Health and Nutrition of Owens Cross Roads, AL Residents

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Forty four percent of Owens Cross Roads residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 24 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 five frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 43.7%
  • Madison County 50.6%
  • State 48.5%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 23.7
  • County 20.6
  • Alabama 20.9

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Owens Cross Roads 3.0
  • Madison County 3.8
  • State 3.5

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

  • Here 2.0
  • Madison County 1.9
  • State 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Owens Cross Roads 1.5
  • Madison County 1.8
  • State 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Owens Cross Roads 4.6
  • Madison County 3.5
  • State 3.5

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

The average Owens Cross Roads resident last visited a dentist three years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Twenty three percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty five percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Owens Cross Roads residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 36 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 two 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 19 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Owens Cross Roads 2.5
  • Madison County 1.9
  • Alabama 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 23.1%
  • County 15.3%
  • Alabama 16.8%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 25.0%
  • Madison County 20.3%
  • Alabama 21.5%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 36.4%
  • County 48.4%
  • Alabama 44.8%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.0
  • County 2.9
  • State 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Owens Cross Roads 2.7
  • County 2.9
  • Alabama 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Here 18.7
  • County 23.3
  • Alabama 22.2

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

The average height of Owens Cross Roads residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 180 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Thirty eight percent of people living here are obese. Fifty two percent have ever been obese. Twenty seven percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Owens Cross Roads 66.9
  • Madison County 67.0
  • Alabama 66.8

Average weight (pounds)

  • Owens Cross Roads 179.8
  • Madison County 181.8
  • State 182.5

Average BMI

  • Here 28.6
  • County 28.8
  • State 29.0

People that are obese (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 38.4%
  • County 37.8%
  • State 39.5%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 52.4%
  • Madison County 48.8%
  • State 51.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 27.4%
  • County 36.0%
  • State 34.3%

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

Sixty nine percent of Owens Cross Roads residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Thirty percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty five percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Five percent have ever used heroin. Nineteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 69.5%
  • Madison County 63.5%
  • Alabama 64.3%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 30.1%
  • County 21.4%
  • State 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 25.4%
  • County 19.3%
  • State 20.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 5.0%
  • Madison County 2.9%
  • State 3.3%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 18.8%
  • Madison County 10.6%
  • Alabama 11.3%

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

Thirteen percent of people living in Owens Cross Roads 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. Four percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Here 12.6%
  • Madison County 10.0%
  • State 11.0%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 45.9%
  • County 48.1%
  • State 47.6%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 3.7%
  • Madison County 3.2%
  • State 3.5%

Owens Cross Roads 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
  • Alabama 1.2

Twelve percent of Owens Cross Roads 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. Eight percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Seventy percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty five percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Sixteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty six percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 12.5%
  • County 10.7%
  • Alabama 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 7.9%
  • Madison County 5.6%
  • State 6.0%

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

  • Here 69.9%
  • County 66.6%
  • Alabama 66.8%

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

  • Here 24.7%
  • County 27.7%
  • State 26.5%

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

  • Owens Cross Roads 16.2%
  • Madison County 14.6%
  • State 14.8%

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

  • Owens Cross Roads 26.1%
  • Madison County 21.0%
  • Alabama 20.7%

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

  • Owens Cross Roads 39.8%
  • County 41.5%
  • Alabama 39.3%

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

Sixty eight percent of people living in Owens Cross Roads are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 68.3%
  • County 76.5%
  • State 74.6%

Twenty seven percent of people living in Owens Cross Roads have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty eight percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty nine percent of people in Owens Cross Roads 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 26.7%
  • Madison County 23.0%
  • State 25.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 27.8%
  • County 24.3%
  • State 25.5%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 39.2%
  • County 43.9%
  • State 43.9%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 23.8%
  • Madison County 18.4%
  • Alabama 20.0%

Twenty four percent of people living in Owens Cross Roads use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 23.9%
  • County 34.8%
  • State 30.3%

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

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

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Here 29.3%
  • County 24.9%
  • State 26.6%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 30.4%
  • Madison County 25.5%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • Here 44.6%
  • Madison County 40.3%
  • State 41.1%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 53.4%
  • County 50.3%
  • Alabama 50.8%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 32.8%
  • Madison County 26.7%
  • Alabama 28.6%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 24.8%
  • County 20.7%
  • Alabama 21.3%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 20.7%
  • Madison County 18.0%
  • State 18.7%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 18.3%
  • County 12.4%
  • Alabama 14.4%

