Health and Nutrition of Portland, OR Residents

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Fifty percent of Portland 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 (%)

  • Here 50.1%
  • Multnomah County 49.2%
  • Oregon 48.7%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Here 20.8
  • Multnomah County 21.0
  • Oregon 21.5

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 3.9
  • County 3.8
  • Oregon 3.6

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

  • Portland 1.9
  • County 1.9
  • State 1.8

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 2.0
  • County 2.0
  • State 1.8

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Here 3.8
  • Multnomah County 3.9
  • Oregon 3.8

The average Portland 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). Portland residents rate the overall health of their teeth and gums on average at 48 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

  • Portland 1.9
  • Multnomah County 1.9
  • Oregon 2.0

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Here 15.4%
  • Multnomah County 16.2%
  • State 17.1%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 20.9%
  • County 21.3%
  • Oregon 22.0%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Portland 47.6%
  • Multnomah County 46.4%
  • State 45.3%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Portland 2.9
  • Multnomah County 2.8
  • Oregon 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Portland 2.8
  • Multnomah County 2.8
  • Oregon 2.7

Average number of teeth

  • Portland 23.5
  • County 23.2
  • Oregon 22.4

The average height of Portland residents 16 years and older is 67 inches. The average weight is 178 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 28. Thirty four percent of people living here are obese. Forty five percent have ever been obese. Thirty five percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 66.9
  • Multnomah County 66.9
  • Oregon 66.8

Average weight (pounds)

  • Portland 177.9
  • Multnomah County 178.2
  • State 179.0

Average BMI

  • Portland 28.2
  • County 28.2
  • State 28.5

People that are obese (%)

  • Portland 34.3%
  • Multnomah County 34.9%
  • State 36.3%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Portland 45.3%
  • County 46.1%
  • State 48.4%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Portland 35.4%
  • Multnomah County 34.8%
  • Oregon 34.3%

Sixty four percent of Portland residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty three percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Twenty one 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 (%)

  • Portland 64.2%
  • County 64.7%
  • Oregon 65.5%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 23.4%
  • Multnomah County 24.3%
  • State 25.6%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Portland 21.3%
  • County 21.9%
  • Oregon 23.1%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 2.8%
  • County 3.0%
  • State 3.1%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Here 12.6%
  • County 13.4%
  • Oregon 14.5%

Eight percent of people living in Portland 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 (%)

  • Portland 8.5%
  • County 8.7%
  • State 9.9%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Portland 45.5%
  • County 45.2%
  • State 46.2%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • County 2.8%
  • Oregon 3.0%

Portland 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 1.0
  • Multnomah County 1.1
  • Oregon 1.1

Eleven percent of Portland residents above the age of 40 have problems with their ability to smell, such as not being able to smell things or things not smelling the way they are supposed to. Six percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Sixty seven percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Twenty eight percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Sixteen percent have lost consciousness because of a head injury. Twenty two percent have ever had a broken nose or other serious injury to face or skull. Forty one percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 11.5%
  • Multnomah County 11.6%
  • Oregon 12.2%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 5.7%
  • Multnomah County 5.8%
  • Oregon 6.0%

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

  • Portland 67.2%
  • Multnomah County 67.4%
  • State 69.0%

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

  • Here 28.0%
  • Multnomah County 27.6%
  • Oregon 29.1%

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

  • Portland 15.6%
  • Multnomah County 15.8%
  • State 16.7%

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

  • Portland 22.1%
  • County 22.5%
  • State 23.4%

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

  • Here 40.7%
  • County 40.7%
  • Oregon 41.7%

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

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 74.3%
  • Multnomah County 73.3%
  • State 73.3%

Twenty percent of people living in Portland 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 nine percent of people in Portland frequently check their blood cholesterol. Sixteen 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 19.7%
  • County 19.9%
  • State 22.1%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 23.1%
  • County 23.2%
  • State 24.6%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Here 39.4%
  • Multnomah County 38.8%
  • State 40.7%

