Health and Nutrition of New Bern, NC Residents

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Forty nine percent of New Bern 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 49.1%
  • Craven County 47.7%
  • North Carolina 48.1%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • New Bern 20.2
  • Craven County 21.0
  • State 20.9

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.4
  • Craven County 3.6
  • State 3.6

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

  • Here 1.8
  • Craven County 2.0
  • North Carolina 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • New Bern 1.6
  • Craven County 1.7
  • State 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • New Bern 3.3
  • Craven County 3.7
  • State 3.7

The average New Bern 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 one percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). New Bern residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 45 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

  • New Bern 2.1
  • Craven County 2.2
  • State 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • New Bern 15.5%
  • Craven County 17.4%
  • North Carolina 17.0%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 20.7%
  • County 21.7%
  • North Carolina 21.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • New Bern 45.3%
  • Craven County 43.8%
  • State 44.6%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.7
  • Craven County 2.6
  • State 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 3.2
  • Craven County 3.0
  • State 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • New Bern 21.9
  • County 22.3
  • North Carolina 22.5

The average height of New Bern 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 66.5
  • County 66.9
  • North Carolina 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 182.6
  • County 182.3
  • North Carolina 181.5

Average BMI

  • New Bern 29.2
  • County 29.0
  • North Carolina 28.8

People that are obese (%)

  • New Bern 40.5%
  • Craven County 39.0%
  • North Carolina 38.4%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 52.4%
  • County 51.0%
  • North Carolina 50.1%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • New Bern 33.7%
  • County 33.4%
  • State 34.0%

Sixty three percent of New Bern residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty one percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Nineteen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Three percent have ever used heroin. Nine percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 62.9%
  • Craven County 64.8%
  • State 64.6%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 20.9%
  • County 22.9%
  • State 23.5%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • New Bern 19.1%
  • Craven County 20.8%
  • North Carolina 21.2%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • Craven County 3.4%
  • North Carolina 3.3%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • New Bern 9.0%
  • Craven County 11.6%
  • State 12.5%

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

Twelve percent of people living in New Bern 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. Four percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • New Bern 12.5%
  • Craven County 11.2%
  • State 10.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • New Bern 50.8%
  • County 46.3%
  • State 46.7%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • County 3.6%
  • North Carolina 3.3%

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

New Bern 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 1.3
  • Craven County 1.2
  • North Carolina 1.2

Ten percent of New Bern 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. Sixty six percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty five 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 seven percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 10.3%
  • Craven County 10.8%
  • State 11.0%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 6.6%
  • Craven County 6.0%
  • North Carolina 6.1%

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

  • Here 65.6%
  • County 66.3%
  • State 66.6%

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

  • New Bern 25.4%
  • County 26.8%
  • North Carolina 26.3%

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

  • New Bern 13.4%
  • County 14.9%
  • North Carolina 15.1%

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

  • New Bern 17.8%
  • Craven County 20.1%
  • North Carolina 21.1%

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

  • Here 36.6%
  • County 39.1%
  • State 39.5%

Seventy seven percent of people living in New Bern are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 76.8%
  • Craven County 73.2%
  • State 73.4%

Twenty nine percent of people living in New Bern 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 eight percent of people in New Bern frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty two 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 28.9%
  • Craven County 24.4%
  • State 23.3%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 27.0%
  • County 24.9%
  • North Carolina 24.8%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • New Bern 48.3%
  • Craven County 41.8%
  • North Carolina 41.7%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • New Bern 22.0%
  • Craven County 19.9%
  • State 18.9%

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

Twenty eight percent of people living in New Bern use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • New Bern 27.6%
  • Craven County 28.0%
  • North Carolina 30.6%

Twenty seven percent of New Bern residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty seven percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty 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 nine percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty one 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. 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 (%)

  • New Bern 27.0%
  • County 26.4%
  • State 26.6%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • New Bern 27.1%
  • Craven County 27.1%
  • North Carolina 27.2%

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

  • New Bern 40.1%
  • County 40.8%
  • North Carolina 41.3%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • New Bern 50.3%
  • County 50.3%
  • North Carolina 50.8%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • New Bern 28.6%
  • Craven County 29.1%
  • North Carolina 28.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • New Bern 20.7%
  • County 20.6%
  • State 21.2%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • New Bern 18.2%
  • County 18.7%
  • State 18.9%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • New Bern 14.4%
  • County 14.6%
  • North Carolina 14.4%

