Health and Nutrition of Redstone Arsenal, AL Residents

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Forty seven percent of Redstone Arsenal residents report that their diet is generally healthy. People here have milk to drink or on their cereal 19 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 five meals (breakfasts, lunches or dinners) per week that were prepared away from home in places such as restaurants, fast food places, food stands, grocery stores or from vending machines. They get three of these meals from a fast-food or pizza place. People here eat two "ready to eat" foods such as salads, soups, chicken, sandwiches and cooked vegetables per month. They also eat four frozen meals or frozen pizzas on average monthly.

Summary

Diet health (%)

  • Here 47.0%
  • Madison County 50.6%
  • State 48.5%

Milk product consumption (# of products/month)

  • Redstone Arsenal 18.6
  • Madison County 20.6
  • State 20.9

Meals not home prepared (#/week)

  • Here 4.9
  • Madison County 3.8
  • Alabama 3.5

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

  • Redstone Arsenal 2.6
  • Madison County 1.9
  • Alabama 1.9

Ready-to-eat foods (#/month)

  • Here 2.0
  • Madison County 1.8
  • State 1.7

Frozen meals/pizza (#/month)

  • Redstone Arsenal 4.0
  • Madison County 3.5
  • State 3.5

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

The average Redstone Arsenal 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). Sixteen 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). Redstone Arsenal 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 27 teeth.

Summary

Average years since last visit a dentist

  • Here 2.0
  • County 1.9
  • Alabama 2.1

People embarrassed because of mouth (%)

  • Redstone Arsenal 15.8%
  • County 15.3%
  • State 16.8%

People with gum disease (%)

  • Here 20.7%
  • Madison County 20.3%
  • Alabama 21.5%

General health of teeth and gums (%)

  • Here 48.0%
  • Madison County 48.4%
  • State 44.8%

Average days a week using dental floss/device

  • Here 2.8
  • Madison County 2.9
  • Alabama 2.7

Average days a week using mouthwash for dental problem

  • Here 3.2
  • County 2.9
  • State 3.0

Average number of teeth

  • Redstone Arsenal 27.1
  • Madison County 23.3
  • State 22.2

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

The average height of Redstone Arsenal residents 16 years and older is 68 inches. The average weight is 190 pounds. Their average BMI (Body Mass Index) is 29. Forty percent of people living here are obese. Forty nine percent have ever been obese. Thirty seven percent have ever tried to lose weight.

Summary

Average height (inches)

  • Here 68.0
  • Madison County 67.0
  • State 66.8

Average weight (pounds)

  • Here 190.0
  • Madison County 181.8
  • State 182.5

Average BMI

  • Here 29.2
  • County 28.8
  • State 29.0

People that are obese (%)

  • Redstone Arsenal 40.0%
  • County 37.8%
  • Alabama 39.5%

People that ever were obese (%)

  • Here 49.3%
  • Madison County 48.8%
  • State 51.3%

People trying to lose weight (%)

  • Redstone Arsenal 37.4%
  • Madison County 36.0%
  • Alabama 34.3%

Sixty three percent of Redstone Arsenal residents have ever used marijuana or hashish. Twenty percent of people living here have ever used cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine. Nineteen percent have ever used any form of cocaine, such as powder, 'crack', 'free base', and coca paste. Three percent have ever used heroin. Ten percent have ever used methamphetamines.

Summary

People that ever used marijuana or hashish (%)

  • Here 63.0%
  • Madison County 63.5%
  • Alabama 64.3%

Ever used hard drugs (%)

  • Here 20.4%
  • Madison County 21.4%
  • State 22.8%

Ever used any form of cocaine (%)

  • Redstone Arsenal 18.6%
  • Madison County 19.3%
  • Alabama 20.5%

Ever used heroin (%)

  • Here 2.9%
  • County 2.9%
  • State 3.3%

Ever used methamphetamine (%)

  • Redstone Arsenal 10.1%
  • Madison County 10.6%
  • Alabama 11.3%

Five percent of people living in Redstone Arsenal have ever been told by a doctor or health professional that they have diabetes. Thirty seven 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 (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • County 10.0%
  • State 11.0%

Had a blood test for high blood sugar (%)

  • Here 37.4%
  • Madison County 48.1%
  • State 47.6%

People taking insulin (%)

  • Redstone Arsenal 2.2%
  • Madison County 3.2%
  • Alabama 3.5%

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

Redstone Arsenal residents 20 years and older on average get up to urinate one time at night (from time they go to bed at night until the time they get up in the morning).