Has high cholesterol level (%)

  • Here 16.4%
  • County 16.7%
  • State 19.3%

Thirty seven percent of people living in Portland use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Portland 37.2%
  • County 35.9%
  • State 35.3%

Twenty five percent of Portland residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty five percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Forty one percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty one percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty six 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. Nineteen 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 (%)

  • Here 25.2%
  • Multnomah County 25.8%
  • State 26.7%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 25.3%
  • County 26.1%
  • State 27.6%

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

  • Here 41.2%
  • County 41.8%
  • Oregon 42.7%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Portland 50.9%
  • County 51.3%
  • Oregon 52.1%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Portland 26.5%
  • County 27.4%
  • State 28.3%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Portland 20.4%
  • County 21.1%
  • Oregon 21.9%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Portland 18.9%
  • County 19.3%
  • State 19.8%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 12.9%
  • County 13.7%
  • Oregon 14.5%

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

  • Here 4.0%
  • Multnomah County 4.1%
  • Oregon 4.4%

Portland residents on average take two prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Portland 1.9
  • Multnomah County 1.9
  • State 2.1

Eighty one percent of people living in Portland 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 5.1 days per month on average. They have 5.5 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 22 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 80.9%
  • County 80.9%
  • State 81.1%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Here 10.3%
  • Multnomah County 10.4%
  • State 10.3%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Portland 5.1
  • County 5.0
  • State 5.0

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.5
  • Multnomah County 5.6
  • State 5.8

Average days/year people drink much

  • Portland 21.8
  • County 22.6
  • State 24.1

Ninety seven percent of Portland 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. Forty seven percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Portland have ever had any kind of sex with a man, including oral or anal. Ninety six percent of females have ever had vaginal sex with a man. Eighty five percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Thirty nine percent have ever had anal sex. Twelve percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Portland 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 23 women. He has vaginal sex with 19 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 five women. Males in their lifetime have anal or oral sex with 1.9 men on average. They have had 1.0 anal sex partners in their lifetime. People in Portland 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. Eight percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Portland has vaginal or anal sex 64 times a year. Fifty five percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Portland 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 0.5 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 96.8%
  • County 96.9%
  • State 97.3%

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

  • Portland 93.2%
  • County 93.3%
  • State 94.1%

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

  • Here 85.9%
  • Multnomah County 86.1%
  • Oregon 87.2%

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

  • Here 47.5%
  • County 48.3%
  • Oregon 49.6%

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

  • Here 6.2%
  • County 6.1%
  • Oregon 5.9%

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

  • Here 96.3%
  • County 96.5%
  • State 97.1%

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

  • Portland 85.3%
  • Multnomah County 85.2%
  • Oregon 85.7%

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

  • Here 39.4%
  • Multnomah County 39.9%
  • State 40.2%

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

  • Portland 12.2%
  • Multnomah County 12.6%
  • Oregon 12.1%

Average age people first had sex

  • Here 17.0
  • Multnomah County 16.8
  • State 16.7

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

  • Portland 23.4
  • Multnomah County 24.3
  • Oregon 26.7

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

  • Portland 19.2
  • County 20.0
  • State 21.5

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

  • Portland 21.4
  • County 21.3
  • Oregon 21.2

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

  • Here 5.0
  • County 5.2
  • Oregon 5.6

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

  • Here 1.9
  • Multnomah County 1.8
  • State 2.4

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

  • Here 1.0
  • County 1.0
  • Oregon 1.3

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

  • Portland 19.9
  • Multnomah County 20.1
  • Oregon 20.2

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

  • Portland 4.0
  • County 4.1
  • State 4.9

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Portland 8.5%
  • County 8.6%
  • Oregon 8.3%

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

  • Here 63.9
  • Multnomah County 64.8
  • State 63.2

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Portland 54.9%
  • Multnomah County 55.1%
  • State 55.3%

