Health and Nutrition of Oakland, CA Residents

Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Forty nine percent of Oakland residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 18 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 four 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 49.3%
  • County 50.8%
  • California 48.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Oakland 18.1
  • Alameda County 19.3
  • State 19.6

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.8
  • County 3.7
  • California 3.7

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

  • Oakland 1.9
  • Alameda County 1.7
  • California 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Oakland 2.1
  • Alameda County 2.1
  • State 2.1

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.0
  • Alameda County 3.1
  • State 3.3

The average Oakland 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). Fourteen 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). Oakland residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 48 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 24 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Oakland 1.8
  • County 1.8
  • California 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 14.0%
  • County 13.9%
  • California 15.6%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Oakland 19.8%
  • County 20.2%
  • California 20.6%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Oakland 48.0%
  • County 48.6%
  • State 47.1%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Oakland 3.0
  • County 3.0
  • State 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Oakland 3.3
  • Alameda County 3.0
  • State 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Here 24.2
  • Alameda County 24.2
  • California 23.8

The average height of Oakland residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 176 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty five percent of people living here are obese. Forty five percent have ever been obese. Thirty six percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.3
  • Alameda County 66.2
  • State 66.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Oakland 175.8
  • Alameda County 173.1
  • State 174.2

Average BMI

  • Here 28.3
  • Alameda County 27.9
  • State 28.1

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 34.9%
  • Alameda County 32.9%
  • California 34.4%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Oakland 44.8%
  • Alameda County 42.8%
  • State 45.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Oakland 35.6%
  • Alameda County 35.8%
  • State 35.3%

Fifty eight percent of Oakland residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Nineteen percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Seventeen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Two percent have ever used heroin. Nine percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 58.1%
  • County 56.2%
  • California 60.0%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Oakland 18.6%
  • Alameda County 19.4%
  • California 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 17.3%
  • Alameda County 17.9%
  • California 20.9%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Oakland 2.0%
  • Alameda County 2.0%
  • California 2.0%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 9.1%
  • County 10.2%
  • State 13.1%

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

Ten percent of people living in Oakland have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty seven 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 (%)

  • Here 9.8%
  • County 9.2%
  • State 9.3%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Oakland 46.6%
  • County 45.8%
  • State 45.8%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Oakland 3.1%
  • County 2.8%
  • State 2.6%

Oakland 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 1.1
  • County 1.0
  • State 1.1

Nine percent of Oakland 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 percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Nineteen percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Eleven percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Fourteen percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Oakland 9.3%
  • County 10.3%
  • California 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Oakland 4.8%
  • Alameda County 4.6%
  • California 4.7%

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

  • Here 59.9%
  • Alameda County 62.2%
  • State 64.0%

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

  • Oakland 19.0%
  • Alameda County 22.1%
  • California 23.8%

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

  • Oakland 11.1%
  • County 12.9%
  • State 14.2%

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

  • Oakland 14.2%
  • Alameda County 16.6%
  • State 18.7%

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

  • Here 30.1%
  • County 33.1%
  • California 34.5%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Oakland 74.6%
  • Alameda County 74.9%
  • California 72.4%

Twenty percent of people living in Oakland have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty two percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Forty one percent of people in Oakland frequently check their blood cholesterol. Sixteen 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 19.9%
  • Alameda County 18.6%
  • California 18.4%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 21.9%
  • County 22.0%
  • California 21.5%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Oakland 41.1%
  • County 40.8%
  • State 38.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 15.8%
  • County 16.0%
  • State 16.3%

Thirty percent of people living in Oakland use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Oakland 30.5%
  • Alameda County 34.9%
  • California 34.3%

Twenty five percent of Oakland residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty five percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Thirty nine percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Forty eight percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty seven percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Nineteen 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 (%)

  • Oakland 25.3%
  • County 25.0%
  • California 26.7%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 24.6%
  • Alameda County 24.8%
  • State 27.1%

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

  • Oakland 38.5%
  • Alameda County 38.7%
  • State 40.9%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 48.4%
  • County 49.4%
  • California 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Oakland 27.0%
  • County 25.9%
  • California 28.2%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 18.6%
  • Alameda County 18.8%
  • State 20.9%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 17.7%
  • Alameda County 18.1%
  • California 19.8%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 12.6%
  • Alameda County 12.2%
  • State 14.8%

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

  • Here 3.6%
  • County 3.7%
  • California 4.4%

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

Oakland residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Oakland 1.6
  • County 1.6
  • California 1.7