Summary

Avg. # of times urinating at night

  • Here 0.9
  • County 1.1
  • Alabama 1.2

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

Eight percent of Redstone Arsenal residents above the age of 40 have problems with their ability to smell, such as not being able to smell things or things not smelling the way they are supposed to. Three percent have been having problems with their ability to taste sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods and drinks. Fifty seven percent of people above the age of 40 have ever had wisdom teeth removed. Sixteen percent have ever had their tonsils removed. Sixteen 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 nine percent have had two or more sinus infections.

Summary

People 40+ having problems with smell (%)

  • Here 8.1%
  • County 10.7%
  • State 11.1%

People 40+ having problems with taste (%)

  • Here 3.3%
  • Madison County 5.6%
  • State 6.0%

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

  • Redstone Arsenal 56.7%
  • County 66.6%
  • State 66.8%

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

  • Redstone Arsenal 16.4%
  • County 27.7%
  • State 26.5%

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

  • Redstone Arsenal 15.9%
  • County 14.6%
  • Alabama 14.8%

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

  • Redstone Arsenal 20.8%
  • County 21.0%
  • Alabama 20.7%

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

  • Redstone Arsenal 38.9%
  • Madison County 41.5%
  • State 39.3%

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

Sixty nine percent of people living in Redstone Arsenal are covered by health insurance or some other kind of health care plan.

Summary

People covered by health insurance (%)

  • Here 68.8%
  • County 76.5%
  • State 74.6%

Nine percent of people living in Redstone Arsenal have been ever told by a doctor or other health professional that they had hypertension (also called high blood pressure). Sixteen percent of people take their blood pressure at home. Twenty eight percent of people in Redstone Arsenal frequently check their blood cholesterol.

Summary

Has high blood pressure (%)

  • Here 8.7%
  • Madison County 23.0%
  • State 25.0%

Checking blood pressure at home (%)

  • Here 15.5%
  • County 24.3%
  • Alabama 25.5%

Frequently checking blood cholesterol (%)

  • Redstone Arsenal 27.7%
  • County 43.9%
  • State 43.9%

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

Thirty two percent of people living in Redstone Arsenal use sunscreen.

Summary

People using sunscreen (%)

  • Here 31.8%
  • Madison County 34.8%
  • State 30.3%

Twenty three percent of Redstone Arsenal residents 18 years old and older have usually little interest or pleasure in doing things. Twenty four percent often feel down, depressed, or hopeless. Thirty nine percent of people living here have trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleep too much. Fifty percent of people often feel tired or have little energy. Twenty seven 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. Twelve percent of people living here move or speak so slowly that other people could have noticed, or the opposite - being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual. Three percent have thoughts that they would be better off dead or of hurting themselves in some way.

Summary

People who have little interest in doing things (%)

  • Here 23.2%
  • County 24.9%
  • State 26.6%

People feeling down, depressed, or hopeless (%)

  • Here 24.0%
  • County 25.5%
  • State 27.3%

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

  • Redstone Arsenal 39.3%
  • County 40.3%
  • State 41.1%

People feeling tired or having little energy (%)

  • Here 50.2%
  • Madison County 50.3%
  • State 50.8%

People with poor appetite or overeating (%)

  • Here 27.3%
  • Madison County 26.7%
  • State 28.6%

People feeling bad about themself (%)

  • Here 20.4%
  • Madison County 20.7%
  • State 21.3%

People who have trouble concentrating on things (%)

  • Redstone Arsenal 19.0%
  • County 18.0%
  • Alabama 18.7%

People moving or speaking slowly or too fast (%)

  • Here 12.2%
  • County 12.4%
  • Alabama 14.4%

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

  • Redstone Arsenal 3.2%
  • County 3.9%
  • Alabama 4.5%

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

Redstone Arsenal residents on average take one prescription medicines.

Summary

Average number of prescription medicines taking

  • Here 1.0
  • Madison County 2.0
  • Alabama 2.2

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

Eighty one percent of people living in Redstone Arsenal 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 4.8 days per month on average. They have 5.9 drinks per week. On average people living here have 5 or more drinks on 28 days a year.