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

  • Here 10.7
  • Multnomah County 11.1
  • Oregon 11.3

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

  • Portland 9.5
  • Multnomah County 9.9
  • State 10.1

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

  • Here 0.5
  • Multnomah County 0.5
  • Oregon 0.5

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Portland 80.1%
  • County 79.9%
  • Oregon 80.5%

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

Ten percent of households in Portland 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 (%)

  • Portland 9.7%
  • Multnomah County 9.8%
  • Oregon 10.1%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Here 4.2%
  • Multnomah County 4.2%
  • State 4.4%

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Portland 6.8
  • Multnomah County 6.8
  • State 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Here 30.3%
  • County 30.7%
  • Oregon 31.9%

Fifty percent of Portland residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Portland 50.2%
  • County 51.9%
  • State 52.3%

Twenty one percent of Portland 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 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. Thirty two 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 five 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 (%)

  • Portland 20.9%
  • County 21.3%
  • Oregon 22.1%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 36.5%
  • Multnomah County 36.7%
  • Oregon 37.6%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Here 32.1%
  • County 32.1%
  • State 30.5%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Portland 22.9%
  • Multnomah County 21.6%
  • Oregon 18.7%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 45.2%
  • County 44.0%
  • Oregon 42.0%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Portland 6.2
  • Multnomah County 6.1
  • State 6.0

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.6
  • County 2.7
  • Oregon 2.8

Average hours a day using computer

  • Here 1.3
  • County 1.3
  • Oregon 1.3

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

Eleven percent of Portland 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 one percent are overweight. Twenty percent of people 60 years and older have difficulties in thinking or remembering that can make a big difference in everyday activities (this does not refer to occasionally forgetting your keys or the name of someone you recently met). This refers to things like confusion or memory loss that are happening more often or getting worse. Ten percent of people living in Portland have ever received a blood transfusion. Eighteen percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Twenty three percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Four percent have ever been told they had gout. Three percent have congestive heart failure. Three percent have coronary heart disease. Two percent have angina, also called angina pectoris. Three percent have ever had a heart attack, also called myocardial infarction. Three percent have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had a stroke. Three percent have ever had emphysema. Seven percent have another thyroid problem. Three percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Three percent of people had any kind of liver condition. Eight percent have ever had cancer or a malignancy of any kind.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Portland 10.6%
  • County 10.9%
  • State 11.1%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • Multnomah County 3.4%
  • Oregon 3.3%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Portland 3.6%
  • County 3.6%
  • Oregon 3.9%

People with overweight (%)

  • Portland 31.4%
  • Multnomah County 31.6%
  • Oregon 33.1%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Portland 20.2%
  • Multnomah County 21.4%
  • Oregon 22.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 10.2%
  • County 10.4%
  • State 11.6%

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

  • Portland 17.6%
  • County 18.4%
  • Oregon 19.9%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Portland 22.5%
  • Multnomah County 23.0%
  • State 26.1%

People with gout (%)

  • Portland 3.6%
  • Multnomah County 3.5%
  • Oregon 3.8%

People with congestive heart failure (%)

  • Portland 2.7%
  • County 2.9%
  • Oregon 3.5%

People with coronary heart disease (%)

  • Here 2.7%
  • Multnomah County 2.7%
  • Oregon 3.4%

People with angina pectoris (%)

  • Here 1.8%
  • Multnomah County 1.8%
  • Oregon 2.2%

People who ever had heart attack (%)

  • Portland 3.1%
  • Multnomah County 3.3%
  • State 4.0%

People who ever had stroke (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • County 3.4%
  • State 4.0%

People with emphysema (%)

  • Portland 2.7%
  • County 2.9%
  • State 3.7%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Portland 7.0%
  • County 7.0%
  • State 7.5%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 3.2%
  • County 3.4%
  • Oregon 3.9%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 3.0%
  • County 3.2%
  • Oregon 3.5%

