Health and Nutrition of Port Costa, CA Residents

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Fifty one percent of Port Costa 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 three frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 50.7%
  • County 50.0%
  • California 48.8%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 21.4
  • Contra Costa County 20.0
  • State 19.6

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Port Costa 3.9
  • Contra Costa County 3.6
  • State 3.7

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

  • Port Costa 1.9
  • Contra Costa County 1.7
  • California 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 2.1
  • Contra Costa County 2.0
  • State 2.1

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Port Costa 2.9
  • County 3.2
  • State 3.3

The average Port Costa 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). Port Costa 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

  • Here 2.1
  • Contra Costa County 1.8
  • California 1.8

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Port Costa 15.3%
  • County 15.3%
  • State 15.6%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 20.4%
  • County 21.0%
  • State 20.6%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 45.5%
  • Contra Costa County 47.6%
  • California 47.1%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.5
  • County 2.9
  • California 2.9

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 2.7
  • Contra Costa County 2.9
  • State 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Port Costa 23.9
  • Contra Costa County 23.4
  • State 23.8

The average height of Port Costa residents 16 years and older is 69 inches. The average weight is 197 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty percent of people living here are obese. Fifty five percent have ever been obese. Thirty percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Port Costa 69.0
  • Contra Costa County 66.4
  • California 66.1

Average weight (pounds)

  • Port Costa 196.7
  • County 176.1
  • California 174.2

Average BMI

  • Port Costa 28.7
  • County 28.3
  • California 28.1

People that are obese (%)

  • Here 40.4%
  • Contra Costa County 35.4%
  • California 34.4%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 54.5%
  • County 46.4%
  • California 45.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Here 30.1%
  • County 35.9%
  • California 35.3%

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

Seventy percent of Port Costa residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Thirty two percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Thirty one percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Three percent have ever used heroin. Seventeen percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 70.2%
  • County 60.0%
  • California 60.0%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 31.9%
  • Contra Costa County 22.5%
  • California 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Port Costa 30.6%
  • Contra Costa County 20.5%
  • State 20.9%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 3.4%
  • County 2.4%
  • California 2.0%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Port Costa 16.9%
  • County 12.3%
  • California 13.1%

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

Eleven percent of people living in Port Costa have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Forty eight 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 (%)

  • Port Costa 10.7%
  • Contra Costa County 9.9%
  • State 9.3%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 47.9%
  • County 47.1%
  • State 45.8%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Port Costa 3.4%
  • Contra Costa County 3.0%
  • California 2.6%

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

Port Costa 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

  • Port Costa 1.0
  • County 1.1
  • California 1.1

Thirteen percent of Port Costa 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. Seventy percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Thirty two percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Twenty six percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Thirty 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 12.7%
  • Contra Costa County 11.1%
  • State 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 3.6%
  • County 5.1%
  • State 4.7%

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

  • Here 70.0%
  • County 65.2%
  • California 64.0%

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

  • Port Costa 32.1%
  • County 25.5%
  • California 23.8%

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

  • Here 26.3%
  • Contra Costa County 14.8%
  • California 14.2%

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

  • Port Costa 29.9%
  • County 19.6%
  • State 18.7%

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

  • Here 38.4%
  • County 37.1%
  • California 34.5%

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

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Port Costa 71.1%
  • County 74.8%
  • State 72.4%

Twenty four percent of people living in Port Costa 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. Forty percent of people in Port Costa 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 (%)

  • Here 24.0%
  • Contra Costa County 21.0%
  • California 18.4%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Port Costa 23.3%
  • County 23.4%
  • California 21.5%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 39.8%
  • County 42.1%
  • California 38.8%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 20.2%
  • Contra Costa County 18.1%
  • State 16.3%

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

Thirty two percent of people living in Port Costa use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 32.0%
  • Contra Costa County 35.7%
  • California 34.3%

Twenty five percent of Port Costa residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty four percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty two percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Forty eight percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty four percent are bothered by poor appetite or overeating. Twenty four 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. Ten 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 25.0%
  • County 25.8%
  • State 26.7%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 24.1%
  • County 26.3%
  • California 27.1%

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

  • Port Costa 42.1%
  • County 40.5%
  • State 40.9%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Port Costa 48.0%
  • Contra Costa County 50.7%
  • California 51.3%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 23.9%
  • County 26.9%
  • California 28.2%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Port Costa 23.9%
  • Contra Costa County 20.3%
  • State 20.9%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Here 19.6%
  • Contra Costa County 19.0%
  • State 19.8%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Port Costa 10.3%
  • Contra Costa County 13.1%
  • California 14.8%

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

  • Here 4.8%
  • Contra Costa County 4.0%
  • State 4.4%

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

Port Costa residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 1.9
  • Contra Costa County 1.9
  • State 1.7

