Health and Nutrition of Mount Olive, MS Residents

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Fifty percent of Mount Olive residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 20 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 50.5%
  • County 50.4%
  • Mississippi 48.6%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Mount Olive 19.7
  • Covington County 20.7
  • Mississippi 20.4

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Mount Olive 3.4
  • Covington County 3.6
  • State 3.6

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

  • Mount Olive 1.8
  • County 1.8
  • State 2.0

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Mount Olive 1.6
  • County 1.7
  • Mississippi 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Mount Olive 2.8
  • County 3.4
  • State 3.4

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

The average Mount Olive resident last visited a dentist two years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Thirteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty one percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Mount Olive residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 47 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 23 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.0
  • Covington County 2.0
  • State 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Mount Olive 13.4%
  • County 14.6%
  • State 16.0%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Mount Olive 20.8%
  • County 20.4%
  • Mississippi 21.2%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 47.3%
  • County 47.1%
  • State 45.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.0
  • County 2.8
  • State 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 3.2
  • Covington County 3.0
  • State 3.1

Average number of teeth

  • Here 23.1
  • County 22.5
  • State 22.7

The average height of Mount Olive residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 183 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty one percent of people living here are obese. Fifty two percent have ever been obese. Thirty four percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.6
  • Covington County 66.9
  • State 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 183.1
  • Covington County 181.8
  • Mississippi 183.5

Average BMI

  • Mount Olive 29.3
  • Covington County 28.8
  • Mississippi 29.2

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 40.8%
  • Covington County 38.1%
  • Mississippi 40.0%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 51.8%
  • Covington County 49.4%
  • Mississippi 51.6%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Mount Olive 33.9%
  • County 33.2%
  • State 34.6%

Sixty one percent of Mount Olive residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Seventeen percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Sixteen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Three percent have ever used heroin. Six percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 60.9%
  • Covington County 63.7%
  • State 63.4%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 17.4%
  • Covington County 20.0%
  • Mississippi 21.4%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 16.4%
  • County 18.4%
  • State 19.6%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • Covington County 3.2%
  • State 3.2%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Mount Olive 6.5%
  • County 8.7%
  • State 10.1%

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

Eleven percent of people living in Mount Olive 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. Four percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 11.1%
  • County 10.6%
  • State 10.7%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Mount Olive 49.6%
  • County 48.5%
  • State 48.0%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Mount Olive 3.6%
  • County 3.4%
  • State 3.6%

Mount Olive residents 20 years and older on average get up to urinate one time at night (from time they go to bed at night until the time they get up in the morning).

Summary

Avg. # of times urinating at night

  • Here 1.2
  • Covington County 1.2
  • State 1.2

Eleven percent of Mount Olive 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. Sixty five percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty four percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Thirteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Eighteen percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty six percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 10.7%
  • Covington County 10.5%
  • State 10.3%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 5.6%
  • County 6.5%
  • State 6.0%

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

  • Here 64.8%
  • Covington County 65.6%
  • Mississippi 65.4%

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

  • Here 24.4%
  • County 26.5%
  • State 25.6%

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

  • Here 12.9%
  • County 13.7%
  • State 14.5%

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

  • Here 17.7%
  • County 19.8%
  • Mississippi 19.4%

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

  • Here 35.9%
  • Covington County 38.3%
  • State 38.1%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Mount Olive 78.2%
  • County 76.9%
  • Mississippi 74.8%

Twenty six percent of people living in Mount Olive have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty five percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty nine percent of people in Mount Olive 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 Olive 26.4%
  • Covington County 25.8%
  • Mississippi 24.8%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Mount Olive 25.5%
  • County 25.1%
  • State 25.1%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 48.9%
  • County 45.6%
  • Mississippi 44.0%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Mount Olive 20.1%
  • County 20.2%
  • State 19.2%

Twenty nine percent of people living in Mount Olive use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Mount Olive 29.2%
  • Covington County 30.5%
  • State 28.9%

Twenty seven percent of Mount Olive residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty seven percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Thirty nine 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 seven 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. Fourteen 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 27.1%
  • Covington County 25.7%
  • State 26.6%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Mount Olive 26.6%
  • County 25.6%
  • Mississippi 26.8%

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

  • Mount Olive 38.9%
  • Covington County 39.1%
  • Mississippi 40.4%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 49.8%
  • Covington County 49.1%
  • State 50.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 26.7%
  • County 26.8%
  • State 28.5%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Mount Olive 20.1%
  • Covington County 20.2%
  • Mississippi 20.7%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Mount Olive 17.5%
  • County 17.5%
  • Mississippi 18.3%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Mount Olive 14.1%
  • County 13.9%
  • Mississippi 14.0%

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

  • Here 4.8%
  • County 4.2%
  • State 4.3%

Mount Olive residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.1
  • County 2.2
  • Mississippi 2.1