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

  • Owens Cross Roads 5.2%
  • County 3.9%
  • Alabama 4.5%

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

Owens Cross Roads residents on average take three prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Owens Cross Roads 2.6
  • Madison County 2.0
  • Alabama 2.2

Eighty two percent of people living in Owens Cross Roads have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Ten percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.2 days per month on average. They have 6.3 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 30 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 81.5%
  • Madison County 80.1%
  • State 78.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 9.7%
  • County 10.2%
  • State 11.2%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.2
  • County 5.2
  • State 4.8

Average drinks/week

  • Here 6.3
  • Madison County 5.4
  • Alabama 5.6

Average days/year people drink much

  • Owens Cross Roads 30.2
  • Madison County 22.3
  • Alabama 24.3

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

Ninety eight percent of Owens Cross Roads residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety six percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty five percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Three percent of males in Owens Cross Roads 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. Eighty one percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty percent have ever had anal sex. Fourteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Owens Cross Roads 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 30 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. People in Owens Cross Roads were 23 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on four men in their lifetime. Ten percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Owens Cross Roads has vaginal or anal sex 65 times a year. Fifty five percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Owens Cross Roads 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 16 men on average. They have had 14 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty three percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Owens Cross Roads 97.8%
  • Madison County 97.2%
  • Alabama 97.2%

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

  • Owens Cross Roads 95.7%
  • Madison County 94.3%
  • Alabama 94.4%

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

  • Here 88.2%
  • Madison County 86.6%
  • Alabama 85.2%

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

  • Owens Cross Roads 54.9%
  • County 45.1%
  • Alabama 46.7%

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

  • Here 3.2%
  • County 6.2%
  • Alabama 5.6%

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

  • Owens Cross Roads 97.3%
  • County 97.0%
  • Alabama 97.1%

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

  • Here 80.7%
  • County 82.5%
  • Alabama 80.9%

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

  • Owens Cross Roads 39.7%
  • Madison County 36.9%
  • State 37.4%

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

  • Owens Cross Roads 14.1%
  • County 12.0%
  • State 13.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Owens Cross Roads 15.8
  • County 16.9
  • Alabama 16.6

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

  • Owens Cross Roads 30.4
  • County 25.9
  • Alabama 28.5

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

  • Owens Cross Roads 24.8
  • County 20.1
  • State 22.4

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

  • Here 20.9
  • Madison County 22.1
  • State 21.9

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

  • Owens Cross Roads 6.4
  • County 4.6
  • State 4.7

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

  • Here 23.3
  • Madison County 20.0
  • Alabama 19.9

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

  • Here 4.4
  • Madison County 4.0
  • State 5.2

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 9.7%
  • County 9.3%
  • State 10.9%

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

  • Owens Cross Roads 65.0
  • County 57.8
  • Alabama 59.2

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 55.5%
  • County 54.2%
  • State 52.7%

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

  • Owens Cross Roads 15.6
  • Madison County 11.7
  • Alabama 12.0

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

  • Here 13.6
  • Madison County 10.1
  • Alabama 10.2

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

  • Owens Cross Roads 0.6
  • County 0.5
  • Alabama 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 83.1%
  • Madison County 82.4%
  • State 80.7%

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

Twelve percent of households in Owens Cross Roads 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 (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 11.7%
  • County 10.5%
  • State 11.0%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 4.2%
  • Madison County 4.1%
  • State 4.2%

Owens Cross Roads 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 6.8
  • Madison County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 35.3%
  • County 30.6%
  • State 30.9%

Sixty four percent of Owens Cross Roads residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 64.4%
  • County 50.4%
  • Alabama 54.4%

Twenty four percent of Owens Cross Roads 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 five 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 one percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Nine 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 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 1.0 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 23.9%
  • Madison County 19.6%
  • State 20.7%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 34.9%
  • Madison County 35.6%
  • Alabama 35.9%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 30.7%
  • Madison County 31.7%
  • State 30.4%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 8.9%
  • County 23.2%
  • Alabama 18.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 32.8%
  • County 44.6%
  • Alabama 40.7%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 5.8
  • County 6.3
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 3.2
  • County 2.7
  • Alabama 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.0
  • Madison County 1.3
  • State 1.2

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

Fifteen percent of Owens Cross Roads 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". 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. Thirty four 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 Owens Cross Roads have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty five 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. Six percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. Three percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Six percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Six percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Eight percent have ever had emphysema. Seven percent have another thyroid problem. Six percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Six 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 (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 15.4%
  • Madison County 11.1%
  • Alabama 11.4%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • County 3.8%
  • State 4.1%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • County 3.5%
  • Alabama 3.5%

