Health and Nutrition of Peru, NE Residents

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Forty nine percent of Peru 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 six 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 three of these meals from a fast-food or pizza place. People here eat two "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat four frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 48.6%
  • County 48.1%
  • State 47.5%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 20.9
  • County 22.6
  • State 22.1

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 5.9
  • County 3.1
  • Nebraska 3.5

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

  • Here 2.7
  • Nemaha County 1.7
  • Nebraska 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Peru 1.9
  • Nemaha County 1.5
  • Nebraska 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Peru 4.2
  • Nemaha County 3.7
  • State 4.1

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

The average Peru 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). Peru residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 49 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 25 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 1.9
  • Nemaha County 2.2
  • Nebraska 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Peru 14.1%
  • County 18.0%
  • Nebraska 18.3%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 19.8%
  • County 22.5%
  • Nebraska 22.3%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Peru 49.5%
  • County 42.8%
  • Nebraska 43.2%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Peru 2.5
  • Nemaha County 2.7
  • State 2.5

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.7
  • County 2.6
  • Nebraska 2.8

Average number of teeth

  • Here 25.3
  • County 20.8
  • State 21.6

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

The average height of Peru residents 16 years and older is 70 inches. The average weight is 198 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty five percent of people living here are obese. Forty eight percent have ever been obese. Twenty seven percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 70.1
  • Nemaha County 66.6
  • Nebraska 66.9

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 197.9
  • Nemaha County 179.8
  • Nebraska 179.6

Average BMI

  • Peru 28.2
  • Nemaha County 29.0
  • State 28.5

People that are obese (%)

  • Peru 34.5%
  • Nemaha County 38.5%
  • State 37.0%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 47.7%
  • County 51.7%
  • Nebraska 49.4%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Peru 27.4%
  • County 33.1%
  • Nebraska 32.6%

Seventy percent of Peru residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty four percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty three percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Three percent have ever used heroin. Thirteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Peru 69.5%
  • Nemaha County 64.1%
  • State 66.8%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 23.8%
  • Nemaha County 26.9%
  • Nebraska 26.1%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 22.5%
  • County 24.4%
  • Nebraska 23.3%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Peru 3.4%
  • County 3.7%
  • State 3.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 13.3%
  • County 15.3%
  • State 15.1%

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

  • Here 8.6%
  • Nemaha County 12.1%
  • Nebraska 10.4%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 41.9%
  • Nemaha County 45.6%
  • Nebraska 46.0%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Peru 3.9%
  • County 3.5%
  • Nebraska 3.1%

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

Peru 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 0.8
  • Nemaha County 1.2
  • Nebraska 1.2

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

Eleven percent of Peru 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. Three percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Seventy three percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty one percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Twenty five percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty seven percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Thirty nine percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 11.4%
  • Nemaha County 13.0%
  • State 12.0%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Peru 3.3%
  • Nemaha County 5.2%
  • State 6.4%

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

  • Peru 72.6%
  • County 70.1%
  • Nebraska 69.4%

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

  • Peru 31.3%
  • County 32.5%
  • State 28.2%

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

  • Peru 24.6%
  • Nemaha County 16.5%
  • State 16.4%

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

  • Peru 27.5%
  • Nemaha County 22.9%
  • Nebraska 23.7%

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

  • Peru 39.1%
  • Nemaha County 44.7%
  • Nebraska 41.3%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Peru 75.6%
  • Nemaha County 74.5%
  • Nebraska 72.2%

Eighteen percent of people living in Peru have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty three percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty two percent of people in Peru frequently check their blood cholesterol. Fifteen 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 (%)

  • Peru 17.8%
  • County 26.1%
  • Nebraska 23.5%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 22.9%
  • County 26.1%
  • State 25.7%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Peru 32.0%
  • County 43.6%
  • Nebraska 40.2%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 14.6%
  • Nemaha County 23.6%
  • State 20.1%

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

Thirty six percent of people living in Peru use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 36.3%
  • Nemaha County 32.6%
  • Nebraska 32.3%

Twenty three percent of Peru residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Nineteen percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Forty six percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty one 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. Twenty two percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Eleven 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. Three 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 22.7%
  • County 26.9%
  • Nebraska 27.0%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Peru 19.4%
  • County 30.9%
  • Nebraska 27.8%

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

  • Peru 40.0%
  • County 43.3%
  • State 42.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 46.2%
  • Nemaha County 52.8%
  • Nebraska 51.8%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Peru 21.2%
  • Nemaha County 28.8%
  • Nebraska 29.2%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Peru 19.7%
  • County 22.2%
  • State 22.3%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Peru 21.7%
  • Nemaha County 20.2%
  • State 19.9%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 11.4%
  • County 15.9%
  • Nebraska 15.3%

