mount Gilead 4.5%
  • County 4.7%
  • North Carolina 5.5%

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

  • Here 96.3%
  • Montgomery County 96.6%
  • North Carolina 97.2%

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

  • Here 61.7%
  • County 78.0%
  • North Carolina 82.5%

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

  • Mount Gilead 29.3%
  • County 37.8%
  • North Carolina 38.4%

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

  • Mount Gilead 17.0%
  • Montgomery County 13.8%
  • State 12.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.6
  • Montgomery County 16.3
  • North Carolina 16.6

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

  • Here 45.7
  • County 31.1
  • State 28.0

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

  • Mount Gilead 31.3
  • Montgomery County 24.7
  • State 22.3

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

  • Mount Gilead 24.1
  • County 21.4
  • State 21.6

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

  • Here 2.4
  • County 5.4
  • North Carolina 5.0

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

  • Mount Gilead 1.1
  • Montgomery County 1.6
  • North Carolina 2.1

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

  • Here 1.1
  • Montgomery County 1.0
  • State 1.2

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

  • Mount Gilead 19.2
  • Montgomery County 21.0
  • State 20.3

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

  • Mount Gilead 1.7
  • County 4.1
  • North Carolina 4.4

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Mount Gilead 22.5%
  • Montgomery County 12.1%
  • State 10.6%

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

  • Mount Gilead 44.1
  • County 59.9
  • North Carolina 61.2

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 36.8%
  • Montgomery County 50.2%
  • State 53.0%

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

  • Mount Gilead 13.7
  • County 12.3
  • North Carolina 11.8

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

  • Mount Gilead 7.7
  • County 10.4
  • State 10.1

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

  • Mount Gilead 0.9
  • County 0.6
  • State 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 59.2%
  • Montgomery County 75.3%
  • State 79.2%

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

Thirteen percent of households in Mount Gilead 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 (%)

  • Here 13.1%
  • County 11.5%
  • State 10.7%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • Montgomery County 4.3%
  • North Carolina 4.2%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Mount Gilead 6.6
  • County 6.8
  • North Carolina 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 24.3%
  • Montgomery County 30.5%
  • State 30.3%

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

Fifty six percent of Mount Gilead residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Mount Gilead 56.2%
  • Montgomery County 57.4%
  • State 54.8%

Thirteen percent of Mount Gilead residents' work involve vigorous-intensity activity that causes large increases in breathing or heart rate, like carrying or lifting heavy loads, digging or construction work for at least 10 minutes continuously. Twenty 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. Thirty two percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Seventeen 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 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 13.4%
  • Montgomery County 21.6%
  • North Carolina 21.4%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Mount Gilead 28.0%
  • County 35.1%
  • North Carolina 36.4%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 32.1%
  • County 31.3%
  • State 31.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Mount Gilead 16.5%
  • County 15.4%
  • North Carolina 19.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Mount Gilead 30.3%
  • County 35.2%
  • North Carolina 40.6%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.2
  • Montgomery County 5.9
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Mount Gilead 3.3
  • County 3.0
  • North Carolina 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Mount Gilead 1.1
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.3

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

Twelve percent of Mount Gilead residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Seven percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". One percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty seven percent are overweight. Fourteen 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 Mount Gilead have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty two percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty five percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Five 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. Three 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 another thyroid problem. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Five percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 11.5%
  • County 11.9%
  • North Carolina 11.3%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 7.0%
  • County 4.3%
  • North Carolina 3.9%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 1.3%
  • County 3.3%
  • North Carolina 3.5%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 37.3%
  • Montgomery County 33.0%
  • North Carolina 33.6%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 13.9%
  • Montgomery County 26.4%
  • North Carolina 21.6%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 14.0%
  • County 13.0%
  • State 11.7%

