Health and Nutrition of Paulsboro, NJ Residents

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Fifty percent of Paulsboro 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 three frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 49.6%
  • County 50.2%
  • State 49.9%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Paulsboro 20.5
  • County 21.3
  • State 20.5

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Paulsboro 3.4
  • Gloucester County 3.6
  • State 3.6

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

  • Here 1.7
  • Gloucester County 1.8
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 1.5
  • Gloucester County 1.8
  • State 1.9

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Paulsboro 3.1
  • County 3.6
  • State 3.2

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

The average Paulsboro resident last visited a dentist two years ago (including all types of dentists, such as, orthodontists, oral surgeons, and all other dental specialists, as well as dental hygienists). Fifteen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Paulsboro residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 47 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 23 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.1
  • County 1.9
  • State 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Paulsboro 15.3%
  • Gloucester County 15.3%
  • State 15.1%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Paulsboro 19.9%
  • Gloucester County 21.2%
  • New Jersey 20.7%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 46.8%
  • County 47.6%
  • New Jersey 47.4%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Paulsboro 2.8
  • County 2.9
  • New Jersey 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Paulsboro 3.1
  • County 2.8
  • New Jersey 2.9

Average number of teeth

  • Paulsboro 22.6
  • County 23.0
  • New Jersey 23.1

The average height of Paulsboro residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 182 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty percent of people living here are obese. Fifty one percent have ever been obese. Thirty six percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Paulsboro 66.5
  • Gloucester County 67.0
  • State 66.5

Average weight (pounds)

  • Paulsboro 181.6
  • County 180.5
  • State 178.1

Average BMI

  • Here 29.2
  • Gloucester County 28.7
  • New Jersey 28.6

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 40.1%
  • County 36.9%
  • State 36.9%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Paulsboro 51.3%
  • Gloucester County 48.6%
  • State 48.1%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Paulsboro 35.6%
  • Gloucester County 35.8%
  • New Jersey 35.7%

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

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Paulsboro 62.8%
  • Gloucester County 63.9%
  • New Jersey 60.9%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 21.1%
  • Gloucester County 23.6%
  • State 22.1%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 18.9%
  • Gloucester County 21.6%
  • New Jersey 20.2%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Paulsboro 2.7%
  • County 3.1%
  • State 2.6%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Paulsboro 9.3%
  • County 12.8%
  • New Jersey 11.8%

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

Eleven percent of people living in Paulsboro 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 (%)

  • Paulsboro 10.8%
  • Gloucester County 9.4%
  • State 10.0%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 47.3%
  • County 46.8%
  • State 47.6%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Paulsboro 3.4%
  • Gloucester County 3.0%
  • New Jersey 3.0%

Paulsboro 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

  • Paulsboro 1.2
  • Gloucester County 1.1
  • New Jersey 1.1

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

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 11.2%
  • County 11.3%
  • New Jersey 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 5.6%
  • County 5.3%
  • State 5.2%

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

  • Here 65.9%
  • Gloucester County 68.3%
  • New Jersey 66.2%

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

  • Here 25.0%
  • Gloucester County 29.5%
  • State 27.2%

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

  • Paulsboro 12.6%
  • Gloucester County 16.4%
  • State 14.9%

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

  • Paulsboro 18.7%
  • County 22.3%
  • State 19.9%

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

  • Paulsboro 37.6%
  • Gloucester County 42.9%
  • New Jersey 38.7%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Paulsboro 76.1%
  • County 75.9%
  • State 75.3%

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

  • Paulsboro 25.0%
  • Gloucester County 22.2%
  • State 22.3%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 24.7%
  • Gloucester County 24.6%
  • State 23.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Paulsboro 46.0%
  • Gloucester County 42.6%
  • New Jersey 43.2%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Paulsboro 19.6%
  • County 18.6%
  • New Jersey 18.7%

Thirty one percent of people living in Paulsboro use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Paulsboro 31.1%
  • Gloucester County 37.9%
  • New Jersey 34.9%

Twenty six percent of Paulsboro residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty seven percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Thirty nine 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 one percent often feel badly about themselves, that they are a failure or have let themselves or their families down. Eighteen percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Fifteen 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 25.5%
  • County 25.5%
  • State 25.8%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Paulsboro 27.1%
  • Gloucester County 26.7%
  • State 26.7%

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

  • Paulsboro 39.1%
  • Gloucester County 41.9%
  • State 40.5%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Paulsboro 50.5%
  • County 51.4%
  • State 50.8%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Paulsboro 27.6%
  • Gloucester County 26.6%
  • State 27.2%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 21.1%
  • Gloucester County 20.9%
  • New Jersey 20.4%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 18.2%
  • Gloucester County 18.9%
  • State 18.8%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 14.7%
  • Gloucester County 13.2%
  • State 13.5%

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

  • Paulsboro 4.7%
  • Gloucester County 4.3%
  • New Jersey 4.3%

Paulsboro residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Paulsboro 2.1
  • Gloucester County 2.1
  • State 2.0

