Health and Nutrition of North Braddock, PA Residents

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Forty eight percent of North Braddock 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 one "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 48.4%
  • County 54.7%
  • Pennsylvania 49.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 19.9
  • County 21.2
  • Pennsylvania 21.5

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.1
  • Allegheny County 3.9
  • State 3.5

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

  • Here 1.7
  • County 1.6
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • North Braddock 1.4
  • Allegheny County 1.8
  • Pennsylvania 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • North Braddock 2.7
  • County 3.2
  • Pennsylvania 3.5

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

The average North Braddock 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 percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). North Braddock 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

  • Here 2.0
  • Allegheny County 1.6
  • Pennsylvania 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 17.8%
  • Allegheny County 11.5%
  • State 15.9%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 19.5%
  • County 18.4%
  • State 21.1%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 45.4%
  • County 53.7%
  • Pennsylvania 46.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 3.1
  • County 3.3
  • Pennsylvania 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • North Braddock 3.2
  • County 2.7
  • State 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Here 22.0
  • County 23.8
  • State 22.2

The average height of North Braddock residents 16 years and older is 65 inches. The average weight is 178 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 30. Forty seven percent of people living here are obese. Fifty seven percent have ever been obese. Forty one percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 64.9
  • County 67.1
  • Pennsylvania 66.8

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 178.2
  • County 178.4
  • Pennsylvania 180.1

Average BMI

  • Here 30.4
  • County 28.2
  • State 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • North Braddock 47.2%
  • Allegheny County 34.3%
  • Pennsylvania 37.5%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • North Braddock 56.9%
  • County 44.9%
  • State 49.4%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • North Braddock 41.2%
  • County 37.2%
  • State 34.6%

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

Fifty six percent of North Braddock residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Eighteen 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. Seven percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 56.1%
  • Allegheny County 63.5%
  • State 64.2%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 18.2%
  • Allegheny County 19.7%
  • State 23.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 16.4%
  • Allegheny County 18.5%
  • Pennsylvania 21.6%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • County 2.4%
  • Pennsylvania 3.2%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • North Braddock 7.5%
  • Allegheny County 9.3%
  • State 12.8%

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

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

  • North Braddock 14.1%
  • County 9.0%
  • State 10.6%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • North Braddock 52.2%
  • County 50.2%
  • Pennsylvania 47.7%

People taking insulin (%)

  • North Braddock 4.4%
  • County 2.8%
  • State 3.3%

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

North Braddock 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 1.4
  • County 1.1
  • State 1.2

Nine percent of North Braddock 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. Five percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Sixty four percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Nine percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Eleven percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty four percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 9.1%
  • Allegheny County 10.9%
  • State 11.7%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • Allegheny County 5.6%
  • Pennsylvania 5.8%

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

  • North Braddock 64.4%
  • Allegheny County 69.0%
  • State 68.9%

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

  • North Braddock 30.2%
  • County 33.9%
  • Pennsylvania 30.2%

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

  • North Braddock 9.3%
  • Allegheny County 15.6%
  • State 16.1%

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

  • North Braddock 11.1%
  • County 21.2%
  • Pennsylvania 21.9%

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

  • North Braddock 44.3%
  • County 43.7%
  • Pennsylvania 41.9%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • North Braddock 78.2%
  • Allegheny County 82.0%
  • State 75.8%

Thirty two percent of people living in North Braddock 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. Fifty percent of people in North Braddock frequently check their blood cholesterol. Twenty four 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 32.0%
  • County 24.7%
  • State 24.7%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 26.4%
  • County 25.8%
  • Pennsylvania 25.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • North Braddock 50.2%
  • Allegheny County 47.7%
  • State 44.2%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 23.6%
  • County 19.7%
  • State 20.8%

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

Twenty eight percent of people living in North Braddock use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • North Braddock 27.5%
  • County 43.4%
  • Pennsylvania 35.2%

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

Twenty six percent of North Braddock residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty nine percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty two percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty two percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Eighteen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Thirteen percent of people living here move or speak so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual. Four percent have thoughts that they would be better off dead or of hurting themselves in some way.

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Here 26.0%
  • Allegheny County 22.8%
  • State 25.9%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 29.3%
  • County 22.9%
  • Pennsylvania 27.2%

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

  • Here 39.9%
  • County 38.9%
  • State 41.6%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • North Braddock 51.6%
  • Allegheny County 49.3%
  • Pennsylvania 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 32.4%
  • County 23.1%
  • State 27.4%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 20.1%
  • County 18.7%
  • State 21.1%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • North Braddock 17.9%
  • County 16.7%
  • State 18.9%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • North Braddock 13.2%
  • Allegheny County 10.2%
  • State 13.7%

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

  • North Braddock 4.0%
  • Allegheny County 3.4%
  • State 4.4%

North Braddock residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 2.5
  • Allegheny County 2.2
  • State 2.2