Seventy six percent of people living in Mount Olive 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 5.1 days per month on average. They have 5.5 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 23 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Mount Olive 76.2%
  • Covington County 79.1%
  • State 77.9%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 11.7%
  • Covington County 10.5%
  • Mississippi 11.3%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 5.1
  • County 5.3
  • State 4.9

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.5
  • Covington County 5.6
  • Mississippi 5.6

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 23.2
  • Covington County 24.1
  • Mississippi 24.1

Ninety seven percent of Mount Olive residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety six percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty three percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty five percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Mount Olive 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. Seventy four percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty one percent have ever had anal sex. Twelve percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Mount Olive 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 30 women. He has vaginal sex with 26 women. People living here were on average 23 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on four women. People in Mount Olive were 19 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on nine men in their lifetime. Twelve percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Mount Olive has vaginal or anal sex 52 times a year. Forty nine percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Mount Olive 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 11 men on average. They have had eight male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.7 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy seven percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Mount Olive 97.1%
  • Covington County 97.0%
  • Mississippi 97.2%

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

  • Mount Olive 95.5%
  • County 94.0%
  • Mississippi 94.3%

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

  • Mount Olive 83.4%
  • County 83.1%
  • State 83.9%

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

  • Mount Olive 44.9%
  • County 43.6%
  • State 45.9%

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

  • Here 6.4%
  • Covington County 5.4%
  • Mississippi 5.3%

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

  • Here 96.5%
  • County 96.7%
  • State 97.1%

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

  • Here 73.9%
  • County 78.7%
  • State 80.3%

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

  • Mount Olive 30.7%
  • Covington County 33.9%
  • Mississippi 37.0%

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

  • Here 12.5%
  • Covington County 12.5%
  • State 13.1%

Average age people first had sex

  • Mount Olive 16.9
  • County 16.8
  • State 16.6

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

  • Mount Olive 30.3
  • Covington County 29.3
  • State 30.0

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

  • Mount Olive 25.6
  • Covington County 22.7
  • State 23.4

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

  • Mount Olive 23.0
  • County 22.5
  • Mississippi 22.0

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

  • Mount Olive 3.8
  • Covington County 4.2
  • State 4.6

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

  • Mount Olive 19.1
  • County 20.4
  • State 19.9

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

  • Mount Olive 8.9
  • Covington County 4.6
  • State 4.4

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 12.1%
  • County 12.2%
  • State 12.3%

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

  • Mount Olive 51.5
  • County 56.2
  • State 57.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Mount Olive 49.3%
  • County 49.7%
  • State 51.0%

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

  • Mount Olive 11.4
  • County 11.7
  • State 11.6

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

  • Here 8.4
  • County 9.3
  • State 9.6

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

  • Mount Olive 0.7
  • County 0.6
  • State 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 76.9%
  • Covington County 78.4%
  • Mississippi 79.1%

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

Eleven percent of households in Mount Olive 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 (%)

  • Mount Olive 11.4%
  • County 10.9%
  • State 11.2%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Mount Olive 4.3%
  • Covington County 4.1%
  • State 4.0%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.8
  • Covington County 6.8
  • Mississippi 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 26.7%
  • Covington County 28.6%
  • Mississippi 29.4%

Forty nine percent of Mount Olive residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 49.2%
  • Covington County 50.3%
  • State 54.4%

Eighteen percent of Mount Olive 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 three percent of people do moderate-intensity activities at work that cause small increases in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking or carrying light loads for at least 10 minutes continuously. Twenty nine percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty one 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 1.3 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 17.7%
  • Covington County 19.3%
  • Mississippi 20.4%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Mount Olive 32.8%
  • County 32.8%
  • State 36.0%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 29.0%
  • County 31.4%
  • State 31.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Mount Olive 21.0%
  • Covington County 20.4%
  • Mississippi 20.0%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Mount Olive 42.2%
  • Covington County 40.9%
  • State 40.1%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.1
  • County 6.2
  • Mississippi 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Mount Olive 2.9
  • Covington County 2.9
  • Mississippi 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.3
  • Covington County 1.2
  • Mississippi 1.2

Ten percent of Mount Olive residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Five percent of people living here has anemia, sometimes called "tired blood" or "low blood". Three percent of people 16 years and older have ever been told by a doctor or other health care professional that they had psoriasis. Thirty five percent are overweight. Eighteen 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 Mount Olive have ever received a blood transfusion. Nineteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty five percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Three percent have congestive heart failure. Three percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Four percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Four percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Seven percent have another thyroid problem. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Eight percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Mount Olive 10.0%
  • Covington County 11.4%
  • Mississippi 11.0%

People with anemia (%)