Summary

People drinking some alcohol every month (%)

  • Here 81.3%
  • Madison County 80.1%
  • Alabama 78.5%

People not drinking at all (%)

  • Redstone Arsenal 10.2%
  • Madison County 10.2%
  • State 11.2%

Average days/month drinking alcohol

  • Here 4.8
  • County 5.2
  • State 4.8

Average drinks/week

  • Here 5.9
  • Madison County 5.4
  • Alabama 5.6

Average days/year people drink much

  • Here 28.4
  • Madison County 22.3
  • Alabama 24.3

Ninety six percent of Redstone Arsenal residents 18 years and older have ever had vaginal, anal or oral sex. Ninety two percent of males have ever had vaginal sex with a woman. Eighty six percent have ever performed oral sex on a woman. Fifty two percent have ever had anal sex with a woman. Six percent of males in Redstone Arsenal 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 five percent have ever performed oral sex on a man. Forty percent have ever had anal sex. Sixteen percent of females have ever had any kind of sex with a woman. People in Redstone Arsenal were 16 years old on average when they had sex for the first time. The average man in his lifetime had any kind of sex with 22 women. He has vaginal sex with 21 women. People living here were on average 20 years old when they first performed oral sex on a woman. In their lifetime they performed oral sex on average on five women. People in Redstone Arsenal were 18 years old on average when they first performed oral sex on a man. They performed oral sex on average on two men in their lifetime. Thirteen percent of people use protection, like a condom or dental dam, while performing oral sex. The average person in Redstone Arsenal has vaginal or anal sex 75 times a year. Fifty three percent have sex without using a condom. Females in Redstone Arsenal 18 years and older have had any kind of sex with 10 men on average. They have had 10 male vaginal sex partners in their lifetimes. Women here have on average 0.8 female sex partners in their lifetimes. Eighty two percent of men 18 years old and older are circumcised.

Summary

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

  • Here 96.0%
  • County 97.2%
  • State 97.2%

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

  • Here 91.9%
  • Madison County 94.3%
  • State 94.4%

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

  • Redstone Arsenal 85.9%
  • County 86.6%
  • Alabama 85.2%

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

  • Here 52.3%
  • Madison County 45.1%
  • State 46.7%

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

  • Here 6.5%
  • Madison County 6.2%
  • Alabama 5.6%

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

  • Here 97.0%
  • Madison County 97.0%
  • State 97.1%

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

  • Redstone Arsenal 84.6%
  • Madison County 82.5%
  • State 80.9%

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

  • Here 40.4%
  • Madison County 36.9%
  • Alabama 37.4%

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

  • Here 15.9%
  • Madison County 12.0%
  • State 13.0%

Average age people first had sex

  • Redstone Arsenal 16.5
  • County 16.9
  • Alabama 16.6

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

  • Here 22.3
  • Madison County 25.9
  • State 28.5

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

  • Redstone Arsenal 20.7
  • County 20.1
  • State 22.4

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

  • Redstone Arsenal 20.2
  • Madison County 22.1
  • Alabama 21.9

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

  • Here 5.0
  • County 4.6
  • State 4.7

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

  • Here 17.7
  • County 20.0
  • State 19.9

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

  • Here 2.0
  • Madison County 4.0
  • State 5.2

People using protection when performing oral sex (%)

  • Here 12.8%
  • Madison County 9.3%
  • Alabama 10.9%

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

  • Here 75.5
  • Madison County 57.8
  • Alabama 59.2

People having sex without condom (%)

  • Here 52.8%
  • Madison County 54.2%
  • State 52.7%

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

  • Redstone Arsenal 10.5
  • Madison County 11.7
  • Alabama 12.0

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

  • Redstone Arsenal 9.9
  • Madison County 10.1
  • State 10.2

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

  • Redstone Arsenal 0.8
  • Madison County 0.5
  • State 0.6

Circumcised males 18+ (%)

  • Redstone Arsenal 82.4%
  • County 82.4%
  • State 80.7%

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

Nine percent of households in Redstone Arsenal use chemical products in their homes to control fleas, roaches, ants, termites or other insects. Three percent use chemical products in their lawns or gardens to kill weeds.

Summary

Households using pesticides to control insects (%)

  • Here 9.5%
  • County 10.5%
  • Alabama 11.0%

Households using pesticides to kill weeds (%)

  • Redstone Arsenal 3.1%
  • Madison County 4.1%
  • Alabama 4.2%

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

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

Summary

Average hours sleeping at night

  • Here 6.7
  • County 6.8
  • Alabama 6.8

People that has trouble sleeping (%)

  • Redstone Arsenal 25.9%
  • Madison County 30.6%
  • State 30.9%

Sixty percent of Redstone Arsenal residents currently smoke cigarettes.

