Health and Nutrition of Newport, NC Residents

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Forty seven percent of Newport residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 21 times per month. This includes chocolate and other flavored milks, as well as hot cocoa made with milk, and does not count small amounts of milk added to coffee or tea. People living here eat an average of three meals (breakfasts, lunches or dinners) per week that were prepared away from home in places such as restaurants, fast food places, food stands, grocery stores or from vending machines. They get two of these meals from a fast-food or pizza place. People here eat two "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat four frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Newport 47.4%
  • Carteret County 49.3%
  • State 48.1%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 21.5
  • County 21.9
  • State 20.9

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Newport 3.5
  • Carteret County 3.3
  • North Carolina 3.6

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

  • Here 2.0
  • County 1.7
  • State 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.8
  • Carteret County 1.6
  • State 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Newport 4.0
  • County 3.5
  • North Carolina 3.7

The average Newport 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). Eighteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty three percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Newport residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 43 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

  • Newport 2.2
  • Carteret County 2.1
  • State 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Newport 17.9%
  • County 17.4%
  • North Carolina 17.0%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Newport 22.7%
  • County 21.8%
  • North Carolina 21.8%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Newport 42.6%
  • Carteret County 44.9%
  • State 44.6%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Newport 2.7
  • County 2.6
  • North Carolina 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.9
  • Carteret County 2.7
  • State 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Newport 21.7
  • Carteret County 21.0
  • State 22.5

The average height of Newport residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 181 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty seven percent of people living here are obese. Fifty percent have ever been obese. Thirty two percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 67.1
  • County 66.8
  • North Carolina 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 181.3
  • Carteret County 181.1
  • North Carolina 181.5

Average BMI

  • Here 28.7
  • Carteret County 28.8
  • North Carolina 28.8

People that are obese (%)

  • Newport 36.7%
  • County 38.6%
  • North Carolina 38.4%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Newport 49.6%
  • County 51.2%
  • North Carolina 50.1%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Newport 32.5%
  • County 33.1%
  • North Carolina 34.0%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Newport 64.0%
  • Carteret County 65.9%
  • State 64.6%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 25.0%
  • County 24.9%
  • State 23.5%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Newport 23.1%
  • Carteret County 22.3%
  • North Carolina 21.2%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • Carteret County 3.4%
  • North Carolina 3.3%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Newport 15.1%
  • County 13.3%
  • State 12.5%

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

Eleven percent of people living in Newport have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty six percent of people had a blood test for high sugar or diabetes within the past three years. Three percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Newport 10.6%
  • County 12.4%
  • North Carolina 10.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Newport 45.8%
  • County 48.7%
  • North Carolina 46.7%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Newport 3.4%
  • County 3.7%
  • State 3.3%

Newport 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

  • Newport 1.2
  • County 1.2
  • North Carolina 1.2

Ten percent of Newport 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. Thirty percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Seventeen 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 two percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Newport 10.2%
  • County 12.2%
  • North Carolina 11.0%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 5.9%
  • Carteret County 6.3%
  • North Carolina 6.1%

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

  • Here 65.5%
  • County 69.8%
  • North Carolina 66.6%

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

  • Here 29.9%
  • County 30.3%
  • State 26.3%

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

  • Newport 17.2%
  • Carteret County 16.2%
  • State 15.1%

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

  • Newport 22.0%
  • Carteret County 23.0%
  • State 21.1%

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

  • Here 41.9%
  • Carteret County 42.2%
  • North Carolina 39.5%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 72.4%
  • Carteret County 75.8%
  • North Carolina 73.4%

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

  • Newport 23.8%
  • Carteret County 27.7%
  • State 23.3%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Newport 25.6%
  • Carteret County 27.0%
  • State 24.8%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 41.5%
  • Carteret County 46.4%
  • State 41.7%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Newport 20.7%
  • County 24.1%
  • State 18.9%

Twenty nine percent of people living in Newport use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Newport 29.2%
  • Carteret County 33.6%
  • State 30.6%

Twenty seven percent of Newport residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty eight percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty two 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 eight 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. Nineteen 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 (%)

  • Here 27.0%
  • County 26.8%
  • State 26.6%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 27.7%
  • Carteret County 28.5%
  • North Carolina 27.2%

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

  • Here 41.6%
  • County 42.3%
  • North Carolina 41.3%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Newport 49.7%
  • County 51.7%
  • State 50.8%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 28.0%
  • County 28.3%
  • State 28.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 19.7%
  • County 22.7%
  • North Carolina 21.2%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 18.7%
  • Carteret County 19.1%
  • North Carolina 18.9%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 14.3%
  • Carteret County 14.6%
  • State 14.4%