Seventy seven percent of people living in Paulsboro have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Twelve percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 4.7 days per month on average. They have 5.2 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 22 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Paulsboro 77.2%
  • County 80.7%
  • State 78.8%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Paulsboro 12.0%
  • County 10.4%
  • State 11.3%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.7
  • Gloucester County 5.2
  • New Jersey 4.8

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.2
  • Gloucester County 5.6
  • New Jersey 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Paulsboro 21.9
  • County 23.3
  • New Jersey 21.6

Ninety seven percent of Paulsboro 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 four percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty four percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Seven percent of males in Paulsboro have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety seven percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Seventy eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty six percent have ever had anal sex. Fourteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Paulsboro 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 23 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 5.6 men on average. They have had 3.3 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Paulsboro were 19 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on eight men in their lifetime. Twelve percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Paulsboro has vaginal or anal sex 59 times a year. Fifty one percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Paulsboro 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 13 men on average. They have had 11 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy nine percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 97.1%
  • Gloucester County 97.3%
  • New Jersey 97.2%

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

  • Here 94.6%
  • County 94.7%
  • State 94.0%

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

  • Here 84.4%
  • County 87.9%
  • New Jersey 85.3%

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

  • Paulsboro 43.6%
  • County 48.8%
  • State 47.2%

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

  • Here 7.1%
  • Gloucester County 6.1%
  • State 6.3%

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

  • Paulsboro 96.9%
  • Gloucester County 97.3%
  • New Jersey 96.9%

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

  • Here 78.0%
  • County 86.4%
  • New Jersey 83.3%

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

  • Here 35.6%
  • Gloucester County 38.6%
  • State 37.8%

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

  • Here 14.2%
  • County 11.1%
  • New Jersey 11.3%

Average age people first had sex

  • Paulsboro 16.8
  • County 16.8
  • New Jersey 17.0

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

  • Here 25.4
  • Gloucester County 26.0
  • New Jersey 26.5

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

  • Here 20.3
  • County 21.2
  • New Jersey 21.1

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

  • Paulsboro 22.9
  • Gloucester County 21.8
  • State 21.9

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

  • Paulsboro 3.5
  • County 5.1
  • State 4.8

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

  • Here 5.6
  • Gloucester County 3.3
  • State 2.7

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

  • Paulsboro 3.3
  • Gloucester County 1.9
  • New Jersey 1.6

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

  • Here 18.7
  • County 19.7
  • New Jersey 19.9

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

  • Here 7.8
  • Gloucester County 5.7
  • New Jersey 4.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Paulsboro 12.0%
  • County 7.8%
  • State 9.5%

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

  • Here 58.5
  • Gloucester County 62.5
  • State 59.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 51.1%
  • Gloucester County 56.5%
  • State 51.8%

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

  • Here 12.6
  • County 11.0
  • New Jersey 10.3

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

  • Here 10.7
  • County 9.7
  • State 8.9

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

  • Here 0.6
  • Gloucester County 0.5
  • New Jersey 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Paulsboro 78.8%
  • Gloucester County 83.2%
  • State 75.5%

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

Eleven percent of households in Paulsboro 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 11.2%
  • County 9.8%
  • State 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Paulsboro 4.4%
  • Gloucester County 4.4%
  • State 4.4%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.8
  • Gloucester County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Paulsboro 29.5%
  • County 31.5%
  • State 29.3%

Fifty one percent of Paulsboro residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Paulsboro 51.0%
  • Gloucester County 50.5%
  • New Jersey 48.7%

Nineteen percent of Paulsboro 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 three percent of people do moderate-intensity activities at work that cause small increases in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking or carrying light loads for at least 10 minutes continuously. Thirty percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty 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 four 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 1.3 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 18.6%
  • County 22.3%
  • State 20.0%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 32.9%
  • County 38.2%
  • State 35.4%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 29.6%
  • Gloucester County 29.1%
  • New Jersey 30.3%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 19.9%
  • County 20.6%
  • New Jersey 21.0%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 43.8%
  • County 44.3%
  • New Jersey 42.8%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Paulsboro 6.1
  • Gloucester County 6.1
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.9
  • Gloucester County 2.7
  • State 2.7

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.3
  • County 1.2
  • New Jersey 1.3

Eleven percent of Paulsboro 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 four percent are overweight. Twenty 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 Paulsboro have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty four percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Three percent have congestive heart failure. Three percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Three 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. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Seven percent have another thyroid problem. Four 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 (%)

  • Paulsboro 10.8%
  • Gloucester County 10.3%
  • New Jersey 9.8%

People with anemia (%)

  • Paulsboro 4.4%
  • Gloucester County 3.2%
  • State 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • Gloucester County 4.1%
  • New Jersey 3.5%

People with overweight (%)

  • Paulsboro 34.2%
  • Gloucester County 34.1%
  • New Jersey 33.6%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Paulsboro 20.1%
  • Gloucester County 18.2%
  • New Jersey 18.9%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 11.8%
  • Gloucester County 11.0%
  • New Jersey 11.2%

