Health and Nutrition of Phoenix, AZ Residents

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Forty seven percent of Phoenix residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 20 times per month. This includes chocolate and other flavored milks, as well as hot cocoa made with milk, and does not count small amounts of milk added to coffee or tea. People living here eat an average of 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 four frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Phoenix 46.8%
  • County 48.1%
  • State 48.4%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 19.9
  • Maricopa County 20.5
  • State 20.5

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Phoenix 3.8
  • Maricopa County 3.7
  • Arizona 3.6

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

  • Phoenix 2.0
  • County 1.9
  • Arizona 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 2.1
  • Maricopa County 2.0
  • Arizona 2.0

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Phoenix 3.7
  • County 3.7
  • State 3.6

The average Phoenix 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). Seventeen percent of people living here 30 years of age and older, are embarrassed because of their teeth, mouth or dentures. Twenty two percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Phoenix residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 45 percent. People living here aged 30 years and older, aside from brushing their teeth with toothbrush, use dental floss or any other device that clean between teeth on average three days per week. They also use mouthwash or other dental rinse products to treat dental disease or dental problems an average of three days per week. The average person living here (including children) has 24 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Phoenix 1.9
  • County 1.9
  • Arizona 1.9

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 17.3%
  • County 16.6%
  • State 16.6%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Phoenix 21.8%
  • Maricopa County 21.3%
  • Arizona 21.0%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Phoenix 45.4%
  • Maricopa County 46.1%
  • Arizona 46.1%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.8
  • County 2.8
  • State 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.9
  • County 2.9
  • State 2.9

Average number of teeth

  • Here 23.9
  • County 23.3
  • State 23.0

The average height of Phoenix residents 16 years and older is 66 inches. The average weight is 177 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty six percent of people living here are obese. Forty seven percent have ever been obese. Thirty five percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.4
  • County 66.5
  • State 66.4

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 177.4
  • County 177.8
  • State 177.7

Average BMI

  • Phoenix 28.4
  • Maricopa County 28.5
  • State 28.5

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 36.3%
  • Maricopa County 36.4%
  • Arizona 36.8%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 47.4%
  • County 47.8%
  • State 48.5%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Phoenix 35.1%
  • Maricopa County 35.2%
  • Arizona 35.3%

Sixty four percent of Phoenix residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty six 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. Two percent have ever used heroin. Fifteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 64.4%
  • County 64.2%
  • State 63.9%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 25.5%
  • Maricopa County 24.8%
  • State 24.7%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Phoenix 23.3%
  • County 22.6%
  • Arizona 22.6%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Phoenix 2.4%
  • Maricopa County 2.6%
  • State 2.5%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 15.1%
  • County 14.2%
  • State 14.1%

Eight percent of people living in Phoenix have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty four percent of people had a blood test for high sugar or diabetes within the past three years. Two percent of city residents are currently taking insulin.

Summary

Diabetics (%)

  • Phoenix 8.5%
  • Maricopa County 9.3%
  • State 9.9%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 44.2%
  • Maricopa County 45.6%
  • State 46.6%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Phoenix 2.5%
  • Maricopa County 2.7%
  • Arizona 2.8%

Phoenix 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

  • Phoenix 1.1
  • County 1.1
  • Arizona 1.1

Twelve percent of Phoenix 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 six percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty five percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Fifteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty one 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 11.7%
  • County 11.8%
  • State 11.9%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • Maricopa County 5.2%
  • Arizona 5.2%

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

  • Phoenix 65.6%
  • Maricopa County 67.2%
  • State 67.2%

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

  • Phoenix 25.1%
  • Maricopa County 27.7%
  • State 27.9%

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

  • Phoenix 15.4%
  • County 15.8%
  • State 15.9%

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

  • Phoenix 21.4%
  • Maricopa County 21.5%
  • Arizona 21.1%

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

  • Phoenix 37.8%
  • County 39.1%
  • State 38.7%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 69.8%
  • County 72.2%
  • State 72.8%

Seventeen percent of people living in Phoenix have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Twenty percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Thirty six percent of people in Phoenix 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 (%)

  • Phoenix 16.9%
  • County 19.7%
  • Arizona 20.8%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 20.3%
  • Maricopa County 22.4%
  • State 23.1%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Phoenix 35.5%
  • Maricopa County 38.7%
  • State 40.0%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Phoenix 14.6%
  • County 16.9%
  • Arizona 18.3%

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

Thirty three percent of people living in Phoenix use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Phoenix 33.1%
  • Maricopa County 34.5%
  • Arizona 34.5%

Twenty seven percent of Phoenix residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty eight percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty three percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty two percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Thirty percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty two 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. Sixteen 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 27.4%
  • Maricopa County 26.6%
  • Arizona 26.9%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Phoenix 28.2%
  • Maricopa County 27.5%
  • State 28.0%

