Health and Nutrition of Plainfield, IL Residents

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Fifty percent of Plainfield 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 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 (%)

  • Plainfield 50.1%
  • County 47.9%
  • State 48.6%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Plainfield 20.8
  • County 21.0
  • Illinois 20.7

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Plainfield 3.8
  • Will County 3.6
  • Illinois 3.6

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

  • Here 1.8
  • County 1.9
  • Illinois 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Plainfield 1.8
  • Will County 1.8
  • State 1.9

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Plainfield 3.6
  • County 3.7
  • State 3.5

The average Plainfield 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 one percent think they might have gum disease (might have swollen gums, receding gums, sore or infected gums or loose teeth). Plainfield 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 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

  • Here 1.8
  • County 2.0
  • State 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Plainfield 15.2%
  • County 17.2%
  • Illinois 16.4%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 21.5%
  • Will County 22.2%
  • State 21.4%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Plainfield 48.7%
  • County 45.0%
  • State 45.7%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Plainfield 3.0
  • Will County 2.8
  • Illinois 2.8

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.6
  • County 2.9
  • Illinois 2.9

Average number of teeth

  • Plainfield 24.2
  • County 23.0
  • State 22.9

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

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 67.3
  • Will County 66.9
  • Illinois 66.6

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 182.4
  • County 181.0
  • State 179.3

Average BMI

  • Plainfield 28.7
  • Will County 28.8
  • Illinois 28.7

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 36.8%
  • County 37.7%
  • Illinois 37.3%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 48.4%
  • County 49.5%
  • State 48.8%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Plainfield 37.3%
  • County 34.7%
  • Illinois 34.8%

Sixty four percent of Plainfield residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty five 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. Fifteen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 64.4%
  • County 64.3%
  • State 63.1%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 25.5%
  • County 25.2%
  • Illinois 23.4%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Here 23.4%
  • County 22.6%
  • State 21.2%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • Will County 3.3%
  • State 2.9%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 14.8%
  • Will County 14.5%
  • Illinois 12.7%

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

  • Plainfield 7.4%
  • Will County 9.2%
  • State 10.0%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 44.5%
  • Will County 45.3%
  • Illinois 46.6%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Plainfield 2.6%
  • Will County 2.9%
  • Illinois 3.1%

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

Plainfield 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

  • Plainfield 1.0
  • Will County 1.1
  • State 1.1

Eleven percent of Plainfield 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. Four percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Sixty nine percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty nine percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Eighteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty four percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty six percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Plainfield 11.0%
  • Will County 11.3%
  • State 11.3%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Plainfield 4.3%
  • County 5.3%
  • Illinois 5.6%

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

  • Here 69.2%
  • County 67.2%
  • State 66.6%

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

  • Plainfield 28.7%
  • County 26.5%
  • Illinois 26.7%

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

  • Here 18.3%
  • County 16.0%
  • Illinois 15.1%

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

  • Here 23.9%
  • Will County 22.5%
  • State 20.7%

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

  • Plainfield 45.6%
  • County 41.0%
  • State 39.0%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Plainfield 74.3%
  • County 72.0%
  • Illinois 73.6%

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

  • Plainfield 17.1%
  • Will County 20.1%
  • State 22.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Plainfield 21.5%
  • Will County 23.2%
  • Illinois 23.9%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Plainfield 38.2%
  • Will County 39.1%
  • Illinois 41.2%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 14.1%
  • Will County 16.7%
  • State 18.2%

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

Forty three percent of people living in Plainfield use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Plainfield 42.7%
  • County 34.0%
  • State 32.9%

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

Twenty five percent of Plainfield residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty seven percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty four 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. Twenty six 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 percent have trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching TV. Thirteen percent of people living here move or speak so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual. Four percent have thoughts that they would be better off dead or of hurting themselves in some way.

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Plainfield 25.3%
  • County 26.8%
  • Illinois 26.5%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Plainfield 26.6%
  • County 27.8%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • Here 43.5%
  • County 42.6%
  • Illinois 41.4%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 52.7%
  • County 51.7%
  • State 51.2%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Plainfield 26.0%
  • Will County 28.5%
  • Illinois 28.4%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 21.8%
  • Will County 21.8%
  • State 21.1%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 20.2%
  • Will County 19.9%
  • Illinois 19.2%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 12.6%
  • County 14.5%
  • Illinois 14.3%

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

  • Here 4.3%
  • Will County 4.6%
  • State 4.4%

Plainfield residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 1.8
  • Will County 1.9
  • Illinois 2.0