People with overweight (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 33.1%
  • Madison County 34.4%
  • Alabama 34.4%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 33.8%
  • Madison County 19.5%
  • Alabama 21.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 14.1%
  • Madison County 11.2%
  • Alabama 12.3%

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

  • Here 25.4%
  • County 17.9%
  • Alabama 19.8%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 32.0%
  • County 24.1%
  • State 26.2%

People with gout (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 4.4%
  • Madison County 4.0%
  • State 4.1%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 5.7%
  • County 3.0%
  • Alabama 3.6%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 4.2%
  • Madison County 2.7%
  • State 3.2%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 2.5%
  • County 2.0%
  • State 2.3%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 5.7%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 3.8%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 6.0%
  • County 3.6%
  • State 4.3%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 7.5%
  • Madison County 2.9%
  • Alabama 3.3%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 7.2%
  • County 7.0%
  • State 7.1%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 5.9%
  • County 3.5%
  • State 4.1%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 6.4%
  • Madison County 3.1%
  • Alabama 3.1%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 9.2%
  • County 8.7%
  • Alabama 8.5%

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

Seventy three percent of births in Owens Cross Roads were vaginal deliveries. Twenty seven percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.6 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty five percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty four percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty five percent of women in Owens Cross Roads 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 percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Five percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Seventeen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Sixteen 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 (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 72.5%
  • County 63.1%
  • Alabama 65.9%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 27.5%
  • Madison County 36.9%
  • Alabama 34.1%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 99.6%
  • Madison County 99.3%
  • Alabama 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 65.0%
  • County 58.5%
  • State 60.6%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 43.9%
  • County 52.8%
  • State 49.0%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 24.7%
  • Madison County 20.6%
  • State 23.1%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 13.3%
  • County 11.0%
  • State 11.9%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 70.5%
  • County 75.5%
  • State 73.6%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 4.9%
  • Madison County 8.3%
  • Alabama 7.0%

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

  • Here 16.8%
  • Madison County 16.9%
  • State 17.5%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 16.4%
  • Madison County 16.4%
  • State 16.9%

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

People living in Owens Cross Roads report their general health condition on average at 49 percent. Two percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 39 percent of Owens Cross Roads residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Owens Cross Roads are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 49.1%
  • Madison County 57.1%
  • Alabama 54.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 1.9%
  • Madison County 4.9%
  • Alabama 4.1%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 38.6%
  • Madison County 44.0%
  • State 42.5%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 7.7%
  • Madison County 8.8%
  • State 8.6%

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

People in Owens Cross Roads spend $374 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 30 percent of their income. The average family in Owens Cross Roads spends $55 on food at other stores monthly. This is three percent of their income. They spend $108 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is five percent of their income. They also spend $20 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 $374
  • County $363
  • Alabama $354

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

  • Here 30.0%
  • County 23.4%
  • Alabama 25.7%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $55
  • Madison County $75
  • Alabama $70

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • County 4.1%
  • State 4.3%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $108
  • County $154
  • State $129

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 5.2%
  • County 6.9%
  • Alabama 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Owens Cross Roads $20
  • County $28
  • Alabama $24

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 1.1%
  • County 1.3%
  • State 1.3%

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

People living in Owens Cross Roads report their general condition of hearing on average at 75 percent. Sixty nine 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 three percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty seven percent of Owens Cross Roads population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Fifty 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. Eighteen percent of people in Owens Cross Roads had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 74.9%
  • Madison County 80.4%
  • State 79.1%

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

  • Owens Cross Roads 69.2%
  • Madison County 79.9%
  • Alabama 78.7%

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

  • Owens Cross Roads 92.8%
  • County 95.3%
  • Alabama 94.8%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 26.9%
  • County 18.9%
  • State 20.3%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 52.5%
  • Madison County 38.5%
  • Alabama 42.2%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 17.8%
  • Madison County 15.1%
  • Alabama 15.6%

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Twenty five percent of Owens Cross Roads 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 (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 24.5%
  • County 25.0%
  • State 26.7%

Thirty one percent of Owens Cross Roads 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. Thirty seven percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Fourteen percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Sixteen percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion. Ten percent of people here have health problems that require them to use special equipment, such as a cane, wheelchair, special bed or special telephone.

Summary

People having limitations keeping them from working (%)

  • Here 30.9%
  • County 17.3%
  • State 20.0%

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

  • Here 36.6%
  • Madison County 22.7%
  • State 26.0%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 13.8%
  • County 8.5%
  • State 10.2%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 15.7%
  • Madison County 8.8%
  • State 10.4%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Owens Cross Roads 10.4%
  • County 7.3%
  • Alabama 8.8%

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