Seventy five percent of people living in Oakland have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Thirteen percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.4 days per month on average. They have 5.1 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 (%)

  • Oakland 75.4%
  • Alameda County 75.9%
  • State 78.7%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Oakland 12.6%
  • County 13.1%
  • California 11.4%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Oakland 4.4
  • Alameda County 4.5
  • California 4.5

Average drinks/week

  • Oakland 5.1
  • Alameda County 5.1
  • State 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Oakland 18.4
  • County 18.8
  • California 20.4

Ninety six percent of Oakland residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety two percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Seventy nine percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty five percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Seven percent of males in Oakland have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety five percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Seventy eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty six percent have ever had anal sex. Thirteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Oakland 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 25 women. He has vaginal sex with 20 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 1.2 men on average. They have had 0.6 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Oakland 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. Eleven percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Oakland has vaginal or anal sex 58 times a year. Forty seven percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Oakland 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 10 men on average. They have had eight male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Sixty seven percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Oakland 96.5%
  • Alameda County 95.9%
  • California 96.9%

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

  • Oakland 91.9%
  • County 92.1%
  • California 92.8%

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

  • Oakland 79.3%
  • County 81.1%
  • State 83.7%

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

  • Oakland 44.7%
  • County 44.1%
  • California 48.3%

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

  • Here 7.0%
  • Alameda County 6.3%
  • California 6.8%

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

  • Oakland 95.1%
  • Alameda County 94.7%
  • California 96.0%

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

  • Here 78.2%
  • County 80.1%
  • State 82.7%

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

  • Oakland 36.1%
  • Alameda County 36.1%
  • State 38.9%

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

  • Oakland 12.7%
  • Alameda County 10.9%
  • California 12.2%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 17.2
  • Alameda County 17.6
  • State 17.1

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

  • Here 25.1
  • Alameda County 23.1
  • California 25.6

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

  • Oakland 20.4
  • Alameda County 19.0
  • State 20.9

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

  • Here 22.4
  • County 22.1
  • State 21.3

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

  • Here 3.9
  • Alameda County 4.3
  • California 5.0

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

  • Here 1.2
  • Alameda County 1.6
  • California 1.8

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

  • Oakland 0.6
  • Alameda County 0.9
  • California 1.0

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

  • Oakland 20.0
  • Alameda County 20.0
  • California 20.0

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

  • Here 2.5
  • County 3.1
  • State 3.4

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 11.3%
  • Alameda County 10.0%
  • California 9.6%

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

  • Oakland 58.0
  • County 58.6
  • California 62.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Oakland 46.6%
  • County 48.8%
  • State 49.2%

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

  • Oakland 9.6
  • Alameda County 9.0
  • State 9.4

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

  • Oakland 8.2
  • County 7.8
  • California 8.3

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

  • Here 0.5
  • County 0.5
  • California 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Oakland 66.7%
  • Alameda County 68.7%
  • State 68.4%

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

Ten percent of households in Oakland 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 10.5%
  • County 9.8%
  • State 9.7%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Oakland 4.2%
  • Alameda County 4.3%
  • California 4.6%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Oakland 6.7
  • Alameda County 6.8
  • California 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Oakland 24.7%
  • Alameda County 25.6%
  • California 26.9%

Forty eight percent of Oakland residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 48.4%
  • Alameda County 46.6%
  • State 47.9%

Sixteen percent of Oakland 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 one 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 four percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty five 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 three 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 1.5 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Oakland 16.4%
  • County 17.7%
  • State 19.2%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 31.3%
  • County 32.7%
  • California 34.1%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Oakland 33.9%
  • County 32.9%
  • State 32.8%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Oakland 25.1%
  • Alameda County 24.6%
  • State 22.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 42.8%
  • County 44.4%
  • California 42.4%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Oakland 6.2
  • County 6.2
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Oakland 2.6
  • County 2.5
  • State 2.6

Average hours a day using computer

  • Oakland 1.5
  • County 1.4
  • State 1.4

Nine percent of Oakland residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Four 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 one percent are overweight. Seventeen 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. Ten percent of people living in Oakland have ever received a blood transfusion. Eighteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Nineteen percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Three percent have ever been told they had gout. Two percent have congestive heart failure. Two percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Two percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Three percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. One percent have ever had emphysema. Five percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Five percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 9.0%
  • County 9.0%
  • California 9.2%

People with anemia (%)