People who ever had cancer or malignancy (%)

  • Portland 8.0%
  • County 7.9%
  • Oregon 8.9%

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

Sixty three percent of births in Portland were vaginal deliveries. Thirty seven percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty eight percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty nine percent of women breastfeed their children. Nineteen percent of women in Portland 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). Seventy three percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Nine percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Seventeen 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 63.4%
  • County 64.3%
  • Oregon 66.0%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Portland 36.6%
  • Multnomah County 35.7%
  • Oregon 34.0%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.4%
  • Multnomah County 99.4%
  • State 99.4%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Portland 58.2%
  • County 58.9%
  • State 60.1%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Portland 59.1%
  • County 57.7%
  • Oregon 55.5%

Women that had a hysterectomy (%)

  • Here 19.1%
  • County 19.3%
  • Oregon 21.9%

Women that had both ovaries removed (%)

  • Portland 10.5%
  • Multnomah County 10.6%
  • State 11.9%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Portland 73.4%
  • County 72.8%
  • State 73.3%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 9.1%
  • Multnomah County 8.6%
  • Oregon 7.7%

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

  • Portland 16.7%
  • Multnomah County 17.0%
  • Oregon 16.0%

Women that have ever used female hormones (%)

  • Here 16.3%
  • Multnomah County 16.0%
  • State 18.1%

People living in Portland report their general health condition on average at 57 percent. Five percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 40 percent of Portland residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Eight percent of people living in Portland are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Portland 57.4%
  • County 56.6%
  • State 55.4%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 4.8%
  • County 4.6%
  • Oregon 4.4%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Here 40.3%
  • Multnomah County 40.1%
  • Oregon 38.5%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Here 8.1%
  • Multnomah County 8.1%
  • State 8.2%

People in Portland spend $366 per month on average on food for their families at supermarkets or grocery stores. This is 23 percent of their income. The average family in Portland spends $75 on food at other stores monthly. This is four percent of their income. They spend $154 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is seven percent of their income. They also spend $28 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 $366
  • Multnomah County $366
  • State $363

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

  • Here 23.4%
  • Multnomah County 24.0%
  • Oregon 24.1%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Portland $75
  • County $74
  • Oregon $71

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Portland 4.1%
  • Multnomah County 4.1%
  • State 4.1%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $154
  • Multnomah County $148
  • Oregon $140

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 7.3%
  • Multnomah County 7.2%
  • Oregon 7.0%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $28
  • Multnomah County $27
  • State $25

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 1.3%
  • County 1.3%
  • State 1.2%

People living in Portland 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 six percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Eighteen percent of Portland population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty 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 Portland had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Here 80.3%
  • County 79.9%
  • State 78.3%

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

  • Here 80.5%
  • Multnomah County 79.6%
  • State 77.5%

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

  • Portland 95.5%
  • Multnomah County 95.3%
  • Oregon 94.6%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Here 18.5%
  • Multnomah County 19.1%
  • Oregon 21.0%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 40.1%
  • Multnomah County 41.5%
  • Oregon 44.4%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 15.4%
  • Multnomah County 15.6%
  • State 15.9%

Twenty four percent of Portland 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 (%)

  • Portland 24.5%
  • Multnomah County 24.3%
  • State 25.7%

Sixteen percent of Portland 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 two percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Eight percent have difficulty walking without using any special equipment. Nine 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 (%)

  • Portland 16.3%
  • County 17.4%
  • State 19.5%

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

  • Here 22.1%
  • Multnomah County 23.1%
  • State 25.8%

People that need special equipment to walk (%)

  • Portland 8.3%
  • Multnomah County 8.6%
  • Oregon 9.5%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 9.1%
  • Multnomah County 9.7%
  • State 10.5%

People requiring special healthcare equipment (%)

  • Portland 6.8%
  • Multnomah County 6.9%
  • State 7.8%
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