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

  • Paulsboro 19.8%
  • Gloucester County 17.8%
  • State 19.0%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 24.3%
  • Gloucester County 25.1%
  • State 24.3%

People with gout (%)

  • Paulsboro 4.0%
  • Gloucester County 3.7%
  • New Jersey 3.7%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • Gloucester County 3.1%
  • New Jersey 3.1%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Paulsboro 2.9%
  • County 2.9%
  • State 3.0%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.1%
  • Gloucester County 2.1%
  • New Jersey 2.1%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Paulsboro 3.4%
  • County 3.6%
  • New Jersey 3.5%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Paulsboro 4.2%
  • Gloucester County 3.6%
  • New Jersey 3.6%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Paulsboro 2.1%
  • County 3.0%
  • State 2.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 7.2%
  • County 7.7%
  • New Jersey 7.3%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Paulsboro 4.0%
  • County 3.7%
  • New Jersey 3.3%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Paulsboro 2.4%
  • Gloucester County 2.7%
  • State 2.8%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 8.7%
  • County 9.0%
  • State 8.3%

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

Sixty six percent of births in Paulsboro were vaginal deliveries. Thirty four percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.2 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty one percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Forty six percent of women breastfeed their children. Twenty three percent of women in Paulsboro have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Twelve percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy one percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Seven percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Eighteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Fifteen 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 (%)

  • Paulsboro 65.6%
  • Gloucester County 62.7%
  • State 63.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Paulsboro 34.4%
  • Gloucester County 37.3%
  • New Jersey 36.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Paulsboro 99.2%
  • Gloucester County 99.3%
  • New Jersey 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Paulsboro 60.6%
  • County 58.7%
  • State 59.2%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 46.5%
  • Gloucester County 56.7%
  • New Jersey 57.2%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 22.9%
  • Gloucester County 21.7%
  • State 21.0%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 12.0%
  • County 11.8%
  • State 11.2%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Paulsboro 71.3%
  • Gloucester County 77.3%
  • New Jersey 72.5%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Paulsboro 6.7%
  • County 9.6%
  • State 7.4%

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

  • Paulsboro 18.3%
  • County 15.7%
  • New Jersey 16.4%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 15.1%
  • County 18.4%
  • State 17.1%

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

People living in Paulsboro report their general health condition on average at 56 percent. Four percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 43 percent of Paulsboro residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Paulsboro are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Paulsboro 55.8%
  • Gloucester County 57.1%
  • State 56.2%

Blood donors (%)

  • Paulsboro 4.0%
  • Gloucester County 4.7%
  • New Jersey 4.5%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Paulsboro 42.6%
  • Gloucester County 40.4%
  • State 40.1%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Paulsboro 8.4%
  • Gloucester County 8.7%
  • State 8.2%

People in Paulsboro spend $353 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 Paulsboro spends $71 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $131 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is six percent of their income. They also spend $23 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $353
  • Gloucester County $361
  • State $365

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

  • Paulsboro 25.2%
  • Gloucester County 22.8%
  • State 22.7%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $71
  • Gloucester County $73
  • New Jersey $78

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Paulsboro 4.2%
  • Gloucester County 4.2%
  • New Jersey 4.2%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Paulsboro $131
  • Gloucester County $145
  • New Jersey $146

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 6.2%
  • Gloucester County 6.7%
  • State 6.9%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Paulsboro $23
  • County $25
  • State $26

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.2%
  • Gloucester County 1.2%
  • State 1.2%

People living in Paulsboro report their general condition of hearing on average at 80 percent. Eighty one percent of them can usually hear and understand, without the use of a hearing aid or any other listening devices, what a person says without seeing his or her face if that person whispers to them from across a quiet room. Ninety five percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Nineteen percent of Paulsboro population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Thirty eight 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. Fourteen percent of people in Paulsboro had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Paulsboro 79.8%
  • Gloucester County 79.3%
  • State 79.7%

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

  • Here 81.4%
  • County 78.6%
  • State 80.7%

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

  • Here 95.1%
  • Gloucester County 95.0%
  • New Jersey 95.3%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 19.2%
  • Gloucester County 19.6%
  • State 18.4%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Paulsboro 38.4%
  • Gloucester County 42.6%
  • State 39.8%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 14.3%
  • Gloucester County 15.4%
  • State 14.1%

Twenty seven percent of Paulsboro 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 (%)

  • Paulsboro 26.6%
  • County 25.2%
  • State 25.4%

Eighteen percent of Paulsboro 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 three percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Ten 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. Nine 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 18.0%
  • Gloucester County 17.3%
  • State 16.9%

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

  • Here 23.4%
  • County 23.5%
  • New Jersey 22.7%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 10.3%
  • Gloucester County 8.7%
  • New Jersey 8.6%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 10.2%
  • County 9.2%
  • State 9.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Paulsboro 8.9%
  • County 7.3%
  • New Jersey 7.4%
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