  • Oakland 4.2%
  • County 3.5%
  • California 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • Alameda County 3.1%
  • California 3.1%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 31.0%
  • Alameda County 30.3%
  • State 31.3%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 17.5%
  • Alameda County 18.1%
  • California 20.3%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 9.5%
  • County 9.3%
  • California 9.9%

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

  • Oakland 18.3%
  • Alameda County 17.9%
  • State 20.0%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 18.7%
  • County 19.3%
  • California 20.7%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • Alameda County 3.2%
  • California 3.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Oakland 2.2%
  • Alameda County 2.2%
  • California 2.4%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Oakland 2.1%
  • Alameda County 2.4%
  • State 2.7%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Oakland 1.5%
  • Alameda County 1.6%
  • California 1.7%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Oakland 2.2%
  • Alameda County 2.6%
  • State 2.9%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Oakland 3.0%
  • Alameda County 2.9%
  • California 3.1%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Oakland 1.4%
  • Alameda County 1.8%
  • California 2.2%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 5.4%
  • County 6.1%
  • California 6.4%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 2.3%
  • Alameda County 2.4%
  • California 2.5%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 2.5%
  • County 2.6%
  • California 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Oakland 5.3%
  • County 6.1%
  • State 6.4%

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

Sixty two percent of births in Oakland were vaginal deliveries. Thirty eight percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.1 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty seven percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty nine percent of women breastfeed their children. Sixteen percent of women in Oakland have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Eight percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Sixty eight percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Seven percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Nineteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Eleven 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 62.2%
  • Alameda County 62.2%
  • State 63.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 37.8%
  • County 37.8%
  • State 36.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.1%
  • County 99.3%
  • California 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Oakland 57.4%
  • County 57.5%
  • State 58.6%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Oakland 58.7%
  • Alameda County 62.8%
  • California 61.9%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 15.8%
  • Alameda County 16.1%
  • State 16.5%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Oakland 7.7%
  • Alameda County 8.4%
  • California 8.7%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 67.6%
  • Alameda County 67.0%
  • State 68.1%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Oakland 6.6%
  • County 7.1%
  • State 6.3%

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

  • Here 19.1%
  • County 16.8%
  • State 17.9%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 11.2%
  • Alameda County 13.1%
  • California 13.8%

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

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

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 56.2%
  • County 57.0%
  • State 55.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Oakland 4.6%
  • County 4.5%
  • State 4.7%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 44.2%
  • Alameda County 39.7%
  • State 39.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 7.8%
  • County 7.7%
  • State 7.5%

People in Oakland spend $363 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 23 percent of their income. The average family in Oakland spends $85 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $146 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $29 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Oakland $363
  • Alameda County $372
  • California $372

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

  • Here 23.1%
  • County 21.7%
  • California 22.6%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Oakland $85
  • County $83
  • California $83

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Oakland 4.4%
  • County 4.2%
  • California 4.4%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $146
  • Alameda County $155
  • California $148

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 7.7%
  • Alameda County 7.3%
  • California 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $29
  • County $29
  • State $29

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Oakland 1.1%
  • County 1.1%
  • State 1.1%

People living in Oakland report their general condition of hearing on average at 83 percent. Eighty six percent of them can usually hear and understand, without the use of a hearing aid or any other listening devices, what a person says without seeing his or her face if that person whispers to them from across a quiet room. Ninety six percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Fourteen percent of Oakland 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. Twelve percent of people in Oakland had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Oakland 82.5%
  • Alameda County 81.7%
  • California 80.6%

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

  • Oakland 85.7%
  • County 84.1%
  • California 82.6%

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

  • Oakland 96.4%
  • County 96.1%
  • State 95.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 14.4%
  • Alameda County 15.5%
  • California 17.2%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Oakland 32.5%
  • County 34.3%
  • California 38.3%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Oakland 12.4%
  • Alameda County 12.5%
  • California 13.3%

Twenty three percent of Oakland 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 23.3%
  • Alameda County 22.7%
  • State 23.4%

Fourteen percent of Oakland 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. Eighteen percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Seven percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Eight percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Six 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 13.6%
  • County 13.8%
  • California 15.3%

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

  • Oakland 18.4%
  • Alameda County 18.7%
  • California 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 7.3%
  • Alameda County 7.0%
  • California 7.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Oakland 8.2%
  • Alameda County 8.1%
  • State 9.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Oakland 6.5%
  • Alameda County 6.0%
  • State 6.1%
Table of Contents