Eighty three percent of people living in Plainfield have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Nine percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 5.3 days per month on average. They have 5.8 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 25 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 82.9%
  • County 80.8%
  • State 79.3%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Plainfield 9.2%
  • County 10.2%
  • State 11.0%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 5.3
  • County 4.8
  • Illinois 4.7

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.8
  • County 5.7
  • Illinois 5.6

Average days/year people drink much

  • Plainfield 24.8
  • Will County 24.4
  • State 22.9

Ninety eight percent of Plainfield 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. Ninety percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty three percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Seven percent of males in Plainfield 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. Ninety one percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty two percent have ever had anal sex. Eleven percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Plainfield 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 21 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 2.3 men on average. They have had 1.4 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Plainfield were 19 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on five men in their lifetime. Six percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Plainfield has vaginal or anal sex 69 times a year. Sixty two percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Plainfield 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 11 men on average. They have had 10 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty five percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Plainfield 97.6%
  • County 97.6%
  • Illinois 97.2%

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

  • Plainfield 95.1%
  • Will County 94.5%
  • State 93.9%

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

  • Plainfield 90.2%
  • County 87.5%
  • State 85.5%

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

  • Plainfield 52.6%
  • County 50.4%
  • State 48.3%

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

  • Here 6.7%
  • County 5.9%
  • State 6.1%

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

  • Plainfield 98.1%
  • Will County 97.6%
  • Illinois 97.1%

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

  • Here 90.8%
  • Will County 86.1%
  • Illinois 83.4%

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

  • Plainfield 41.6%
  • County 40.9%
  • State 38.9%

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

  • Here 10.9%
  • Will County 12.6%
  • State 12.5%

Average age people first had sex

  • Plainfield 16.9
  • Will County 16.6
  • Illinois 16.8

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

  • Here 24.6
  • County 26.5
  • Illinois 26.9

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

  • Here 21.2
  • County 22.4
  • Illinois 21.7

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

  • Plainfield 21.3
  • County 21.3
  • State 21.5

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

  • Here 5.7
  • Will County 5.5
  • State 5.0

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

  • Plainfield 2.3
  • Will County 2.2
  • State 2.4

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

  • Plainfield 1.4
  • Will County 1.3
  • Illinois 1.4

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

  • Plainfield 18.5
  • County 20.0
  • State 20.0

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

  • Plainfield 4.7
  • Will County 4.9
  • Illinois 4.6

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Plainfield 6.0%
  • Will County 8.6%
  • Illinois 9.8%

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

  • Here 68.7
  • Will County 66.3
  • State 62.1

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Plainfield 62.1%
  • Will County 56.8%
  • Illinois 52.8%

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

  • Plainfield 10.5
  • County 12.0
  • Illinois 11.1

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

  • Here 9.7
  • County 10.7
  • State 9.7

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

  • Plainfield 0.5
  • County 0.6
  • Illinois 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Plainfield 84.8%
  • Will County 79.7%
  • State 76.6%

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

Nine percent of households in Plainfield 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 (%)

  • Plainfield 8.9%
  • Will County 9.9%
  • State 10.3%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Plainfield 4.7%
  • County 4.4%
  • Illinois 4.3%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.8
  • Will County 6.7
  • Illinois 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 32.8%
  • Will County 31.0%
  • State 29.8%

Fifty one percent of Plainfield residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 50.8%
  • County 55.0%
  • Illinois 52.2%

Twenty four percent of Plainfield 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. Forty two 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. Twenty nine percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Twenty three 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 eight 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 24.3%
  • County 22.7%
  • State 20.9%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 41.6%
  • County 37.9%
  • State 36.2%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Plainfield 28.7%
  • County 30.5%
  • Illinois 30.9%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 22.9%
  • County 20.0%
  • State 20.2%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 47.6%
  • Will County 42.4%
  • State 41.7%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.1
  • Will County 6.0
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.5
  • County 2.7
  • Illinois 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Plainfield 1.3
  • County 1.3
  • State 1.3

Nine percent of Plainfield 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". 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 four percent are overweight. Seventeen percent of people 60 years and older have difficulties in thinking or remembering that can make a big difference in everyday activities (this does not refer to occasionally forgetting your keys or the name of someone you recently met). This refers to things like confusion or memory loss that are happening more often or getting worse. Nine percent of people living in Plainfield have ever received a blood transfusion. Sixteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty two 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. Two 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. Three 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 (%)

  • Plainfield 9.4%
  • Will County 10.8%
  • State 10.5%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • Will County 3.4%
  • Illinois 3.7%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 3.7%
  • State 3.5%

People with overweight (%)

  • Here 34.5%
  • Will County 33.5%
  • Illinois 33.2%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Here 16.5%
  • Will County 21.5%
  • State 20.7%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 9.0%
  • Will County 10.6%
  • State 11.3%