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

  • Newport 4.4%
  • Carteret County 4.7%
  • North Carolina 4.4%

Newport residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.2
  • County 2.5
  • North Carolina 2.1

Seventy nine percent of people living in Newport 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 4.8 days per month on average. They have 6.0 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 26 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Newport 79.0%
  • Carteret County 80.2%
  • State 79.4%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 11.3%
  • County 10.5%
  • North Carolina 10.8%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Newport 4.8
  • Carteret County 5.1
  • State 4.8

Average drinks/week

  • Here 6.0
  • County 6.0
  • State 5.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • Newport 26.2
  • County 25.7
  • North Carolina 24.4

Ninety eight percent of Newport 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 seven percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty two percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Four percent of males in Newport have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety eight percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty one percent have ever had anal sex. Ten percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Newport were 16 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 29 women. He has vaginal sex with 25 women. People living here were on average 21 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on six women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 1.5 men on average. They have had 0.9 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Newport were 22 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on three men in their lifetime. Ten percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Newport has vaginal or anal sex 67 times a year. Fifty three percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Newport 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 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty one percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 97.9%
  • Carteret County 97.4%
  • North Carolina 97.4%

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

  • Newport 94.9%
  • County 95.1%
  • State 94.1%

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

  • Here 86.7%
  • County 87.3%
  • State 85.3%

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

  • Here 51.7%
  • Carteret County 47.3%
  • North Carolina 48.1%

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

  • Here 4.4%
  • Carteret County 5.8%
  • State 5.5%

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

  • Here 98.1%
  • Carteret County 97.3%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 87.9%
  • County 81.8%
  • State 82.5%

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

  • Here 41.0%
  • County 36.6%
  • State 38.4%

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

  • Here 10.4%
  • County 11.1%
  • North Carolina 12.9%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.3
  • Carteret County 16.7
  • State 16.6

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

  • Newport 29.4
  • Carteret County 28.8
  • North Carolina 28.0

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

  • Here 25.2
  • County 21.6
  • State 22.3

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

  • Newport 20.7
  • Carteret County 21.8
  • North Carolina 21.6

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

  • Newport 6.1
  • Carteret County 5.4
  • State 5.0

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

  • Here 1.5
  • County 3.5
  • State 2.1

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

  • Newport 0.9
  • Carteret County 2.0
  • North Carolina 1.2

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

  • Here 21.7
  • Carteret County 20.5
  • State 20.3

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

  • Here 3.5
  • County 6.1
  • State 4.4

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 10.3%
  • County 8.0%
  • North Carolina 10.6%

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

  • Newport 66.5
  • County 57.0
  • State 61.2

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 53.1%
  • Carteret County 53.4%
  • North Carolina 53.0%

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

  • Newport 10.0
  • County 12.2
  • State 11.8

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

  • Here 9.1
  • County 10.4
  • North Carolina 10.1

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

  • Newport 0.5
  • County 0.5
  • State 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Newport 80.8%
  • Carteret County 83.4%
  • State 79.2%

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

Ten percent of households in Newport 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 (%)

  • Newport 9.8%
  • County 10.6%
  • State 10.7%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • County 4.6%
  • North Carolina 4.2%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.7
  • Carteret County 6.8
  • North Carolina 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 30.7%
  • Carteret County 33.8%
  • State 30.3%

Fifty seven percent of Newport residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 57.4%
  • Carteret County 51.4%
  • North Carolina 54.8%

Twenty six percent of Newport 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. Forty 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. 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 five 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 25.9%
  • Carteret County 21.5%
  • State 21.4%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Newport 39.9%
  • County 36.4%
  • State 36.4%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Newport 29.2%
  • Carteret County 28.4%
  • North Carolina 31.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Newport 16.9%
  • County 15.6%
  • North Carolina 19.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Newport 35.2%
  • County 39.5%
  • North Carolina 40.6%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Newport 5.8
  • County 6.1
  • North Carolina 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.9
  • County 2.9
  • North Carolina 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Newport 1.1
  • County 1.2
  • State 1.3

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

Ten percent of Newport 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 three 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. Twelve percent of people living in Newport have ever received a blood transfusion. Nineteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty eight percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Five percent have congestive heart failure. Three 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. Four percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Five 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. Eight percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Newport 10.4%
  • County 11.8%
  • State 11.3%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • Carteret County 3.6%
  • North Carolina 3.9%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • Carteret County 4.0%
  • North Carolina 3.5%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 33.4%
  • County 35.4%
  • North Carolina 33.6%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Newport 18.5%
  • Carteret County 23.1%
  • North Carolina 21.6%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Newport 11.6%
  • Carteret County 13.6%
  • North Carolina 11.7%