Sixty seven percent of people living in North Braddock have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eighteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 3.7 days per month on average. They have 4.3 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 18 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • North Braddock 66.6%
  • Allegheny County 82.2%
  • Pennsylvania 79.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 17.8%
  • County 9.2%
  • Pennsylvania 11.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 3.7
  • County 5.9
  • State 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Here 4.3
  • County 5.2
  • Pennsylvania 5.7

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 18.1
  • County 19.3
  • State 23.4

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

Ninety eight percent of North Braddock 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. Seventy five percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Thirty nine percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Four percent of males in North Braddock 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 one percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty five percent have ever had anal sex. Eleven percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in North Braddock 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 39 women. He has vaginal sex with 30 women. People living here were on average 24 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. People in North Braddock were 20 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. Fifteen percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in North Braddock has vaginal or anal sex 58 times a year. Forty six percent have sex without using a condom. Females in North Braddock 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 11 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. Seventy percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • North Braddock 98.0%
  • Allegheny County 96.9%
  • Pennsylvania 97.2%

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

  • North Braddock 94.9%
  • County 94.1%
  • Pennsylvania 94.6%

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

  • North Braddock 75.2%
  • Allegheny County 87.2%
  • State 86.9%

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

  • North Braddock 39.1%
  • County 43.7%
  • Pennsylvania 48.0%

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

  • North Braddock 4.3%
  • County 6.7%
  • Pennsylvania 5.9%

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

  • Here 98.0%
  • County 96.9%
  • Pennsylvania 97.3%

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

  • Here 81.2%
  • Allegheny County 85.6%
  • State 84.5%

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

  • North Braddock 35.3%
  • County 35.1%
  • Pennsylvania 38.1%

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

  • Here 10.7%
  • Allegheny County 9.5%
  • State 11.4%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.8
  • County 17.4
  • State 16.8

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

  • North Braddock 38.7
  • County 24.3
  • Pennsylvania 27.0

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

  • North Braddock 29.9
  • County 17.8
  • Pennsylvania 21.2

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

  • North Braddock 24.1
  • County 22.6
  • Pennsylvania 21.7

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

  • Here 19.8
  • Allegheny County 19.6
  • State 19.9

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

  • North Braddock 3.3
  • Allegheny County 4.5
  • Pennsylvania 5.9

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 14.6%
  • County 7.4%
  • Pennsylvania 8.7%

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

  • Here 57.7
  • Allegheny County 53.3
  • State 60.6

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 45.6%
  • Allegheny County 53.4%
  • Pennsylvania 54.1%

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

  • North Braddock 10.8
  • County 9.7
  • Pennsylvania 11.2

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

  • North Braddock 9.2
  • County 8.2
  • State 9.8

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

  • Here 0.5
  • County 0.4
  • Pennsylvania 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 69.5%
  • County 84.7%
  • State 82.3%

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

Eleven percent of households in North Braddock 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 10.9%
  • Allegheny County 9.7%
  • Pennsylvania 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • North Braddock 3.5%
  • Allegheny County 4.5%
  • Pennsylvania 4.4%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.7
  • Allegheny County 6.9
  • Pennsylvania 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 35.0%
  • County 29.9%
  • Pennsylvania 31.9%

Fifty four percent of North Braddock residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • North Braddock 54.2%
  • County 40.6%
  • State 50.8%

Eighteen percent of North Braddock 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. Twenty four percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Sixteen 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 six 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 (%)

  • North Braddock 17.5%
  • County 18.9%
  • Pennsylvania 21.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • North Braddock 33.6%
  • Allegheny County 35.4%
  • Pennsylvania 37.3%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • North Braddock 24.4%
  • County 30.2%
  • Pennsylvania 28.8%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • North Braddock 15.8%
  • County 25.1%
  • State 18.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 35.6%
  • Allegheny County 48.8%
  • Pennsylvania 41.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • North Braddock 6.1
  • Allegheny County 6.5
  • Pennsylvania 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • North Braddock 3.2
  • Allegheny County 2.6
  • Pennsylvania 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.2
  • County 1.3
  • Pennsylvania 1.2

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

Twelve percent of North Braddock residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Six 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. Forty one 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 North Braddock have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty one percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Thirty two 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. Four 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. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Ten percent have another thyroid problem. Five percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two 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 (%)

  • Here 12.2%
  • Allegheny County 9.7%
  • Pennsylvania 10.7%

People with anemia (%)

  • North Braddock 5.8%
  • Allegheny County 3.4%
  • Pennsylvania 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • Allegheny County 3.9%
  • Pennsylvania 3.9%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 40.9%
  • County 33.9%
  • State 34.2%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 14.1%
  • Allegheny County 15.1%
  • Pennsylvania 20.2%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • North Braddock 13.7%
  • Allegheny County 11.6%
  • State 12.4%