  • Mount Olive 4.7%
  • Covington County 4.3%
  • Mississippi 4.2%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Mount Olive 3.1%
  • Covington County 3.2%
  • Mississippi 3.3%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 35.3%
  • Covington County 33.6%
  • State 34.6%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Mount Olive 18.1%
  • Covington County 19.2%
  • State 19.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 12.5%
  • Covington County 12.1%
  • Mississippi 12.0%

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

  • Here 18.9%
  • Covington County 18.3%
  • State 19.1%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Mount Olive 24.6%
  • Covington County 25.4%
  • Mississippi 25.2%

People with gout (%)

  • Mount Olive 3.7%
  • Covington County 4.0%
  • Mississippi 4.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Mount Olive 2.7%
  • Covington County 3.5%
  • Mississippi 3.5%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Mount Olive 3.0%
  • County 3.2%
  • State 3.0%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Mount Olive 2.2%
  • County 2.1%
  • Mississippi 2.2%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • Covington County 3.8%
  • Mississippi 3.6%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • Covington County 4.3%
  • Mississippi 4.0%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 1.9%
  • County 3.3%
  • Mississippi 2.9%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 7.1%
  • County 7.0%
  • Mississippi 6.8%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • Covington County 3.7%
  • Mississippi 3.8%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 1.9%
  • Covington County 2.8%
  • Mississippi 2.7%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 8.5%
  • Covington County 9.1%
  • Mississippi 7.9%

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

Sixty three percent of births in Mount Olive were vaginal deliveries. Thirty seven percent of deliveries were cesarean. 98.8 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty eight percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty nine percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty three percent of women in Mount Olive have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Twelve percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy four 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. Seventeen 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 63.0%
  • Covington County 62.4%
  • Mississippi 64.3%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Mount Olive 37.0%
  • Covington County 37.6%
  • State 35.7%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 98.8%
  • County 99.0%
  • Mississippi 99.0%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 58.1%
  • Covington County 58.2%
  • State 59.9%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Mount Olive 49.3%
  • Covington County 51.4%
  • State 50.0%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 23.2%
  • County 21.7%
  • Mississippi 22.3%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 11.9%
  • County 11.5%
  • Mississippi 11.2%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Mount Olive 74.0%
  • County 75.1%
  • State 74.4%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Mount Olive 6.8%
  • Covington County 8.3%
  • Mississippi 7.3%

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

  • Here 17.2%
  • County 16.9%
  • Mississippi 18.8%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 16.8%
  • County 16.4%
  • Mississippi 16.3%

People living in Mount Olive report their general health condition on average at 56 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 44 percent of Mount Olive residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Mount Olive are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Mount Olive 56.1%
  • County 55.9%
  • Mississippi 54.8%

Blood donors (%)

  • Mount Olive 4.0%
  • County 4.3%
  • State 4.3%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Mount Olive 44.3%
  • Covington County 43.8%
  • Mississippi 44.5%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Mount Olive 9.0%
  • County 8.5%
  • State 8.8%

People in Mount Olive spend $348 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 26 percent of their income. The average family in Mount Olive spends $73 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $125 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six percent of their income. They also spend $26 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $348
  • County $359
  • State $352

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

  • Mount Olive 26.2%
  • Covington County 25.9%
  • State 26.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Mount Olive $73
  • County $70
  • Mississippi $71

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • County 4.0%
  • Mississippi 4.5%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Mount Olive $125
  • County $140
  • Mississippi $130

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Mount Olive 6.3%
  • County 6.3%
  • Mississippi 6.9%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Mount Olive $26
  • County $26
  • State $24

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Mount Olive 1.3%
  • County 1.2%
  • State 1.3%

People living in Mount Olive report their general condition of hearing on average at 81 percent. Eighty two percent of them can usually hear and understand, without the use of a hearing aid or any other listening devices, what a person says without seeing his or her face if that person whispers to them from across a quiet room. Ninety five percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Eighteen percent of Mount Olive population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty 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. Fourteen percent of people in Mount Olive had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Mount Olive 80.7%
  • Covington County 79.9%
  • Mississippi 79.9%

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

  • Mount Olive 82.4%
  • Covington County 80.0%
  • State 80.2%

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

  • Mount Olive 95.3%
  • Covington County 95.3%
  • State 95.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Mount Olive 18.0%
  • County 18.3%
  • State 18.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 36.7%
  • Covington County 38.9%
  • State 41.3%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 14.0%
  • Covington County 14.8%
  • State 15.6%

Twenty nine percent of Mount Olive 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 28.5%
  • County 28.1%
  • State 26.7%

Eighteen percent of Mount Olive 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 four percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Ten percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Nine 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 (%)

  • Here 17.8%
  • Covington County 18.8%
  • Mississippi 18.9%

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

  • Mount Olive 23.8%
  • Covington County 24.5%
  • State 25.0%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 9.9%
  • Covington County 10.0%
  • State 9.7%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 9.0%
  • Covington County 9.9%
  • State 9.7%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Mount Olive 9.6%
  • County 9.1%
  • Mississippi 8.6%
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