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

  • Peru 2.6%
  • County 5.3%
  • State 4.5%

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

Peru residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Peru 1.5
  • County 2.4
  • State 2.2

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

Ninety percent of people living in Peru have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Six percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 6.6 days per month on average. They have 7.9 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 36 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Peru 89.8%
  • County 76.2%
  • Nebraska 80.7%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 6.0%
  • Nemaha County 13.7%
  • State 10.5%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 6.6
  • County 4.6
  • State 4.8

Average drinks/week

  • Here 7.9
  • Nemaha County 5.9
  • State 5.8

Average days/year people drink much

  • Peru 35.7
  • County 25.8
  • Nebraska 24.8

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

Ninety four percent of Peru 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. Eighty eight percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Forty three percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Five percent of males in Peru 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 four percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty seven percent have ever had anal sex. Ten percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Peru 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 30 women. He has vaginal sex with 18 women. People living here were on average 18 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on 10 women. People in Peru were 17 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. Nine percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Peru has vaginal or anal sex 52 times a year. Forty eight percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Peru 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with six men on average. They have had six male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Ninety percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 94.4%
  • County 97.2%
  • Nebraska 97.4%

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

  • Peru 91.9%
  • Nemaha County 94.9%
  • State 94.4%

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

  • Peru 88.4%
  • County 88.2%
  • State 87.5%

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

  • Here 43.4%
  • Nemaha County 51.2%
  • State 50.8%

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

  • Peru 5.0%
  • County 6.1%
  • State 5.2%

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

  • Here 98.2%
  • Nemaha County 97.8%
  • Nebraska 97.3%

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

  • Here 84.4%
  • County 85.8%
  • Nebraska 84.6%

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

  • Here 47.2%
  • County 37.2%
  • Nebraska 40.2%

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

  • Peru 10.2%
  • Nemaha County 10.6%
  • Nebraska 13.1%

Average age people first had sex

  • Peru 16.7
  • Nemaha County 16.5
  • State 16.4

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

  • Here 29.8
  • County 27.6
  • Nebraska 27.4

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

  • Peru 18.0
  • Nemaha County 22.8
  • Nebraska 21.9

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

  • Here 18.1
  • Nemaha County 20.9
  • State 21.1

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

  • Peru 9.7
  • Nemaha County 5.8
  • Nebraska 5.7

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

  • Peru 17.2
  • County 20.0
  • Nebraska 20.7

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Peru 9.2%
  • Nemaha County 8.2%
  • Nebraska 9.0%

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

  • Here 51.6
  • County 69.4
  • Nebraska 64.8

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Peru 48.1%
  • County 54.7%
  • State 55.2%

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

  • Peru 6.2
  • Nemaha County 12.3
  • Nebraska 12.5

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

  • Peru 5.9
  • County 11.1
  • State 11.0

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

  • Here 0.6
  • Nemaha County 0.5
  • State 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Here 90.1%
  • Nemaha County 84.4%
  • State 82.0%

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

Eight percent of households in Peru 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 (%)

  • Peru 7.9%
  • County 9.4%
  • State 10.5%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Peru 4.4%
  • Nemaha County 4.5%
  • Nebraska 4.3%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Peru 6.8
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Peru 29.2%
  • County 34.2%
  • Nebraska 32.3%

Fifty three percent of Peru residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Peru 52.8%
  • Nemaha County 55.9%
  • State 55.5%

Thirty seven percent of Peru 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. Fifty six 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. Forty percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Thirty four 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 seven 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 1.7 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Peru 36.8%
  • County 25.7%
  • State 22.6%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Peru 56.2%
  • County 39.9%
  • Nebraska 37.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Peru 40.3%
  • Nemaha County 24.0%
  • Nebraska 30.8%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Peru 34.3%
  • Nemaha County 13.5%
  • State 16.3%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 46.6%
  • County 37.1%
  • Nebraska 39.5%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Peru 6.1
  • County 5.8
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Peru 2.6
  • County 3.0
  • State 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.7
  • Nemaha County 1.1
  • Nebraska 1.2

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

Nine percent of Peru residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Two 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. Sixteen 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. Seven percent of people living in Peru have ever received a blood transfusion. Twelve percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Nineteen percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Five 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. Two percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Four percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Seven percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 9.4%
  • County 11.0%
  • State 12.1%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 1.7%
  • County 3.0%
  • State 3.6%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Peru 3.0%
  • County 4.4%
  • State 3.8%

People with overweight (%)