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

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

New Bern residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • New Bern 2.3
  • County 2.1
  • North Carolina 2.1

Seventy six percent of people living in New Bern have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Twelve percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.7 days per month on average. They have 5.4 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 (%)

  • Here 76.2%
  • County 77.7%
  • State 79.4%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • New Bern 11.9%
  • County 11.8%
  • State 10.8%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • New Bern 4.7
  • County 4.7
  • State 4.8

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.4
  • County 5.8
  • North Carolina 5.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • New Bern 22.6
  • Craven County 25.2
  • North Carolina 24.4

Ninety seven percent of New Bern residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety five percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty 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 New Bern 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. Seventy six percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty five percent have ever had anal sex. Thirteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in New Bern 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 31 women. He has vaginal sex with 23 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 four women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 3.1 men on average. They have had 1.8 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in New Bern 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. Twelve percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in New Bern has vaginal or anal sex 53 times a year. Forty nine percent have sex without using a condom. Females in New Bern 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 12 men on average. They have had nine 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) (%)

  • New Bern 97.4%
  • County 97.1%
  • North Carolina 97.4%

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

  • New Bern 94.7%
  • Craven County 93.6%
  • State 94.1%

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

  • New Bern 83.1%
  • County 83.9%
  • North Carolina 85.3%

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

  • New Bern 44.6%
  • Craven County 47.0%
  • State 48.1%

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

  • New Bern 5.7%
  • County 5.4%
  • North Carolina 5.5%

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

  • New Bern 97.0%
  • County 97.1%
  • North Carolina 97.2%

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

  • Here 76.2%
  • County 80.4%
  • North Carolina 82.5%

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

  • New Bern 35.1%
  • Craven County 37.2%
  • State 38.4%

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

  • New Bern 13.2%
  • Craven County 12.8%
  • State 12.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.7
  • Craven County 16.5
  • North Carolina 16.6

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

  • New Bern 31.0
  • Craven County 28.2
  • North Carolina 28.0

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

  • Here 22.7
  • Craven County 21.5
  • State 22.3

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

  • New Bern 22.3
  • Craven County 21.3
  • North Carolina 21.6

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

  • New Bern 4.0
  • County 4.7
  • North Carolina 5.0

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

  • New Bern 3.1
  • County 2.2
  • State 2.1

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

  • Here 1.8
  • County 1.3
  • State 1.2

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

  • New Bern 19.9
  • Craven County 20.0
  • State 20.3

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

  • Here 4.8
  • County 4.5
  • State 4.4

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 11.9%
  • Craven County 12.2%
  • State 10.6%

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

  • Here 52.9
  • Craven County 61.3
  • North Carolina 61.2

People having sex without condom (%)

  • New Bern 48.5%
  • Craven County 50.4%
  • North Carolina 53.0%

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

  • Here 11.7
  • Craven County 11.7
  • State 11.8

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

  • Here 9.0
  • County 9.9
  • North Carolina 10.1

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

  • Here 0.7
  • County 0.6
  • North Carolina 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 77.2%
  • County 79.5%
  • State 79.2%

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

Twelve percent of households in New Bern 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 12.0%
  • County 10.7%
  • State 10.7%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • New Bern 4.3%
  • County 4.0%
  • North Carolina 4.2%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • New Bern 6.8
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • New Bern 29.8%
  • Craven County 30.0%
  • State 30.3%

Fifty one percent of New Bern residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 51.0%
  • County 56.6%
  • State 54.8%

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

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • New Bern 17.8%
  • County 22.5%
  • North Carolina 21.4%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 33.9%
  • County 37.5%
  • State 36.4%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • New Bern 29.7%
  • Craven County 31.2%
  • State 31.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • New Bern 18.1%
  • County 18.9%
  • State 19.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • New Bern 38.7%
  • County 38.7%
  • State 40.6%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • New Bern 6.2
  • Craven County 6.0
  • North Carolina 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 3.0
  • County 2.9
  • North Carolina 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • New Bern 1.2
  • County 1.2
  • North Carolina 1.3

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

Eleven percent of New Bern 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 six 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 New Bern have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty one percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty nine 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. Four 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. Three percent have ever had emphysema. Seven percent have another thyroid problem. Four percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Nine percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • New Bern 11.1%
  • Craven County 11.5%
  • North Carolina 11.3%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 4.8%
  • Craven County 3.9%
  • North Carolina 3.9%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • New Bern 3.2%
  • Craven County 3.3%
  • State 3.5%

People with overweight (%)