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

  • Here 19.0%
  • Carteret County 21.0%
  • North Carolina 19.6%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 28.2%
  • County 30.6%
  • State 25.1%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 3.8%
  • County 4.7%
  • North Carolina 3.8%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Newport 4.6%
  • Carteret County 4.5%
  • State 3.6%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • Carteret County 4.1%
  • State 3.0%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Newport 2.5%
  • Carteret County 2.9%
  • North Carolina 2.1%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • Carteret County 5.0%
  • North Carolina 3.7%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Newport 4.1%
  • County 5.1%
  • State 4.0%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 4.7%
  • Carteret County 4.6%
  • North Carolina 3.4%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Newport 7.4%
  • County 8.3%
  • State 6.9%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Newport 4.0%
  • Carteret County 4.7%
  • North Carolina 3.9%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • Carteret County 3.8%
  • State 3.3%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Newport 8.0%
  • County 10.8%
  • State 8.1%

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

Sixty six percent of births in Newport were vaginal deliveries. Thirty four percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.3 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty one percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty four percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty five percent of women in Newport have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Thirteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy five 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. Twenty two 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 (%)

  • Newport 65.9%
  • County 67.8%
  • North Carolina 65.2%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 34.1%
  • County 32.2%
  • North Carolina 34.8%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Newport 99.3%
  • County 99.3%
  • North Carolina 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 61.0%
  • Carteret County 61.6%
  • State 60.1%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 53.6%
  • Carteret County 48.1%
  • State 51.5%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 25.1%
  • Carteret County 26.2%
  • State 21.9%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Newport 13.1%
  • Carteret County 14.4%
  • State 11.4%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 75.0%
  • Carteret County 73.5%
  • North Carolina 73.8%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 7.4%
  • Carteret County 6.6%
  • North Carolina 7.3%

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

  • Newport 16.7%
  • County 13.5%
  • State 17.7%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 21.6%
  • Carteret County 20.3%
  • North Carolina 16.6%

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

People living in Newport 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, 40 percent of Newport residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Newport are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Newport 53.7%
  • County 54.2%
  • State 54.9%

Blood donors (%)

  • Newport 3.6%
  • County 4.2%
  • North Carolina 4.2%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 39.9%
  • County 37.8%
  • North Carolina 42.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 8.7%
  • Carteret County 8.3%
  • North Carolina 8.4%

People in Newport spend $361 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 25 percent of their income. The average family in Newport spends $70 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $129 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six percent of their income. They also spend $22 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 $361
  • Carteret County $355
  • North Carolina $358

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

  • Newport 24.7%
  • County 24.0%
  • State 25.4%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $70
  • County $66
  • State $71

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Newport 4.2%
  • Carteret County 3.8%
  • State 4.3%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Newport $129
  • County $132
  • State $133

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Newport 6.1%
  • Carteret County 6.2%
  • North Carolina 6.7%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Newport $22
  • Carteret County $23
  • North Carolina $24

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Newport 1.1%
  • County 1.2%
  • State 1.3%

People living in Newport report their general condition of hearing on average at 78 percent. Seventy six percent of them can usually hear and understand, without the use of a hearing aid or any other listening devices, what a person says without seeing his or her face if that person whispers to them from across a quiet room. Ninety five percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Nineteen percent of Newport population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Fifty percent of people living here have ever had a job where they were exposed to loud sounds or noise. Loud means so loud that they must speak in a raised voice to be heard. Seventeen percent of people in Newport had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 77.9%
  • County 76.4%
  • North Carolina 79.3%

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

  • Here 76.0%
  • County 74.7%
  • State 78.6%

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

  • Here 95.3%
  • Carteret County 93.5%
  • North Carolina 95.0%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 19.4%
  • Carteret County 23.4%
  • North Carolina 19.8%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Newport 49.7%
  • Carteret County 45.1%
  • State 42.8%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 17.2%
  • County 15.4%
  • North Carolina 15.7%

Twenty six percent of Newport 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 (%)

  • Newport 26.5%
  • County 28.2%
  • State 25.8%

Nineteen percent of Newport 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 six percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Nine 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. Eight 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 (%)

  • Newport 19.2%
  • Carteret County 23.0%
  • North Carolina 19.3%

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

  • Here 26.1%
  • Carteret County 29.3%
  • State 25.2%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Newport 9.5%
  • Carteret County 11.2%
  • State 9.6%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Newport 10.4%
  • County 11.6%
  • State 10.2%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 7.9%
  • County 9.8%
  • State 8.1%
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