Eighty eight percent of people living in Port Costa have at least one alcoholic drink per month. Eight percent of people living here do not drink alcohol at all. People living here drink alcohol 7.5 days per month on average. They have 8.9 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 (%)

  • Port Costa 88.3%
  • County 78.2%
  • California 78.7%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Port Costa 8.1%
  • County 11.6%
  • State 11.4%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Port Costa 7.5
  • Contra Costa County 4.7
  • State 4.5

Average drinks/week

  • Here 8.9
  • County 5.4
  • California 5.4

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 35.8
  • Contra Costa County 21.0
  • State 20.4

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

Ninety seven percent of Port Costa residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety six percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Ninety one percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Port Costa have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Eighty five percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Sixty one percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty eight percent have ever had anal sex. Six percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Port Costa 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 38 women. He has vaginal sex with 24 women. People living here were on average 19 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on 14 women. People in Port Costa were 18 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. Ten percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Port Costa has vaginal or anal sex 46 times a year. Fifty three percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Port Costa 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with four men on average. They have had three male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty four percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Port Costa 97.2%
  • County 97.0%
  • California 96.9%

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

  • Here 96.2%
  • County 93.5%
  • State 92.8%

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

  • Here 90.6%
  • County 84.6%
  • State 83.7%

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

  • Here 49.8%
  • County 47.1%
  • State 48.3%

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

  • Here 6.1%
  • Contra Costa County 6.4%
  • State 6.8%

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

  • Port Costa 84.6%
  • County 96.5%
  • State 96.0%

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

  • Port Costa 61.4%
  • County 83.1%
  • California 82.7%

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

  • Here 37.6%
  • County 37.9%
  • California 38.9%

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

  • Here 5.9%
  • County 10.9%
  • State 12.2%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 17.0
  • Contra Costa County 17.2
  • State 17.1

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

  • Here 38.2
  • County 25.8
  • California 25.6

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

  • Port Costa 23.8
  • County 20.9
  • State 20.9

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

  • Here 18.7
  • Contra Costa County 21.9
  • State 21.3

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

  • Here 14.1
  • County 4.9
  • State 5.0

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

  • Here 17.6
  • Contra Costa County 20.2
  • California 20.0

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 10.4%
  • Contra Costa County 8.8%
  • California 9.6%

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

  • Here 45.6
  • County 59.3
  • State 62.3

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Port Costa 52.7%
  • County 51.8%
  • State 49.2%

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

  • Here 3.8
  • County 9.9
  • California 9.4

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

  • Port Costa 3.2
  • County 8.7
  • State 8.3

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

  • Port Costa 0.5
  • County 0.5
  • State 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Port Costa 84.3%
  • Contra Costa County 73.2%
  • California 68.4%

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

Twelve percent of households in Port Costa 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 12.4%
  • County 10.1%
  • California 9.7%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • County 4.4%
  • State 4.6%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.8
  • Contra Costa County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Port Costa 30.9%
  • County 28.8%
  • California 26.9%

Forty eight percent of Port Costa residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Port Costa 47.6%
  • Contra Costa County 47.8%
  • California 47.9%

Thirty percent of Port Costa 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 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 four percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Nineteen 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 three percent do any moderate-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause a small increase in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking, bicycling, swimming or golf for at least 10 minutes continuously. People living here spend six hours sitting on a typical day (this includes sitting at work, at home, getting to and from places, or with friends, including time spent sitting at a desk, traveling in a car or bus, reading, playing cards, watching television or using a computer). They usually sit and watch TV or videos for about three hours per day. They use a computer or play computer games (including Playstation, Nintendo DS, or other portable video games) outside of work or school for 1.4 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 30.0%
  • Contra Costa County 19.4%
  • California 19.2%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 52.5%
  • County 34.9%
  • California 34.1%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Port Costa 33.6%
  • County 31.2%
  • California 32.8%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Port Costa 18.9%
  • County 21.6%
  • California 22.4%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Port Costa 42.7%
  • County 43.2%
  • California 42.4%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Port Costa 6.0
  • County 6.1
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.7
  • Contra Costa County 2.6
  • California 2.6

Average hours a day using computer

  • Port Costa 1.4
  • County 1.3
  • California 1.4

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

Seven percent of Port Costa 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". 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 two percent are overweight. Fifteen 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 Port Costa 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. Six percent have ever been told they had gout. Three percent have congestive heart failure. Four percent have coronary heart disease. Three percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Four 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. Three percent have ever had emphysema. Four percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Ten percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Port Costa 6.8%
  • Contra Costa County 9.7%
  • California 9.2%

People with anemia (%)

  • Port Costa 2.1%
  • Contra Costa County 3.5%
  • State 3.5%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Here 4.0%
  • Contra Costa County 3.5%
  • State 3.1%