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

  • Here 20.5%
  • Allegheny County 15.4%
  • Pennsylvania 19.2%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 32.0%
  • Allegheny County 26.0%
  • State 27.5%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • Allegheny County 4.3%
  • State 4.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 5.1%
  • Allegheny County 2.9%
  • Pennsylvania 3.8%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • Allegheny County 3.2%
  • State 3.5%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • North Braddock 3.5%
  • Allegheny County 2.2%
  • Pennsylvania 2.5%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • County 3.6%
  • Pennsylvania 4.2%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • County 3.5%
  • State 4.3%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 2.1%
  • Allegheny County 2.6%
  • State 3.5%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • North Braddock 10.2%
  • County 8.8%
  • Pennsylvania 8.1%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • North Braddock 4.5%
  • County 3.1%
  • Pennsylvania 4.0%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • North Braddock 1.9%
  • Allegheny County 2.3%
  • State 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 8.7%
  • County 11.7%
  • State 9.8%

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

Sixty five percent of births in North Braddock were vaginal deliveries. Thirty five percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.1 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty two percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty four percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty seven percent of women in North Braddock have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Fifteen percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy two percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. 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 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 (%)

  • North Braddock 65.5%
  • Allegheny County 60.6%
  • State 65.5%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • North Braddock 34.5%
  • County 39.4%
  • State 34.5%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • North Braddock 99.1%
  • Allegheny County 99.3%
  • State 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 62.1%
  • County 55.8%
  • Pennsylvania 60.1%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • North Braddock 43.9%
  • Allegheny County 60.6%
  • Pennsylvania 53.0%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 26.7%
  • Allegheny County 23.0%
  • Pennsylvania 24.1%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • North Braddock 14.5%
  • Allegheny County 13.3%
  • State 13.1%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • North Braddock 71.8%
  • County 77.5%
  • Pennsylvania 74.0%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • North Braddock 6.6%
  • Allegheny County 10.3%
  • Pennsylvania 7.9%

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

  • Here 16.5%
  • Allegheny County 12.1%
  • State 15.2%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • North Braddock 19.9%
  • Allegheny County 21.9%
  • Pennsylvania 19.6%

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

People living in North Braddock report their general health condition on average at 53 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 41 percent of North Braddock residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Seven percent of people living in North Braddock are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • North Braddock 52.7%
  • Allegheny County 60.5%
  • State 55.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • North Braddock 4.3%
  • County 5.7%
  • State 4.3%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 41.2%
  • County 40.2%
  • Pennsylvania 38.7%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 7.3%
  • Allegheny County 8.7%
  • Pennsylvania 8.5%

People in North Braddock spend $338 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 24 percent of their income. The average family in North Braddock spends $80 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $113 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is five percent of their income. They also spend $27 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • North Braddock $338
  • Allegheny County $360
  • Pennsylvania $356

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

  • Here 23.8%
  • County 19.2%
  • State 23.5%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $80
  • Allegheny County $75
  • Pennsylvania $70

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • Allegheny County 3.6%
  • Pennsylvania 4.1%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • North Braddock $113
  • County $172
  • Pennsylvania $137

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • North Braddock 5.4%
  • Allegheny County 7.0%
  • Pennsylvania 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $27
  • Allegheny County $28
  • Pennsylvania $23

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • North Braddock 1.2%
  • County 1.2%
  • Pennsylvania 1.2%

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

People living in North Braddock report their general condition of hearing on average at 80 percent. Eighty 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 six percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Seventeen percent of North Braddock population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty two percent of people living here have ever had a job where they were exposed to loud sounds or noise. Loud means so loud that they must speak in a raised voice to be heard. Ten percent of people in North Braddock had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • North Braddock 79.8%
  • Allegheny County 80.0%
  • State 78.0%

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

  • North Braddock 80.0%
  • County 82.1%
  • State 77.9%

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

  • North Braddock 95.8%
  • Allegheny County 95.7%
  • Pennsylvania 94.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • North Braddock 16.7%
  • Allegheny County 17.6%
  • Pennsylvania 20.6%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • North Braddock 32.3%
  • County 36.0%
  • Pennsylvania 43.4%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • North Braddock 9.6%
  • County 14.2%
  • State 15.4%

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Thirty percent of North Braddock 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 29.7%
  • Allegheny County 28.2%
  • Pennsylvania 27.3%

Seventeen percent of North Braddock 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. Twelve percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Ten percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Ten percent of people here have health problems that require them to use special equipment, such as a cane, wheelchair, special bed or special telephone.

Summary

People having limitations keeping them from working (%)

  • North Braddock 17.4%
  • Allegheny County 14.1%
  • State 19.1%

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

  • Here 24.1%
  • County 20.5%
  • Pennsylvania 25.7%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 11.6%
  • County 8.2%
  • Pennsylvania 9.9%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • North Braddock 9.5%
  • County 7.5%
  • Pennsylvania 10.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 10.3%
  • Allegheny County 7.8%
  • Pennsylvania 8.6%
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