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

  • Mount Gilead 22.4%
  • County 22.5%
  • State 19.6%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 25.2%
  • County 27.5%
  • State 25.1%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • County 4.2%
  • North Carolina 3.8%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Mount Gilead 3.9%
  • County 4.5%
  • North Carolina 3.6%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • Montgomery County 3.6%
  • North Carolina 3.0%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 1.7%
  • County 2.4%
  • State 2.1%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Mount Gilead 2.9%
  • County 4.5%
  • North Carolina 3.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Mount Gilead 4.9%
  • Montgomery County 4.9%
  • State 4.0%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Mount Gilead 4.2%
  • Montgomery County 6.7%
  • North Carolina 6.9%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Mount Gilead 3.5%
  • County 4.4%
  • North Carolina 3.9%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Mount Gilead 4.8%
  • Montgomery County 8.0%
  • State 8.1%

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

Sixty six percent of births in Mount Gilead were vaginal deliveries. Thirty four percent of deliveries were cesarean. 97.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty five percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Thirty eight percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty four percent of women in Mount Gilead have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Eight percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Sixty nine percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Four percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Twenty seven percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Eight 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 65.6%
  • County 69.5%
  • North Carolina 65.2%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Mount Gilead 34.4%
  • County 30.5%
  • North Carolina 34.8%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 97.4%
  • Montgomery County 99.2%
  • North Carolina 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 64.9%
  • Montgomery County 62.5%
  • State 60.1%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Mount Gilead 38.0%
  • County 46.8%
  • State 51.5%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Mount Gilead 24.0%
  • County 24.5%
  • North Carolina 21.9%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 8.3%
  • Montgomery County 12.6%
  • State 11.4%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Mount Gilead 69.3%
  • Montgomery County 69.9%
  • North Carolina 73.8%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • County 5.0%
  • State 7.3%

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

  • Here 26.6%
  • Montgomery County 17.3%
  • State 17.7%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 7.9%
  • County 16.2%
  • North Carolina 16.6%

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

People living in Mount Gilead report their general health condition on average at 49 percent. Three percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 54 percent of Mount Gilead residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Mount Gilead are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Mount Gilead 49.4%
  • Montgomery County 51.8%
  • North Carolina 54.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Mount Gilead 3.3%
  • Montgomery County 3.3%
  • North Carolina 4.2%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 54.0%
  • Montgomery County 40.9%
  • North Carolina 42.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Mount Gilead 8.9%
  • Montgomery County 8.1%
  • State 8.4%

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

People in Mount Gilead spend $340 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 34 percent of their income. The average family in Mount Gilead spends $72 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $102 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $29 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is two percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Mount Gilead $340
  • Montgomery County $356
  • State $358

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

  • Mount Gilead 33.6%
  • Montgomery County 27.5%
  • North Carolina 25.4%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $72
  • County $65
  • State $71

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Mount Gilead 5.3%
  • Montgomery County 4.1%
  • North Carolina 4.3%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $102
  • County $116
  • State $133

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 6.8%
  • Montgomery County 6.5%
  • North Carolina 6.7%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Mount Gilead $29
  • County $21
  • North Carolina $24

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Mount Gilead 1.6%
  • County 1.2%
  • North Carolina 1.3%

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

People living in Mount Gilead report their general condition of hearing on average at 83 percent. Eighty 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 seven percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Fourteen percent of Mount Gilead population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty 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. Fourteen percent of people in Mount Gilead had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 83.4%
  • County 77.7%
  • North Carolina 79.3%

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

  • Mount Gilead 85.6%
  • County 77.0%
  • North Carolina 78.6%

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

  • Here 97.2%
  • Montgomery County 94.4%
  • North Carolina 95.0%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Mount Gilead 14.4%
  • Montgomery County 21.7%
  • North Carolina 19.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Mount Gilead 35.2%
  • County 45.8%
  • North Carolina 42.8%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Mount Gilead 14.2%
  • Montgomery County 16.0%
  • State 15.7%

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Thirty percent of Mount Gilead 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 30.5%
  • County 26.6%
  • State 25.8%

Twenty one percent of Mount Gilead 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. Fourteen 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. Fourteen 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 (%)

  • Mount Gilead 21.0%
  • County 23.6%
  • North Carolina 19.3%

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

  • Here 26.9%
  • Montgomery County 29.6%
  • State 25.2%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Mount Gilead 13.8%
  • County 11.5%
  • North Carolina 9.6%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Mount Gilead 11.6%
  • Montgomery County 12.4%
  • State 10.2%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 13.9%
  • Montgomery County 9.8%
  • State 8.1%

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

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