Summary

People smoking cigarettes (%)

  • Here 59.5%
  • County 50.4%
  • State 54.4%

Twenty eight percent of Redstone Arsenal 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 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 six percent walk or bicycle for at least 10 minutes continuously to get to and from places. Thirty five 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 six percent do any moderate-intensity sports, fitness or recreational activities that cause a small increase in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking, bicycling, swimming or golf for at least 10 minutes continuously. People living here spend six hours sitting on a typical day (this includes sitting at work, at home, getting to and from places, or with friends, including time spent sitting at a desk, traveling in a car or bus, reading, playing cards, watching television or using a computer). They usually sit and watch TV or videos for about three hours per day. They use a computer or play computer games (including Playstation, Nintendo DS, or other portable video games) outside of work or school for 1.7 hours per day.

Summary

People doing vigorous-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 27.7%
  • Madison County 19.6%
  • Alabama 20.7%

People doing moderate-intensity work activities (%)

  • Here 46.0%
  • Madison County 35.6%
  • Alabama 35.9%

People walking or bicycling (%)

  • Redstone Arsenal 36.2%
  • Madison County 31.7%
  • State 30.4%

People doing vigorous-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Redstone Arsenal 35.3%
  • Madison County 23.2%
  • State 18.9%

People doing moderate-intensity recreational activities (%)

  • Here 46.0%
  • County 44.6%
  • Alabama 40.7%

Average hours a day doing sedentary activities

  • Here 6.1
  • County 6.3
  • State 6.1

Average hours a day watching TV or videos

  • Here 2.6
  • Madison County 2.7
  • State 2.9

Average hours a day using computer

  • Redstone Arsenal 1.7
  • Madison County 1.3
  • State 1.2

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

Ten percent of Redstone Arsenal residents have ever been told by a doctor or other health professional that they had asthma. Four 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 three percent are overweight. Eleven 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. Four percent of people living in Redstone Arsenal have ever received a blood transfusion. Twelve percent have trouble seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses. Ten percent of people 20 and older have arthritis. Two percent have ever been told they had gout. Four percent have another thyroid problem. Two percent have ever had chronic bronchitis. Two percent of people had any kind of liver condition.

Summary

People with asthma (%)

  • Here 10.2%
  • Madison County 11.1%
  • State 11.4%

People with anemia (%)

  • Here 3.5%
  • Madison County 3.8%
  • State 4.1%

People with psoriasis (%)

  • Redstone Arsenal 2.7%
  • Madison County 3.5%
  • Alabama 3.5%

People with overweight (%)

  • Redstone Arsenal 32.9%
  • Madison County 34.4%
  • State 34.4%

Elderly people having difficulties in thinking or remembering (%)

  • Redstone Arsenal 11.0%
  • County 19.5%
  • Alabama 21.5%

People who ever received blood transfusion (%)

  • Here 4.5%
  • County 11.2%
  • State 12.3%

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

  • Redstone Arsenal 12.1%
  • County 17.9%
  • State 19.8%

People with arthritis (%)

  • Redstone Arsenal 9.7%
  • Madison County 24.1%
  • State 26.2%

People with gout (%)

  • Here 2.0%
  • Madison County 4.0%
  • State 4.1%

People with thyroid problem (%)

  • Here 4.1%
  • County 7.0%
  • Alabama 7.1%

People with chronic bronchitis (%)

  • Here 2.1%
  • County 3.5%
  • State 4.1%

People with any liver condition (%)

  • Here 1.6%
  • Madison County 3.1%
  • State 3.1%

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

Fifty five percent of births in Redstone Arsenal were vaginal deliveries. Forty five percent of deliveries were cesarean. 99.4 percent of deliveries resulted in live births. Fifty nine percent of pregnancies resulted in a delivery. Fifty seven percent of women breastfeed their children. Eighty percent have ever taken birth control pills for any reason. Twelve percent of women are currently taking birth control pills. Thirty percent have ever used Depo-Provera or injectable birth control to prevent pregnancy.