  • New Bern 35.8%
  • County 33.8%
  • North Carolina 33.6%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 20.7%
  • County 21.0%
  • North Carolina 21.6%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 14.4%
  • Craven County 11.8%
  • North Carolina 11.7%

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

  • Here 20.6%
  • County 19.6%
  • North Carolina 19.6%

People with arthritis (%)

  • New Bern 28.6%
  • Craven County 25.9%
  • State 25.1%

People with gout (%)

  • New Bern 4.7%
  • County 3.9%
  • North Carolina 3.8%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • Craven County 3.9%
  • State 3.6%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • Craven County 3.2%
  • North Carolina 3.0%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • County 2.3%
  • State 2.1%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • Craven County 3.9%
  • State 3.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 4.8%
  • Craven County 4.2%
  • State 4.0%

People with emphysema (%)

  • New Bern 3.1%
  • Craven County 3.4%
  • North Carolina 3.4%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 7.3%
  • County 6.8%
  • North Carolina 6.9%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • Craven County 4.0%
  • State 3.9%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • New Bern 2.8%
  • County 3.0%
  • North Carolina 3.3%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 9.3%
  • County 8.0%
  • North Carolina 8.1%

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

Sixty seven percent of births in New Bern were vaginal deliveries. Thirty three percent of deliveries were cesarean. 98.8 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty one percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty eight percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty five percent of women in New Bern 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 two percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Six percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Eighteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Eighteen 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 (%)

  • New Bern 66.8%
  • County 66.8%
  • North Carolina 65.2%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • New Bern 33.2%
  • Craven County 33.2%
  • State 34.8%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • New Bern 98.8%
  • Craven County 99.1%
  • State 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 61.3%
  • County 61.4%
  • North Carolina 60.1%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • New Bern 47.9%
  • Craven County 48.0%
  • State 51.5%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • New Bern 25.4%
  • Craven County 23.4%
  • State 21.9%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 12.3%
  • County 12.0%
  • State 11.4%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • New Bern 72.0%
  • County 73.0%
  • North Carolina 73.8%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 5.6%
  • County 6.7%
  • State 7.3%

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

  • New Bern 18.0%
  • County 17.8%
  • North Carolina 17.7%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • New Bern 17.5%
  • Craven County 17.2%
  • North Carolina 16.6%

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

People living in New Bern report their general health condition on average at 54 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 43 percent of New Bern residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in New Bern are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • New Bern 53.8%
  • County 54.1%
  • State 54.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • Craven County 4.3%
  • North Carolina 4.2%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • New Bern 43.4%
  • County 41.0%
  • North Carolina 42.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • New Bern 8.5%
  • County 8.3%
  • North Carolina 8.4%

People in New Bern 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 New Bern spends $69 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $125 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $23 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • New Bern $348
  • Craven County $350
  • North Carolina $358

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

  • Here 26.0%
  • County 26.1%
  • North Carolina 25.4%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • New Bern $69
  • County $70
  • State $71

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • New Bern 4.3%
  • Craven County 4.5%
  • State 4.3%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $125
  • County $125
  • North Carolina $133

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • New Bern 6.6%
  • County 7.1%
  • North Carolina 6.7%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $23
  • County $23
  • State $24

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • New Bern 1.3%
  • Craven County 1.4%
  • North Carolina 1.3%

People living in New Bern report their general condition of hearing on average at 79 percent. Eighty one 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 percent of New Bern population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty nine 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 New Bern had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 79.1%
  • County 78.8%
  • State 79.3%

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

  • Here 80.7%
  • County 78.2%
  • North Carolina 78.6%

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

  • New Bern 95.3%
  • Craven County 94.9%
  • North Carolina 95.0%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • New Bern 19.7%
  • County 19.8%
  • North Carolina 19.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • New Bern 39.2%
  • Craven County 44.7%
  • State 42.8%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 14.7%
  • County 15.8%
  • North Carolina 15.7%

Twenty nine percent of New Bern 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 29.4%
  • Craven County 27.3%
  • State 25.8%

Twenty one percent of New Bern 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. Twelve percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Eleven percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Eleven 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 20.6%
  • County 19.5%
  • State 19.3%

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

  • New Bern 27.0%
  • Craven County 25.4%
  • North Carolina 25.2%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • New Bern 11.6%
  • County 9.8%
  • North Carolina 9.6%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 10.5%
  • Craven County 10.2%
  • State 10.2%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • New Bern 10.9%
  • Craven County 8.5%
  • State 8.1%

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

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