  • Peru 31.2%
  • County 34.4%
  • Nebraska 33.0%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Peru 16.1%
  • County 20.3%
  • State 24.7%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 7.4%
  • Nemaha County 12.5%
  • State 12.3%

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

  • Peru 11.8%
  • County 20.6%
  • State 20.7%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Peru 18.7%
  • County 30.6%
  • Nebraska 27.2%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • Nemaha County 3.8%
  • Nebraska 3.9%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Peru 2.9%
  • Nemaha County 4.9%
  • Nebraska 4.1%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • Nemaha County 4.2%
  • Nebraska 3.5%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Peru 1.8%
  • Nemaha County 3.2%
  • Nebraska 2.3%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • County 5.0%
  • State 4.3%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Peru 1.9%
  • County 5.1%
  • State 4.4%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Peru 2.1%
  • Nemaha County 4.3%
  • Nebraska 4.4%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • Nemaha County 8.7%
  • State 7.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 2.2%
  • County 4.9%
  • State 4.3%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Peru 2.4%
  • Nemaha County 2.9%
  • Nebraska 4.1%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 7.1%
  • Nemaha County 10.0%
  • Nebraska 9.1%

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

Fifty nine percent of births in Peru were vaginal deliveries. Forty one percent of deliveries were cesarean. 97.2 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty two percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Seventy nine percent of women breastfeed their children. Thirteen percent of women in Peru have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Five percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Seventy six percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Four percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Seventeen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Seven 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 (%)

  • Peru 58.8%
  • Nemaha County 67.7%
  • Nebraska 67.3%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Here 41.2%
  • Nemaha County 32.3%
  • Nebraska 32.7%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Peru 97.2%
  • County 99.4%
  • State 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 62.2%
  • County 62.3%
  • Nebraska 61.4%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Peru 79.5%
  • County 45.8%
  • Nebraska 51.7%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Peru 13.0%
  • County 27.1%
  • Nebraska 22.9%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Peru 5.0%
  • County 15.1%
  • State 12.4%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Peru 76.4%
  • Nemaha County 71.4%
  • State 72.5%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 4.3%
  • County 8.6%
  • State 7.1%

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

  • Here 16.6%
  • Nemaha County 14.0%
  • State 16.4%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Peru 7.0%
  • Nemaha County 21.0%
  • Nebraska 17.7%

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

People living in Peru report their general health condition on average at 61 percent. Ten percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 36 percent of Peru residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Ten percent of people living in Peru are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Peru 60.6%
  • Nemaha County 53.2%
  • Nebraska 54.0%

Blood donors (%)

  • Peru 10.1%
  • Nemaha County 3.7%
  • Nebraska 3.8%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Peru 36.1%
  • County 32.8%
  • State 38.9%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 9.6%
  • County 8.4%
  • State 8.1%

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

People in Peru spend $301 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 17 percent of their income. The average family in Peru spends $83 on food at other stores monthly. This is seven percent of their income. They spend $177 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is 19 percent of their income. They also spend $25 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is three percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Peru $301
  • County $349
  • Nebraska $363

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

  • Here 16.9%
  • County 23.9%
  • Nebraska 25.8%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Here $83
  • Nemaha County $67
  • Nebraska $66

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Peru 7.5%
  • Nemaha County 4.0%
  • Nebraska 4.0%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Peru $177
  • County $116
  • State $130

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Peru 18.8%
  • County 5.8%
  • State 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Peru $25
  • County $21
  • Nebraska $23

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • County 1.2%
  • Nebraska 1.2%

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

People living in Peru report their general condition of hearing on average at 79 percent. Eighty two 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 four percent of Peru population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Sixty one 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. Twenty one percent of people in Peru had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Peru 79.0%
  • Nemaha County 75.1%
  • State 77.6%

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

  • Peru 81.9%
  • Nemaha County 73.3%
  • Nebraska 76.0%

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

  • Peru 93.1%
  • County 93.4%
  • Nebraska 94.4%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Peru 23.7%
  • Nemaha County 22.6%
  • State 22.0%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Peru 61.2%
  • County 50.6%
  • Nebraska 46.1%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Peru 20.5%
  • County 15.5%
  • State 16.3%

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

Twenty seven percent of Peru 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 27.0%
  • Nemaha County 29.0%
  • State 25.7%

Fifteen percent of Peru 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 percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Five 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. Five 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 15.3%
  • Nemaha County 21.0%
  • Nebraska 21.7%

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

  • Here 19.8%
  • Nemaha County 27.8%
  • Nebraska 27.9%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 5.2%
  • County 11.0%
  • State 10.6%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 7.8%
  • County 11.9%
  • Nebraska 11.7%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Here 5.3%
  • Nemaha County 9.3%
  • Nebraska 8.6%

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

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