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

  • Here 42.6%
  • County 42.1%
  • Arizona 42.2%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 52.4%
  • County 51.8%
  • State 52.1%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 29.8%
  • County 28.6%
  • Arizona 28.8%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 22.0%
  • County 21.3%
  • State 21.5%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Phoenix 20.6%
  • County 19.9%
  • Arizona 20.1%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Phoenix 15.8%
  • County 14.8%
  • Arizona 15.3%

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

  • Phoenix 4.6%
  • County 4.4%
  • Arizona 4.6%

Phoenix residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 1.6
  • Maricopa County 1.9
  • State 1.9

Eighty two percent of people living in Phoenix 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 4.6 days per month on average. They have 5.8 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 23 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 81.6%
  • County 80.8%
  • Arizona 80.6%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 9.7%
  • Maricopa County 10.2%
  • Arizona 10.4%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Phoenix 4.6
  • Maricopa County 4.7
  • State 4.7

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.8
  • Maricopa County 5.7
  • State 5.8

Average days/year people drink much

  • Phoenix 23.1
  • County 22.8
  • State 22.8

Ninety eight percent of Phoenix residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety three percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty six percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty two percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Seven percent of males in Phoenix 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 six percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty two percent have ever had anal sex. Fourteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Phoenix 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 26 women. He has vaginal sex with 22 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. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 1.8 men on average. They have had 1.0 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Phoenix were 20 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 Phoenix has vaginal or anal sex 68 times a year. Fifty three percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Phoenix 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 11 men on average. They have had nine male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.6 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Seventy one percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 97.7%
  • Maricopa County 97.6%
  • Arizona 97.6%

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

  • Here 93.1%
  • County 93.4%
  • State 93.8%

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

  • Phoenix 85.8%
  • Maricopa County 86.1%
  • Arizona 86.1%

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

  • Here 51.5%
  • County 50.5%
  • State 50.0%

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

  • Here 7.1%
  • Maricopa County 7.0%
  • State 6.8%

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

  • Phoenix 97.3%
  • County 97.3%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Phoenix 85.7%
  • Maricopa County 85.6%
  • State 85.3%

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

  • Phoenix 42.0%
  • Maricopa County 40.8%
  • Arizona 40.0%

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

  • Here 13.8%
  • Maricopa County 12.6%
  • Arizona 12.3%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 16.6
  • Maricopa County 16.7
  • Arizona 16.7

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

  • Phoenix 26.4
  • County 26.2
  • State 27.3

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

  • Phoenix 22.1
  • Maricopa County 21.1
  • Arizona 21.5

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

  • Phoenix 20.8
  • County 20.9
  • Arizona 20.9

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

  • Here 5.5
  • County 5.3
  • Arizona 5.3

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

  • Phoenix 1.8
  • Maricopa County 2.4
  • Arizona 2.7

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

  • Here 1.0
  • County 1.4
  • Arizona 1.5

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

  • Here 19.8
  • Maricopa County 19.8
  • State 19.8

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

  • Here 3.8
  • County 4.4
  • Arizona 4.6

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 9.7%
  • County 9.1%
  • Arizona 9.3%

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

  • Here 67.8
  • County 65.3
  • State 63.2

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 52.6%
  • County 52.7%
  • Arizona 51.3%

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

  • Phoenix 10.5
  • Maricopa County 10.4
  • Arizona 10.0

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

  • Here 9.5
  • County 9.3
  • Arizona 8.9

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

  • Phoenix 0.6
  • Maricopa County 0.6
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Phoenix 71.1%
  • County 74.2%
  • Arizona 73.8%

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

Ten percent of households in Phoenix use chemical products in their homes to control fleas, roaches, ants, termites or other insects. Five percent use chemical products in their lawns or gardens to kill weeds.

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 9.5%
  • Maricopa County 9.7%
  • State 10.0%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • County 4.4%
  • Arizona 4.5%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Phoenix 6.8
  • County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 28.3%
  • Maricopa County 29.5%
  • State 29.6%

Fifty two percent of Phoenix residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Phoenix 52.4%
  • Maricopa County 51.0%
  • Arizona 49.9%

Twenty two percent of Phoenix 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 seven 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 three percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty two 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 two 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 1.4 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Phoenix 21.8%
  • County 21.5%
  • State 21.2%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Phoenix 36.5%
  • County 37.0%
  • Arizona 36.9%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 32.9%
  • Maricopa County 31.5%
  • State 31.2%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Phoenix 21.9%
  • County 20.9%
  • State 20.2%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 42.2%
  • Maricopa County 42.5%
  • Arizona 42.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Phoenix 5.9
  • Maricopa County 6.0
  • State 5.9

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Phoenix 2.6
  • County 2.7
  • Arizona 2.7

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.4
  • Maricopa County 1.3
  • Arizona 1.3