Summary

Vaginal deliveries (%)

  • Redstone Arsenal 55.3%
  • County 63.1%
  • State 65.9%

Cesarean deliveries (%)

  • Redstone Arsenal 44.7%
  • County 36.9%
  • State 34.1%

Deliveries resulted in a live birth (%)

  • Here 99.4%
  • Madison County 99.3%
  • Alabama 99.2%

Pregnancies resulted in a delivery (%)

  • Redstone Arsenal 59.0%
  • Madison County 58.5%
  • State 60.6%

Women breastfeeding newborns (%)

  • Here 57.5%
  • Madison County 52.8%
  • State 49.0%

Women that have ever taken birth control pills (%)

  • Redstone Arsenal 79.6%
  • County 75.5%
  • State 73.6%

Women taking birth control pills (%)

  • Here 11.5%
  • Madison County 8.3%
  • Alabama 7.0%

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

  • Here 29.5%
  • Madison County 16.9%
  • State 17.5%

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

People living in Redstone Arsenal report their general health condition on average at 60 percent. Eight percent of them donate blood. Excluding tests they have had as part of blood donations, 51 percent of Redstone Arsenal residents have ever had their blood tested for the AIDS virus infection. Ten percent of people living in Redstone Arsenal are left-handed.

Summary

General health condition (%)

  • Redstone Arsenal 59.6%
  • Madison County 57.1%
  • Alabama 54.7%

Blood donors (%)

  • Here 7.7%
  • Madison County 4.9%
  • State 4.1%

Has blood ever tested for HIV virus (%)

  • Redstone Arsenal 51.5%
  • Madison County 44.0%
  • Alabama 42.5%

Left-handed people (%)

  • Redstone Arsenal 9.6%
  • Madison County 8.8%
  • State 8.6%

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

People in Redstone Arsenal spend $345 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 Redstone Arsenal spends $84 on food at other stores monthly. This is six percent of their income. They spend $151 on eating out, including cafeterias at work or at school or on vending machines. This is 10 percent of their income. They also spend $38 monthly on carried out or delivered food. This is three percent of their income.

Summary

Money monthly spent on food at supermarket/grocery store

  • Here $345
  • County $363
  • State $354

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

  • Here 23.3%
  • Madison County 23.4%
  • Alabama 25.7%

Money monthly spent on food at other stores

  • Redstone Arsenal $84
  • Madison County $75
  • Alabama $70

Income spent on food at other stores (%)

  • Here 5.9%
  • County 4.1%
  • State 4.3%

Money monthly spent on eating out

  • Here $151
  • County $154
  • State $129

Income spent on eating out (%)

  • Here 10.4%
  • County 6.9%
  • Alabama 6.6%

Money monthly spent on carryout/delivered foods

  • Here $38
  • Madison County $28
  • State $24

Income spent on carryout/delivered foods (%)

  • Here 2.6%
  • County 1.3%
  • Alabama 1.3%

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

People living in Redstone Arsenal report their general condition of hearing on average at 86 percent. Eighty 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 seven percent of people can hear a normal voice across a quiet room. Fourteen percent of Redstone Arsenal population have been bothered by ringing, roaring or buzzing in their ears or head. Forty three 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. Nineteen percent of people in Redstone Arsenal had off-work exposure to loud noise.

Summary

Average condition of hearing (%)

  • Redstone Arsenal 85.5%
  • Madison County 80.4%
  • Alabama 79.1%

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

  • Here 86.0%
  • Madison County 79.9%
  • Alabama 78.7%

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

  • Here 96.8%
  • County 95.3%
  • State 94.8%

Ears ringing, roaring, buzzing (%)

  • Redstone Arsenal 14.4%
  • Madison County 18.9%
  • State 20.3%

Had a job exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 42.8%
  • Madison County 38.5%
  • State 42.2%

Had off-work exposure to loud noise (%)

  • Here 19.4%
  • Madison County 15.1%
  • State 15.6%

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

Eleven percent of Redstone Arsenal 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 (%)

  • Redstone Arsenal 11.2%
  • Madison County 25.0%
  • State 26.7%

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

Ten percent of Redstone Arsenal 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. Thirteen percent are limited in the kind or amount of work they can do because of physical, mental or emotional problems. Five percent are limited in any way because of difficulty remembering or because they experience periods of confusion.

Summary

People having limitations keeping them from working (%)

  • Here 9.9%
  • County 17.3%
  • State 20.0%

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

  • Here 12.9%
  • Madison County 22.7%
  • Alabama 26.0%

People experiencing confusion/memory problems (%)

  • Here 5.0%
  • County 8.8%
  • State 10.4%

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

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