People with overweight (%)

  • Port Costa 32.3%
  • County 32.9%
  • State 31.3%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Port Costa 15.1%
  • Contra Costa County 19.5%
  • California 20.3%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 10.4%
  • Contra Costa County 10.5%
  • State 9.9%

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

  • Port Costa 20.0%
  • Contra Costa County 19.3%
  • State 20.0%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Port Costa 24.2%
  • County 23.1%
  • State 20.7%

People with gout (%)

  • Port Costa 5.7%
  • Contra Costa County 3.6%
  • State 3.0%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • Contra Costa County 2.9%
  • State 2.4%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 3.9%
  • County 2.9%
  • State 2.7%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • Contra Costa County 1.9%
  • State 1.7%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Port Costa 3.7%
  • County 3.3%
  • State 2.9%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • County 3.4%
  • California 3.1%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • County 2.6%
  • State 2.2%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Port Costa 4.5%
  • Contra Costa County 6.9%
  • California 6.4%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Port Costa 2.1%
  • County 3.0%
  • California 2.5%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • County 3.0%
  • California 3.0%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Here 9.9%
  • Contra Costa County 7.5%
  • California 6.4%

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

Forty two percent of births in Port Costa were vaginal deliveries. Fifty eight percent of deliveries were cesarean. 98.8 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Sixty three percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Seventy four percent of women breastfeed their children. Eight percent of women in Port Costa have ever had a hysterectomy, including a partial hysterectomy (that is, surgery to remove their uterus or womb). Forty eight percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Four percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Fifteen percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy. Six 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 (%)

  • Port Costa 41.7%
  • County 63.6%
  • California 63.8%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Port Costa 58.3%
  • County 36.4%
  • State 36.2%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 98.8%
  • Contra Costa County 99.3%
  • California 99.3%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Port Costa 62.6%
  • County 58.9%
  • California 58.6%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Port Costa 74.5%
  • Contra Costa County 60.4%
  • California 61.9%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 7.6%
  • County 19.2%
  • State 16.5%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Here 47.7%
  • Contra Costa County 70.6%
  • State 68.1%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 3.7%
  • County 6.8%
  • California 6.3%

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

  • Here 15.2%
  • Contra Costa County 16.4%
  • State 17.9%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Port Costa 6.3%
  • Contra Costa County 15.9%
  • California 13.8%

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

People living in Port Costa report their general health condition on average at 56 percent. Eight percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 39 percent of Port Costa residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Twelve percent of people living in Port Costa are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Here 56.2%
  • Contra Costa County 56.2%
  • California 55.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Port Costa 8.1%
  • Contra Costa County 4.6%
  • California 4.7%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Port Costa 39.2%
  • County 39.7%
  • State 39.3%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 12.1%
  • County 8.0%
  • California 7.5%

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

People in Port Costa spend $339 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 19 percent of their income. The average family in Port Costa spends $83 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $137 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is eight percent of their income. They also spend $21 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is two percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $339
  • Contra Costa County $371
  • State $372

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

  • Port Costa 18.5%
  • Contra Costa County 22.2%
  • State 22.6%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Port Costa $83
  • Contra Costa County $80
  • California $83

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 4.4%
  • County 4.1%
  • California 4.4%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $137
  • County $151
  • State $148

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 8.1%
  • Contra Costa County 7.1%
  • California 7.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Port Costa $21
  • County $29
  • California $29

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.8%
  • Contra Costa County 1.1%
  • California 1.1%

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

People living in Port Costa report their general condition of hearing on average at 75 percent. Seventy six 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 two percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Twenty four percent of Port Costa population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Sixty 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. Twenty four percent of people in Port Costa had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Port Costa 75.4%
  • Contra Costa County 80.1%
  • California 80.6%

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

  • Port Costa 75.6%
  • County 81.2%
  • California 82.6%

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

  • Port Costa 91.9%
  • Contra Costa County 95.4%
  • California 95.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 24.1%
  • County 18.1%
  • State 17.2%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Port Costa 67.7%
  • Contra Costa County 38.7%
  • State 38.3%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 24.4%
  • County 13.9%
  • State 13.3%

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

Twenty five percent of Port Costa 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 (%)

  • Port Costa 24.7%
  • County 23.8%
  • State 23.4%

Twenty one percent of Port Costa 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 eight percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Six 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. Seven 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 20.9%
  • County 16.4%
  • State 15.3%

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

  • Port Costa 27.9%
  • Contra Costa County 21.9%
  • State 20.4%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Port Costa 6.0%
  • County 8.1%
  • State 7.3%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 10.2%
  • Contra Costa County 9.0%
  • California 9.3%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Port Costa 7.0%
  • County 6.8%
  • California 6.1%

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

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