Ten percent of Phoenix residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Three 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 two percent are overweight. Twenty two 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 Phoenix have ever received a blood transfusion. Twenty percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty 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. Three 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. Two percent have ever had emphysema. Six percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Six percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Phoenix 9.8%
  • County 10.1%
  • Arizona 10.0%

People with anemia (%)

  • Phoenix 3.4%
  • County 3.4%
  • Arizona 3.4%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 3.1%
  • County 3.4%
  • Arizona 3.4%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 31.7%
  • Maricopa County 32.6%
  • State 33.3%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 21.9%
  • County 21.4%
  • Arizona 21.1%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Phoenix 9.5%
  • Maricopa County 10.6%
  • State 11.1%

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

  • Here 20.3%
  • County 19.8%
  • Arizona 20.4%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 20.3%
  • County 23.1%
  • State 24.3%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • County 3.2%
  • Arizona 3.4%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Phoenix 2.4%
  • County 3.0%
  • Arizona 3.2%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 2.3%
  • Maricopa County 2.9%
  • State 3.3%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 1.6%
  • County 2.0%
  • Arizona 2.1%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • County 3.5%
  • State 3.8%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Phoenix 2.9%
  • County 3.4%
  • State 3.6%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Phoenix 2.4%
  • Maricopa County 2.8%
  • Arizona 2.9%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 6.0%
  • Maricopa County 6.8%
  • State 7.1%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Phoenix 2.8%
  • County 3.2%
  • Arizona 3.2%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • Maricopa County 3.2%
  • Arizona 3.1%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Phoenix 6.1%
  • County 7.6%
  • Arizona 8.0%

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

Sixty four percent of births in Phoenix were vaginal deliveries. Thirty six percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.3 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty nine percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty nine percent of women breastfeed their children. Sixteen percent of women in Phoenix have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Nine 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. Twenty percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Thirteen 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 63.6%
  • County 64.6%
  • State 65.3%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Phoenix 36.4%
  • Maricopa County 35.4%
  • Arizona 34.7%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Phoenix 99.3%
  • County 99.4%
  • Arizona 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Here 59.2%
  • County 59.5%
  • Arizona 59.6%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 59.2%
  • County 58.4%
  • Arizona 58.4%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 16.3%
  • County 19.1%
  • Arizona 19.8%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Phoenix 8.7%
  • Maricopa County 10.3%
  • Arizona 10.7%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Phoenix 71.3%
  • Maricopa County 72.2%
  • Arizona 71.7%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 7.0%
  • Maricopa County 7.1%
  • Arizona 6.7%

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

  • Phoenix 20.2%
  • Maricopa County 18.3%
  • Arizona 17.7%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Phoenix 13.4%
  • County 16.2%
  • State 17.1%

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

People living in Phoenix report their general health condition on average at 55 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 41 percent of Phoenix residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Phoenix are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Phoenix 55.4%
  • Maricopa County 55.7%
  • State 55.3%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 4.9%
  • County 4.9%
  • Arizona 4.8%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 41.0%
  • County 39.5%
  • Arizona 38.7%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Phoenix 7.7%
  • Maricopa County 7.8%
  • State 7.7%

People in Phoenix spend $368 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 24 percent of their income. The average family in Phoenix spends $81 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $144 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $27 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is one percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Phoenix $368
  • Maricopa County $364
  • Arizona $364

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

  • Here 24.2%
  • County 23.6%
  • Arizona 23.3%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Phoenix $81
  • County $78
  • State $79

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Phoenix 4.5%
  • County 4.4%
  • Arizona 4.4%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $144
  • Maricopa County $142
  • Arizona $140

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Phoenix 8.0%
  • Maricopa County 7.6%
  • State 7.5%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Phoenix $27
  • Maricopa County $27
  • State $28

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Phoenix 1.3%
  • County 1.2%
  • Arizona 1.2%

People living in Phoenix 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. Eighteen percent of Phoenix population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty 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. Fifteen percent of people in Phoenix had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Phoenix 80.4%
  • County 79.5%
  • State 79.0%

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

  • Here 80.9%
  • County 80.2%
  • State 80.1%

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

  • Here 95.5%
  • Maricopa County 95.3%
  • Arizona 95.1%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Phoenix 17.9%
  • County 18.8%
  • Arizona 19.5%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 41.9%
  • County 42.2%
  • Arizona 42.8%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 14.8%
  • Maricopa County 15.1%
  • State 14.9%

Twenty three percent of Phoenix 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 22.6%
  • Maricopa County 25.0%
  • Arizona 26.1%

Sixteen percent of Phoenix 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 one 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. Ten 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 16.0%
  • Maricopa County 16.9%
  • Arizona 17.4%

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

  • Here 21.1%
  • Maricopa County 22.6%
  • Arizona 23.2%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Here 7.3%
  • County 8.2%
  • Arizona 8.5%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Phoenix 9.6%
  • County 9.6%
  • State 9.9%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Phoenix 5.8%
  • Maricopa County 6.9%
  • State 7.2%

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

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