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

  • Plainfield 16.0%
  • Will County 19.2%
  • Illinois 19.6%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Here 21.5%
  • County 23.2%
  • State 24.1%

People with gout (%)

  • Plainfield 3.1%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 3.6%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 2.1%
  • Will County 3.0%
  • State 3.2%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Plainfield 2.1%
  • Will County 2.6%
  • State 2.9%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Plainfield 1.7%
  • Will County 1.8%
  • Illinois 2.1%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Plainfield 2.5%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 3.5%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Plainfield 2.4%
  • Will County 3.4%
  • Illinois 3.7%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Plainfield 1.9%
  • County 3.0%
  • Illinois 2.9%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 7.3%
  • County 6.8%
  • Illinois 6.9%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Plainfield 3.3%
  • County 3.6%
  • State 3.5%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Plainfield 2.3%
  • County 3.3%
  • Illinois 3.1%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Plainfield 7.5%
  • County 7.5%
  • State 7.9%

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

Sixty percent of births in Plainfield were vaginal deliveries. Forty percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty eight percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Sixty two percent of women breastfeed their children. Nineteen percent of women in Plainfield have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Ten percent had both of their ovaries removed (either when they had their uterus removed or at another time). Eighty two percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Eleven percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Eighteen 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 (%)

  • Here 59.6%
  • County 63.5%
  • Illinois 64.4%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Plainfield 40.4%
  • Will County 36.5%
  • State 35.6%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Plainfield 99.4%
  • Will County 99.3%
  • State 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Plainfield 58.1%
  • Will County 60.0%
  • Illinois 59.7%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 62.2%
  • County 55.3%
  • State 54.6%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Plainfield 18.5%
  • County 19.7%
  • State 20.8%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Here 9.9%
  • County 10.4%
  • Illinois 11.0%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 81.9%
  • Will County 75.3%
  • State 72.6%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Plainfield 11.0%
  • Will County 8.1%
  • Illinois 7.4%

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

  • Here 18.1%
  • Will County 18.2%
  • State 17.4%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Plainfield 16.0%
  • County 15.5%
  • Illinois 16.3%

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

People living in Plainfield report their general health condition on average at 59 percent. Six percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 42 percent of Plainfield residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Nine percent of people living in Plainfield are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Plainfield 58.5%
  • Will County 55.6%
  • Illinois 55.4%

Blood donors (%)

  • Plainfield 5.7%
  • Will County 4.3%
  • State 4.4%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 42.5%
  • Will County 42.1%
  • State 40.8%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Plainfield 9.2%
  • Will County 8.6%
  • Illinois 8.2%

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

People in Plainfield spend $365 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 22 percent of their income. The average family in Plainfield spends $79 on food at other stores monthly. This is five percent of their income. They spend $155 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven 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

  • Here $365
  • Will County $367
  • Illinois $361

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

  • Plainfield 22.2%
  • County 24.8%
  • Illinois 24.2%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Plainfield $79
  • County $74
  • State $74

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.6%
  • County 4.4%
  • State 4.3%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Plainfield $155
  • Will County $139
  • Illinois $139

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Plainfield 7.3%
  • Will County 6.9%
  • State 7.0%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Plainfield $27
  • County $25
  • State $25

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Plainfield 1.5%
  • County 1.3%
  • State 1.2%

People living in Plainfield report their general condition of hearing on average at 81 percent. Seventy 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 five percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Nineteen percent of Plainfield population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty four 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. Seventeen percent of people in Plainfield had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Plainfield 80.6%
  • County 79.7%
  • Illinois 79.5%

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

  • Here 79.5%
  • County 78.2%
  • State 79.7%

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

  • Here 95.4%
  • Will County 95.0%
  • Illinois 95.1%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Plainfield 18.9%
  • County 19.8%
  • Illinois 19.1%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 44.0%
  • County 43.8%
  • Illinois 41.6%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Plainfield 16.5%
  • Will County 15.9%
  • Illinois 14.9%

Twenty one percent of Plainfield 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 (%)

  • Plainfield 20.7%
  • Will County 22.7%
  • Illinois 25.2%

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

Fifteen percent of Plainfield 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. 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 15.2%
  • Will County 18.3%
  • State 17.9%

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

  • Here 20.9%
  • County 24.0%
  • Illinois 23.7%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Plainfield 6.7%
  • Will County 8.6%
  • Illinois 9.0%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Plainfield 8.1%
  • Will County 10.0%
  • Illinois 9.9%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Plainfield 5.2%
  • County 6.7%
  • State 7.5%

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

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